I typically do not like the journalist podcast because they are cheesy however I thought this one was interesting and well produced with great voice actors
I loved this story! I found myself binging for hours and enjoyed the twists and turns.
I hate starting a podcast and not finishing the series but I tried over and over. I could not get into this one. There were points where the story dragged on over mundane not relevant things. Iâd listen for a half hour and shut it off only to give it another shot. After 5 episodes I said no more.
Amazing podcast for those who enjoy true crime AND those who donât. It is more of a novel-style story about a very interesting manâs life. I did not expect to like it, but I loved it and so did everyone I know who listened (all from many different age groups and backgrounds). This story is mysterious and heart wrenching. It is universal.
This was my first ever podcast and I knew nothing about S-town. Little did I know it would be a mesmerizing story about people and places :45 min from where I live in Birmingham. An amazing story and storyteller...
I am from Bibb County and these podcasts have made me stop and think âwhat is going on in my town?â ,and they are making me want to know more about my town.
I was hooked on this podcast from the get go. It was mentioned on Serial so after a binged through Serialâs first season I started S-town. I loved it. The mid season twist was like a gut punch. Canât recommend this podcast enough
This was a good one! You think the story is about one thing, but it keeps evolving into a much bigger conversation. Very good.Maybe a spoiler, but just a note: "died by suicide" instead of "committed suicide" please.
Simply one of my favorite podcasts to date. Started out one way and ended up in three other ways. I highly recommend the listen!
I had to listen and annotate the first chapter of S-Town as part of my college English class. I was skeptical about this. I had never listened to a podcast before. I do not regret it. This series is honestly so good, I had to finish it. It kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know more about John. I was able to feel Brianâs emotions throughout the whole podcast. I am looking forward to listening to more from Brian.
This guy is the worst narrator. Every sentence is ended as if heâs asking a question.
You wonât regret it.
OMG the best podcast I've listened to.
You go through all the emotions listening to this series and still want more:)
I came for the rumored murder, but stayed for Johnâs story. This podcast hooked me from the beginning. I laughed, I cried, and I cried some more.
Thank you for telling this story. You did it well.
This was a beautifully told poignant account of a manâs life and influence on his community. Definitely check it out.
I miss John B., even though I never met him. Good job telling his story, beautifully tragic!
I absolutely loved this podcast. It made me literally made me intrigued, I laughed, I cried, I was thoroughly invested. Great job!
Hands down. Starts so small and then blows the **** open. Mindblowing.
I was hooked... immediately. It wasnât until the very end that it all came together. I highly recommend this as your walking buddy. The story is riveting.
The podcast flounders after episode IV or so, when it changes from a true crime investigation to a meandering glance into the past of a sad dead man. The host claims that John's death "will expose S-town" around episode II, but this never pans out. Really it just pumps you up for a sick treasure hunt and scintillating scandal, but then completely drops the ball and just becomes a boring, desperate attempt be interesting for a few more episodes. I found it misleading and in the end, just a nosy, nothing story that goes nowhere.
Such a sad but interesting story. Thank you for sharing a piece of Johnâs life. Truly enjoyed this podcast and great narration.
The story itself throughout was interesting, exciting at times, confusing in others, but all in all told very well. Yet in the end, it left me so disappointed!! For the reporter to go through the trouble of doing this whole series only to end it the way he did...was disheartening. I honestly feel like I would never listen to any podcast he does again! I wasnât expecting the story to finish with a pretty bow at the end, but some sort of wrap up, resolution in some way, or even final thoughts! Very disappointed.
Love every single second of this!!!
This was a terrible podcast. It was aimless and pointless. The first two episodes one story is chased. After that, another. Finally, the series concludes with a dull thud.
Thought it was good, just kind of kept waiting for a twist. It was shocking that John took his own life but I was hoping to hear of a massive gold find or some crazy ending.
Hooked. Listened and finished in a span of a few days. Beautiful story telling. Such a great lot of an event some will always care about.
Its soo good Iâve probably heard it at least 7 times. Such a great story and so well made!
This is literally the best podcast I have ever listened to! Attention grabbing and so well written!
I wish I knew John B.
Phenomenal, gripping, & seriously interesting! Binged listened to this podcast and was truly affected by this man and his story. I could listen to Brian Reed all day!!! When are you gonna do something else...like this! I've listened 4 times and just can't get. I didn't want it to end. Hands down, best podcast of all time!
One of the most engrossing podcasts currently available. S-Town is nothing like what you expect it to be.
I finished this within 2 days... great story
John B was clearly a tortured genius. His story, as told by Brian Reed, laid bare the heart of man and how difficult finding your place in this life can be. Yes, it voyeuristic. Yes, it may appear exploitative. But I truly took from it the absolute necessity to get off the couch, open the door, get out, and LIVE!!!! Thank you S-Town and thank you John B.
I've listened and re-listened to this podcast, each time leaving me in awe and fascination, hinted with a tinge of overwhelming sadness as we witness the life of John B Maclemore unfold before our eyes. Reed does not fail to deliver and takes us through a compelling story that takes a 360 so fast, you'll be left spinning.
This podcast.... AMAZING. Everything about it is so well made, so well said, so well thought out. Descriptions are so vivid, itâs easy to put faces with names. It makes you feel like you are living within the podcast and like you actually know these people. This is my #1 favorite podcast of all!!!! (Serial is definitely #2 though)Update: No, this story is not fake. Do your research before you say accents are fake, story is fake, etc. Iâm from Tennessee, and yes, some peopleâs accents do sound just like John B ð
This podcast was so captivating. And Iâm telling you, it wonât turn out anything like you think it will.
Yâall are in for an amazing treat! I couldnât stop listening!
Incredible podcast and unbelievable reporting
Came here cause I kept getting commercials for it on Up & Vanished. Sounded like another murder cover up podcast, but that storyline was gone by the end of episode 1. It went a totally different direction. It was okay overall; I did complete the whole thing. Not super satisfying or what I was looking for.
I heard about this podcast on an episode of Serial thinking it was another crime podcast. I started it in the morning at work. Soon I was enveloped in a complex story that I couldnât stop listening to until it was over making this the first podcast I have ever binged. S Town is incredibly well put together and told.
This was my first podcast of this genre and I can easily say Iâm hooked by these producers. Iâve downloaded This American Life and Serial just after finishing this morningâ¤ï¸
One of the best podcasts Iâve listened to.
Great story...great storyteller...
Brian told this story with such compassion and kindness. My favorite podcast!
I was hooked! The story starts out so mysterious but I lost interest with all the twists and turns
Such incredible story telling, incredible investigating so well done.