Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • S03 Episode 09: Some Time When Everything Has Changed

    S03 Episode 09: Some Time When Everything Has Changed

    15/11/2018

    The state of Ohio decides where Joshua belongs.

  • S03 Episode 08: A Madman’s Vacation

    S03 Episode 08: A Madman’s Vacation

    08/11/2018 Duration: 01h06min

    A teenager decides to cooperate.

  • S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

    S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

    25/10/2018 Duration: 57min

    If you listen closely to the trash-talking, you start to get the message.

  • S03 Episode 06: You in the Red Shirt

    S03 Episode 06: You in the Red Shirt

    18/10/2018 Duration: 53min

    Life after you put a cop in jail.

  • S03 Episode 05: Pleas Baby Pleas

    S03 Episode 05: Pleas Baby Pleas

    11/10/2018 Duration: 01h02min

    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

    S03 Episode 04: A Bird in Jail Is Worth Two on the Street

    04/10/2018 Duration: 01h01min

    What happens when the right evidence points to the wrong man?

  • S03 Episode 03: Misdemeanor, Meet Mr. Lawsuit

    S03 Episode 03: Misdemeanor, Meet Mr. Lawsuit

    27/09/2018 Duration: 01h04min

    The smell of raw marijuana + acting nervous + hands in pockets = ?

  • S03 Episode 02: You’ve Got Some Gauls

    S03 Episode 02: You’ve Got Some Gauls

    20/09/2018 Duration: 58min

    When a judge believes he knows you better than you know yourself.

  • S03 Episode 01: A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center

    S03 Episode 01: A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center

    20/09/2018 Duration: 54min

    A young woman at a bar is slapped on the butt. So why’s she the one in jail?

  • S03 Trailer

    S03 Trailer

    05/09/2018

    Serial is heading back to court—this time, in Cleveland. Hear the trailer now.

  • S02 Episode 11: Present for Duty

    S02 Episode 11: Present for Duty

    31/03/2016 Duration: 01h06min

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

  • S02 Episode 10: Thorny Politics

    S02 Episode 10: Thorny Politics

    17/03/2016 Duration: 52min

    Are you hearing what I’m hearing?

  • S02 Episode 09: Trade Secrets

    S02 Episode 09: Trade Secrets

    03/03/2016 Duration: 49min

    You don’t make peace with your friends. 

  • S02 Episode 08: Hindsight, Part 2

    S02 Episode 08: Hindsight, Part 2

    19/02/2016 Duration: 37min

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda…

  • S02 Episode 07: Hindsight, Part 1

    S02 Episode 07: Hindsight, Part 1

    18/02/2016 Duration: 38min

    It makes sense if you’re Bowe Bergdahl.

  • S01 Update: Day 03, Adnan Syed’s Hearing

    S01 Update: Day 03, Adnan Syed’s Hearing

    06/02/2016 Duration: 15min

    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 conviction should be overturned. Sarah and producer Dana Chivvis will discuss what happens, day by day.

  • S01 Update: Day 02, Adnan Syed’s Hearing

    S01 Update: Day 02, Adnan Syed’s Hearing

    05/02/2016 Duration: 15min

    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 conviction should be overturned. Sarah and producer Dana Chivvis will discuss what happens, day by day.

  • S02 Episode 06: 5 OClock Shadow

    S02 Episode 06: 5 O'Clock Shadow

    04/02/2016 Duration: 01h00s

    Why did Bowe Bergdahl walk off? 

  • S01 Update: Day 01, Adnan Syed’s Hearing

    S01 Update: Day 01, Adnan Syed’s Hearing

    04/02/2016 Duration: 16min

    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 conviction should be overturned. Sarah and producer Dana Chivvis will discuss what happens, day by day.

  • S02 Episode 05: Meanwhile, in Tampa

    S02 Episode 05: Meanwhile, in Tampa

    21/01/2016 Duration: 54min

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

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