4 episodes

A story of lies, family, America, and what Covid revealed, as well as what it destroyed.

We Were Three Serial Productions & The New York Times

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 1.3K Ratings

A story of lies, family, America, and what Covid revealed, as well as what it destroyed.

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    A three-part series from This American Life producer Nancy Updike. When Rachel McKibbens’s father and brother died suddenly last fall, two weeks apart, from Covid, she’d had no idea her father was sick, and no idea her brother was dying. They were unvaccinated, but the story of what happened started long before that. All three episodes of "We Were Three," a new show from Serial Productions and The New York Times, are available wherever you get your podcasts on Thursday, October 13th, 2022.

    • 3 min
    Part 1: Black Box

    Part 1: Black Box

    A grieving daughter discovers a detailed record of her family’s final days.

    For more information on 'We Were Three': https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/11/podcasts/we-were-three.html

    • 43 min
    Part 2: Assassin

    Part 2: Assassin

    Rachel retraces how her family, over decades, fell apart and came back together.

    For more information on 'We Were Three': https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/11/podcasts/we-were-three.html

    • 49 min
    Part 3: I Am All That Is Left. Amen.

    Part 3: I Am All That Is Left. Amen.

    Rachel goes back to California, to the place where she grew up and where her brother and father died, to find answers.

    For more information on 'We Were Three': https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/11/podcasts/we-were-three.html

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

OCDellie ,

Yes! Where are the kids?

I also couldn’t keep my mind off the kids, especially the daughter she had in high school. Was the baby in the house when all the bad stuff was going on?

Nellygoat ,

Boring

Updike’s voice is so monotone. Just such a boring podcast.

Matt062011 ,

Opinion piece in disguise

Not 15 minutes into the first episode, we start getting all the “our healthcare system is garbage” line from the author. This isn’t a fact based podcast, it’s just her opinion piece on our health care system and how it is the cause of all these problems. I am not in the healthcare industry. I have my own small business and pay a fortune for my premiums even with high deductibles. But I’ve travelled and seen health in other countries and see our system as not perfect yet offering excellent solutions.

Are you still reading? You shouldn’t be! Just as you don’t care to read my opinions on this topic during a podcast review, I don’t want the author’s diatribe when I was expecting a supposed fact based, investigative podcast. With all the professional podcasts out there from bona fide journalists, just move on.

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