24 episodes

USA TODAY’s critically acclaimed investigative podcast about power in American cities.
Season 1, Chicago: A black neighborhood fights back when a mysterious man with mob ties builds an illegal dump across the street from an elementary school. Along the way they confront corrupt politicians, apathetic bureaucrats—and a secret undercover FBI investigation.
Season 2, Reno: A surprising proxy battle for the future of Reno pits a brash strip club kingpin against power brokers in city hall. The winner-takes-all fight could remake the city—and ruin lives in the process.

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    • 4.4 • 2.6K Ratings

USA TODAY’s critically acclaimed investigative podcast about power in American cities.
Season 1, Chicago: A black neighborhood fights back when a mysterious man with mob ties builds an illegal dump across the street from an elementary school. Along the way they confront corrupt politicians, apathetic bureaucrats—and a secret undercover FBI investigation.
Season 2, Reno: A surprising proxy battle for the future of Reno pits a brash strip club kingpin against power brokers in city hall. The winner-takes-all fight could remake the city—and ruin lives in the process.

    Battlelines

    Battlelines

    In a changing Reno, city boosters concoct a plan to force strip clubs out of downtown.

    • 49 min
    If They Want War, We'll Give 'Em War

    If They Want War, We'll Give 'Em War

    A secret report on strip clubs is revealed, but it’s no smoking gun. As Midtown changes, residents of a weekly hotel make their fury known to a council that says they’re just pawns in Kamy's game.

    • 49 min
    The Pendulum

    The Pendulum

    Big-game hunters in town for a convention go to the Wild Orchid looking to let loose, but city police have other plans.

    • 54 min
    West World

    West World

    We go east of Reno, where wild horses roam and the tech business is booming.

    • 50 min
    Behind the Curtains

    Behind the Curtains

    Everyone wants to know what’s happening in the strip club’s VIP rooms—including the courts.

    • 55 min
    A New Reno

    A New Reno

    As old Reno disappears around them, Kamy, Stephanie, and Velma all try to find their bearings.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

kiramwebster ,

Loved it all!

Listened to both seasons of this show as I was in nearby cities, very fun to connect with it like that!

zach5279 ,

Incredibly Interesting.

Listened to both seasons. Audibly gasped when I heard it was cancelled. Was fully looking forward to her coverage and perspectives of another city!

adriana😊 ,

Biggest Little City in the World

I’m so disappointed that this podcast was canceled. The way you covered Northern Nevada was insane! I didn’t realize how big of an underbelly my hometown had. Thanks for all of your hard work!! I know I’m late to the party, but I’m so glad I found you and binged it one day at work.

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