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.
"Since everyone around here thinks I'm a queer anyway."
"Nobody'll ever change my mind about it."
"If anybody could find it, it would be me."
"Tedious and brief." [more inside]
Brian Reed's novelistic reportage/show was released in full from the get-go. It's a tightly woven tale, with one chapter flowing into the next - here's where to discuss it as a whole.
(Ep 1 thread here, ep 2 thread here.)
"Has anybody called you?" [more inside]
"If you keep your mouth shut, you'll be surprised what you can learn."
From Serial and This American Life comes S•Town, narrated by Brian Reed. Meet John B McLemore, he has some stories to tell... [more inside]