This week I travel to the home of the S-Town Podcast that has over 100 Million downloads – Woodstock, AL.
S-Town Podcast focuses on two main characters, Tyler Goodson and Jon B. Mclemore.
S-Town is a podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder.
John B. Mclemore the star of the S-Town would commit suicide before the podcast was finished.
Just recently the other main character, Tyler Goodson was shot and killed by Police in Woodstock, Alabama, which would become known as S-Town.
WOODSTOCK, Ala. (WBMA) — The family of podcast figure Tyler Goodson released a statement Monday addressing Goodson’s death.
Authorities said Goodson was shot during a standoff with the Woodstock Police Department and later died at the hospital. In a Facebook post deleted soon after his death, Goodson wrote ‘Police bout to shoot me down in my own yard.’
According to ABCnews.com:
The podcast has been downloaded over 100 million times since its release, WIAT reported. “S-Town” begins telling the story of a reputed killing and also another death and winds up focusing on the eccentric McLemore, a restorer of antique clocks, and his tortured relationship with the town of Woodstock.Dec 5, 2023
So I hope you enjoy the sleepy little town that became known as S-Town.