Serial

Serial

Published by: This American Life

36 Episodes | 🇺🇸
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.

Serial is hosted by: Sarah Koenig
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Dauna J
Aug 20
Rating:   8
First season is the best!

Thanks for the first season!

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caracre
Aug 20
Rating:   2
Not objective host

Great story telling: not neutral, although high in entertainment value. Disappointing.

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Bruntse
Aug 17
Rating:   0
Brilliant and eye opening

This is so well done. Step by step you get a totally new image (or at least I did) of how the US justice system works. Exciting, shocking, worrying and very often right out absurd. I hope for my American friends and really all Americans that Serial will give a lot of voters and politicians an epiphany.

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AdrieHurma
Aug 16
Rating:   10
😌

I’ve been listening to serial for a little over a year and it’s the best thing I’ve done. Before listening I knew little about the judicial system, and more about what the news portrayed and how it presented crimes inflicted by civilians on police. Thank you! For shedding some light because even “criminals” are people. They exist. And once they get put into the system we forget that although they “may be safe from outside” there’s a whole other thing going on behind those walls. I’m glad that you gave Joshua a platform to share his truth about what does on. As for Jesse? ... I became more disappointed with his character after each episode because it kept getting worse. We need to fix the system. We need to really do something about it.

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Sp12345jo
Aug 16
Rating:   8
Stick with stories

I was hooked on season 1, as was everyone else. Season 2, eh. Still interesting and learned a lot. Season 3 was up in the air. I listened, I appreciate the effort of shining light on corrupt systems and again I learned a lot. But I do prefer the story told week by week. However—- I don’t believe season 3 was a biased opinion of a podcast. Sure I don’t agree with Sarah’s opinions (I.e. 10 years is long enough for murder) but I am a liberal who believes most police are protecting us however there are bad eggs who give them all a bad name. And I think the season tried to show you that. The cop who said this was how he was trained, perhaps someone will totally revamp that entire department so this stops happening. Hopefully season 4 is keeps me on the edge of my seat !

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jakob 13643
Aug 16
Rating:   2
Season 3

Bias liberal trash

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Katherine_Streepy
Aug 15
Rating:   10
Enraging, invoking, heart breaking, and impossible to look away from.

Enraging, invoking, heart breaking, and impossible to look away from. I hate that I don’t know where to start to try to be apart of the change, because we all, NEED to be apart of the change at a primal, cellular level. Even if it’s just education and awareness. I’m grateful that there are people out there like Sarah who work tirelessly to give us that material to educate ourselves and spread awareness to others.

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Sfgirl129
Aug 15
Rating:   2
Devolved into ignorant political bias

I couldn’t even stomach finishing the episode discussing community policing in Cleveland. Instead of learning about law enforcement relations, and how LE operations generally WORK, she chooses to take a flying leap into the abyss of finger-pointing leftist with a slice of racist accusations. Stick to impartial journalism, and sharing the stories of others. Otherwise you’re alienating a large amount of listeners.

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raymondLY
Aug 15
Rating:   10
Season 3

As a white person from a suburb of Cleveland, listening to the ins and outs of the justice system that operates under the surface, I’m horribly disturbed but not shocked. I realize the justice system is more the focus than the city, but the reactionary ideologies shown by law enforcement, judges, attorneys,etc. are run amok even where I live. This is the justice most people I’ve met envision. Cleveland is city of degenerate, white flight influenced populism. It’s a problem I think the city can only age it’s way out of. Excellent podcast.

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Lawyr49
Aug 15
Rating:   4
season 3 is a snooze fest

there's no story here, just whining fromdefendants in criminal court - no actual story at all!!!

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Houzz App Fan
Aug 14
Rating:   2
Biased Podcast

Season 3: I couldn’t finish listening. I feel these stories are told with incredible bias. Every situation and case was completely downplayed as if every person being charged was 100% innocent. I couldn’t buy into all of the excuses.

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kcraven1
Aug 14
Rating:   8
Good to Not So Good

Season 1 Great. Didn't care for the language in Season 2.

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Annrealistic
Aug 14
Rating:   10
Great podcast

I started listening to serial after a friend recommended it to me. Since I have started listening, I can’t stop. My heart aches some times for some of the young offenders. This podcast is well researched and well presented. I can’t wait until the next podcast series.

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H Ladd
Aug 13
Rating:   10
Love this!

I have loved both seasons of this Podcast! I am a lover of story and these are just so very goid!

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mellyfisch
Aug 13
Rating:   10
Amazing

Amazing and eye opening

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CheeseDeveloper.
Aug 13
Rating:   2
Was Entertaining

Seasons 1 and 2 were riveting. Season 3 explodes into some leftist rhetoric where all criminals are excused for their behaviors while all hard working men and women in uniform are portrayed as racist and out to beat the public. The propaganda in this last season is transparent and disgusting.

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m14101990
Aug 12
Rating:   10
Wow

Master class in story telling

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m14101990
Aug 12
Rating:   10
Wow

Master class in story telling

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GuacamoleAndChampagne
Aug 12
Rating:   10
Great

Love it

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J.wiback1
Aug 11
Rating:   0
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