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A weekly recap and discussion about the Serial podcast, from Sarah Koenig and Ira Glass's This American Life.

A weekly recap and discussion about the Serial podcast, from Sarah Koenig and Ira Glass's This American Life.
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A weekly recap and discussion about the Serial podcast, from Sarah Koenig and Ira Glass's This American Life.

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Episodes

Serial Season 2, Ep. 11: Slate's Spoiler Special

3/31/2016
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Gabe and Katy, who were as surprised as you were that this turned out to be the finale of Serial's second season, reflect on the Bowe Bergdahl story and its implications, before turning their attention to the exciting possibilities for Season 3. Thanks to all of you for tuning in to our second season of the Spoiler Special! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:12

Serial Season 2, Ep. 10: Slate’s Spoiler Special

3/17/2016
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Episode 10 of "Serial" finds the Bowe Bergdahl story zoomed out to its furthest point yet, and Gabe and Katy explain why they think that makes it the strongest part of Season 2 so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:32

Serial Season 2, Ep. 9: Slate’s Spoiler Special

3/3/2016
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Gabe and Katy struggle with the ever-shifting frame of season 2’s narrative. What is the real story Koenig and company are driving at? Is there any other way to approach a situation as complicated as Bowe Bergdahl’s? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:00

Serial Season 2, Ep. 7-8: Slate's Spoiler Special

2/19/2016
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Gabe and Katy dive into this week's two-part episode of "Serial," in which a clearer - and somewhat depressing - picture of Bowe Bergdahl begins to emerge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:45

A Quick Programming Note

2/18/2016
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Serial is releasing a two-parter this week - we'll be releasing our episode analyzing parts 1 and 2 of "Hindsight" tomorrow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:00:28

Serial Season 1 Update Bonus Episode

2/11/2016
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Gabe and Katy discuss the successes and failures of Serial's recent series of mini-episodes updating us on Adnan Syed's hearing in Baltimore. What, if anything, does the series add to our understanding of Season 1, and where does it leave us emotionally? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:05

Serial Season 2, Ep. 6: Slate's Spoiler Special

2/4/2016
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Gabe and Katy are once again joined by former Army officer Adrian Bonenberger to discuss the realities of life on base in Afghanistan, and whether Bowe’s concerns were realistic or idealistic. Plus: fond memories of Season 1, as awakened by today’s surprise release of a mini-episode updating us on Adnan’s retrial hearings in Baltimore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:23

Serial Season 2, Ep. 5: Slate's Spoiler Special

1/21/2016
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Gabe and Katy talk about the many appealing new characters introduced in this week's episode, and try to suss out the major themes of the season thus far. Plus: listener emails! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:51

Serial Season 2, Ep. 4: Slate’s Spoiler Special

1/7/2016
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New York Magazine’s Carl Swanson joins us to share behind-the-scenes insights on the making of Serial’s new season, gleaned from his recent interviews with Sarah Koenig and the production team. Plus: is Serial still appointment listening, or is this season’s narrative somehow less compelling, despite its broadened scope? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:08

Serial Season 2, Ep. 3: Slate’s Spoiler Special

12/25/2015
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Gabe is joined by Slate’s Jacob Brogan and June Thomas to examine the deepening question of whether or not Bowe Bergdahl is a trustworthy narrator. After an episode that sees him struggle mightily to survive at the hands of the Taliban, it’s becoming harder to doubt him. Plus: listener reactions to episode 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:04

Serial Season 2, Ep. 2: Slate’s Spoiler Special

12/17/2015
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Gabe and Katy wrestle with their feelings of empathy for Bowe Bergdahl, despite the fact that he plainly endangered the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. The question, of course, is why? Author Brendan Koerner, who has written extensively on the phenomenon of military desertion, joins us to offer some theories. Plus: listener responses to last week’s show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:07

Serial Season 2, Ep. 1: Slate's Spoiler Special

12/10/2015
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Slate's Gabriel Roth and Katy Waldman are joined by writer and Afghanistan war veteran Adrian Bonenberger to discuss the first episode of Serial's new season. Sarah Koenig and her team opened their new season by deploying a series of familiar narrative tricks, but the show's effect has the potential to be much more wide-ranging this time around. And what are we supposed to make of this Mark Boal guy - can we trust him? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:54

Serial Spoiler Special: Jay Talks (But Not To Sarah)

1/2/2015
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In the wake of Jay Wilds' exclusive interview with The Intercept, Slate reunites the Serial Spoiler gang for one more crazy caper. David Haglund and Katy Waldman discuss how Jay's Q-and-A might affect the case and Serial's first season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:12

Serial Ep. 12: Slate's Spoiler Special

12/18/2014
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David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and The Gist's Mike Pesca discuss "What We Know" and whether Serial's first season ended up being "a contemplation on the nature of truth," as Mike once feared. NOTE: Listen to this podcast AFTER you listen to the Serial episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:24

Serial Ep. 11: Slate's Spoiler Special

12/11/2014
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David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Grantland's Wesley Morris react to "Rumors," the latest episode of Serial from This American Life. Plus, they talk with Mark Phillips, the musician and sound designer who composes most of the show's score. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:03

Serial Ep. 10: Slate's Spoiler Special

12/4/2014
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David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Laura Anderson react to "The Best Defense Is a Good Defense," the latest episode of Serial from This American Life. They discuss possible religious bias in Adnan's trial, the defense attorney's behavior, and Jay's deal with prosecutors. NOTE: Listen to this spoiler AFTER you listen to the Serial episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:08

Serial Ep. 10: Slate's Spoiler Special

12/4/2014
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David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Laura Anderson react to "The Best Defense Is a Good Defense," the latest episode of Serial from This American Life. They discuss possible religious bias in Adnan's trial, the defense attorney's behavior, and Jay's deal with prosecutors. NOTE: Listen to this spoiler AFTER you listen to the Serial episode.

Duration:00:27:08

Serial Spoiler Special: Extra Spoily Edition

11/25/2014
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For one episode only, co-hosts David Haglund and Katy Waldman discuss Reddit threads, reporting, blogs, and other sources of information about Serial's murder investigation. Our guest, Slate's June Thomas, has avoided outside sources and joins us today to learn more. WARNING: This episode discusses information not yet reported on Serial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:07

Serial Spoiler Special: Sarah Koenig on The Gist

11/24/2014
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With Serial on hiatus this week, Mike Pesca of The Gist reflects on the success of the investigative podcast. Plus: Hear a longer version of Mike's interview with Serial host Sarah Koenig, recorded just before the release of episode 5, "Route Talk." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:24

Serial Ep. 9: Slate's Spoiler Special

11/20/2014
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David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Willa Paskin discuss To Be Suspected, the ninth episode of Serial from This American Life. WARNING: Enjoy this spoiler special after you listen to the episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:09