By 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.
||ExplicitChapter I||“If you keep your mouth shut, you’ll be surprised what you can learn.”||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter II||“Has anybody called you?”||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter III||“Tedious and brief.”||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter IV||“If anybody could find it, it would be me.”||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter V||“Nobody’ll ever change my mind about it.”||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter VI||“Since everyone around here thinks I’m a queer anyway.”||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter VII||“You’re beginning to figure it out now, aren’t you?”||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Listen now, you will regret it if you don't
Listen, now. Seriously. Stop reading reviews and just listen! Tyler's Uncle Jimmy agrees with me.
I usually don't leave reviews if I have nothing nice to say, but I feel cheated out of hours of my life so I made this exception. This is nothing like its promo. I listened to all seven episodes hoping that it would come full circle, but instead I am racking my brain for the actual point and purpose. My best guess is that Brian Reed wasted a year of his life on a story that wasn't actually there, and needed to make something out of it. Would have been much better if you would have at least called it what it was, a memoir of a friend or something on those lines.
What a bait and switch. All this work for a bio on a suicidal whack-job who may or may not have buried gold on his property? An interesting episode of This American Life, sure, but an entire 7 chapter podcast? With threads going nowhere and dead-end roads? I really expected better from TAL.