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.”
One of a kind
This was one of the most intriguing, spellbinding, wonderful, sad stories I’ve ever heard! The man was such a complicated genius, then I guess they usually are, he touched the lives of so many in different ways and probably really never knew. I’ll probably listen to it again!
Absolutely wonderful listen! I love how the focus didn’t just die but instead was put on John and all of his regular irregularities.
I returned to this story by Brian Reed and was amazed to find I’d overlooked the final ep and realized this might be worth re-reading. Reed now seemed the most interesting character. His whole vibe now overtook the original story. I’d read anything by him now. It’d be so detailed, so curious, and yikes, so original. Remember we were recovering the end of Serial. I realized, this was so much more than podcast recovery. I today, was more curious than I was then evidently. He was so dogged and non-judgemental at every step. This may well be the best told, most intellectually satisfying podcast I’ll ever be graced to have learned. I’m so glad I easily returned today, all day.