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
66.1K Ratings

66.1K Ratings

Jeramey Jordan ,

Serial

I like every season every episode. Awsome subject matter

cubreporter2 ,

Not “racist,” just critical of systems

I feel like so many reviews missed the mark on Season 4, “Nice White Parents.” The point of that season was to show how well-intentioned, moneyed, almost 100% white parents w/lots of clout and social capital can often misdirect public/charter school funds in a way that does not serve the multiracial, socioeconomically diverse student body. Fascinating overview of NYC public school system, and the history of the letter-writing campaign was very telling. This show is not saying “integration is bad,” or “white people are bad.” It’s saying, money and whiteness warps. Privilege and class background matter a lot in who gets a true “education.” That said, I could’ve done without all the editorializing from the narrator/reporter. Bringing in a personal viewpoint muddies the societal trends the story examines. Four stars for me.

critic of 2 ,

Steer clear of season two.

Love, love, love season one, season three is interesting, ignore season two.

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