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Serial is a podcast from Serial Productions, a New York Times company, 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 Serial Productions, a New York Times company, 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.

    The Improvement Association - Chap 5

    The Improvement Association - Chap 5

    The Improvement Association PAC’s power in the county is threatened when an unlikely candidate enters the race for county commissioner. Plenty of people outside the PAC now have their own ideas about how to build Black political power here. Zoe examines what this election could mean for the PAC’s future.

    • 48 min
    The Improvement Association - Chap 4

    The Improvement Association - Chap 4

    With the PAC’s reputation suffering because of years of cheating accusations and resentment stirring within its ranks, a prominent member turns against the leadership. Nevertheless, Horace and his closest allies make a bold move by supporting a political upset at the center of the county.

    • 51 min
    The Improvement Association - Chap 3

    The Improvement Association - Chap 3

    Zoe delves into one of the most serious allegations against the Bladen Improvement PAC: an accusation about stealing votes from vulnerable people that goes back 10 years. In trying to track down the veracity of this particularly persistent rumor, she comes to understand how and why election cheating allegations are so sticky.

    • 39 min
    The Improvement Association - Chap 2

    The Improvement Association - Chap 2

    Zoe talks to people in the county who believe the Bladen Improvement PAC has been cheating for years. She tries to get beyond the rumors and into specifics, and comes face to face with the intense suspicion and scrutiny leveled against the organization. In the middle of another election, Zoe goes out with members of the PAC to watch how they operate and try to make sense of all these allegations against them.

    • 44 min
    The Improvement Association - Chap 1

    The Improvement Association - Chap 1

    Following a notorious case of election fraud in Bladen County, North Carolina, in 2018, the reporter Zoe Chace gets an invitation from Horace Munn, the leader of the Bladen County Improvement Association PAC, a Black political advocacy group whose name was dragged into the scandal. Horace asks Zoe to come down and investigate for herself and find out who is really cheating.

    • 44 min
    The Improvement Association - Trailer

    The Improvement Association - Trailer

    Listen to the trailer for our newest show, "The Improvement Association." From Serial Productions and The New York Times, hosted by Zoe Chace.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
68.4K Ratings

68.4K Ratings

not noot ,

Great podcast

We’re working on one of these in class, intriguing and suspenseful. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone looking for a great story.

jo4pack ,

Starting fires

I first learned about Jason when he would sub on PTI. I used to love when he would fill in! I followed him to Fox and was so excited to hear he was moving to the Blaze. Jason talks about starting fires on his show. I listen and I want to throw gas on these fires he starts. He starts the fires and brings the heat to keep them going. I love how though provoking his conversations are. I also respect his level of thought he puts into his comments. He isn’t afraid to say, “I need some time to think about that.” I love his guests and Uncle Jimmy. I am proud to be part of the Fearless Army! Keep up the great work, Jason.

I dont wanna go to chelsea ,

Apologies in advance

Great content but I can’t listen to Zoe Chace. Some voices are best expressed behind the microphone. She is obviously very talented, but not with her voice.

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