Chapter I

53:00 | Mar 28th, 2017

53 recommendations

“If you keep your mouth shut, you’ll be surprised what you can learn.”


jesseli recommended:Sep 5th, 2017

This had me hooked from Episode 1

jbone406 recommended:Aug 2nd, 2017

This starts out amazing, and just keeps getting better through every episode! I cannot recommend it enough!

ggarnhart recommended:Aug 2nd, 2017

Great series - produced by the same people as Serial.

saxepeare recommended:Aug 2nd, 2017

One of the best stories out there.

alexcreary recommended:Aug 3rd, 2017

This is an incredible story, full of fascinating characters. I wish I could be best friends with John McLemore.

saramcsmith recommended:Aug 10th, 2017

As a lady born and raised in Alabama, this is a must listen.

tinkerbell recommended:Sep 3rd, 2017

Great storytelling!

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

mmJan 28th

@jakburnsides That’s amazing that you went audio drama route first before non-fiction for podcasts. It’s usually the opposite!

jakburnsidesJan 28th

@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

mmJan 28th

@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

jakburnsidesJan 28th

@mm oh sounds very joyful 😂 we all have to start somewhere

cogsdoc recommended:Dec 30th, 2019

Probably my favorite Podcast of all time.

julie recommended:Dec 30th, 2019

I still think about this excellent true story

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

I thought this episode was:

🤔 Thought-provoking

hummingbird95Jun 16th

@mm This podcast is in my top 5’s

mmJun 17th

@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... :(

pwithamJun 17th

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.

mmJun 17th

@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

hummingbird95Jun 17th

@mm I agree. It was a great podcast, but had me feeling mixed emotions for those involved.

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.