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.
“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.”
“Since everyone around here thinks I’m a queer anyway.”
Masterpiece of storytelling
An absolute masterpiece of storytelling. Like the narrator, I'm certain that I'll never forget John B. McLemore. I hope the maze has been saved to honor the genius behind it. If anything, I'll try to stay more cognizant of the fleeting time each of us has, and try earnestly to make more out of it.
Happened in real time
Some of the events happened in real time, and the mystery solving turned out to be a different story. It is poignant, and worth the time, in my opinion. The episodes are well edited and the characters come to life. I realize that one can argue for ever about what should have been, but it is still worth listening to, if you have the time.
Totally worth it
I tend to listen to podcasts/music in the background while doing deskwork for my gym. Yesterday I didn't get any work done, being so mesmerised by this story. It's in-depth, and full of unexpected twists and turns you can only experience in a non-fiction story.