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Kimmel Center Presents

An Evening with Brian Reed: Creating S-Town

A New Way to Tell a Story

Dec 17, 2017
7:00 PM

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Brian Reed is the host and co-creator of the podcast S-Town. In his talk, Brian walks his audience through the process of how he and his collaborators developed an entirely new kind of storytelling, taking techniques from literature and merging them with journalism in ways that hadn’t been done before. Using audio outtakes and reporting details that never made it into the final version, Brian reveals how his team invented this groundbreaking new way of telling a story. S-Town, produced by Serial and This American Life, broke podcast records by reaching 40 million downloads in its first month. Rigorously reported and entirely true, S-Town is the first podcast that feels like reading a masterful novel.


“Reed is a fascinating steward, both for how he tells this story and the way he relates to the world built out in his reporting.” — Vulture

 “S-Town has made a star of its host, the sweet and unassum­ing Brian Reed, who has been with This American Life for six years and currently serves as a senior producer. In 2012 he was a member of a Peabody Award-winning team at This American Life. Always he is a calming, quiet presence among a cast who rarely hold back on saying what they feel with passion and bluntness.” — Salon


Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102


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