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The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.

Winter is turning into spring, and in Chicago, that means construction season. After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows is a tour de force through Chicago’s underbelly: Aldermen get indicted. An FBI investigation goes awry. A community’s resilience is tested—all unfolding under the spectre of racism in America.

Learn more and explore the dumps in North Lawndale via augmented reality at thecitypodcast.com

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The City Season 2: Reno

The City Season 2: Reno

2018-11-2600:01:122

Next season on The City, we head west—to Reno.
The uncertain fate of the lots in North Lawndale, and what that says about a city like Chicago. To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.comSupport us 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/thecity
The Cleanup | S1 E9

The Cleanup | S1 E9

2018-11-1200:47:37

The illegal dump is finally eradicated—but at whose expense?To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.comSupport us by supporting our sponsors!LinkedIn Talent- Get $50 off your first job post when you visit them atlinkedin.com/thecity
Houston | S1 E8

Houston | S1 E8

2018-11-0500:49:294

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.To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.comSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Helix Sleep - Get up to $125 off your mattress when you visit them at helixsleep.com/thecity
The Takedown | S1 E7

The Takedown | S1 E7

2018-10-2900:45:423

A reporter scoops the FBI. Politicians get taken down in "Mount Henry’s" shadow. The six-story debris pile remains.To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.comSupport us 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/thecity
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.To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.comSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Bombas - Get 20% off your first order when you visit them at bombas.com/thecity and code THECITY at checkoutHelix Sleep - Get up to $125 off your mattress when you visit them at helixsleep.com/thecityCorrections 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.
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?To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.comSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Daily Harvest - Get 3 free cups when you use promo code THECITY at Daily-Harvest.com LinkedIn Talent - Get $50 off your first job post when you visit them at linkedin.com/thecity
A Tale of Two Cities | S1 E4

A Tale of Two Cities | S1 E4

2018-10-0800:46:118

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.To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.comSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Bombas - Save 20% off your first order when you visit them at bombas.com/thecitySimplisafe - Start protecting your home the right way, visit them at simplisafe.com/thecity
"Mount Henry" | S1 E3

"Mount Henry" | S1 E3

2018-10-0100:40:244

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.To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.comSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Helix Sleep - Get up to $125 off your mattress when you visit them at helixsleep.com/thecity
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Justin Sperrazza

great cast. I enjoyed this ! especially being from Chicago. can't wait to hear next season

Dec 20th
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masoud yarali

i need script 😟

Dec 14th
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Dre

Sooooooooo good!!!!

Dec 4th
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Martin Beall

Played

Oct 24th
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Melinda

Great new find!

Sep 28th
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Sep 27th
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