S-Town

Another investigative journalism success from the creators of Serial and This American Life, this award-winning podcast has been downloaded 77 million times after a year of its release.

FYI, S-Town is a euphemism for “Shit Town.”

It’s what horologist John McLemore calls his hometown, Woodstock, Alabama.

The host, Brian Reed comes to investigate what McLemore claims a murder committed by the son of a wealthy family in S-Town.

In June 2015, while the podcast was still in production, McLemore kills himself.

The show goes on to explore the life of the “queer” and colorful McLemore.

The podcast has gotten mixed reviews from critics.

From being described as “complex and voyeuristic” to being commended as “a noble attempt to understand life.”

Now it’s up to you to decide what you think about it.

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