53:00 | Mar 28th, 2017
“If you keep your mouth shut, you’ll be surprised what you can learn.”
jbone406 recommended:Aug 2nd, 2017
This starts out amazing, and just keeps getting better through every episode! I cannot recommend it enough!
alexcreary recommended:Aug 3rd, 2017
This is an incredible story, full of fascinating characters. I wish I could be best friends with John McLemore.
jakburnsides recommended:Jan 28th
A friend recommended this series to me. Previous to it my exposure to podcasts had been fictional stories presented as if real and at first I thought this was the same - it's that wild a story. When my friend told me a couple episodes in, that "no no it's real. This is a real person, a real story," ...Show More
@jakburnsides That’s amazing that you went audio drama route first before non-fiction for podcasts. It’s usually the opposite!
@mm I think the very first podcast I listened to was Welcome to Nightvale because the same friend recommended it and I wanted to know the source of all the cool fanart I saw. Its only recent that I've branched out to non fiction and loving it just as much
@jakburnsides Your journey into podcasts is so much more interesting and cool than mine. I started listening to podcasts that were of men interviewing people...heh
samantha recommended:Jan 13th
Amazing story. Twists and turns throughout, and beautifully told. The end will blow your mind.
write2tg recommended:Feb 15th
I haven’t heard a finer example of storytelling and the insights are deep. This will stay with me. Cannot recommend enough.
mm recommended:Jun 16th
I finally listened to this (don't @ me). Though the storytelling and podcast was beautifully produced to illustrate the complexity of the human condition, I'm going to super controversial and say that I truly regret listening to this. I really question the ethics around some of the stuff that was ai...Show More
@hummingbird95 It's so well made, but I just find it so hard to know all these things about John B that I don't think I needed to know and he probably wouldn't have wanted us to know for the pure sake of entertainment... :(
It does leave you with very mixed feelings, on the whole, I think I appreciate it being put out there but it does feel like we looked behind a curtain that didn't want to be opened just to get publicity, which is always wrong. If I miss read the situation then I'm sorry and take it back.
@pwitham Yea, it's a tough one especially when they even play the recording of John B saying stuff where he's obviously trying to cover up the fact that he's gay and what the church sessions really are. This was a good critique: https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/3/30/15084224/s-town-review-controvers...Show More
darsynia recommended:Aug 1st, 2017
The series as a whole is utterly worth it--hardly ever has the human ability to see and interpret the same exact events completely oppositely been so perfectly illuminated.
tdzell recommended:Aug 31st, 2017
If you haven't yet listened to S-Town, fix that. One of the best podcasts in the last year
gasstationb recommended:Feb 7th, 2018
This podcast turned out to be not at all what I expected, although, I think the very same has been said by the host, as it transforms from a potential murder investigation into an examination of a complex, misunderstood, damaged individual.