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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
56.4K Ratings

56.4K Ratings

Katietherd ,

Love love love

She’s an amazing podcaster. Knows exactly what her audience wants to hear, and always keeps it interesting. If you’re not listening, you need to start.

dani.dani ,

Loved season 2, like season 1

Loved season 2 because an interesting, complex global case with a lot of moving parts was intelligently and thoughtfully presented, skillfully balancing the story’s many opposing perspectives into a common narrative. Well done.

Season 1 is interesting in that it follows multiple, somewhat ambiguous investigative trails of a murder case while, initially, leaving some questions unanswered (I immediately wanted to know more about the star witness “friend/co-conspirator” and the current boyfriend) but the delays ultimately don’t frustrate and add to the sense of mystery. Looking forward to catch up on season 3.

brekac19 ,

A great season

As a resent law school graduate nothing covered in season 3 shocked me. Rather it confirmed what I already know about our justice system. What it did do was humanize the injustice and those facing it. I have worked as a public defender, and whenever I discuss these injustices with people they always say who cares, these people broke the law and they deserve this. This season, in my opinion did a great job of combating that. This season took that “criminal” who does not deserve justice and gives them a name, a voice, and a platform to share their story. This season has humanized them and exposed the ways the system has failed them. I truly hope that it has allowed people making these they deserve it claims see that no one deserves the things that happen and that justice in America is not necessarily justice at all.

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