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Serial

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Rank #4 in News & Politics category

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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.

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Patiently Waiting

By LyonsTwins - Apr 01 2019
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When are we going to have some updates on season 1????? It’s been all over the media.

Airika1983

By Airika1983 - Mar 29 2019
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Not sure if I’ll find a podcast as good as season 3 !!!

iTunes Ratings

47523 Ratings
Average Ratings
36053
5573
2643
1562
1692

Patiently Waiting

By LyonsTwins - Apr 01 2019
Read more

When are we going to have some updates on season 1????? It’s been all over the media.

Airika1983

By Airika1983 - Mar 29 2019
Read more

Not sure if I’ll find a podcast as good as season 3 !!!

Cover image of Serial

Serial

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #4 in News & Politics category

Read more

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.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: S02 Episode 11: Present for Duty

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The Season Two finale: What is Bowe’s fault, and what isn’t?

Mar 31 2016
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #2: S03 Episode 01: A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center

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A young woman at a bar is slapped on the butt. So why’s she the one in jail?

Sep 20 2018
54 mins
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Rank #3: S02 Episode 01: DUSTWUN

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In the middle of the night, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl grabs a notebook, snacks, water, some cash. Then he quietly slips off a remote U.S. Army outpost in eastern Afghanistan and into the dark, open desert. About 20 minutes later, it occurs to him: he’s in over his head. 

Dec 10 2015
44 mins
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Rank #4: S02 Episode 10: Thorny Politics

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Are you hearing what I’m hearing?

Mar 17 2016
52 mins
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Rank #5: S02 Episode 09: Trade Secrets

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You don’t make peace with your friends. 

Mar 03 2016
49 mins
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Rank #6: S02 Episode 02: The Golden Chicken

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On the move with Bergdahl, the Taliban slip past the U.S. Army’s massive effort to find him. During those days and weeks, each side is asking, what is Bergdahl worth to us?

Dec 17 2015
59 mins
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Rank #7: S01 Update: Day 03, Adnan Syed’s Hearing

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February 2016: Sarah Koenig ducks back into the Adnan Syed case for a few days. There’s a hearing in Baltimore—a court proceeding that’s been nearly sixteen years in the making. Syed’s attorney will introduce new evidence, and present a case for why his conviction should be overturned. Sarah and producer Dana Chivvis will discuss what happens, day by day.

Feb 06 2016
15 mins
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Rank #8: S01 Episode 04: Inconsistencies

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A few days after Hae’s body is found, the detectives get a lead that opens the case up for them. They find Jay at work late one night and bring him down to Homicide. At first, he insists he doesn’t know anything about the murder. But eventually he comes clean. He tells them what happened on January 13th. A few weeks later, he’s back at Homicide and his story has changed. In some ways, these changes are small and understandable. In other ways, they’re big and confounding.

Oct 16 2014
34 mins
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Rank #9: S01 Episode 05: Route Talk

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Adnan once issued a challenge to Sarah. He told her to test the state’s timeline of the murder by driving from Woodlawn High School to Best Buy in 21 minutes. It can’t be done, he said. So Sarah and Dana take up the challenge, and raise him one: They try to recreate the entire route that Jay said he and Adnan took on January 13th, 1999.  

Oct 23 2014
43 mins
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Rank #10: S01 Episode 03: Leakin Park

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It’s February 9, 1999. Hae has been missing for three weeks. A man on his lunch break pulls off a road to pee, and stumbles on her body in a city forest. His odd recounting of the discovery makes Detectives Ritz and MacGillivary suspicious. For instance, why did he walk so far into the woods - 127 feet - to relieve himself? And that’s just the start. A look into the man’s past reveals some bizarre behavior.

Oct 09 2014
28 mins
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Rank #11: S01 Episode 06: The Case Against Adnan Syed

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The physical evidence against Adnan Syed was scant - a few underwhelming fingerprints. So aside from cell records, what did the prosecutors bring to the jury, to shore up Jay's testimony? Sarah weighs all the other circumstantial evidence they had against Adnan, including curious behavior, a disconcerting note, and an unexplained mid-afternoon phone call.

Oct 30 2014
44 mins
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Rank #12: S01 Episode 12: What We Know

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On January 13, 1999, Adnan Syed was a hurt and vengeful ex-boyfriend who carried out a premeditated murder. Or he was a bewildered bystander, framed for a crime he could never have committed. After 15 months of reporting, we take out everything we’ve got - interviews and documents and police reports - we shake it all out, and we see what sticks.

Dec 18 2014
56 mins
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Rank #13: S03 Episode 02: You’ve Got Some Gauls

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When a judge believes he knows you better than you know yourself.

Sep 20 2018
58 mins
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Rank #14: S02 Episode 08: Hindsight, Part 2

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Woulda, coulda, shoulda…

Feb 19 2016
37 mins
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Rank #15: S02 Episode 07: Hindsight, Part 1

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It makes sense if you’re Bowe Bergdahl.

Feb 18 2016
38 mins
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