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Author: Serial & This American Life

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S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been brag
8 Episodes
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Chapter I

Chapter I

2017-03-2800:52:161,058

“If you keep your mouth shut, you’ll be surprised what you can learn.”
Chapter II

Chapter II

2017-03-2800:47:23492

“Has anybody called you?”
Chapter III

Chapter III

2017-03-2800:53:28468

“Tedious and brief.”
Chapter IV

Chapter IV

2017-03-2801:01:44463

“If anybody could find it, it would be me.”
Chapter V

Chapter V

2017-03-2801:00:49408

“Nobody’ll ever change my mind about it.”
Chapter VI

Chapter VI

2017-03-2800:46:08353

“Since everyone around here thinks I’m a queer anyway.”
Chapter VII

Chapter VII

2017-03-2801:02:31505

“You’re beginning to figure it out now, aren’t you?”
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2017-03-1400:03:19141

A sneak peek of S-Town, a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed. S-Town is the story of a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life. Coming March 28.
Comments (484)

ilovepodcasts41

he's absolutely right about public rioting when disaster occurs

Nov 21st
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Ashley Neal

Ok, so I have never been one to comment on podcast episodes BUT I just finished listening to Episode 5 and I can not believe what I am hearing. Since Episode 1, I have found John and Tyler's relationship such a beautiful representation of a "surrogate father"/son bond. However, after listening to the interview with Rita I couldn't help but start questioning Tyler's motives and whether I could have been wrong in my thoughts on their relationship. That is until Rita so callously spoke of obtaining John's nipple rings. I almost dropped my coffee in shock when she said they should have "cut his nipples off because he was already dead". Excuse my language but ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?? She seems so concerned about how people view her and wanting to show everyone that she is such a wonderful Christian woman but she gave little to no consideration about mutilating her cousin's dead body?? That is not normal behaviour. Tyler may be a "criminal" in her eyes but he has never wavered in his love for John B. and it's unfortunate the same can not be said of her.

Oct 26th
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Anemone

feeling a bit abandoned now this is over, don't know what to listen to next. I want to stay in the convoluted world of John b Macklemore..

Oct 24th
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Betsy Hart

those story just rocked me in a way I did not expect... if you haven't, listen.

Sep 24th
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ebony e

I totally agree with Michael that Tyler not going to John's fathers day weekend unfortunately pushed him to the edge. I wonder if John may have been abused in some form in his childhood. I just feel his insisting hatred for the world as a whole makes me feel like he has felt let down in someway and I wonder if it stems from something more personal.

Sep 23rd
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ebony e

Rita is so suss with the nipple rings.....

Sep 23rd
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ebony e

This dude is hilarious. So much enthusiasm to get this story out.

Sep 19th
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Maedeh Akhavan

This podcast is bizarre...In a perfect way.

Sep 17th
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Vanessa Kirby

Bubba was right😥 Interesting and brilliant man you were John B❤

Sep 12th
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DAWN

I loved this podcast

Sep 11th
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K Clarke

If there is one podcast you need to listen to this is it. My favorite podcast ever.

Sep 10th
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mrfigdet

Perfect intro to a great episode!

Sep 2nd
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Jason Hensley

I'm ready for a new story.

Aug 27th
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Brandon Lewis

I am from Michigan but I live and work in Alabama, I listened to this podcast and mentioned it to a coworker and he not only is from bibb county but had talked to John B while he was still alive.

Aug 10th
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Zen

it made the news because .... 1)he's gay? 2)he's a dead gay? 3)he's someone from a Shole where Donald Trump's supporters from now the world should think less of them? this guy is a fine craftsman no doubt, but he's kinda manipulative and mean. sooo biased.

Aug 9th
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Rudy Martinez

"A wise man does not leave a lot of paper money in a wood framed house". Not all trailers are wood framed. Maybe John hid whatever he wanted Tyler to have in his trailer?

Aug 1st
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Mike Christopher

John B. was no genius. He was a very disturbed, manipulative person. It sounds like there was no murder, he put a bunch of responsibility (weight) on Fay that she didn't deserve, and he did NOTHING to protect his mother, stray dogs, Tyler, or anyone else after his death! Just because he's dead doesn't make him a saint..... He didn't buy into the religious doomsday bullshit, but he bought into the environmentalist doomsday bullshit, wholeheartedly! He emotionally manipulated (abused) everyone close to him with his constant suicide threats, yet refused to get professional help........ He could've easily protected everyone close to him by listening to his lawyer, Boozer 😠 He wasn't a bad person, but he was no saint, or really all that concerned about the well being of those around him...... Yea, no shit his gold was stolen, he made it easy for them, my last reason for asserting he was no genius. All in all it's a good podcast, and I found it "different ", compelling, and interesting...... John was just as screwed up as the townspeople he looked down on......

Jul 31st
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Matthew Mullen

Listening to this for the second time. It feels like the first time I listened. I can't stop. What a shit way to go for such an intelligent, eccentric, Interesting man. My heart felt as if it had pulled from chest in chapter ll. The way that John presents himself through this podcast it makes you feel as if you know him personally and his death feels like losing a family member. It must have been some kind of time getting to know him.

Jul 31st
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CoCo B

This stupid cousin, she is the person who is taking advantage of of Mary Grace. Dont be their for decades, show up out of no where. Meanwhile Tyler has been there every god damn day

Jul 26th
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Brittany Seifert

they are tweeting and YouTubeing lol

Jul 23rd
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