The City

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USA TODAY’s critically acclaimed investigative podcast about power in American cities.Season 1, Chicago: A black neighborhood fights back when a mysterious man with mob ties builds an illegal dump across the street from an elementary school. Along the way they confront corrupt politicians, apathetic bureaucrats—and a secret undercover FBI investigation.Season 2, Reno: A surprising proxy battle for the future of Reno pits a brash strip club kingpin against power brokers in city hall. The winner-takes-all fight could remake the city—and ruin lives in the process.

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A black neighborhood fights back when a mysterious man with mob ties builds an illegal dump across the street from an elementary school. Along the way they confront corrupt politicians, apathetic bureaucrats—and a secret undercover FBI investigation. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Sep 2018

3 min 57 sec

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 take action. The mess becomes much bigger than a six-story pile of rubble.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe: Protect your home today. Visit them at simplisafe.com/thecityDaily Harvest: Get three (3) free cups when you visit them at daily-harvest.com/thecitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Sep 2018

26 min 13 sec

Lawyers debate whether 31,000 truckloads of debris is or isn’t “waste.” Justice is delayed. A mountain rises and casts its long shadow.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Bombas: Get 20% off your first order when you visit them at bombas.com/thecity and use the promotion code THECITY at checkout.LinkedIn Talent: Get $50 off your first job posting when you visit LinkedInTalent at linkedin.com/thecitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 2018

28 min 46 sec

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.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Helix Sleep: Get up to $125 off your mattress when you visit them at helixsleep.com/thecitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 2018

36 min 17 sec

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.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Bombas: Save 20% off your first order of socks when you visit Bombas at bombas.com/thecitySimplisafe: Start protecting your home by visiting simplisafe.com/thecitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Oct 2018

42 min 7 sec

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?There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Daily Harvest: Get three (3) free cups when you use promotion code THECITY at Daily-Harvest.com LinkedIn Talent: Get $50 off your first job post when you visit LinkedIn Talent at linkedin.com/thecitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Oct 2018

30 min 58 sec

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.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Bombas: Get 20% off your first order when you visit them at bombas.com/thecity and use promotion code THECITY at checkout.Helix Sleep: Get up to $125 off your mattress when you visit them at helixsleep.com/thecity_________________________________Corrections and clarifications: A previous version of Episode 6 of The City misidentified the number of silver pieces Judas received for betraying Jesus. It was 30 pieces of silver.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Oct 2018

45 min 54 sec

A reporter scoops the FBI. Politicians get taken down in "Mount Henry’s" shadow. The six-story debris pile remains.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypodTwitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe: Start protecting your home the right way, visit them at simplisafe.com/thecityLinkedIn Talent: Get $50 off your first job post when you visit them at linkedin.com/thecitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 2018

42 min 44 sec

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.There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypod Twitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Helix Sleep: Get up to $125 off your mattress when you visit them at helixsleep.com/thecitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 2018

45 min 17 sec

The illegal dump is finally eradicated—but at whose expense?To learn more about the cleanup, visit thecitypodcast.com____________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!LinkedIn Talent: Get $50 off your first job post when you visit them at linkedin.com/thecitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Nov 2018

44 min 22 sec

The uncertain fate of the lots in North Lawndale, and what that says about a city like Chicago. To learn more about The City podcast, visit our website: thecitypodcast.comInstagram: @thecitypod Twitter: @thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com____________Support The City by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe: Start protecting your home the right way, visit them at simplisafe.com/thecityLinkedIn Talent- Get $50 off your first job post when you visit them atlinkedin.com/thecitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 2018

43 min 39 sec

A surprising proxy battle for the future of Reno pits a brash strip club kingpin against power brokers in city hall. The winner-takes-all fight could remake the city—and ruin lives in the process.thecitypodcast.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Oct 2019

3 min 49 sec

In a changing Reno, city boosters concoct a plan to force strip clubs out of downtown. But Reno’s strip club kingpin won’t go quietly. As the city tightens its grip, it’s dancers who feel the squeeze.For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 1, visit thecitypodcast.com. Or follow us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodFacebook: https://facebook.com/thecitypod See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Oct 2019

49 min 17 sec

A secret report on strip clubs is revealed, but it’s no smoking gun. As Midtown changes, residents of a weekly hotel make their fury known to a council that says they’re just pawns in a bigger game.For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 2, visit thecitypodcast.com. Or follow us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodFacebook: https://facebook.com/thecitypod See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Oct 2019

49 min 41 sec

Big-game hunters in town for an annual safari convention go to the Wild Orchid looking to let loose. But city police have other plans, marking Reno’s latest swing from permissiveness to restrictiveness.For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 3, visit thecitypodcast.com. Or follow us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodFacebook: https://facebook.com/thecitypodSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Nov 2019

54 min 18 sec

We go 20 miles east of Reno, to a mountainous landscape full of wild horses, brothels, and Tesla’s futuristic Gigafactory. City boosters say it’s the engine driving the New Reno. But the truth of what that means is darker and more complicated than it first appears. For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 4, visit thecitypodcast.com. Or follow us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodFacebook: https://facebook.com/thecitypodSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Nov 2019

50 min 51 sec

A mysterious device shows up at the Wild Orchid, and Kamy is paranoid the city is out to get him. Everyone wants to know what’s happening in the strip club’s VIP rooms—including the courts. For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 5, visit thecitypodcast.com. Or follow us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodFacebook: https://facebook.com/thecitypodSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Nov 2019

55 min 9 sec

As old Reno disappears around them, Kamy, Stephanie, and Velma all try to find their bearings. For bonus and behind-the-scenes content for Episode 6, visit thecitypodcast.com. Or follow us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodFacebook: https://facebook.com/thecitypodSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Nov 2019

47 min 11 sec

In this Season 2 bonus episode, accusations of sexual assault at the Spice House strip club come to light. Two women who work there head to the club to confront their bosses, their phones secretly set to record.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Jan 2020

30 min 14 sec

In this follow-up to our investigation of Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory, we look at what happens when state safety inspectors and one of the state’s biggest employers go head to head.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Apr 2020

23 min 59 sec

The courts reach a decision in Stephanie's appeal. Plus, some news about The City.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Apr 2020

6 min 41 sec

How did Jack Roland Murphy go from world-champion surfer to notorious jewel thief? How did it all go wrong and end in at least two murders in the murky waterways of southern Florida? Find out this season on The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek.Subscribe today: wondery.fm/thesneak_accusedSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jul 2020

6 min 6 sec

A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.Listen to SUSPECT: wondery.fm/Suspect_TheCitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Aug 31

6 min 9 sec