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Serial returns with a history of Guantánamo told by people who lived through key moments in Guantánamo’s evolution, who know things the rest of us don’t about what it’s like to be caught inside an improvised justice system.

Serial Productions makes narrative podcasts whose quality and innovation transformed the medium. “Serial” began in 2014 as a spinoff of the public radio show “This American Life.” In 2020, we joined the New York Times Company. Our shows have reached many millions of listeners and have won nearly every major journalism award for audio, including the first-ever Peabody Award given to a podcast.

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Serial returns with a history of Guantánamo told by people who lived through key moments in Guantánamo’s evolution, who know things the rest of us don’t about what it’s like to be caught inside an improvised justice system.

Serial Productions makes narrative podcasts whose quality and innovation transformed the medium. “Serial” began in 2014 as a spinoff of the public radio show “This American Life.” In 2020, we joined the New York Times Company. Our shows have reached many millions of listeners and have won nearly every major journalism award for audio, including the first-ever Peabody Award given to a podcast.

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    From Serial Productions and The New York Times, Serial Season 4 is a history of Guantánamo told by people who lived through key moments in Guantánamo’s evolution, who know things the rest of us don’t about what it’s like to be caught inside an improvised justice system. Episodes 1 and 2 arrive Thursday, March 28.

    • 2 min
    S04 - Ep. 1: Poor Baby Raul

    S04 - Ep. 1: Poor Baby Raul

    Maybe you have an idea in your head about what it was like to work at Guantánamo, one of the most notorious prisons in the world. Think again.

    • 41 min
    S04 - Ep. 2: The Special Project

    S04 - Ep. 2: The Special Project

    In 2002, an elite interrogation team secretly staged Guantánamo’s most elaborate intel operation — to try to get a single detainee to talk.

    • 47 min
    S04 - Ep. 3: Ahmad the Iguana Feeder

    S04 - Ep. 3: Ahmad the Iguana Feeder

    An Arabic-speaking airman is sent to Guantánamo to translate, and soon finds himself at the center of a major scandal. Part 1: Suspicion swallows evidence.

    • 1 hr
    S04 - Ep. 4: The Honeymooners

    S04 - Ep. 4: The Honeymooners

    The case against a young airman gets even weirder when the government pulls in two fresh investigators. Part 2: A bride, an FBI agent, and a polygraph machine.

    • 50 min
    S03 - Ep. 1: A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center

    S03 - Ep. 1: A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center

    A young woman at a bar is slapped on the butt. So why’s she the one in jail?

    • 50 min

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