Slate's Serial Spoiler Specials

Slate's Serial Spoiler Specials

A weekly recap and discussion about the Serial podcast, from Sarah Koenig and Ira Glass's This American Life. Part of the Panoply Network.

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Serial Season 2, Ep. 11: Slate's Spoiler Special

Slate's Serial Spoiler Specials

Surprise! This was apparently the season finale - who knew?

30 Min

Apr 1, 2016

Serial Season 2, Ep. 10: Slate’s Spoiler Special

Slate's Serial Spoiler Specials

Episode 10 of "Serial" finds the story zoomed out to its furthest point yet.

23 Min

Mar 18, 2016

Serial Season 2, Ep. 9: Slate’s Spoiler Special

Slate's Serial Spoiler Specials

Gabe and Katy struggle with the ever-shifting frame of season 2’s narrative.

23 Min

Mar 4, 2016

Episode
Podcast
Time
Released
25 min
Feb 19, 2016
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Gabe and Katy dive into this week's two-part episode of "Serial."

0 min
Feb 18, 2016
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Serial is releasing a two-parter this week - we'll be releasing our episode analyzing parts 1 and 2 of "Hindsight" tomorrow.

21 min
Feb 11, 2016
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Gabe and Katy discuss the successes and failures of Serial's recent series of mini-episodes updating us on Adnan Syed's hearing in Baltimore.

34 min
Feb 5, 2016
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Gabe and Katy are once again joined by former Army officer Adrian Bonenberger to discuss the realities of life on base in Afghanistan, and whether Bowe Bergdahl’s concerns were realistic or idealistic.

28 min
Jan 22, 2016
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Gabe and Katy talk about the many appealing new characters introduced in this week's episode, and try to suss out the major themes of the season thus far.

27 min
Jan 8, 2016
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New York Magazine’s Carl Swanson joins us to share behind-the-scenes insights on the making of Serial’s new season, gleaned from his recent interviews with Sarah Koenig and the production team. Plus: is Serial still appointment listening,...

30 min
Dec 25, 2015
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Gabe is joined by Slate’s Jacob Brogan and June Thomas to examine the deepening question of whether or not Bowe Bergdahl is a trustworthy narrator. After an episode that sees him struggle mightily to survive at the hands of the Taliban,...

37 min
Dec 18, 2015
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Gabe and Katy wrestle with their feelings of empathy for Bowe Bergdahl, despite the fact that he plainly endangered the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. The question, of course, is why? Author Brendan Koerner, who has written extensively on the...

34 min
Dec 11, 2015
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Slate's Gabriel Roth and Katy Waldman are joined by writer and Afghanistan war veteran Adrian Bonenberger to discuss the first episode of Serial's new season. Sarah Koenig and her team opened their new season by deploying a series of familiar...

26 min
Jan 2, 2015
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In the wake of Jay Wilds' exclusive interview with The Intercept, Slate reunites the Serial Spoiler gang for one more crazy caper. David Haglund and Katy Waldman discuss how Jay's Q-and-A might affect the case and Serial's first season.

34 min
Dec 18, 2014
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David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and The Gist's Mike Pesca discuss "What We Know" and whether Serial's first season ended up being "a contemplation on the nature of truth," as Mike once feared. NOTE: Listen to this podcast AFTER you listen to the Serial episo

42 min
Dec 11, 2014
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David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Grantland's Wesley Morris react to "Rumors," the latest episode of Serial from This American Life. Plus, they talk with Mark Phillips, the musician and sound designer who composes most of the show's score.

27 min
Dec 4, 2014
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David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Laura Anderson react to "The Best Defense Is a Good Defense," the latest episode of Serial from This American Life.

37 min
Nov 26, 2014
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For one episode only, David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and June Thomas discuss Reddit threads, reporting, blogs, and other sources of information about Serial's murder investigation. SPOILER ALERT: Contains info that hasn't been reported on Serial.

26 min
Nov 24, 2014
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With Serial on hiatus this week, Mike Pesca of The Gist reflects on the success of the investigative podcast. Plus: Hear a longer version of Mike's interview with Serial host Sarah Koenig, recorded just before the release of episode 5, "Route Talk."

31 min
Nov 20, 2014
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David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Willa Paskin discuss To Be Suspected, the ninth episode of Serial from This American Life. WARNING: Enjoy this spoiler special after you listen to the episode.

41 min
Nov 14, 2014
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David Haglund, Katy Waldman and Jami Floyd discuss The Deal With Jay, the eighth episode of Serial from This American Life. Plus, inside a Serial meetup group. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be listened to after you’ve heard the episode.

22 min
Nov 7, 2014
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Slate’s David Haglund, Katy Waldman and Amanda Hess discuss The Opposite of the Prosecution, the seventh episode of Serial from This American Life. Plus: Dahlia Lithwick of Amicus explains two aspects. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be listened to af

26 min
Oct 31, 2014
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Slate’s David Haglund, Katy Waldman and Mike Pesca discuss “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” the sixth episode of Serial from This American Life. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be listened to after you’ve listened to the Serial...

17 min
Oct 29, 2014
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Slate's David Haglund, Julia Turner, and Katy Waldman discuss the fifth episode of the podcast Serial, from This American Life and producers Sarah Koenig and Julia Snyder. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've listened to the Serial...

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