S-Town: Chapter VI
March 29, 2017 6:09 PM - Subscribe

"Since everyone around here thinks I'm a queer anyway."
posted by nightrecordings (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This may have been my favorite episode. Olan (sp?) is so thoughtful, vulnerable, stoic, wise. He so articulates loneliness and longing and intimacy. It's beautiful, and I felt I was in the room with him.
posted by latkes at 7:46 PM on March 29, 2017 [5 favorites]

I'm astounded by the reporting they were able to do here. This guy Olan with his encyclopedic memory of every conversation -- what an astounding find.

Their discussions of Brokeback Mountain and their personal connection to that material was absolutely beautiful. I was mesmerized by that part. That movie was such a gift to so many queer people at that time. It was wonderful to reflect on.
posted by palegirl at 9:38 PM on March 29, 2017 [7 favorites]

I don't know what to make of this. It was poignant, and yet I sorta agree with the Vox article here because while I think John probably would have enjoyed the hell out of having a podcast about himself, he might not have wanted to go THIS far about it.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:27 PM on March 30, 2017

Wow. The way Brain Reed's voice breaks on that last line...I just can't...
posted by kitcat at 4:58 PM on March 31, 2017 [2 favorites]

“Intimacy is the feeling that I can tell another person my thoughts and my behaviors without fear of judgment.”
posted by Going To Maine at 10:07 PM on April 4, 2017 [3 favorites]

Ok, this one hit me seriously hard. Open sobbing hard. Whew.
posted by dnash at 4:00 PM on April 11, 2017

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