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

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

ed108649 ,

Great

Love the twists and turns and wish there was more.

Cloverluck23 ,

I didn’t want it to end!

From the first moment I got to hear John’s voice from the is pod cast, It immediately made me smile. Talking about having to eat a tums and still continuing to talk through the chalky effect it gave his mouth. I thought, “this guy is gonna be a hoot!” Then the twist of this story was more shocking to me than what that dime got that became a souvenir. I loved hearing about this genius/mad scientist/hidden helper of all thing living. When I got to the last chapter I didn’t want to listen to it because I didn’t want it to end. I wanted to hear more about Johns life and mind and the people who knew him. When I did listen to the end, just like the beginning, it made me smile. Great job to the reporter who hosted this podcast. Your a lucky person to have met someone like John.
Cheral

Cito F ,

Not true crime at all

One episode in and you realize you’ve been duped into thinking this is a true crime podcast. It’s not. Sometimes you have to know when to cut bait. I read the Vox review. It confirmed that cutting the was the smart play.

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