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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.

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Introducing The City

Introducing The City

2018-09-1700:03:576

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990. 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.
Six Stories | S1 E1

Six Stories | S1 E1

2018-09-2400:29:2812

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.To learn more, visit thecitypodcast.comSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Protect your home today. Visit them at simplisafe.com/thecityDaily Harvest - Get 3 free cups when you visit them at daily-harvest.com/thecity
Lawyers debate whether 31,000 truckloads of debris is or isn’t “waste.” Justice is delayed. A mountain rises and casts its long shadow.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 checkoutLinkedIn Talent - Get $50 off your first job posting when you visit them at linkedin.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
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
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 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.
The Takedown | S1 E7

The Takedown | S1 E7

2018-10-2900:45:422

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
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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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Andrea Cochran

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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Derek Donham

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Sep 27th
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