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, 38.7K 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
38.7K Ratings

38.7K Ratings

Bill Hayden ,

A good listen again and again

I come back to listen to this podcast once a year. The first time I didn’t expect the story to take such a turn, every listen afterwards just gave me more of an ability to experience the depth of human experience captured here.

Jakneefra ,

An innovative discovery of beautiful humanity.

Brian Reed found the gold with this story. He illustrates the beauty of people in a variety of perspectives. He struck gold where some just said there was only S*. Absolutely stunning story telling where there was never a story to tell. I will listen to this more than twice. I think I even developed a liking for clocks.

oilsarelife ,

Hands down, the best!!

S-Town is probably my all time favorite podcast. I laughed, I cried, it’s that good!

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