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  1. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Podcasts of 2018Political scandals, true crime, and Y2K.
  2. podcasts
    Serial Season 3 Is the Podcast’s Biggest EverIt’s got more than 50 million downloads in just two months.
  3. podcasts
    What’s It Like to Be Serial’s New Co-host?Emmanuel Dzotsi talks joining a megahit podcast, spending a year in Cleveland’s courts, and being roommates with Sarah Koenig.
  4. podcasts
    Serial, Still a JuggernautMore than 1.4 million people downloaded each of season three’s first two episodes within the first 14 hours of release.
  5. podcast review
    Serial Season 3 Is Ambitious, Addictive, and Completely DifferentThe hit podcast’s highly anticipated third season is off to a fantastic start.
  6. fall preview 2018
    10 New Podcasts to Listen to This FallSerial season three, a 99% Invisible mini-series, an investigation of Boston’s Gardner Museum heist, and more.
  7. podcasts
    Serial Season 3 Will Bring You Inside Cleveland’s Courts on September 20Hosts Sarah Koenig and Emmanuel Dzotsi take a deep dive into the city’s judicial system.
  8. the true crime wave
    The Ethical Dilemma of Highbrow True CrimeIn its dignified guise, it has maybe only perfected a method of making us feel less gross about consuming real people’s pain for fun.
  9. the true crime wave
    52 Great True-Crime PodcastsThe post-Serial boom.
  10. true crime
    HBO to Air the Docuseries The Case Against Adnan SyedIt will examine the case made famous by the Serial podcast, about the murder of Baltimore teenager Hae Min Lee.
  11. trials
    Serial’s Adnan Syed Has Been Granted New TrialA Maryland court ruled that his original attorney had been “ineffective” counsel.
  12. How the Producers of S-Town Gradually Discovered the Podcast’s StoryIt took shape over a number of years and multiple trips to Alabama by the Serial Productions team.
  13. sound advice
    Review: S-Town Transcends the True Crime of SerialThe latest podcast from the creators of Serial offers a mystery, but also greater complexity and ambition than the medium has seen.
  14. spring preview 2017
    Spring 2017 Podcast Preview: S-Town, Rookie, and Other Great Shows to Watch ForThe Serial crew returns with a brand-new podcast you’ll love.
  15. podcasts
    Serial Creators Announce New Podcast SeriesThis marks the highest-profile podcast attempt at a fully serialized narrative that’s being designed for binge-listening purposes.
  16. serial
    Mark Boal Settles With the U.S. Government Over Bowe Bergdahl TapesBoal will not have to turn over confidential recordings.
  17. serial
    Serial’s Adnan Syed Could Be Freed on BailHis lawyers have filed a motion for his release.
  18. lawsuits
    Mark Boal Sues Federal Government Over Bowe Bergdahl TapesHe seeks to prevent the government from subpoenaing his interviews with the former POW.
  19. serial
    Sarah Koenig on Adnan Syed’s New Trial: ‘It Was a Long Shot’Koenig emphasizes the efforts of the Undisclosed podcast in uncovering key evidence.
  20. breaking
    Adnan Syed of Serial Is Getting a New Trial“This was the biggest hurdle.”
  21. serial
    Investigation Discovery to Air a Special on Adnan Syed of SerialIt will include the first one-on-one interview with his lawyer.
  22. serial
    Serial’s Asia McClain Is Writing a Book McClain is best known for being Adnan Syed’s only alibi witness.
  23. postmortems
    How Military Themes Made Serial Season Two a Harder Sell to Audiences“In the first season, there were so many times where I thought it would be so cool to be a homicide detective.”
  24. serial recap
    Serial Season-Two Finale Recap: ‘Present for Duty’Few topics are impenetrable enough to deserve this sort of ending. Love, maybe. Death. Certainly war.
  25. serial recap
    Serial Season Two, Episode 10 Recap: ‘Thorny Politics’To be upset that the general public doesn’t understand the tough position Bergdahl’s actions put his battle buddies in is shallow, petulant, and beside the point.
  26. serial recap
    Serial Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: ‘Trade Secrets’We hear about the prisoner swap that brings Bergdahl home.
  27. serial recap
    Serial Season 2, Episodes 7 and 8 Recap: ‘Hindsight’ Parts 1 and 2For the first time this season, I really saw myself in Bergdahl. That’s what brought me to tears.
  28. serial
    Asia McClain From Serial Just Did Her First Interview“I hope that enough information was presented to the judge for him to be able to make a rational decision.”
  29. serial recap
    Serial Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: ‘5 O’Clock Shadow’Sarah Koenig calls this episode a “zoom-in,” but it’s more complicated than that.
  30. serial recap
    Serial Offers Update on Adnan’s New HearingIncluding the results of Asia McClain’s testimony.
  31. courts
    Adnan Syed’s New Hearing Is Finally HereTuesday marked the start of Syed’s three-day hearing.
  32. serial recap
    Serial Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: The Bureaucratic Shell Game“American military bureaucracy … didn’t help get Bergdahl home any faster.” 
  33. bias
    Will Making a Murderer Change How Jurors Think?Potential jurors’ familiarity with Making a Murderer “will be a significant question on criminal cases from here on out.”
  34. patience is a virtue
    Serial Will Now Release Episodes Every Other WeekThe podcast, which will now have an extended second season, needs more time for more reporting.
  35. serial recap
    Serial Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: ‘The Captors’Koenig and Co. seemed to be laying down context to understand later episodes.
  36. Inside the Making of Serial Season TwoHow the podcast scaled up from Adnan to Afghanistan.
  37. ‘Serial’ Season 2, Episode 1 Recap: Bowe Bergdahl’s Crazy Story This isn’t your usual POW tale.
  38. saturday night live
    Saturday Night Live’s ‘Serial’ Parody Is So Freaking GoodAlso: Christmas stuff, yay!
  39. recaps
    The 3 Most Interesting Things From ‘Serial’ Episode 12, ‘What We Know’The grand finale.
  40. podcasts
    5 Loose Threads the ‘Serial’ Finale Must Tie UpBesides the question of who did it.
  41. podcasts
    The 3 Most Interesting Things From ‘Serial’ Episode 11, ‘Rumors’Can you ever tell if someone’s a psychopath?