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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!

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.

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?

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."

Duration: 00:25:45


A Quick Programming Note

2/18/2016
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Duration: 00:00:28


Serial Season 1 Update Bonus Episode

2/11/2016
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Duration: 00:21:05


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?

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.

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.

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 herteam 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. Andwhat are we supposed to make of this Mark Boal guy - can we trust him?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

Duration: 00:26:24


Serial Ep. 8: Slate's Spoiler Special

11/13/2014
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David Haglund, Katy Waldman and Jami Floyd discuss The Deal With Jay, the eighth episode of Serial from This American Life. Plus, inside a Serial meetup group. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be listened to after you’ve heard the episode.

Duration: 00:41:31


Serial Ep. 7: Slate's Spoiler Special

11/6/2014
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Slate’s David Haglund, Katy Waldman and Amanda Hess discuss The Opposite of the Prosecution, the seventh episode of Serial from This American Life. Plus: Dahlia Lithwick of Amicus explains two aspects. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be listened to after you’ve listened to the episode.

Duration: 00:22:12


Serial Ep. 6: Slate's Spoiler Special

10/30/2014
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Slate’s David Haglund, Katy Waldman and Mike Pesca discuss “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” the sixth episode of Serial from This American Life. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be listened to after you’ve listened to the Serial episode.

Duration: 00:26:01


Serial Ep. 5: Slate's Spoiler Special

10/28/2014
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Slate's David Haglund, Julia Turner, and Katy Waldman discuss the fifth episode of the podcast Serial, from This American Life and producers Sarah Koenig and Julia Snyder. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've listened to the Serial episode.

Duration: 00:17:13