Serial

By Bryan H | Articles and discussion relating to the Serial Podcast produced by WBEZ Chicago. And between seasons, branching out further into the podcasting world. (this magazine has no official connection to Serial -- just a fan! Follow me on Twitter @twoheadedbah)

The Serial Creators’ Next Podcast Series Sounds Like a Juicy, Bingeable Delight

The crew behind <i>Serial</i> — the hit <i>This American Life–</i>spinoff podcast whose first season lit the internet on fire, whipped up true-crime obsessives, and …

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Serial: Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder - SEATTLE

STG Presents<p>Serial:<br>Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder<p>Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage with the Creators of SERIAL, Sarah Koenig & Julie …

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JAD ABUMRAD (HOST OF RADIOLAB)<p>@Joan Sutherland Theatre<p>GUT CHURN <br></br> <b>The Radiolab host and creator takes us behind the scenes on what it took to</b> …

The Soldier Donald Trump Called a Traitor

The case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier who, after leaving his post, was held hostage by the Taliban for five years, became a recurring theme of Donald Trump’s unruly campaign speeches.<p>In August 2015, Mr. Trump fired up a New Hampshire crowd by calling Sergeant Bergdahl “a dirty rotten …

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Brie Larson refused to clap for Casey Affleck at the Oscars

In June of this year, a judge in Baltimore ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed, a man who was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend in 1999—and also the subject of the wildly popular debut season of <i>Serial</i>. In the years since the initial trial, loads of the state’s evidence against Syed has been …

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18 Creepy True Crime Podcasts That’ll Keep You Up At Night

Sweet dreams.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community what intriguing true crime podcasts they enjoy. Here are the bone-chilling recommendations.<p>1. <i>My Favorite Murder</i><p>“It is a comedy podcast hosted by two of the most amazing women, Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff. They discuss all manner of murder and …

Julie Snyder: Serially great journalism

UC Santa Cruz alumna, who will receive this year’s Alumni Achievement Award, talks about making the hit podcast Serial and how her college years laid …

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On the Emerging Trend of Adapting Podcasts into TV Shows and Movies

Popular podcasts like <i>Serial</i> and <i>StartUp</i> are going Hollywood. What does this mean for the evolving podcast industry?<p>As reported on Deadline, ABC …

Review: 'The Night Of' is the great drama HBO very badly needs right now

There's his name about a minute into the opening credits of The Night Of: James Gandolfini. That Gandolfini, who died three years ago, is still …

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This twisted album outtake smashes together Billy Joel, Green Day, and the Full House theme song

As previously reported, last week a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge granted Adnan Syed a new trial for his conviction in the 1999 murder of his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. ThinkProgress, a project of the Center For American Progress Action Fund, delves into why, despite Judge Martin P. …

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Judge Orders New Trial for Adnan Syed

Last week, when I saw the news that Judge Martin P. Welch granted Adnan a new trial, I happened to be on Skype with our Executive Producer Julie …

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Comment on Sarah Koenig by Sarah

Hi Andy. Sarah Koenig here. For season one of Serial, we had a core staff of three people, including me. As we progressed, we brought on more people …

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The 50 podcasts you need to hear

From true crime to comedy, here’s your guide to the very best ear candy, plus some top podcasters’ favourites<p><b>Alice Isn’t Dead</b><p><b>The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang</b><p>The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast. Those concerned that they might …

Ira Glass on 'Serial' and the 'secret sauce' that makes 'This American Life' so special

<i>This American Life</i> is coming to Pandora, and Ira Glass is thrilled.<p>The longtime host and public radio personality is bringing his show to the streaming service, which also picked up crime podcast <i>Serial</i> last November.<p>Glass, who's also an editorial advisor on <i>Serial</i>, remembers being skeptical when …

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Serial's Asia McClain Is Writing a Book About Adnan Syed

Asia McClain, famous for being a crucial alibi witness in Adnan Syed’s murder trial, is writing a book based on her involvement in the</i> …

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How the Art Comes Together

<i>by Whitney Dangerfield, Digital Editor</i><p>When artist Carl Burton and I started working on the art for this season, we came up with one overall rule: no …

Bowe Bergdahl

Listening Guide

First, a welcome from Sarah. Second, this map gives some geographic context to where the story takes place, in Afghanistan and Pakistan.<p>Now, here we …

Serial season 2: Sarah Koenig, Julie Snyder interview before Bowe Bergdahl finale

<i>Serial</i> concludes its deep dive of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Thursday with its season 2 finale.<p>This season was a shift for the award-winning podcast from the makers of <i>This American Life</i>. Instead of digging up clues from a murder mystery unknown to most, host Sarah Koenig and company turned their …

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Did Serial’s Second Season Live Up to Its First?

In the final episode of this round of <b>Slate</b>’s Serial Spoiler Special, Gabe and Katy discuss the final episode of <i>Serial</i> season two, then evaluate the …

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Deconstructing Bergdahl’s Uniform

Bergdahl has 10 overseas service bars, which represent each six-month period in which he was deployed in a combat zone. Most of that time he was in …

Bergdahl’s Interview With Dahl

A podcast from the creators of This American Life. One story. Told week by week. Hosted by Sarah Koenig.

Episode 11: Present for Duty

After nearly a year of waiting, we have finally received the Army’s internal investigations into the 2009 deaths of six soldiers from Bowe Bergdahl’s …

Serial season 2 finale date revealed

Bowe Bergdahl’s legal proceedings still have no end in sight, but <i>Serial</i> does. The <i>This American Life</i>-affiliated podcast, which this year focused on the 23-year-old soldier, will conclude its second season on Thursday, EW can exclusively reveal.<p>“This has been a different kind of story. It’s a story …

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An Arrogant Way of Killing

Jeremy Jimena had just started his shift when he found the body. At 6:30 on the morning of February 13, 2012, Jimena, a garbage collector in the …

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Unfortunately, They Don’t Have X-Ray Vision

A podcast from the creators of This American Life. One story. Told week by week. Hosted by Sarah Koenig.