Slate's Serial Spoiler Specials
By Slate Magazine/Panoply
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A weekly recap and discussion about the Serial podcast, from Sarah Koenig and Ira Glass's This American Life. Part of the Panoply Network.
||CleanSerial Season 2, Ep. 11: Slate's Spoiler Special||Surprise! This was apparently the season finale - who knew?||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Season 2, Ep. 10: Slate’s Spoiler Special||Episode 10 of "Serial" finds the story zoomed out to its furthest point yet.||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Season 2, Ep. 9: Slate’s Spoiler Special||Gabe and Katy struggle with the ever-shifting frame of season 2’s narrative.||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Season 2, Ep. 7-8: Slate's Spoiler Special||Gabe and Katy dive into this week's two-part episode of "Serial."||2/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Quick Programming Note||Serial is releasing a two-parter this week - we'll be releasing our episode analyzing parts 1 and 2 of "Hindsight" tomorrow.||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Season 1 Update Bonus Episode||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.||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Season 2, Ep. 6: Slate's Spoiler Special||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.||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Season 2, Ep. 5: Slate's Spoiler Special||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.||1/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Season 2, Ep. 4: Slate’s Spoiler Special||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,...||1/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Season 2, Ep. 3: Slate’s Spoiler Special||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,...||12/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Season 2, Ep. 2: Slate’s Spoiler Special||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...||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Season 2, Ep. 1: Slate's Spoiler Special||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...||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Spoiler Special: Jay Talks (But Not To Sarah)||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.||1/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Ep. 12: Slate's Spoiler Special||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||12/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Ep. 11: Slate's Spoiler Special||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.||12/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Ep. 10: Slate's Spoiler Special||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.||12/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Spoiler Special: Extra Spoily Edition||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.||11/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Spoiler Special: Sarah Koenig on The Gist||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."||11/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Ep. 9: Slate's Spoiler Special||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.||11/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Ep. 8: Slate's Spoiler Special||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.||11/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Ep. 7: Slate's Spoiler Special||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||11/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Ep. 6: Slate's Spoiler Special||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...||10/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSerial Ep. 5: Slate's Spoiler Special||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...||10/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Wanted to LIke!
Content is fine. I tried really hard to listen to these episodes, but had to abandon ship halfway through some of the longer pods due to the incredibly grating voice of Katie.
The Slate crew say some insightful things and pull in lots of guests with professional backgrounds in law and journalism. At the same time it feels overindulgent…but here I am, overindulging, by listening and writing this comment, and here you are overindulging with the rest of us.
Love the podcast-but Katie's vocal fry is distracting and difficult to listen to.