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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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

4.5 out of 5
625 Ratings

625 Ratings

wstutch81 ,

The terrifying reality of the American legal system.

I have just finished listening to the third season of Serial and found myself shocked, angered and terrified on the day to day running of Clevelands police farce, court and prison systems. Broken is an understatement and it resonates throughout this podcast as you hear story after story of often the poorest people in society treated horrendously by the law enforcement community who hand down un deserved beatings, which go un punished, Judges that dish out sentences that vastly out-way the crime and a system that protects and rewards brutality on and off the street by its police force. And to hear the system believes its one of the best in the world is hilarious! Great listening, even though it’s completely disturbing.

Jellyby123 ,

Disappointment

What an enormous disappointment this podcast was. I had heard so much about Serial and I was looking forward to it. It goes round the houses for 13 episodes and lands nowhere. We don't even have a proper final interaction between the subject and the journalist. It just fizzled out. Don't waste your time...

JoshDuni ,

No

I’d give this 5 roblox oofs out of bruh

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