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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

2017-03-2800:52:161,015

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

Chapter II

2017-03-2800:47:23457

“Has anybody called you?”
Chapter III

Chapter III

2017-03-2800:53:28453

“Tedious and brief.”
Chapter IV

Chapter IV

2017-03-2801:01:44446

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

Chapter V

2017-03-2801:00:49388

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

Chapter VI

2017-03-2800:46:08336

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

Chapter VII

2017-03-2801:02:31482

“You’re beginning to figure it out now, aren’t you?”
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Preview

2017-03-1400:03:19137

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 (463)

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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Christopher

Rudy Martinez emm, maybe...

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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Christopher

Mike Christopher it's a great podcasts! and it's one of my favourite podcasts!

Aug 1st
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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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Matthew Mullen

Yves Jenkins It really tugs at your heart strings. But love it just the same.

Jul 31st
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Yves Jenkins

Matthew Mullen I love the podcasts too! It's really good!!!

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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Fido Wood

Brittany Seifert like the podcasts

Jul 23rd
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Cassandra Gilbert

a customer of mine reccomended this to me. I was so captivated I finished it in 2 days. Does anyone know what happened with the gold? Did Tyler get prison time? I think John B made the bars using mercury to fuck with everyone after his death.

Jul 14th
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Fion Lewis

Cassandra Gilbert The whole story is really fantastic, you can find out by yourself. It's really good.

Jul 15th
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CJ

Cassandra Gilbert So you can click the hashtag #Stown and see other comments, other people will hopefully have thoughts on this similar to you, and you can discuss what happens with other people

Jul 15th
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Jack Lopez Sr.

Damn it

Jul 13th
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Fanny Butler

It takes all kinds of people to make this world the colorful place it is. John B. was a rainbow that disappeared too early. However, the last episode uncovers some things (won't spoil) that makes me wonder if this story would have happened at all.

Jul 5th
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Owen Jenkins

Thank you. It takes an enormous effort to produce such a beautiful life story. I always want to meet interesting people but it always seems that they allude the population until their dead. John wasn't as interesting alive, am i right! You would never have uncovered all those little tidbits if it wasn't for his death. We will never know what makes someone tick unless they leave a life note, i wonder if Tyler would leave us some further insight although the sadomasochistic story is telling. Again, thanks for sharing.

Jul 5th
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Owen Jenkins

I thought this was one of the most compelling and beautiful biography's I've ever experienced. I'm sure it will resonate for a long time, the words echoing in my mind. The mystery of the man and his world leaving compelling avenues yet undiscovered in the maze.

Jul 5th
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Doreen Perry

Starts off as one thing, changes to another, then another, ends up being utterly profound. Thoroughly thought provoking and very cleverly edited. Bravo.

Jul 5th
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Lars Wood

Wow! Such a wonderful story about this troubled genius. Fabulously scripted narrative revealed with obvious compassion & warmth. I, for one, will certainly remember the name John B Mclemore. His suicide note was in itself an insightful reminder to us all to fulfil our potential in this life. Such an inspirational tale!

Jul 5th
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Bess Gray

I can think of a lot of points to be made from this podcast. But really it's about a genius trapped in a small town trying to help others because they're all stuck together.

Jul 5th
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Colbert Williams

The interviewer could have dismissed john as a raving idiot or a madman and i didnt think he would "get it".....but he did.....he listened and didnt judge he took time and he clearly understood john's mentality. I'm so impressed and humbled. Makes me realize i need to listen more to everyone and stop talking so much. Peace!

Jul 4th
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Archie Smith

ritas side just doesnt add up. it doesnt make sense that she was never around and then comes in like a pistol and tries to take everything over when john dies. shes so motivated and we're supposed believe its not because of johns gold ?! also way more bureaucratically savvy than tyler. feel so bad for him, guy cannot catch a break.

Jul 4th
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Kimberley Cotton

The whole story is so interlocking that you can't help but listen.Things that started out clear became complex and what was dislocated became interwoven.

Jul 4th
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Drew Brid

It's not at all what I had been expecting. Such a tragic outcome. But the whole story is really great and I learn a lot by listening John's story.

Jul 4th
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Jennifer Arabella

Came for a murder mystery, left with a determination to live life to the fullest.

Jul 3rd
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