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I love this pod. Starts off with a murder but ends up giving listeners a grest deal insight into rural America. For someone who lives in Sweden this podcast was a great opportunity for cultural education. John is a fascinating character, I wish I could have heard more from him.
14 days ago
Even though it lead down the path I thought it would, the story telling was so on point I wanted more. Goes to show that how you tell it is far more important than what happens specifically.
Sep 17th, 2019
So not true crime; it nothing to do with criminal activities. Not entirely uninteresting, but slightly exploitative and definitely not as advertised. No pay off at the end, either.
Jul 25th, 2019
This podcast started out good bro, but then it gets weird and ends weird bro.
Jun 25th, 2019
S-Town is potentially the most compelling story I have ever been told. This is definitely a one-day binge podcast.
May 30th, 2019
This absolutely haunts me.
May 24th, 2019
This podcast tried to benefit from the popularity of Serial. I liked Serial, so I listened to S-Town. But somehow the scuttlebutt of a small town—and the ramblings of one eccentric man living in it—just weren't that compelling to me. It comes down to the social ramifications of the two podcasts. Serial focused on one case, but was ultimately about the flaws in our justice system. S-Town focused on one case, but there were no reflected issues in larger society to lend that case any deeper meaning.
Apr 15th, 2019
I really enjoyed this one. The protagonist is definitely a character. I can't decide though whether the podcast is responsible journalism or exploration.
Aug 17th, 2018
S-Town is what reality TV wants to be. Nothing is scripted, and the story keeps you on your toes the entire time. About half-way through the series something happens that makes you consider what you're listening to in a different light, because the characters you've been hearing talk are real people. And real people die. Great podcast, highly recommended (especially for binge listening on a road trip.
Apr 6th, 2018
Amazing. The work that went into this podcast is staggering. Heartbreaking glimpse into what it must be like to live as a genius.
Mar 7th, 2018
Gitte Malene Jensen
Had me hooked from the start
Mar 6th, 2018
Look into the life of an interesting person living in a flyover state. You have to be invested in his story to like it.
Jan 19th, 2018
This is the most beautiful and haunting story I have ever heard. Does feel a little bit unresolved, but I was riveted from start to finish.
Jan 11th, 2018
Oct 26th, 2017
SPOILERS: This podcast is a complete bait and switch. If you are interested in a deep dive into the strange life of a disturbed but brilliant southern man, then go ahead and listen. If you were looking for an investigation into murder and cover-up, you will be sorely disappointed by the end of the second episode. The producers of the TAL should be ashamed of themselves for how they exploited the main character of this story.
Sep 6th, 2017
I loved this - absolutely devastating. What a character, what a man. I felt so bad for him.
Aug 23rd, 2017
NPR at its finest, which still sucks
Aug 21st, 2017
Just a cash grab from serial
Aug 21st, 2017
This was like that book you just can't put down but for your ears. Truly compelling
Aug 4th, 2017
I have conflicting emotions about this podcast. It's certainly unconventional and doesn't follow the narrative one would expect....which is good. However I felt uncomfortable with how they essentially pillaged this guys life and broadcast it to the world. Ethically this makes me uncomfortable. A very entertaining listen, but ultimately peters out without delivering much and is ethically suspicious from a journalistic standpoint.
Jul 6th, 2017
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unearthing of the mysteries
john b mclemore
host brian reed
podcast s town
mysteries of one man
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