I’ve been waiting and waiting for Serial to return, that podcast that is like no other.
Well, glory be: Season 3 is here.
Sarah Koenig is our narrator each season, telling the story of a legal case in all its complexity, over the course of ten or more episodes.
For Season 3, Sarah takes us to Cleveland, Ohio, as she bunkers down at the Cleveland Justice Center to follow not one but an entire year’s worth of legal cases—small ones, sometimes—as an exploration of the criminal justice system.
I’m one episode in, “A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center,” and Serial is as riveting as ever.
If you haven’t discovered Serial, you are in for such a ride.
Season 1: 12 riveting episodes that chronicle the case of a murder case reopened, fifteen years after the suspect was convicted.
Season 2: 11 riveting episodes (notice a pattern here? this stuff is RIVETING) digging deep into the story of an American soldier held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan/Pakistan for five years. Was he a deserter? Should he face a court martial, after one of the longest times in captivity? I wrote about this humdinger here.