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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.

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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United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

7/29/2020
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_accused

Duration:00:06:06

Stephanie's Second Chance | S2 E9

4/28/2020
The courts reach a decision in Stephanie's appeal. Plus, some news about The City.

Duration:00:06:41

The Stand-off | S2 E8

4/7/2020
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.

Duration:00:25:19

The Confrontation | S2 E7

1/22/2020
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.

Duration:00:30:52

The City recommends new podcast, The Sneak

1/14/2020
In its first season, The Sneak looks at the case of a former Division I football star who attacked a Brinks Truck guard in 2008 and ran off with $400,000 in cash, before his grand flourish: Escaping in an inner tube down a river. Through new reporting, host Nate Scott discovered it was more than the story of a heist and that at the center was one small town and its secrets. Secrets about what actually happened with that crime back in 2008. And who actually helped pull it off.

Duration:00:04:59

The City recommends: A new season of Accused

12/24/2019
When a 39-year-old father of three went to his third-shift job at a uranium processing plant and completely vanished one muggy night in 1984, his family thought for sure he’d turn up with some strange tale about quitting his job in a huff. But the days without contact turned into weeks, and the weeks into years, and David Bocks never resurfaced. Now, 35 years later, Cincinnati-based reporters Amber Hunt and Amanda Rossmann piece together this bizarre tale in the latest season of Accused, an...

Duration:00:12:36

A New Reno | S2 E6

11/26/2019
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: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodhttps://facebook.com/thecitypod

Duration:00:48:18

Behind the Curtains | S2 E5

11/19/2019
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: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodhttps://facebook.com/thecitypod

Duration:00:56:17

West World | S2 E4

11/12/2019
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: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodhttps://facebook.com/thecitypod

Duration:00:50:51

The Pendulum | S2 E3

11/5/2019
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: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodhttps://facebook.com/thecitypod

Duration:00:54:49

If They Want War, We'll Give 'Em War | S2 E2

10/29/2019
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: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodhttps://facebook.com/thecitypod

Duration:00:49:42

Battlelines | S2 E1

10/29/2019
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: https://www.instagram.com/thecitypod/https://www.twitter.com/thecitypodhttps://facebook.com/thecitypod

Duration:00:49:17

Trailer: Reno | S2

10/8/2019
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.com

Duration:00:03:49

The Present, The Future | S1 E10

11/19/2018
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.com Instagram: @thecitypodTwitter:@thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com____________ Support The City by supporting our sponsors! Simplisafe:simplisafe.com/thecityLinkedIn Talentlinkedin.com/thecity

Duration:00:47:14

The Cleanup | S1 E9

11/12/2018
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/thecity

Duration:00:46:17

Houston | S1 E8

11/5/2018
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. There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.com Instagram: @thecitypodTwitter:@thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________ Support The City by supporting our sponsors! Helix Sleep: helixsleep.com/thecity

Duration:00:48:24

The Takedown | S1 E7

10/29/2018
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.com Instagram: @thecitypodTwitter:@thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________ Support The City by supporting our sponsors! Simplisafe:simplisafe.com/thecityLinkedIn Talent:linkedin.com/thecity

Duration:00:46:02

Operation Silver Shovel | S1 E6

10/22/2018
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. There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.com Instagram: @thecitypodTwitter:@thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________ Support The City by supporting our sponsors! Bombas: bombas.com/thecityHelix...

Duration:00:48:41

The "Forrest Gump" of Chicago Crime | S1 E5

10/15/2018
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? There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.com Instagram: @thecitypodTwitter:@thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________ Support The City by supporting our sponsors! Daily...

Duration:00:34:49

A Tale of Two Cities | S1 E4

10/8/2018
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. There's bonus content for this episode of The City and more at our website: thecitypodcast.com Instagram: @thecitypodTwitter:@thecitypod Facebook: @thecitypodEmail: info@thecitypodcast.com_________________________________ Support The City by supporting our sponsors! Bombas:...

Duration:00:46:01