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, 32.3K 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
32.3K Ratings

32.3K Ratings

kpim198 ,

Hooked.

Brian Reed tells this mans story wonderfully. I’m not sure if it’s my personality or the fact that John reminds me so much of my Father, but I was easily hooked after the first episode. His intellectual, side tracked rambling, during each phone call was intriguing none the less. I felt for him. He is lucky to have met you Brian! I also really enjoyed detail about “ S town” narrated by Brian and the difference in lifestyle in Alabama. (I’m from Massachusetts). Keep sharing great stories!

SLDamiano ,

Hi

The people who write this off as just being about a mentally ill gay guy, yes you’re right, this podcast is not for you...

Great great storytelling. An experience. Thank you S-Town. R.I.P JBM Wish I could get a clock!

Cooliogunzerman ,

10/10 recommend

Brian Reed did an exceptional job telling this story. By the end, it’s as if you know everyone on a personal level. It gives you all the feels.

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