4 episodes

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

We Were Three Serial

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 1.8K 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
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Carolyn Namde ,

Couldn't stop listening

My husband and I are in the medical field and struggled to understand why people didn't trust the medical system and vaccine during COVId. This was a great listen and I feel more empathetic and understanding. I enjoyed hearing the story from Rachel's perspective.

madcopygirl ,

First: this is FICTION

And second it’s a fiction in more ways than one. This is pure propaganda. Oh, indeed it is well written, but it’s a fictional story based on a pandemic that was manufactured. Yes, people died. It was a mix of deadly hospital protocols and the lack of early treatments. Incredibly, they managed to smear those who were trying a variety of meds to save lives. Here we are in 2024 and the FDA has been court-ordered to remove all its lies about ivermectin from social media. This story is built to push that very lie (that ivermectin doesn’t work) among many others.

idyllsunday ,

Propaganda that knows it's audience

This is nothing but cheap propaganda. I would say more, but at this point, who cares? You are either a critical thinker who can spot blatant propaganda, or you aren't, in which case what I say won't matter in how you perceive this podcast.

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