23 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

Wondery! ,

Season 1. Season 3??

Season 1 was great! I really liked it, I was really interested and I thought everything was done so well.

I listened to the trailer for Suspect, but I can’t find any more episodes. I’m guessing Season 3 is for Suspect, but where is it??

jbabde ,

Great storyline bad voice editing

I enjoyed reading the original longform story and was led to the podcast. But right off the bat, the narrator’s voice is sped up from her native speech cadence so much that it’s painful to listen.
I prefer to listen to her voice as she would likely talk and it’s nothing close to the speed you’re hearing

Jenn804 ,

Please do more!!! Season 3,4,5...

Loving every minute of this podcast. So sad there won’t be more seasons to come.

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