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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 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.
8 Episodes
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Chapter I

Chapter I

2017-03-2852:161,138

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

Chapter II

2017-03-2847:23540

“Has anybody called you?”
Chapter III

Chapter III

2017-03-2853:28499

“Tedious and brief.”
Chapter IV

Chapter IV

2017-03-2801:01:44497

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

Chapter V

2017-03-2801:00:49438

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

Chapter VI

2017-03-2846:08381

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

Chapter VII

2017-03-2801:02:31556

“You’re beginning to figure it out now, aren’t you?”
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2017-03-1417:00148

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 (518)

Zander Barnard

really disappointed in the finale. show is amazing and took a hard left episode 6 and never wrapped up the corruption or missing things.

Jul 28th
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Mason Evans

after episode two I was only listening to find out what happened to the gold. All I heard after that point was a bunch of whining and fighting over the remnants of John's estate. Not much of a story.

Jun 22nd
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Teresa Knox

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Jun 7th
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Kellie Dobrich

Just finished S.Town for the 2nd time through. This is a masterpiece. Overwhelmed & overawed. So grateful this was made, for John and for us to know him. Hope Reta has listened to it in its entirety.

May 30th
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Kellie Dobrich

Wow!!!! I so wish John B hadn't left us. So very sad. A truly brilliant perceptive mind of complexity and genius - too frustrated to put up with being confined to a box. His impact on those who got to know him rather than judge him is palpable. Thank you so much Brian & Team for bringing us his incredible story, so artfully and respectfully told. I'm about to start again. I hope Tyler makes his way through life ok, especially for the sake of his daughters. RIP John B Mclemore. 🙏💐😪

May 28th
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Melissa Desper West

You did such a great job bringing a neat story to light! :)

May 22nd
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This was my first ever podcast experience and I'm now back for my THIRD listen. I'm so glad I stuck it out... CANNOT believe I almost gave up on it the first time! You can't possibly imagine where all this will go. My best advice is stick with it and DO NOT research or read ANYTHING about it. NO GOOGLING! JUST LISTEN!!!

Apr 12th
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Robin Rowlands

Wish I knew what happened with John's property - and that the cousins got NOTHING. Vultures.

Apr 9th
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Keri Sharp

loved this podcast!

Apr 9th
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Terry Roy

if they make this into a movie, they should have Jessee Eisenberg voice the narrator, that's who it sounds like to me

Apr 1st
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Audrey Ann Junkin

WOW! GREAT STORY TELLING!

Feb 17th
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Maria

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Feb 15th
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Suzanne Hubbard Gerken

I listen to this podcast over and over. I just love it.

Jan 26th
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Hope Coleman

ok olen! I loved hearing him tell us what he wanted to do to Jon.

Jan 16th
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Christina Pilgrim

I enjoyed listening to this so much. A little of everything... if John only knew what an impact he had on so many lives around him. So heartbreaking, yet somewhat joyful at the very end. I pray for all of the folks in Bibb County, Alabama. I would love to hear updates on everyone at some point. I hope Mary Grace is doing well.❤ And thank you, Brian... your voice is one of the most soothing out there. 😊

Dec 4th
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Joyce Hottinger

Kudos. Quality research and insight!

Nov 28th
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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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