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      Tue 28 Mar 2017

      S-Town Is Live 3m play

      Sarah Koenig, Ira Glass, and Brian Reed talk about our new show, S-Town. All 7 chapters are available now.

      Tue 14 Mar 2017

      Preview of S-Town, Our New Show 3m play

      We have a new show! Here’s a sneak peek of S-Town, a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed. S-Town is the story of a man named John who despises his Alabama town and dec... 62 more words

      Thu 31 Mar 2016

      S02 Episode 11: Present for Duty 1h 6m play

      The Season Two finale: What is Bowe’s fault, and what isn’t?

      Thu 17 Mar 2016

      S02 Episode 10: Thorny Politics 52m play

      Are you hearing what I’m hearing?

      Thu 03 Mar 2016

      S02 Episode 09: Trade Secrets 49m play

      You don’t make peace with your friends. 

      Fri 19 Feb 2016

      S02 Episode 08: Hindsight, Part 2 37m play

      Woulda, coulda, shoulda…

      Thu 18 Feb 2016

      S02 Episode 07: Hindsight, Part 1 38m play

      It makes sense if you’re Bowe Bergdahl.

      Sat 06 Feb 2016

      S01 Update: Day 03, Adnan Syed’s Hearing 15m play

      This week, 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 intro... 26 more words

      Fri 05 Feb 2016

      S01 Update: Day 02, Adnan Syed’s Hearing 16m play

      This week, 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 intro... 26 more words

      Thu 04 Feb 2016

      S02 Episode 06: 5 O'Clock Shadow 1h play

      Why did Bowe Bergdahl walk off? 

      S01 Update: Day 01, Adnan Syed’s Hearing 16m play

      This week, 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 intro... 26 more words

      Thu 21 Jan 2016

      S02 Episode 05: Meanwhile, in Tampa 54m play

      CIA, FBI, YouTube, the Portland PD? There was no handbook for getting Bergdahl back.

      Thu 07 Jan 2016

      S02 Episode 04: The Captors 46m play

      What's happening on the other side of the door?

      Thu 24 Dec 2015

      S02 Episode 03: Escaping 55m play

      Bergdahl’s first year in captivity starts with an escape and ends with an escape. In between, he learns necessary, twisted lessons of survival.

      Thu 17 Dec 2015

      S02 Episode 02: The Golden Chicken 59m play

      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?

      Thu 10 Dec 2015

      S02 Episode 01: DUSTWUN 44m play

      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. A... 13 more words

      Thu 18 Dec 2014

      S01 Episode 12: What We Know 56m play

      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... 27 more words

      Thu 11 Dec 2014

      S01 Episode 11: Rumors 41m play

      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 k... 14 more words

      Thu 04 Dec 2014

      S01 Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Defense 54m play

      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... 16 more words

      Thu 20 Nov 2014

      S01 Episode 09: To Be Suspected 45m play

      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 ar... 15 more words

      Thu 13 Nov 2014

      S01 Episode 08: The Deal with Jay 44m play

      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 trie... 38 more words

      Thu 06 Nov 2014

      S01 Episode 07: The Opposite of the Prosecution 33m play

      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 ... 32 more words

      Thu 30 Oct 2014

      S01 Episode 06: The Case Against Adnan Syed 44m play

      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... 21 more words

      Thu 23 Oct 2014

      S01 Episode 05: Route Talk 43m play

      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 D... 27 more words

      Thu 16 Oct 2014

      S01 Episode 04: Inconsistencies 34m play

      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 kn... 47 more words

      Thu 09 Oct 2014

      S01 Episode 03: Leakin Park 28m play

      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 Dete... 38 more words

      Fri 03 Oct 2014

      S01 Episode 02: The Breakup 37m play

      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 p... 54 more words

      S01 Episode 01: The Alibi 54m play

      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 ... 39 more words