After a lucrative career as a thief, Charles Kennedy has an important realization: the real money is in drugs. He rises to become one of the East Coast’s biggest traffickers, throwing coke-fueled parties and amassing a strange menagerie of pets. But his success attracts the wrong kind of attention.
LISTEN TO CHAPTER TEN
THE YOUNG thief
JOINING THE MOB
CHARLES "THE GHOST" KENNEDY
Burglar, drug dealer and drug smuggler
"BIG AL" BLAMIRES
Enforcer and street dealer
Crimetown is Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier. It is produced by Drew Nelles, Austin Mitchell, Kaitlin Roberts and Mike Plunkett. The associate producer is Laura Sim. The show is edited by Alex Blumberg and Caitlin Kenney. Fact-checking by Mick Rouse. This episode of Crimetown was mixed, sound designed and scored by Matthew Boll. Additional mixing by Martin Peralta, Enoch Kim and Kenny Kuziak. Additional sound design by Ted Robinson at Silver Sound. Our title track is "Run to Your Mama" by Goat. The opera music is "Un ballo in maschera: Morrò, ma prima in grazia." The opera music is performed by Melanie Henley Heyn and the Slovak National Opera Orchestra.
It is conducted by Peter Valentovic, recorded by Jesse Lewis and composed by Giuseppe Verdi. The credit music this week is "Full Blown Addict" by The Tills. Our ad music is by Matthew Boll. Original music by John Kusiak, Kenny Kuziak, Jon Ivans, Edwin and Bienart. Our digital editor is Kate Parkinson-Morgan. Our design director is Ale Lariu. Archival research by Brennan Rees.This season of Crimetown is dedicated to the memory of Zachary Malinowski. Thanks to the Providence Journal, Greg Mallozzi, Julia Heymans, Emily Wiedemann, Lisa Newby, Mary Murphy and everyone who shared their stories with us. Providence is a special place, and we're honored to tell a part of its story.