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An Intimate Conversation with Brian Reed & Ben Phelan of the Hit Podcast S-Town

March 30, 2018
An Intimate Conversation with Brian Reed & Ben Phelan of the Hit Podcast S-Town

On the one-year anniversary of the launch of the wildly popular podcast series, S-Town, the program's creator, Brian Reed, and fact checker, Ben Phalen, joined Dr. Jack Caravanos to talk about the impact of mercury poisoning on the life and death of the show's protagonist, John B. McLemore.

An Intimate Conversation with Brian Reed & Ben Phelan of the Hit Podcast S-Town

 

Downloaded over 75 million times, it was a unique experience to have two members of the Peabody Award-winning team from This American Life come to campus to talk about the podcast with Dr. Caravanos, who provided his expertise to the show on the symptoms of mercury exposure and poisoning. Brian Reed said of John B. McLemore, "He understood just through his work on clocks and study of world history the capacity for human accomplishment."