Reviews
Humane, intelligent, fantastically well told. This podcast once again sets the bar.
nadaholland via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/09/18
I loved season 1, but season 2 and 3 got a bit to social justice-y and less about cases.
Jjjaaammmiiieeee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/18
Listening to season 3 and had to stop midway through episode 5. Sarah Koenig’s obvious love for violent offenders is just too much for me. Thinks 10 years in prison is adequate for cold blooded execution style murder. Misguided empathy in my opinion. Maybe the families of the victims deserve...
brummersted via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/18
A tilted biased world view, propaganda.
somerandomchap2 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/07/18
Gives a great insight into a particular storyline. Season 1 got me interested, but seasons two and three have me hooked! Can’t wait for what comes next.
Carolinole via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
The first two seasons of this podcast were phenomenal. This one however is another story. It seems like they can’t stop talking about race and how corrupt our police are. I’m definitely not interested in this narrative. These are the kind of messages that divide us not bring us together. very...
Devldoc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
The third season’s examination of the everyday practices of the criminal justice system is exceptional
moviestar88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
Forever changed by this powerful, well told, year of events. Majors kudos to you serial. Season 3 is your best one yet.
Mona Rosie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
I want to put some ramen in Joshua’s account. Where can I send it? Link?
Loonachic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/18
Are there any updates on The investigation on Bowe???
Nathan_236 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/18
i wrote a visual diary guide geared towards youth who self harm (empathetic sketchbook on amazon) episodes 8 & 9 of season three of serial hit me so hard. i wrote to the producers, asking for advice on how to start wiring something geared towards juveniles either in the detention centers, or...
Lizzikrizzi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/18
The way Sarah tells stories is unique and deliberately leaves you wondering about the same questions she is while working with incomplete information. Riveting and heart wrenching stories that make you feel the human impact of the piece. Highly recommend all seasons.
Thule Society via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/18
Liked seasons one & two but love season three! An incredibly powerful portrayal of America’s broken justice system and the corruption of the police and daily tragic consequences small and large.
Sumactea via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/04/18
Season 1 was good, season 2 and season 3 the true colors shine through. Just an opinionated social justice campaign.
Kayabc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/18
I loved Season 1 and 3 - I found it gripping and fascinating. I was amazed, entertained and angered in equal measure. The story telling is excellent. I gave up on season 2 after 2 episodes, and note that other reviewers were also disappointed. I just wasn’t engaged - I am not American so...
Andyjen160 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/04/18
I waited for two years for season 3 after being riveted by the first 3 seasons. The facts are presented and you hear both sides, BUT we have to listen to the reporters view on everything - her very leftist view, that quite frankly if the goal is to make people think about what’s going on, she...
Anewdaytotri via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/18
I really tried to get into this. But I had to stop during episode 3. This podcast has turned into a typical liberal pedestal. I’m sure I’ll be labeled for saying that It is starting to look like season 1 was a fluke after the flop of season two and covering a traitor and the liberal bias of...
Adam meier via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/18
I have listened to all three seasons. Binge worthy. I just finished season 3, and ended it in tears at the injustice of our criminal “justice” system. Well told, compassionate story telling. Season 3 is my favorite season so far.
Iratethisapp2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/18
First, I should say that I will continue to listen. I am a minor podcast masochist that will still listen to ideas that I disagree with or believe are wrong. I try to broaden my perspective at the cost of my own discomfort. Second, I am part of the criminal justice system, so my...
JimmyFish7421 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/18
I love the way each season is told. Wish they made 100 more episodes. I’m waiting for the next alert as I didn’t want each season to be over.
Sealsie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/18
The current season is podcasting at its best. I don't understand how the behaviors the reporters document have persisted for so long. The season inspried me to get involved with criminal justice issues -- I recently started volunteering at a re-entry organization.
Shelby1234543 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/18
Anyone who gave this podcast a rating of less than 5 stars is a complete moron.
Sea Moose 1979 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/18
I’m loving this podcast. Sarah’s voice is great to listen to and the details they give really get you thinking, at all angles.
Kirstie2772 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/02/18
This used to be an awesome pod cast with solid journalism reporting. Unfortunately, this most recent season became nothing more than a pathetic agenda of police bashing, race baiting, and liberal propaganda. The reporter has an obvious bias against law enforcement and authority that is...
CAP684 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/18
Season 1 of serial changed podcast forever. Incredible. Season there was just a complicated character situation for me. Season 3 is some of the most captivating material I have listened to. I work by myself. I listen to stuff all day. Sarah is a special talent. Whatever you make I will listen...
bhanson207 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/18
I've been listening to this podcast since the first season, and for the most part, find it enjoyable. Like many others on here, I really enjoyed Season 1, in part, because there was nothing like it at the time. There have have been imitators that are garbage(Up & Vanished, anyone?), yet Serial...
