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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    • 4.6, 31.4K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
31.4K Ratings

31.4K Ratings

Leffsa ,

Perfect! Worth repeated listens!

One of the best podcasts ever. The first two times I listened to the series I was surprised by the twists, turns and subtle details.
I have listened to the full series over a dozens times and it doesn’t get old. So well done. Perfect!

Tuffy 413 ,

Peregrinator

I went to school in Birmingham,AL and encountered many examples like Brian Reed did in Bibb County. I especially liked how he was able to present them as they are and not dismiss them as rednecks, which Northerners tend to do. He allowed them to be seen as vividly as any character in Faulkner or Flannery O’Connor (updated to the 21st century). The brilliance of John and exposition of his agonies are carefully uncovered in a wonderful narrative that is as skillful as anything I’ve encountered in many years. This is history and reporting as good as it gets. The cycle of life recapitulated in the finale is superb.

SofSof72 ,

Incredible

Wow! This taught me to be less judge-mental towards country folk. I learned a ton about like in the woods. Sad story

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