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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.

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest Serial Productions news: https://bit.ly/3FIOJj9

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    Poor Baby Raul

    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
    The Special Project

    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
    Ahmad the Iguana Feeder

    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
    The Honeymooners

    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
    The Big Chicken, Part 1

    The Big Chicken, Part 1

    A new warden comes to Guantánamo and decides to make some changes. A prison’s a prison, he thinks. How hard could this be?

    • 54 min
    Part 2, Asymmetry

    Part 2, Asymmetry

    After the worst happens at Guantánamo, the warden tries to explain it to the outside world – and to himself.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.9K Ratings

6.9K Ratings

Househunter5489 ,

Serial for grown ups

Classic pacing, research, intelligence, humanity and humour. Loved the team research and approach but Sarah’s pacing and inflection are my favourite in podcasting (tied with Ira Glass).

SalaAris ,

S 3

WHERE IS EPISODE 10 OF S3? WHERE DOES JOSHUA GO?!

NoelS89 ,

Privilege at its finest

Had high hopes that serial season 4 wouldn’t be an exercise in American self loathing and terrorism apology. I was wrong.

Shocked to hear the free publicity for terrorists the host gives at the end of episode 2 as she rattles off his book title and X statistics.

Privilege is forgetting what happened on 9/11, and making a 9/11 apology podcast decades later.

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