A chat with other podcasters about S-Town in spoiler detail.

The Sound And The Story with @DavidKallison

Neurotic Tornado with @YuviZalkow

The Longform Podcast interviewing Brian Reed, @BriHReed

You are listening to Podcast Playlist, a podcast about podcasts, where I, Brendan Hutchins, share what I've been listening to, and why you should listen, too. I intend to keep the show safe for work, but as a warning, today's podcast contains explicit language. If that doesn't bother you, let's continue.

Luckily, for the second episode of Podcast Playlist in a series devoted to S-Town, I've been able to connect with a few other podcasters and discuss many aspects of S-Town, the creative non-fiction masterpiece in audio form.

For a spoiler-free overview of S-Town, please check out the previous episode. Be prepared for many spoilers as I discuss the show with a David Kallison of The Sound and the Story podcast and Yuvi Zalkow of the Neurotic Tornado podcast. I'm including clips from these conversations, but if you would like to hear the full interviews, I'm posting them in their entirety on my Patreon page at patreon.com/PodcastPlaylist. They clock in at over an hour each and both contain great perspectives on the music and literary aspects of S-Town.

I'll also add some excerpts from the Longform podcast where Brian Reed is interviewed by the host, Max Linsky.  First up, my interview with David.

That was part of my conversation with David Kallison of The Sound and the Story podcast where he dives into a single album, picking apart each track and analyzing the lyrics in relation to the band members’ histories. It's a great listen. My favorite episode is about The album The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me by Brand New because it was not only an amazing album, but the amount of research and detail that David put in illustrated a real passion for music and this band. Links to the show will be in the show notes. Now, here are some more thoughts on S-Town with author, YouTuber, App Creator and podcaster Yuvi Zalkow.

That was part of my conversation with Yuvi Zalkow of Neurotic Tornado. In his podcast, each season covers one or multiple relationships, and how they work, or don't work, over the long term. It gets wonderfully weird. The links will be in the show notes. 

If you'd like to hear the full interviews with David and Yuvi, please check out patreon.com/PodcastPlaylist. Lastly, here are some excerpts from the Brian Reed interview on The Longform podcast, a show about writing with the aim to uncover the story behind the story and story maker.

That was Brian Reed, the host of S-Town, interviewed by Max Linsky of the Longform Podcast. I love that parts of the process come out in this interview that are so fascinating, like that Brian only met with John once, and yet he had an incredible pull to John, so much so that he wanted to go to his funeral. Also, the reasons for putting out all the chapters at once and how they framed it as a novel. I highly recommend listening to the full interview.  Links to all of these shows will be in the show notes.  

This is the second episode of the first series from Podcast Playlist, just about S-Town. The full Spoiler-Town conversations with David Kallison of The Sound and the Story Podcast, and Yuvi Zalkow of Neurotic Tornado, will be available for patrons at patreon.com/PodcastPlaylist Please check it out.

This episode was recorded in "yes, it rains a lot" Portland, Oregon.

Writing, music, and narration by Brendan Hutchins, the producer and script editor was my amazing wife Sarah Hutchins, and moral support and infinite distractions were provided by Sebastian and Autumn (Sarah's and my cats).

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