BONUS EPISODE

Crimetown Live in Brooklyn

On May 11, 2017, Crimetown co-hosts Zac Stuart-Pontier and Marc Smerling kicked things off at the live event in Brooklyn by introducing the master of ceremonies, journalist Dan Barry. When Marc and Zac began reporting in Providence, Barry "was sort of our consigliere, our guru," Marc said. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

On May 11, 2017, Crimetown co-hosts Zac Stuart-Pontier and Marc Smerling kicked things off at the live event in Brooklyn by introducing the master of ceremonies, journalist Dan Barry. When Marc and Zac began reporting in Providence, Barry "was sort of our consigliere, our guru," Marc said. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

Earlier this month, we brought some of your favorite Crimetown characters to Brooklyn for a night of storytelling. Hear tales of canine escape, gold heists, prison life and more from Bobby Walason, Charles “the Ghost” Kennedy, Brian Andrews, Tony Fiore, and Dr. Barbara Roberts.

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THE YIN AND The yin OF PROVIDENCE

Never in my wildest dreams would I ever imagine that I’d have the images of Buddy Cianci and Raymond Patriarca on my chest.
— Dan Barry
Dan Barry modeled the new Crimetown t-shirt, which puts Buddy Cianci and Raymond Patriarca — "the yin and the yin of Providence" — side by side. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

Dan Barry modeled the new Crimetown t-shirt, which puts Buddy Cianci and Raymond Patriarca — "the yin and the yin of Providence" — side by side. Courtesy of David Jacobson.


SWIMMING WITH THE FISHES

As Bobby Walason began to rise in the ranks of the Patriarca crime family, he was summoned by underboss Nicky Biancoto do a job: dig a pool in Bianco's backyard. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

As Bobby Walason began to rise in the ranks of the Patriarca crime family, he was summoned by underboss Nicky Biancoto do a job: dig a pool in Bianco's backyard. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

I was even working at night. I wanted to get it done, you know? You don’t want to disrespect that guy.
— Bobby Walason, on digging a pool for underboss Nicky Bianco

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ESCAPE FROM THE DOG POUND

Before Charles Kennedy was a drug smuggler, he developed a taste for picking locks. One such caper brought him to the dog pound, where he says he let nine dogs free. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

Before Charles Kennedy was a drug smuggler, he developed a taste for picking locks. One such caper brought him to the dog pound, where he says he let nine dogs free. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

So now I formulate a plan of action. I’m going to go to the city dog pound and I’m going to do a jailbreak.
— Charles Kennedy

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The sunshine boys

I met him at the end of my .357 Magnum.
— BRIAN ANDREWS, ON TONY FIORE
Tony Fiore always preferred long weekends for his elaborate heists, because they gave him an extra day in case anything unexpected arose. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

Tony Fiore always preferred long weekends for his elaborate heists, because they gave him an extra day in case anything unexpected arose. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

As a state police detective, Brian Andrews found it difficult to follow Tony Fiore. After Tony's crew discovered Brian's undercover van, the police detail began renting airplanes to track Tony's movements. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

As a state police detective, Brian Andrews found it difficult to follow Tony Fiore. After Tony's crew discovered Brian's undercover van, the police detail began renting airplanes to track Tony's movements. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

Listen, Brian: no hard feelings. You got a job. Well, I had a job.
— TONY FIORE

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Raymond's Private Life

Dr. Barbara Roberts gained a glimpse into Raymond Patriarca's private life when she took care of him in his old age. Occasionally, she brought her daughter over to Raymond's house for lunch. Whenever Raymond's poodle Jabbo jumped onto Barbara's daughter, the mob boss would chase the dog with a rolled-up newspaper. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

Dr. Barbara Roberts gained a glimpse into Raymond Patriarca's private life when she took care of him in his old age. Occasionally, she brought her daughter over to Raymond's house for lunch. Whenever Raymond's poodle Jabbo jumped onto Barbara's daughter, the mob boss would chase the dog with a rolled-up newspaper. Courtesy of David Jacobson.

They figured, if Raymond goes to her, she must be good.
— Dr. Barbara Roberts, on her mafia patients

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EPISODE CREDITS

Crimetown is Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier. This episode was produced by Rob Szypko, Austin Mitchell, Laura Sim, Drew Nelles and Kate Parkinson-Morgan. This episode of Crimetown was recorded by Nish Nandankar at the Genius event space in Brooklyn. Mixed by Matthew Boll and Bobby Lord. Additional mixing by Enoch Kim, Emma Munger, Martin Peralta, and Kenny Kusiak. Our title track is “Run To Your Mama” by Goat. Original music by Jon Ivans, Edwin and Bienart.

Ad music is by Matthew Boll. The show's digital editor is Rob Szypko. This season of Crimetown is dedicated to the memory of Zachary Malinowski. Thanks to Dan Barry, The Providence Journal, Julia Heymans, Emily Wiedemann, Ben Gross, Max Kotelchuck, Mary Hall, Taylor Hoffman, David Jacobson, and everyone who came to the live show or sent in questions. Providence is a special place, and we're honored to have told a part of its story.