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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 31.2K 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
31.2K Ratings
31.2K Ratings
Genny300 ,

Not a crime story at all

I only finished this because someone recommended it to me. My time was wasted hearing about a death that wasn’t even a crime and then the story went left... we learned about a mentally ill man with skeletons...

xoxo1dt ,

John B.

What a character.

Skippa8 ,

Beware

I was very disappointed in this podcast. As a fan of true crime pod casts this one was marketed as true crime but was not.
Women’s Health magazine which ranked this podcast as highly entertaining totally missed the boat here.
Although the characters are well described it never evolved into anything more than a sad story about a gay man that killed himself. Crime was apparently imagined.
Two Thumbs down on this one.

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