Serial

Serial

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A podcast from the creators of This American Life
S03 Episode 09: Some Time When Everything Has Changed
Nov 15
The state of Ohio decides where Joshua belongs.
S03 Episode 08: A Madman’s Vacation
Nov 8 • 66 min
A teenager decides to cooperate.
S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect
Oct 25 • 57 min
If you listen closely to the trash-talking, you start to get the message.
S03 Episode 06: You in the Red Shirt
Oct 18 • 53 min
Life after you put a cop in jail.
S03 Episode 05: Pleas Baby Pleas
Oct 11 • 62 min
Don’t tell the judges, but the prosecutors have the most power in the building.
S03 Episode 04: A Bird in Jail Is Worth Two on the Street
Oct 4 • 61 min
What happens when the right evidence points to the wrong man?
S03 Episode 03: Misdemeanor, Meet Mr. Lawsuit
Sep 27 • 64 min
The smell of raw marijuana + acting nervous + hands in pockets = ?
S03 Episode 02: You’ve Got Some Gauls
Sep 20 • 58 min
When a judge believes he knows you better than you know yourself.
S03 Episode 01: A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center
Sep 20 • 54 min
A young woman at a bar is slapped on the butt. So why’s she the one in jail?
S03 Trailer
Sep 5
Serial is heading back to court—this time, in Cleveland. Hear the trailer now.
S02 Episode 11: Present for Duty
Mar 31, 2016 • 66 min
The Season Two finale: What is Bowe’s fault, and what isn’t?
S02 Episode 10: Thorny Politics
Mar 17, 2016 • 52 min
Are you hearing what I’m hearing?
S02 Episode 09: Trade Secrets
Mar 3, 2016 • 49 min
You don’t make peace with your friends.
S02 Episode 08: Hindsight, Part 2
Feb 19, 2016 • 37 min
Woulda, coulda, shoulda…
S02 Episode 07: Hindsight, Part 1
Feb 18, 2016 • 38 min
It makes sense if you’re Bowe Bergdahl.
S01 Update: Day 03, Adnan Syed’s Hearing
Feb 6, 2016 • 15 min
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…
S01 Update: Day 02, Adnan Syed’s Hearing
Feb 5, 2016 • 15 min
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…
S02 Episode 06: 5 O’Clock Shadow
Feb 4, 2016 • 60 min
Why did Bowe Bergdahl walk off?
S01 Update: Day 01, Adnan Syed’s Hearing
Feb 4, 2016 • 16 min
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…
S02 Episode 05: Meanwhile, in Tampa
Jan 21, 2016 • 54 min
CIA, FBI, YouTube, the Portland PD? There was no handbook for getting Bergdahl back.
S02 Episode 04: The Captors
Jan 7, 2016 • 46 min
What’s happening on the other side of the door?
S02 Episode 03: Escaping
Dec 24, 2015 • 55 min
Bergdahl’s first year in captivity starts with an escape and ends with an escape. In between, he learns necessary, twisted lessons of survival.
S02 Episode 02: The Golden Chicken
Dec 17, 2015 • 59 min
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?
S02 Episode 01: DUSTWUN
Dec 10, 2015 • 44 min
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…
S01 Episode 12: What We Know
Dec 18, 2014 • 56 min
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…
S01 Episode 11: Rumors
Dec 11, 2014 • 41 min
Almost everyone describes the 17-year-old Adnan the same way: good kid, helpful at the mosque, respectful to his elders. But a couple of months ago, Sarah started getting phone calls from people who knew Adnan back then, and told her stories of a…
S01 Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Defense
Dec 4, 2014 • 54 min
Adnan’s trial lawyer was M. Cristina Gutierrez, a renowned defense attorney in Maryland – tough and savvy and smart. Other lawyers said she was exactly the kind of person you’d want defending you on a first-degree murder charge. But Adnan was convicted,…
S01 Episode 09: To Be Suspected
Nov 20, 2014 • 45 min
New information is coming in about what maybe didn’t happen on January 13, 1999. And while Adnan’s memory of that day is foggy at best, he does remember what happened next: being questioned, being arrested and, a little more than a year later, being…
S01 Episode 08: The Deal with Jay
Nov 13, 2014 • 44 min
The state’s case against Adnan Syed hinged on Jay’s credibility; he was their star witness and also, because of his changing statements to police, their chief liability. Naturally, Adnan’s lawyer tried hard to make Jay look untrustworthy at trial. So, how…
S01 Episode 07: The Opposite of the Prosecution
Nov 6, 2014 • 33 min
Adnan told Sarah about a case in Virginia that had striking similarities to his own: one key witness, incriminating cell phone records, young people, drugs - and a defendant who has always maintained his innocence. Sarah called up one of the defense…
S01 Episode 06: The Case Against Adnan Syed
Oct 30, 2014 • 44 min
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…
S01 Episode 05: Route Talk
Oct 23, 2014 • 43 min
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…
S01 Episode 04: Inconsistencies
Oct 16, 2014 • 34 min
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…
S01 Episode 03: Leakin Park
Oct 9, 2014 • 28 min
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,…
S01 Episode 02: The Breakup
Oct 3, 2014 • 37 min
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,…
S01 Episode 01: The Alibi
Oct 3, 2014 • 54 min
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…