ManginaManWhore via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/18
This season has highs and lows. There is no doubt that the criminal justice system is often inequitable and needs reform. However, cherry picking cases and suggesting that a kid that committed armed robbery shouldn’t be punished soured me a little on this season. Sarah comes off as an...
Grason87 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/18
My first foray into podcasts began with Serial and it did not disappoint. It contained everything you would want from a podcast and even investigate journalism. Each season offered new potential and insight into stories that really deserve a closer look. I highly recommend this podcast!
Suriod05 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/18
Season 1 - a 10, Amazing story Season 2 - a 4, Meh story Season 3 - a 0, not a story at all, also not compelling. I Stopped listening halfway through the 3rd episode.
Manic Pixi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/18
Seasons 3 feels very biased as if all those accused are actually victims of the system. The majority of them she admits are career criminals and yet she wants us to be sympathetic to their plight.
ElliotR85 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/18
i love sarah, her investigative journalism, and her voice. i seriously can NEVER get enough of this podcast.
abbyyrgg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/18
Best crime podcast I’ve ever listened too
Steve. no, the other Steve via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/30/18
But season three is infuriating. I want every corrupt cop and judge fired and in jail.
ginger 818 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/18
I don't know how Sarah Koenig does it (proably great jouranlistic training, combined with raw talent), but she manages the deepest of dives into some of the most precient issues of our time. Along the way she manages to expose some of the greatest ills plauging our system. I can't get enough.
CSP32 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/18
Great story telling. Meaningful content. Love all thee series
Seanjakl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/18
Season 3 does not disappoint. This is by far one of my favorite podcasts. The only critique I have is that it doesn’t last forever. I’m always so sad when it’s over.
Angela Fulton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/18
I absolutely love this podcast! It’s not only. Informative but it’s very in depth! It takes you into the court room and I have to take breaks because this affects my life to see how people are so pressed in Cleveland and I knew it but to hear it it just makes me want to get up and do something...
goddess1040 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/18
Keep them coming please!
90210dsfs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/18
Sarah does a great job of taking you through the story. Her way of story telling is immersive and makes you feel connected to the characters in her story. It is shocking, sweet, and also educational. Impressive podcast that will make you come back for more.
Lalitya3 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/29/18
Stick with what made this a great podcast. Start doing seasons like the first one again. Second season was meh, the third while good in its own way and had good intentions it doesn’t really hook you. It’s more of a casual podcast now at best.
Trent445577 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/18
I’m not buying what she’s selling, and I wish she wasn’t trying to sell anything.
Mi-iKEee via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/29/18
I made it to episode 3 then had to stop. They couldn’t make more of a 1 sided opinion piece if they tried. This is all about trying to make things about race that have nothing to do this race and everything to do with statistical data. Facts are facts whether you like where they point or not....
Snpmom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/18
The first season was excellent and the second season was alright, but the third season was a big disappointment. They still put a lot of effort into making each episode during the third season, but it was very biased and they jumped around too much. It was easier to follow along when they only...
Chris-132 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/18
It's just very interenting to get a peek into how things work (or not) in court. It's dissapointing to see how some of these young Americans are wasting their lives hooked into a system that only makes them go deeper down. Wonder what the future looks like for young americans in general but it...
PpNoName via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/28/18
This is for season 1 only; I’ve heard season 2 and on are better but Sarah Keonig is frustrating to listen to. She is oblivious and condescending. For instance to one of the high school friends “wait did you say you stole c.d.s from Best Buy?! ::scoff!::”. Or to the woman on the jury who said...
Sdfbn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/18
I loved the first 2 Serial seasons. I liked the 3rd, but it felt too disjointed. I understand the premise, and I truly applaud the journalistic effort, but I wasn’t captivated in the same way due to the number of stories.
BrannonH via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/18
Wow
This is very sad
vdghvddh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/18
Will always be hard to top Season 1 phenomenon but this season might be more important. Rare to see how system really works depending on your station in life. Almost bailed after awful Season 2. Glad I have it another shot.
J Kollm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/18
BRAVO! This series took my breath away. It is thorough, honest, and searing reporting. Koenig’s finest hour, in my opinion. The last 5 minutes of the last episode especially is a wake up call for the US Justice System and we are overdue for this overhaul.
AEbaugh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/18
Dose season 2 have anything to do with season 1
NestorMN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/18
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