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Author: This American Life

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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.
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Greg Neumann

there is one absolute sure way to not have to deal with all this - don't break the law!!! They always start with "he didn't really do anything" only to follow up with a list of actions the vast majority of us would never even consider doing. It really is as simple as follow the law.

Nov 19th
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Kim Burdick

While I get what this judge is trying to do, I find the implication that only a traditional family dynamic produces children who don't end up in jail highly offensive. I'm single and in my 30s and considering having a baby on my own. I had a dad and a traditional upbringing and frankly, people become parents for all the wrong reasons every day. I certainly don't think that me raising a child on my own is going to equate to me raising a jail bird. This guy is way too close-minded to sit on the bench.

Nov 19th
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Denise Perez

I feel like Jay made his part very little. How do you know so much? it makes me think that the investigaters jump to quick on Adinan. They focused more on building a case then trying to find the truth.

Nov 19th
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Cola Bailey

Season 3 was very interesting. I could listen to that type of podcast forever. The hard part for me was that even though I understand it would be difficult not to get personally involved with your interview subjects, it changes the course of things to do so. Where do you draw the line between reporting the story and being the story?

Nov 19th
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Samantha Kula

just finished "dirty John" and "bearbrook" and loved them. already know this will be my new addiction.

Nov 18th
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Ana Vidal-Guardia

Sometimes Sarah just get to sweet with the defenders and puts down or criticise the police or the judges for their supposed "racist remarks".. "I like Devon..." she says. She giggles, and laughs at his cynical statements about not being sorry or feeling sorry for any of the people he may have hurt in the past. How can you like a guy that has no remorse of the crimes he has committed and talks about stealing from teachers and others like he is talking about going to the movies? More black people died on the hands of black people than police or any other race. They are their worse enemies. And yes, they should worry more about working on educating their kids and managing their social inadequacy instead of blaming everybody else for all their problems. Is not about skin color is about how you build an honest life and pass example to your kids. I love this postcast for all the work you guys put in it.

Nov 18th
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Jason Cunningham

This guy psychologically is confused for sure. I'm curious why he can't see himself to experience remorse? His concept of snitching is so messed up!

Nov 17th
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Meg Trottnow

did i miss something a link i hope?

Nov 17th
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Benoit Lacroix

it's so sad that you chose to try something different for season 3..... maybe cause the lack of good stories...dont know.But it seems to me that season 3 dont fit with the title 'Serial' . There is no suspense anymore and no reason for me to wanna listen to the next episode. In the last 2 season , I was craving for new episodes to arrive... but now, there is just no reason for me to listen to the next. ...

Nov 17th
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Benoit Lacroix

it's so sad that you chose to try something different for season 3..... maybe cause the lack of good stories...dont know.But it seems to me that season 3 dont fit with the title 'Serial' . There is no suspense anymore and no reason for me to wanna listen to the next episode. In the last 2 season , I was craving for new episodes to arrive... but now, there is just no reason for me to listen to the next. ...

Nov 17th
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Jonah Miller

Im going to focus less on Adnan and more on the crossroads the reporter is facing in this episode. She wanted to believe innocence and when she had to set the evidence side by side in order, it bothered her. So much so that she sought advice that panned out to extra help. Its an amazing introspective look into the reproters torture over the case

Nov 16th
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poop dick

white privilege haha yeah let me just whip out my white privilege card at burger king for my discount lol I'm white still in poverty still can't find work and still getting fucked by the government just the same as a black Mexican Asian or anybody who chose to make the stupid mistakes us humans chose to make. life's a game of chess not checkers, there's pons and Kings not Black and red pieces.. the choice is yours. who ever created us gave us feet so use them if need be walk away if needed states away, being homeless for alil sounds better than 9years behind bars and tagged as a fellon

Nov 16th
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Mark Iris

poop dick Very eloquent, Poop Dick. So, you a "pon" or a "King"?

Nov 17th
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Nick Kerr

unfortunately, our criminal justice system preys on people like Joshua because they are easy targets that don't have the resources to challenge it.

Nov 16th
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Iands Fam

wtf, this whole thing to just be like im gonna like cover it in some way. They had me so wrapped up i was telling my family episode at a time and now nothing. ugh

Nov 16th
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STPKE1975

Hard to have much sympathy for any of these people. They all seem to be career criminals with rap sheets a mile long and the dysfunction goes back generations. How much effort/time/money as a society should we be putting into any of these individuals? Sad to say that but I don’t see very little change likely occurring for that segment of our population regardless of what is done.

Nov 16th
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nasir520az

Joshua had no business joining a gang and committing armed robberies at age 16. There's no getting around that. He dug his own grave in that regard. Having said that, he got fu**ed by the Feds. Once he gave the Feds intel on the Heartless Felons, he should have been placed in a juvenile facility far away from Cleveland where he could have quietly done his time and moved on with his life. The Feds fu**ed Joshua. No question about it.

Nov 15th
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Nov 17th
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Nov 16th
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michael palmer

as a black man this breaks my heart....

Nov 15th
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Aj Grant

I am black. I listened. I wept. This America.

Nov 15th
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TC Lavoie

These are the consequences of being about that life. No excuses about having to join a gang to survive yada yada fuck that there's always another way. Joshua sounds like a career scumbag well on his way to an early grave and I am supposed to have sympathy?

Nov 14th
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Don West

TC Lavoie Maybe, maybe not. But you should be smart enough to understand the implications of future cooperation with the police. Cooperation they so desperately want and need.

Nov 16th
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Nick Kerr

Denise Rini was one of the best judges in the juvenile court. The best results I saw from abuse/neglect cases came from her because she grew up as an orphan so she was able to use herself as an example to the kids that were getting sent to permanent placements away from their parents. She was a great judge. But she was also a Republican in a very Democratic city. So she got elected out just because of her party even though she was objectively one of the most effective judges they has because of her personal experience.

Nov 13th
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