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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.

    S03 Episode 09: Some Time When Everything Has Changed

    S03 Episode 09: Some Time When Everything Has Changed

    The state of Ohio decides where Joshua belongs.

    S03 Episode 08: A Madman’s Vacation

    S03 Episode 08: A Madman’s Vacation

    A teenager decides to cooperate.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

    S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

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

    • 57 min
    S03 Episode 06: You in the Red Shirt

    S03 Episode 06: You in the Red Shirt

    Life after you put a cop in jail.

    • 53 min
    S03 Episode 05: Pleas Baby Pleas

    S03 Episode 05: Pleas Baby Pleas

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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S03 Episode 04: A Bird in Jail Is Worth Two on the Street

    S03 Episode 04: A Bird in Jail Is Worth Two on the Street

    What happens when the right evidence points to the wrong man?

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
61.9K Ratings

61.9K Ratings

Daughter of Bob ,

about three

This should be required listening for anyone who wants to know why police brutality is unsolvable without deep and irreversible change. What I would have like to have seen more of is why the police are encouraged to terrorize and penalize and traumatize black and brown people, particularly males, and the larger system that serves, the law and order political slogans that elevates and how that makes us ALL less free. I would also have like to hear just one of these habitually violent officers explain what goes through their head when they operate as this gestapo, and how it leaks into the rest of their lives because you can’t tell me these are gentle and i traumatized human beings with their families. Violence hurts the victim and the perpetrator and so the closed ranks of blue hide and sanctify just as much traumatized and unhealed rage behavior and toxic masculinity as any gang or organized crime family does. This is all about the politics of pain and whose pain is “heroic” and in the service of “society” and whose pain is “anti social” and “barbaric”. Finally it’s about whose pain is the most lucrative for the state and the prison industrial complex of civil rights stripped free labor answers that question handily.
Finally, I truly appreciate the way you have listened to people whose way of expressing themselves has too often been dismissed on its face with no further nuance or attempts at comprehension. This I found deeply moving and respectful when no other system in our country provides a similar outlet for truths that deserve to be heard.

Shlz ,

Re: about three by Daughter of Bob.

Your views and opinions of police is extremely narrow minded and just plain ignorance! You should attend/observe police training AND do “ride-alongs” with multiple agencies in different areas. If you truly believe law enforcement is actually “encouraged” to racially profile people of color-you’re only contributing and perpetuating the cycle and further inciting racial tensions. Your diatribe here is COMPLETELY nonsensical, off based and one-sided; & as a person of color, I’m ashamed for you as you don’t have the common sense to be ashamed of yourself!

S DiGi ,

Wow

Just wow. Season three is my favorite but they are all amazing!

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