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A small group of outsiders wanted to change their city for the better. So they got elected. And then the revenge began. An eight-part story hosted by Michael Karlik of City Council Chronicles.

Tear It Down Michael Karlik

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A small group of outsiders wanted to change their city for the better. So they got elected. And then the revenge began. An eight-part story hosted by Michael Karlik of City Council Chronicles.

    Chapter 8: The Game Changer

    Chapter 8: The Game Changer

    New year, new council. Something is different about North College Hill in 2018. Could this be the year everything turns around? There are four possible reasons for why things appear better inside the City Center.
     
    “Tear It Down” is written and produced by Michael Karlik of City Council Chronicles (councilchronicles.com). This story is sponsored by www.rhymingregards.com. 
     
    Website: www.tearitdownpodcast.com
     
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/tearitdownpod
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tearitdownpod

    • 47 min
    Chapter 7: Paradoxes

    Chapter 7: Paradoxes

    People believe one thing, then act differently. Several contradictions exist in the North College Hill government over transparency, spousal involvement, and legislating. How does this affect the city?
     
    “Tear It Down” is written and produced by Michael Karlik of City Council Chronicles (councilchronicles.com). This story is sponsored by www.rhymingregards.com. 
     
    Website: www.tearitdownpodcast.com
     
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/tearitdownpod
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tearitdownpod

    • 58 min
    Chapter 6: “The Center of It All”

    Chapter 6: “The Center of It All”

    The City Center was Dan Brooks’s vision since his school days. When the city and its incapable building manager let a roof leak get worse and worse, eventually the council had to make a choice: keep the building and its recreational programs running? Or tear it down?
     
    “Tear It Down” is written and produced by Michael Karlik of City Council Chronicles (councilchronicles.com). This story is sponsored by www.rhymingregards.com. 
     
    Website: www.tearitdownpodcast.com
     
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/tearitdownpod
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tearitdownpod

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Chapter 5: “Secretary” to “CEO”

    Chapter 5: “Secretary” to “CEO”

    When the new mayor attempts to hire a city administrator, the council blocks it, saying they have a major problem with the decision. There are accusations of discrimination and hostage-taking that lead to a 10-day stalemate. When the council finally gives in, not everyone is happy.
     
    “Tear It Down” is written and produced by Michael Karlik of City Council Chronicles (councilchronicles.com). This story is sponsored by www.rhymingregards.com. 
     
    Website: www.tearitdownpodcast.com
     
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/tearitdownpod
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tearitdownpod

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Chapter 4: The Puppet Master

    Chapter 4: The Puppet Master

    Nick Link is the co-founder of Change*nch who was once drawn into a shouting match with the city administrator. He pushes back against the suggestion that Change is the “party of no” and believes the group has ideas--good ideas--that the voters seem to like.
     
    “Tear It Down” is written and produced by Michael Karlik of City Council Chronicles (councilchronicles.com). This story is sponsored by www.rhymingregards.com. 
     
    Website: www.tearitdownpodcast.com
     
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/tearitdownpod
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tearitdownpod

    • 58 min
    Chapter 3: Bullies

    Chapter 3: Bullies

    Amy Bancroft became mayor and began taking heat from Change*nch for not firing the city administrator. When she stood her ground, cyberbullies spread negativity and threats on the community Facebook group. Did she do the right thing?
     
    “Tear It Down” is written and produced by Michael Karlik of City Council Chronicles (councilchronicles.com). This story is sponsored by www.rhymingregards.com. 
     
    Website: www.tearitdownpodcast.com
     
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/tearitdownpod
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tearitdownpod

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

benbryant69 ,

Better than Serial

Shockingly good. Call out of work and binge the whole thing right now

Hank Scorpio NC ,

Brilliant

Insightful story on how government should and shouldn’t work that’s also funny and charming.

Jennagolightly ,

S-Town for 2018

The thrilling, and sometimes chilling, story of a small town embroiled in chaos by two competing factions. Beautifully told and the characters are so intriguing to hear from!

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