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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 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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Have thoughts or feedback on our shows? Email us at serialshows@nytimes.com

    The Kids of Rutherford County - Ep. 4: Dedicated Public Servants

    The Kids of Rutherford County - Ep. 4: Dedicated Public Servants

    The lawyers settle with the county, which agrees to pay the kids who were wrongfully arrested and illegally jailed; the hard part is actually getting the kids paid.

    From Serial Productions and The New York Times in partnership with ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio, “The Kids of Rutherford County” is reported and hosted by Meribah Knight, a Peabody-award winning reporter based in the South.

    • 38 min
    The Kids of Rutherford County - Ep. 3: Would You Like to Sue the Government?

    The Kids of Rutherford County - Ep. 3: Would You Like to Sue the Government?

    Wes Clark reads a telling line in a police report about how Rutherford County’s juvenile justice system really works. He and his law partner Mark Downton realize they have a massive class action on their hands.

    From Serial Productions and The New York Times in partnership with ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio, “The Kids of Rutherford County” is reported and hosted by Meribah Knight, a Peabody-award winning reporter based in the South.

    • 47 min
    The Kids of Rutherford County - Ep. 2: What the Hell Are You People Doing?

    The Kids of Rutherford County - Ep. 2: What the Hell Are You People Doing?

    A young lawyer named Wes Clark can’t get the Rutherford County juvenile court to let his clients out of detention — even when the law says they shouldn’t have been held in the first place. He’s frustrated and demoralized, until he makes a friend.

    From Serial Productions and The New York Times in partnership with ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio, “The Kids of Rutherford County” is reported and hosted by Meribah Knight, a Peabody-award winning reporter based in the South.

    • 32 min
    The Kids of Rutherford County - Ep. 1: The Egregious Video

    The Kids of Rutherford County - Ep. 1: The Egregious Video

    A police officer in Rutherford County, Tenn., sees a video of little kids fighting, and decides to investigate. This leads to the arrest of 11 kids for watching the fight. The arrests do not go smoothly.

    From Serial Productions and The New York Times in partnership with ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio, “The Kids of Rutherford County” is reported and hosted by Meribah Knight, a Peabody-award winning reporter based in the South.

    • 27 min
    The Kids of Rutherford County - Trailer

    The Kids of Rutherford County - Trailer

    For over a decade, one Tennessee county arrested and illegally jailed hundreds, maybe thousands, of children. A four-part narrative series reveals how this came to be, the adults responsible for it, and the two lawyers, former juvenile delinquents themselves, who try to do something about it.

    From Serial Productions and The New York Times, “The Kids of Rutherford County” is reported and hosted by Meribah Knight, a Peabody-award winning reporter based in the South. Get it everywhere you get your podcasts on Thursday, October 26th.

    • 3 min
    The Retrievals - Ep. 5: The Outcomes

    The Retrievals - Ep. 5: The Outcomes

    In fertility treatment, a successful outcome is defined as a healthy baby. In this story, the outcomes are complicated for everyone involved.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5K Ratings

5K Ratings

Sobody random ,

This is amazing!!

When I listen to this podcast I feel like I'm in the place that they are talking about. They narrate so well and are amazing to listen to on a road trip.

qwertyone ,

Gone downhill

The first several seasons of this show were interesting and so enjoyable. As the seasons have progressed, I have found them now fairly boring, I have tried to listen to the first few episodes, but don’t continue on. I keep hoping there will be another really good season, but alas I am still waiting…

Greetings from Oz ,

S3 Ep 3

I feel the pain and disbelief of Ermes. Watching a police officer lie under oath in a courtroom is so frustrating.

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