13 episodes

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.
Winter is turning into spring, and in Chicago, that means construction season. After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows is a tour de force through Chicago’s underbelly: Aldermen get indicted. An FBI investigation goes awry. A community’s resilience is tested—all unfolding under the spectre of racism in America.
Learn more and explore the dumps in North Lawndale via augmented reality at thecitypodcast.com

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    • 4.4, 1.7K Ratings

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.
Winter is turning into spring, and in Chicago, that means construction season. After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows is a tour de force through Chicago’s underbelly: Aldermen get indicted. An FBI investigation goes awry. A community’s resilience is tested—all unfolding under the spectre of racism in America.
Learn more and explore the dumps in North Lawndale via augmented reality at thecitypodcast.com

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Cmurphy1973 ,

Good

The story is well done and interesting. The only issue is all the commercials, so many. You get into a story and it’s interrupted every 5 minutes.

art_racer ,

Compelling story, well done

I’m a life long Chicagoan and had a dim recollection of the Silver Shovel case. The City brought it back with lots of detail told in an interesting story.

bbltz ,

Excellent!

Very professional, excellent broadcast journalism. Thanks for this example of great podcasts!

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