A Murder in Rural Alabama? S-Town Podcast is on the Case

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Brian Reed hosts S-Town, a new podcast  based in Alabama. It's the newest series from This American Life and the creators of the popular murder-mystery podcast Serial.
Brian Reed hosts S-Town, a new podcast based in Alabama. It's the newest series from This American Life and the creators of the popular murder-mystery podcast Serial.

Andrea Morales

The creators of This American Life and the popular murder-mystery podcast Serial released a third season today. This one’s called S-Town, and it’s set right here in Alabama. WBHM’s Gigi Douban got a preview of the first two episodes, and S-Town host Brian Reed tells her his reporting revealed some painful truths about life in rural Alabama.

 

You can download all the episodes of S-Town starting today at the S-Town website or on iTunes.

 

Want some bonus audio? Hear Reed talk about how he reported the story: the challenges of digging up public records in Alabama, how he got people to trust him, and being sensitive to the ways Southerners are portrayed on the national stage.

 

 

Brian Reed spent three years reporting this story in Bibb County, Alabama. Early on, he says, things took an unexpected turn.
Brian Reed spent three years reporting this story in Bibb County, Alabama. Early on, he says, things took an unexpected turn.
Andrea Morales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gigi Douban

Gigi Douban

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