The Team Behind Serial and This American Life Just Dropped a Brand New True Crime Podcast

S-Town investigates a true story set in rural Alabama — and all seven episodes are here.

The producers of Serial and This American Life have teaming up on a brand new true crime podcast hitting the digital airwaves next month. Better yet, they're taking a page out of Netflix's book and dropping every single episode at the exact same time. Today.

The non-fiction S-Town is set in rural Alabama and will investigate "the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life", according to the website. We're in.

"This story takes so many unexpected turns," said This American Life presenter Ira Glass in a statement. "Every episode is a new surprise. And the story has this feeling and mood that's different from anything else we've done. I don't think people have heard a show like this."

S-Town is one of three new podcasts being launched under the 'Serial Productions' banner. It will be hosted by long-time This American Life producer Brian Reed, and all seven episodes are available from the S-Town website.

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Published on March 29, 2017 by Tom Clift

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