S-Town

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A little over a month ago, This American Life released a seven-part serial podcast called S-Town, a story centered around the life of John B Mclemore and his disdain for Woodstock Alabama, his hometown. Its popularity has been unprecedented, and rightfully so (for this reason wanted to add it to my list for anyone interested). Frankly, it is both one of the best and worst audio narratives I have heard in a long time; what I mean is, it begins like an expertly written mystery novel, but eventually fizzles out leaving you wanting closure, a reminder that real life does not always play out the way we want it to or how we plan. (Note that the series contains language, violence, and sexual content)

S-Town