40 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.

    Nice White Parents - Ep. 5

    Nice White Parents - Ep. 5

    An unexpected last chapter. Some white parents start behaving differently.

    • 52 min
    Nice White Parents - Ep. 4

    Nice White Parents - Ep. 4

    Is it possible to limit the power of white parents?

    • 48 min
    Nice White Parents - Ep. 3

    Nice White Parents - Ep. 3

    We saw what happens when white families come into the school. What happens when they stay out?

    • 45 min
    Nice White Parents - Ep. 2

    Nice White Parents - Ep. 2

    White parents in the 1960s fought to be part of a new, racially integrated school. Where’d they go?

    • 51 min
    Nice White Parents - Ep. 1

    Nice White Parents - Ep. 1

    A group of parents take one big step together.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    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.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
65.6K Ratings

65.6K Ratings

M@r1y ,

Serial

This podcast is amazing and is a must listen to podcast! Season 3 takes a raw and deep dive into our criminal justice system by looking at regular cases with astonishing outcomes. The narrator, Sarah, provides her own insight to what she observed. She also adds information to the case that was not previously mentioned but is vital for us listeners to know. Such a good podcast and I highly recommend!!

robdu ,

Easy listening

Best podcast I’ve ever. Great story telling. Only issue is that there aren’t enough episodes.

lucid1331 ,

Conveniently racist and sexist

Good podcast with good information. It is paced well and is entertaining. Listening to the episode about the young woman in Cleveland who was in a bar fight. The sex and race of those involved is mentioned and highlighted when it fits the hosts narrative. When it does not, it is passed over very quickly. One example, a female prosecuting attorney was unwilling to drop or lower charges on the female defendant. Not mentioned. When the white male attorney took over, he loaded the charges immediately. His race and sex not highlighted in any way.
Very inconsistent to the point that it is noticeable.

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