I'm not a typical bandwagon podcast listener. But, since everyone was raving, and I wanted to do a long run one Saturday I decided to dive in. And dive in I did. I listened to the whole 7 episodes in 3 days, which is impressive for a full-time working Mom with shit to do. The first few episodes grabbed me so fully I listened whenever I had more than 2 minutes to listen. I even arranged my work around getting to listen so I could do the monotonous tasks while fully engrossed in the narrative Brian spun. All that to say, I wasn't so blown away that I will tell everyone I know to listen asap. The production is incredible. The time, energy, care and attention that Brian and his team put in to this series is evident and it pays off. It took me to the time, place and going-ons that he describes. But. And here is my but. In the end, as the final two episodes spun down in to my ears I felt, eh. Was this how it was going to end? What was all the build up for? Where is the true crime. Where are the confessions. What happens to Tyler and Ruth and where are they at now. All that said, I appreciate how he chose to package and tell this story. I appreciate the connections he made and how he wove together a story about our world with the of this one brilliant man who lived this incredible simple and yet complex life in shittown usa. So will I tell you to listen, sure. But, if you have other stuff to get to first, I won't rush you.