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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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    • 4.6 • 7.6K Ratings

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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    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
    S04 - Ep. 5: The Big Chicken, Part 1

    S04 - Ep. 5: 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
    S04 - Ep. 6: Part 2, Asymmetry

    S04 - Ep. 6: 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
7.6K Ratings

7.6K Ratings

MaggieGrant55 ,

Highly Recommend

I have just finished listening to Season One. Absolutely hooked! Presented like a BBC documentary, so professional, giving the listener the facts so that they felt part of the investigation. Thank you so much, my dog thanks you, the length of his walks has tripled because I need to hear what happens next. Looking forward to Season Two tomorrow.

Joestrothers ,

Excellent podcast takes a fall in series 4

Yes, the awfully indulgent trend for vocal fry is irritating, but the real issue is that this series just deals with a much covered subject. It doesn’t tell us enough of what we don’t know. I found it hard to be fully engaged. Serial had been a ‘sit down and listen’ experience. For me, this series I realised, was just a mildly interesting background noise, whilst I went about domestic tasks. It just failed to sufficiently ignite my interest.

MacPuce ,

Podcaster’s voice is absolutely fine!

Fresh, interesting, well produced.
Excellent work, again!
Thank you.

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