37 episodes

Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings.

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    • 4.7, 551 Ratings

Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings.

    Introducing: Nice White Parents

    Introducing: Nice White Parents

    We have a new show! Here’s a sneak peek of Nice White Parents, a new limited series about building a better school system, and what gets in the way. Coming July 30 from Serial Productions, brought to you by The New York Times. Subscribe today.

    • 6 min
    Some Time When Everything Has Changed

    Some Time When Everything Has Changed

    The state of Ohio decides where Joshua belongs.

    A Madman’s Vacation

    A Madman’s Vacation

    A teenager decides to cooperate.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Snowball Effect

    The Snowball Effect

    If you listen closely to the trash-talking, you start to get the message.

    • 57 min
    You in the Red Shirt

    You in the Red Shirt

    Life after you put a cop in jail.

    • 53 min
    Pleas Baby Pleas

    Pleas Baby Pleas

    Don’t tell the judges, but the prosecutors have the most power in the building.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
551 Ratings

551 Ratings

hansestadt-diva ,

Love that podcast

This is such a great podcast! I love the stories, I totally am hooked! What gets me with most podcasts though is the voice. If that good, the story can be somewhat lame. But listening to this - both brilliant!

C.LAL ,

I am ADDICTED!

I started listening to Season 1 because of a recommendation made by the Crime Junkie Podcast. And I habe to say: I am addicted! All episodes are so well researched and told in such a clear and easy understanding way!

Bagzzzzz ,

A necessary podcast.

In an age plagued by fake news, ignorance and blatant disregard for basic human rights, Serial is a necessary podcast. The quality of it and the commitment of the whole team to uncover the often-overlooked mess of the American Justice system deserves praise. Some moments made me truly sick to my stomach.
Despite it being only a podcast, I'm confident it'll incite change in the way things work.
I wish all the best for the whole Serial team.

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