The City

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USA TODAY’s critically acclaimed investigative podcast about power in American cities.

Season 1, Chicago: A black neighborhood fights back when a mysterious man with mob ties builds an illegal dump across the street from an elementary school. Along the way they confront corrupt politicians, apathetic bureaucrats—and a secret undercover FBI investigation.

Season 2, Reno: A surprising proxy battle for the future of Reno pits a brash strip club kingpin against power brokers in city hall. The winner-takes-all fight could remake the city—and ruin lives in the process.


Episode Date
The Confrontation | S2 E7
00:30:14

In this Season 2 bonus episode, accusations of sexual assault at the Spice House strip club come to light. Two women who work there head to the club to confront their bosses, their phones secretly set to record.

Jan 22, 2020
The City recommends new podcast, The Sneak
00:05:00

In its first season, The Sneak looks at the case of a former Division I football star who attacked a Brinks Truck guard in 2008 and ran off with $400,000 in cash, before his grand flourish: Escaping in an inner tube down a river. Through new reporting, host Nate Scott discovered it was more than the story of a heist and that at the center was one small town and its secrets. Secrets about what actually happened with that crime back in 2008. And who actually helped pull it off.


Jan 14, 2020
The City recommends: A new season of Accused
00:12:36

When a 39-year-old father of three went to his third-shift job at a uranium processing plant and completely vanished one muggy night in 1984, his family thought for sure he’d turn up with some strange tale about quitting his job in a huff. But the days without contact turned into weeks, and the weeks into years, and David Bocks never resurfaced. Now, 35 years later, Cincinnati-based reporters Amber Hunt and Amanda Rossmann piece together this bizarre tale in the latest season of Accused, an investigative true crime podcast.

Dec 24, 2019
A New Reno | S2 E6
00:47:11

As old Reno disappears around them, Kamy, Stephanie, and Velma all try to find their bearings. 

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Nov 26, 2019
Behind the Curtains | S2 E5
00:55:09

A mysterious device shows up at the Wild Orchid, and Kamy is paranoid the city is out to get him. Everyone wants to know what’s happening in the strip club’s VIP rooms—including the courts. 

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Nov 19, 2019
West World | S2 E4
00:50:51

We go 20 miles east of Reno, to a mountainous landscape full of wild horses, brothels, and Tesla’s futuristic Gigafactory. City boosters say it’s the engine driving the New Reno. But the truth of what that means is darker and more complicated than it first appears. 

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Nov 12, 2019
The Pendulum | S2 E3
00:54:18

Big-game hunters in town for an annual safari convention go to the Wild Orchid looking to let loose. But city police have other plans, marking Reno’s latest swing from permissiveness to restrictiveness.

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Nov 05, 2019
If They Want War, We'll Give 'Em War | S2 E2
00:49:41

A secret report on strip clubs is revealed, but it’s no smoking gun. As Midtown changes, residents of a weekly hotel make their fury known to a council that says they’re just pawns in a bigger game.

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Oct 29, 2019
Battlelines | S2 E1
00:49:17

In a changing Reno, city boosters concoct a plan to force strip clubs out of downtown. But Reno’s strip club kingpin won’t go quietly. As the city tightens its grip, it’s dancers who feel the squeeze.


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Oct 29, 2019
Trailer: Reno | S2
00:03:49

A surprising proxy battle for the future of Reno pits a brash strip club kingpin against power brokers in city hall. The winner-takes-all fight could remake the city—and ruin lives in the process.

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Oct 08, 2019
The Present, The Future | S1 E10
00:43:39

The uncertain fate of the lots in North Lawndale, and what that says about a city like Chicago. 

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Nov 19, 2018
The Cleanup | S1 E9
00:44:22

The illegal dump is finally eradicated—but at whose expense?


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Nov 12, 2018
Houston | S1 E8
00:45:17

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.


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Nov 05, 2018
The Takedown | S1 E7
00:42:43

A reporter scoops the FBI. Politicians get taken down in "Mount Henry’s" shadow. The six-story debris pile remains.

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Oct 29, 2018
Operation Silver Shovel | S1 E6
00:45:54

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.

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Corrections 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.

Oct 22, 2018
The "Forrest Gump" of Chicago Crime | S1 E5
00:30:58

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?

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Oct 15, 2018
A Tale of Two Cities | S1 E4
00:42:07

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.

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Oct 08, 2018
"Mount Henry" | S1 E3
00:36:16

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.

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Oct 01, 2018
Life in the Shadow of the Mountain | S1 E2
00:28:46

Lawyers debate whether 31,000 truckloads of debris is or isn’t “waste.” Justice is delayed. A mountain rises and casts its long shadow.

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Sep 24, 2018
Six Stories | S1 E1
00:26:13

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.

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Sep 24, 2018
Trailer: Chicago | S1
00:03:57

A black neighborhood fights back when a mysterious man with mob ties builds an illegal dump across the street from an elementary school. Along the way they confront corrupt politicians, apathetic bureaucrats—and a secret undercover FBI investigation.

Sep 17, 2018