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True stories about how power works in urban America. We investigate people in power, the consequences their actions have for a city’s most vulnerable residents, and what a power struggle in one city reveals about the challenges facing all cities.

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Trailer: Chicago | S1

Trailer: Chicago | S1

2018-09-1700:03:576

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990. 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.
Six Stories  | S1 E1

Six Stories | S1 E1

2018-09-2400:26:5814

Chicago, 1990. A guy with a loud sweater, manicured nails and connections to some very powerful people idles in a limousine near a vacant lot. A fleet of dump trucks unloads literal tons of busted concrete—and keep coming back. Neighborhood residents take action. The mess becomes much bigger than a six-story pile of rubble.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe: Protect your home today. Visit them at simplisafe.com/thecityDaily Harvest: Get three (3) free cups when you visit them at daily-harvest.com/thecity
Lawyers debate whether 31,000 truckloads of debris is or isn’t “waste.” Justice is delayed. A mountain rises and casts its long shadow.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Bombas: Get 20% off your first order when you visit them at bombas.com/thecity and use the promotion code THECITY at checkout.LinkedIn Talent: Get $50 off your first job posting when you visit LinkedInTalent at linkedin.com/thecity
"Mount Henry" | S1 E3

"Mount Henry" | S1 E3

2018-10-0100:37:026

The neighborhood turns to a beloved ward boss—but his own agenda comes first. A man in the know offers some valuable advice on power.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Helix Sleep: Get up to $125 off your mattress when you visit them at helixsleep.com/thecity
A Tale of Two Cities | S1 E4

A Tale of Two Cities | S1 E4

2018-10-0800:42:529

Four years in, "Mount Henry" has become a magnet for hazardous waste—both literal and figurative. A new illegal dump appears in a white neighborhood. A trusted advocate may not be who he seems.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Bombas: Save 20% off your first order of socks when you visit Bombas at bombas.com/thecitySimplisafe: Start protecting your home by visiting simplisafe.com/thecity
A bank failure unearths a connection to the mysterious man in the limo—and suddenly, he’s everywhere. Bribery, fraud and violence are just ways of doing business. The FBI is on the case—but which one? And whose?There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Daily Harvest: Get three (3) free cups when you use promotion code THECITY at Daily-Harvest.com LinkedIn Talent: Get $50 off your first job post when you visit LinkedIn Talent at linkedin.com/thecity
A criminal flips and wears a wire. Aldermen accept small sums of large bills. The FBI’s investigation may be tainted. "Mount Henry" grows, but shrinks from memory.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Bombas: Get 20% off your first order when you visit them at bombas.com/thecity and use promotion code THECITY at checkout.Helix Sleep: Get up to $125 off your mattress when you visit them at helixsleep.com/thecity_________________________________Corrections and clarifications: A previous version of Episode 6 of The City misidentified the number of silver pieces Judas received for betraying Jesus. It was 30 pieces of silver.
The Takedown | S1 E7

The Takedown | S1 E7

2018-10-2900:43:363

A reporter scoops the FBI. Politicians get taken down in "Mount Henry’s" shadow. The six-story debris pile remains.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe: Start protecting your home the right way, visit them at simplisafe.com/thecityLinkedIn Talent: Get $50 off your first job post when you visit them at linkedin.com/thecity
Houston | S1 E8

Houston | S1 E8

2018-11-0500:46:134

An illegal dump in Chicago has seeds in a legal one in Houston. The numbers reveal an unsettling pattern. A movement takes root. The president gives an order.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypod Twitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Helix Sleep: Get up to $125 off your mattress when you visit them at helixsleep.com/thecity
The Cleanup | S1 E9

The Cleanup | S1 E9

2018-11-1200:45:04

The illegal dump is finally eradicated—but at whose expense?To learn more about the cleanup, visit thecitypodcast.com____________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!LinkedIn Talent: Get $50 off your first job post when you visit them at linkedin.com/thecity
The uncertain fate of the lots in North Lawndale, and what that says about a city like Chicago. To learn more about The City podcast, visit our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypod Twitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com____________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe: Start protecting your home the right way, visit them at simplisafe.com/thecityLinkedIn Talent- Get $50 off your first job post when you visit them atlinkedin.com/thecity
Trailer: Reno | S2

Trailer: Reno | S2

2019-10-0800:03:491

Season 2 of The City looks at the battle over the aging strip clubs of Reno, Nevada, as the city transforms into an offshoot of Silicon Valley. More than a fight over lap dances, this is a proxy battle for the future of Reno. Premieres Oct. 29 | thecitypodcast.com
Battlelines | S2 E1

Battlelines | S2 E1

2019-10-2900:49:472

In a changing Reno, city boosters concoct a plan to force strip clubs out of downtown. But Reno’s strip club kingpin won’t go quietly. As the city tightens its grip, it’s dancers who feel the squeeze.For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 1, visit thecitypodcast.com. Or follow us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodFacebook: https://facebook.com/thecitypod
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 a bigger game.For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 2, visit thecitypodcast.com. Or follow us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodFacebook: https://facebook.com/thecitypod
The Pendulum | S2 E3

The Pendulum | S2 E3

2019-11-0500:55:11

Big-game hunters in town for an annual safari convention go to the Wild Orchid looking to let loose. But city police have other plans, marking Reno’s latest swing from permissiveness to restrictiveness.For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 3, visit thecitypodcast.com. Or follow us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodFacebook: https://facebook.com/thecitypod
West World | S2 E4

West World | S2 E4

2019-11-1200:51:174

We go 20 miles east of Reno, to a mountainous landscape full of wild horses, brothels, and Tesla’s futuristic Gigafactory. City boosters say it’s the engine driving the New Reno. But the truth of what that means is darker and more complicated than it first appears. For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 4, visit thecitypodcast.com. Or follow us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodFacebook: https://facebook.com/thecitypod
Behind the Curtains | S2 E5

Behind the Curtains | S2 E5

2019-11-1900:56:171

A mysterious device shows up at the Wild Orchid, and Kamy is paranoid the city is out to get him. Everyone wants to know what’s happening in the strip club’s VIP rooms—including the courts. For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 5, visit thecitypodcast.com. Or follow us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodFacebook: https://facebook.com/thecitypod
A New Reno | S2 E6

A New Reno | S2 E6

2019-11-2600:48:141

As old Reno disappears around them, Kamy, Stephanie, and Velma all try to find their bearings. For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 6, visit thecitypodcast.com. Or follow us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodFacebook: https://facebook.com/thecitypod
Comments (11)

Karena Crawford

I thought this podcast was cancelled. I'm glad to see it's return. However, I thought there was going to be a Houston season.

Nov 13th
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Adam R

holy moly that stripper sounds literally retarded

Oct 30th
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Karena Crawford

Does anyone know when this podcast is coming back?

Sep 16th
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Justin Sperrazza

great cast. I enjoyed this ! especially being from Chicago. can't wait to hear next season

Dec 20th
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masoud yarali

i need script 😟

Dec 14th
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Dre

Sooooooooo good!!!!

Dec 4th
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