21 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, 2.5K 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.

    Stephanie's Second Chance | S2 E9

    Stephanie's Second Chance | S2 E9

    The courts reach a decision in Stephanie's appeal. Plus, some news about The City.

    • 6 min
    The Stand-off | S2 E8

    The Stand-off | S2 E8

    In this follow-up to our investigation of Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory, we look at what happens when state safety inspectors and one of the state’s biggest employers go head to head.

    • 23 min
    The Confrontation | S2 E7

    The Confrontation | S2 E7

    Accusations of sexual assault at the Spice House strip club come to light.

    • 30 min
    A New Reno | S2 E6

    A New Reno | S2 E6

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

    • 47 min
    Behind the Curtains | S2 E5

    Behind the Curtains | S2 E5

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

    • 55 min
    West World | S2 E4

    West World | S2 E4

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

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Chadd J ,

Gone too soon.

USA Today was already a shrinking newspaper brand in print, mostly relegated to the recycling bins of hotel rooms...

The City was a spellbinding saga of investigative journalism that proved that amazing quality can emerge from storied media powerhouse in need of a little reinvigoration. Therefore, it would seem almost unconscionable that they would end production of a digital media success that almost certainly elevated the platform of “USA Today” in the minds of millennial listeners like myself. Cultivating these real-life stories of governmental malfeasance was audible gold. While I suspect the production staff and host of “The City” have not been promoted, they certainly deserve to be. Few podcasts offer this kind of painstakingly tedious levels of research and reporting. Ending production of “The City” is yet another example of how the years long struggles of print media has eviscerated once robust investigative journalism in America. To “The City” staff I can only say, good luck out there, you all deserve it.

Pennyhungry ,

Hope it comes back

I enjoyed this one...miss it

meganhey93 ,

Bring Back the City!!

Such an amazing podcast, can’t believe it’s cancelled.

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