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 • 40.2K 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.

    Chapter I

    Chapter I

    “If you keep your mouth shut, you’ll be surprised what you can learn.”

    • 51 min
    Chapter II

    Chapter II

    “Has anybody called you?”

    • 46 min
    Chapter III

    Chapter III

    “Tedious and brief.”

    • 52 min
    Chapter IV

    Chapter IV

    “If anybody could find it, it would be me.”

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Chapter V

    Chapter V

    “Nobody’ll ever change my mind about it.”

    • 1 hr
    Chapter VI

    Chapter VI

    “Since everyone around here thinks I’m a queer anyway.”

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
40.2K Ratings

40.2K Ratings

ABV1996 ,

Oddly Impactful

This story is simultaneously random, discovery-channel-esque, upsetting, poignant, and intentional. The host did a phenomenal job weaving stories throughout and keeping things uncensored and authentic. I had no idea where it would go in the beginning, and I still don’t really know where the story went, but I enjoyed every minute of it.

TrishM. ,

Wow

Amazing story I hope that someone gets that money and does some good. Do you think his mother was also suffering from mercury poisoning?

D504 ,

Well, D@mn...

Still don’t understand how I got so invested in this story. I binge listened over 24 hours. I did not a or to the twist and turns. I’m definitely committed to grabbing life and love now.

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