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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
61K Ratings

61K Ratings

netcort ,

Need more!!!!!!!

The bar has been set so high with SERIAL that it’s really hard to not be critical of other podcasts. Sarah voice is perfect! And the team that works on these shows are incredible!! I have never been into listening to “books on tape” or “podcasts,” but SERIAL has gotten me hooked, BUT NOW I NEED MORE SERIAL!!!! hahaha. Thank you for making me think again! I’m so tired of watching TV. Incredibly thought provoking Seasons, Yes, all three of them!

CINJS ,

Superb

I just finished season three. I started listening to the podcast a few days ago, and couldn’t stop listening. It just got better with each season. The third season was simply phenomenal. I wish I could get everyone I know to listen to it.

Msserver82 ,

There are no words

Cleveland is my home. I listened to this podcast nonstop for two days. The entire season 3, I cried more times than I care to admit. Ohio, Cleveland especially... is broken. I spent my college days researching this very issue. And I found myself in a vicious circle. There were so many problems, so little time and so so much on the line. How do we fix it? I could not answer this question- it still keeps me up at night. But this podcast gave me a sense of peace. Knowledge that I’m not the only one so saddened by our justice system. But this is the only way we start to heal a broken system. With words and conversations and open hearts and minds- by acknowledging the small cases. The ones that the media doesn’t cover. So thank you. Know that you are my hero. You are doing work that is not rewarding, it comes with no glory or thanks. I know how this weighs heavily on your soul. How it changes you in ways you can’t explain. How easy it is to give up. But know, your work is not in vain- you made a difference. So thank you.

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