2017 . TV & Film, True Crime, Society & Culture .
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.
Serial & This American Life
4 months ago
Thought it was boring and yeah idk, thought it was something else, I’m more to other kinds of true crime podcast and those who are more investigative.. I felt like this was more a life story of a clock maker 🤨 Of course there were bits of true crime, but for me it’s not true crime in the sense of how I think true crime should be. I don’t think this rating makes sense but I also don’t think the podcast makes sense.
6 months ago
Loved this, it actually made me cry! I went in expecting true crime, but got something slightly different - the Tiger King of podcasts?
6 months ago
Fall short of its older sister Serial. However still quite an intriguing true crime story.
7 months ago
Funny and compelling story. Colorful characters. Worth a listen.
9 months ago
Doesn’t have the narrative mystery of Serial and falls far short of that benchmark. Expect less of a story and more of a depiction of identity and isolation in rural Alabama. Tbh it feels a bit exploitative and voyeurisic by the end.
10 months ago
What happens next? Where is this story going? Some interesting turns and twists. A peephole into small-town America and all that comes with it.
1 year ago
I loved this podcast and was the first I heard from Serial. When listening to S-town you’re left with this constant feeling of not really knowing where the hell you’re going and what’s gonna happen next. It also gives a really interesting view into rural 🇺🇸 which is just a peculiar place! Great show
1 year ago
Such a great addictive story about an eccentric man that lives in rural America. Cannot put it down after about episode #4. Only giving a 9 as I feel like it went a bit more personal than he may have wanted.