The City

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The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.Winter is turning into spring, and in Chicago, that means construction season. After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolis...Show More

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The City recommends: A new season of Unsolved | S E1

03:39 | Jan 23rd

Season 3 of Unsolved tells the story of Fr. Alfred Kunz, a Catholic priest from a small-town Wisconsin parish.

Courtroom Drama: Listen Now with Legal Wars

09:57 | Dec 7th, 2018

The courtroom can be a battlefield over money, people’s rights, and even their lives. For some cases, the consequences can affect us long after the verdict is read. Whether it's Hulk Hogan v Gawker, the World Trade Center Insurance Case, or the Monk...Show More

The City Season 2: Reno

01:12 | Nov 26th, 2018

Next season on The City, we head west—to Reno.

The Present, The Future | S1 E10

46:07 | Nov 19th, 2018

The uncertain fate of the lots in North Lawndale, and what that says about a city like Chicago. To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.com Support us by supporting our sponsors! Simplisafe - Start protecting your home the right way, visit them at s...Show More

The Cleanup | S1 E9

45:29 | Nov 12th, 2018

The illegal dump is finally eradicated—but at whose expense? To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.com Support us by supporting our sponsors! LinkedIn Talent- Get $50 off your first job post when you visit them atlinkedin.com/thecity

Houston | S1 E8

46:28 | Nov 5th, 2018

An illegal dump in Chicago has seeds in a legal one in Houston. The numbers reveal an unsettling pattern. A movement takes root. The president gives an order. To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.com Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hel...Show More

The Takedown | S1 E7

44:54 | Oct 29th, 2018

A reporter scoops the FBI. Politicians get taken down in "Mount Henry’s" shadow. The six-story debris pile remains. To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.com Support us by supporting our sponsors! Simplisafe - Start protecting your home the right...Show More

Operation Silver Shovel | S1 E6

48:21 | Oct 22nd, 2018

A criminal flips and wears a wire. Aldermen accept small sums of large bills. The FBI’s investigation may be tainted. "Mount Henry" grows, but shrinks from memory. To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.com Support us by supporting our sponsors! Bomb...Show More

The "Forrest Gump" of Chicago Crime | S1 E5

33:29 | Oct 15th, 2018

A bank failure unearths a connection to the mysterious man in the limo—and suddenly, he’s everywhere. Bribery, fraud and violence are just ways of doing business. The FBI is on the case—but which one? And whose? To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.c...Show More

A Tale of Two Cities | S1 E4

44:33 | Oct 8th, 2018

Four years in, "Mount Henry" has become a magnet for hazardous waste—both literal and figurative. A new illegal dump appears in a white neighborhood. A trusted advocate may not be who he seems. To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.com Support us ...Show More

"Mount Henry" | S1 E3

37:31 | Oct 1st, 2018

The neighborhood turns to a beloved ward boss—but his own agenda comes first. A man in the know offers some valuable advice on power. To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.com Support us by supporting our sponsors! Helix Sleep - Get up to $125 of...Show More

Life in the Shadow of the Mountain | S1 E2

31:09 | Sep 24th, 2018

Lawyers debate whether 31,000 truckloads of debris is or isn’t “waste.” Justice is delayed. A mountain rises and casts its long shadow. To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.com Support us by supporting our sponsors! Bombas - Get 20% off your fir...Show More

Six Stories | S1 E1

28:32 | Sep 24th, 2018

Chicago, 1990. A guy with a loud sweater, manicured nails and connections to some very powerful people idles in a limousine near a vacant lot. A fleet of dump trucks unloads literal tons of busted concrete—and keep coming back. Neighborhood residents...Show More

Introducing The City

03:57 | Sep 17th, 2018

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.  After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its d...Show More