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Serial

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True Crime
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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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So glad I found you

By Angellesse - Sep 21 2019
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I literally can’t put you down. Thanks for doing this ❤️

Wow

By kerryb53 - Sep 16 2019
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The last 2 episodes were just heartbreaking

iTunes Ratings

54540 Ratings
Average Ratings
41294
6437
3065
1798
1946

So glad I found you

By Angellesse - Sep 21 2019
Read more
I literally can’t put you down. Thanks for doing this ❤️

Wow

By kerryb53 - Sep 16 2019
Read more
The last 2 episodes were just heartbreaking
Cover image of Serial

Serial

Updated 2 days ago

Rank #3 in News 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: S01 Episode 01: The Alibi

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It's Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he's innocent - though he can't exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.
Oct 03 2014
54 mins
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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #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 Episode 02: The Breakup

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Their relationship began like a storybook high-school romance: a prom date, love notes, sneaking off to be alone. But unlike other kids at school, they had to keep their dating secret, because their parents disapproved. Both of them, but especially Adnan, were under special pressure at home, and the stress of that spilled over into their relationship. Eventually Hae broke up with Adnan. And then, depending on who you ask, Adnan was either understandably sad and moping around, or full of rage and plotting to kill her.
Oct 03 2014
37 mins
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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: S02 Episode 08: Hindsight, Part 2

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Woulda, coulda, shoulda…
Feb 19 2016
37 mins
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Rank #11: S02 Episode 06: 5 O'Clock Shadow

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Why did Bowe Bergdahl walk off?
Feb 04 2016
1 hour
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Rank #12: S02 Episode 03: Escaping

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Bergdahl’s first year in captivity starts with an escape and ends with an escape. In between, he learns necessary, twisted lessons of survival.
Dec 24 2015
55 mins
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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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