The City

A Society and Culture podcast featuring
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USA TODAY’s critically acclaimed investigative podcast about power in American cities.
Season 1, Chicago: A black neighborhood fights back when a mysterious man with mob ties builds an illegal dump across the street from an elementary school. Along the way they confront corrupt politicians, apathetic bureaucrats—and a secret undercover FBI investigation.
Season 2, Reno: A surprising proxy battle for the future of Reno pits a brash strip club kingpin against power brokers in city hall. The winner-takes-all fight could remake the city—and ruin lives in the process.
27 episodes
Season two of The City, set in Reno, is a great, informative listen. I definitely preferred it to the first season in Chicago. Learning about the seedy details of Reno was both surprising and not so surprising.
Decent listen, but I think I wanted more of a deep dive into the corruption of Chicago politics. Pacing also felt kind of weird. One minute it's about garbage, then it's about bribing officials, then back to health concerns. Could have been more smooth. Also felt like there were a lot of details that were just said over and over again, making it a little boring in some parts that could have been filled with more, interesting details. Season 2 definitely is more interesting, set in Reno.

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    Podcast Details

    Sep 17th, 2018
    Latest Episode
    Nov 26th, 2019
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