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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.

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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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
574 Ratings

574 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.

JoshDuni ,

No

I’d give this 5 roblox oofs out of bruh

Hellie12 ,

Only okay

Everyone told me I had to listen to Serial season 1, that’s it’s the best true crime podcast available. I have to disagree. Although the “story” is interesting, the way it’s told is not and Sarah was very irritating and at times, skittish. I think West Cork, The Teacher’s Pet and The Lady Vanishes are far superior to Serial. I won’t be bothering with subsequent seasons of it.

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