YOUR NEW PODCAST OBSESSION: S-TOWN
Attention bored commuters. There is a way to bring you so much joy and entertainment, you won’t ever want to car journey to work to end.
We love a good podcast, and S-Town has everything you need to become completely obsessed.
It’s got murder, family drama, secrets, cover ups, lies and class wars. And it’s all set in a remote Alabaman town.
John is a hyper intelligent outsider, and he believes he has uncovered a series of crimes that have been systematically covered up. He wants the reporters from Serial to bust the case wide open.
Here’s the synopsis on the S – Town website
"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 then someone else ends up dead, and 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."
Producer Brian Reed has been tirelessly working on this story since 2012 and the New York Times has declared the podcast better than Serial season 1, which is pretty big.
The first season of Serial featured the true story of Adnan Syed, who was accused of killing his school friend and ex, Hae Min Lee It was addictive listening, and the incredible detective work by the producers resulted in an investigation into the alleged killer’s guilty verdict.
In S-Town, Episode 1 is dark and riveting, with more twists than the hedge maze John, the main protagonist if you will, has constructed on his huge property.
During episode 1, it’s clear that Brian is doubting some parts of John’s story. John claims that the son of a local family with money killed a boy and bragged about it, and his family made it ‘go away’.
Bryan’s razor sharp intuition leads him to believe that John may be stretching the truth. But which parts? There are witnesses to the crimes, but Brian can’t track down the victim.
This is no open and shut case. But this is just the beginning.
S-Town is free and all the episodes are available for immediate download, so you can binge to your hearts content.
With the amount of questionable language and intense themes, it’s probably not one to listen to with the kids in the car. Listen here.