S-Town is a podcast hosted by Brian Reed from Serial Productions, a New York Times company. The story follows 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.
The Trojan Horse Affair - Trailer
A mysterious letter detailing a supposed Islamist plot to take over schools shocked Britain in 2014. But who wrote it? From Serial Productions and The New York Times, “The Trojan Horse Affair,” an investigation that became bigger than we ever imagined. All eight parts are available now, wherever you get your podcasts.
“If you keep your mouth shut, you’ll be surprised what you can learn.”
“Has anybody called you?”
“Tedious and brief.”
“If anybody could find it, it would be me.”
“Nobody’ll ever change my mind about it.”
Can never be less than 5 stars
Listening to this for 4th time.
This began my love of true life podcasts. I love Brian’s voice. The characters are real people and are truly amazing. A pocket of people who show real life, real personalities with a truly amazing story. After you've listened to all the similar podcasts in the genre, you will come back to this. It’s just magical, sensitive, and shows the complexity of all people, it throws out all stereotypes - it’s deep and beautiful. What a character John was. This remains my favourite podcast. I’ve listened to the Trojan Horse podcast which is also engulfing especially for myself being a Brit and introduces another great storyteller. I know you don’t need to Brian, but I hope you are working on the next epic podcast that brings these stories to us. Thank you.
I never review but…
Episode VI of this podcast moved me, it was beautiful. I haven’t listened to the last episode yet but the rest have been amazingly put together, sensitively and thoroughly reported, and I’ve enjoyed the pastiche of a small town in Alabama, but episode VI is something truly beautiful.
I have really enjoyed this podcast. Love the style it is put across . Thank you .