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A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devi
How did Jack Roland Murphy go from world-champion surfer to notorious jewel thief? How did it all go wrong and end in at least two murders in the murky waterways of southern Florida? Find out this season on The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek.S
The courts reach a decision in Stephanie's appeal. Plus, some news about The City.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
In this follow-up to our investigation of Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory, we look at what happens when state safety inspectors and one of the state’s biggest employers go head to head.See Privacy Policy at and California P
In this Season 2 bonus episode, accusations of sexual assault at the Spice House strip club come to light. Two women who work there head to the club to confront their bosses, their phones secretly set to record.See Privacy Policy at https://art
In its first season, The Sneak looks at the case of a former Division I football star who attacked a Brinks Truck guard in 2008 and ran off with $400,000 in cash, before his grand flourish: Escaping in an inner tube down a river. Through new re
When a 39-year-old father of three went to his third-shift job at a uranium processing plant and completely vanished one muggy night in 1984, his family thought for sure he’d turn up with some strange tale about quitting his job in a huff. But
As old Reno disappears around them, Kamy, Stephanie, and Velma all try to find their bearings. For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 6, visit Or follow us:Instagram:
A mysterious device shows up at the Wild Orchid, and Kamy is paranoid the city is out to get him. Everyone wants to know what’s happening in the strip club’s VIP rooms—including the courts. For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 5,
We go 20 miles east of Reno, to a mountainous landscape full of wild horses, brothels, and Tesla’s futuristic Gigafactory. City boosters say it’s the engine driving the New Reno. But the truth of what that means is darker and more complicated t
Big-game hunters in town for an annual safari convention go to the Wild Orchid looking to let loose. But city police have other plans, marking Reno’s latest swing from permissiveness to restrictiveness.For bonus and behind-the-scenes content fo
A secret report on strip clubs is revealed, but it’s no smoking gun. As Midtown changes, residents of a weekly hotel make their fury known to a council that says they’re just pawns in a bigger game.For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for E
In a changing Reno, city boosters concoct a plan to force strip clubs out of downtown. But Reno’s strip club kingpin won’t go quietly. As the city tightens its grip, it’s dancers who feel the squeeze.For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for
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.thecitypodcast.comSee Privacy Policy at https://
From the partnership that brought you Dirty John, comes Man in the Window. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Paige St. John investigates the Golden State Killer, and traces his path of devastation through the eyes of his victims. Listen to the fu
Season 3 of Unsolved tells the story of Fr. Alfred Kunz, a Catholic priest from a small-town Wisconsin parish. In 1998, someone slit his throat. Some believe his death was linked to his battles against evil. Others believe his all-too-human fla
The courtroom can be a battlefield over money, people’s rights, and even their lives. For some cases, the consequences can affect us long after the verdict is read.Whether it's Hulk Hogan v Gawker, the World Trade Center Insurance Case, or the
Next season on The City, we head west—to Reno.
The uncertain fate of the lots in North Lawndale, and what that says about a city like Chicago. To learn more about The City podcast, visit our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypod Twitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: i
The illegal dump is finally eradicated—but at whose expense?To learn more about the cleanup, visit thecitypodcast.com____________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!LinkedIn Talent: Get $50 off your first job post when you visit them at
An illegal dump in Chicago has seeds in a legal one in Houston. The numbers reveal an unsettling pattern. A movement takes root. The president gives an order.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypod
A reporter scoops the FBI. Politicians get taken down in "Mount Henry’s" shadow. The six-story debris pile remains.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @the
A criminal flips and wears a wire. Aldermen accept small sums of large bills. The FBI’s investigation may be tainted. "Mount Henry" grows, but shrinks from memory.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: theci
A bank failure unearths a connection to the mysterious man in the limo—and suddenly, he’s everywhere. Bribery, fraud and violence are just ways of doing business. The FBI is on the case—but which one? And whose?There's bonus content for this ep
Four years in, "Mount Henry" has become a magnet for hazardous waste—both literal and figurative. A new illegal dump appears in a white neighborhood. A trusted advocate may not be who he seems.There's bonus content for this episode of The City
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