7 episodes

S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.

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    • Personal Journals
    • 4.6, 2.9K Ratings

S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.

    Chapter I

    Chapter I

    “If you keep your mouth shut, you’ll be surprised what you can learn.”

    • 53 min
    Chapter II

    Chapter II

    “Has anybody called you?”

    • 48 min
    Chapter III

    Chapter III

    “Tedious and brief.”

    • 54 min
    Chapter IV

    Chapter IV

    “If anybody could find it, it would be me.”

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Chapter V

    Chapter V

    “Nobody’ll ever change my mind about it.”

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Chapter VI

    Chapter VI

    “Since everyone around here thinks I’m a queer anyway.”

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

CharJRich ,

Very interesting story and town.

Great unbiased story covering all opinions and sides. Did not expect the plot twist in the middle. (Don’t want to give too many spoilers away) could really feel the relationships built with all involved.

mmiillie ,

Amazing

One of the best things I’ve ever enjoyed, and that includes books/films/tv shows/podcasts. Listen to it.

JosieByrneUK ,

Beautiful and odd

I love this podcast. I’ve listened to it once a year since it first aired. I never get tired of hearing Brian and John in conversation. It’s a sad but beautiful documentary full of genuine warmth and intrigue.

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