Reviews
This was the first podcast I listened to via a glowing recommendation from a friend. I binge listened and finished within a few days! I listened every moment I could (even if just for a few minutes while on a break from meetings) and felt almost like an addict craving my next fix!! Then it was...Read full review »
Jenn-OH via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/22
Trojan Horse was so good! They did an excellent job. Such a huge scandal to expose. I hope there is justice for the citizens of Birmingham! What a slimy government!
Team CoCo'er via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/22
The subject matter had such potential but the execution was a fail. Putting aside Hamza's awful podcast/radio disposition (speaks waaaaay too fast with some mumbling and stumbling), the bias and aggressive style was glaringly obvious early on and detracted from the podcast's credibility....Read full review »
Lemonade Mel via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/11/22
I gave this a try, and felt that it was pushing liberal/racist agenda. Still very one-sided. A shame, because the storytelling is fabulous. Best of luck
pugcrzy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/22
12 hours of my life I’ll never get back. Season 1 goes absolutely nowhere. Nothing happens. Complete garbage.
michaelpg1 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 06/03/22
Fantastic set of series!! Sarah Koenig is excellent! I so love her attitude, her style and her voice! I could listen to her for hours… I’ve listened to all of the Serial podcasts to date and thought they were very worthwhile. I found The Trojan Horse Affair podcast so fascinating. Hamza Syed...Read full review »
CleetusVanDamme via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/22
Spoiler! Muslims are treated unfairly in western countries. 16 hours of my life I’ll never get back. Absolutely love serial, but this one doesn’t get to that level. The reporters realized they just wasted years on their lives on a story that wasn’t very interesting. They tried to reframe it...Read full review »
ShaneRob321 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/27/22
First four seasons are fantastic. Hope they start making interesting stories again soon.
GG from Seattle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/22
Yet another case confirming that religion of any kind does not belong in any schools. Enjoy them in mosques, churches or synagogues but don’t bring it in schools or politics.
Poop1332 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/22
At first I was surprised that Serial was sponsoring a story from England, but as I listened I heard that it was the same excellent reporting as the other seasons. Well worth the listen!
lisë via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/22
I LOVES S 1 ONE SO MUCHITY MUCH
.,.,...,.,.,....,..., via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/20/22
I absolutely love this podcast I started from episode one probably less than a month ago and I am now in season three and listen every chance that I possibly can between college, kids and life. It keeps me on my toes and causes me to have so many questions sometimes 😅 Recommending stories: any...Read full review »
Hufflefuk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/22
Another fantastic installment. Keep doing what you’re all doing. The world is listening !! And THANKS !!!
melodytennis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/22
The first couple seasons were great, unbiased journalism that really did a good job at presenting the facts and allowing people to draw their own conclusions. Unfortunately, the latest Trojan Horse Affair season (and even the 2 prior seasons), is far from that. Instead, we have to listen to a...Read full review »
mgilstad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/22
Love Hamza’s voice! That’s itself is gripping. Thanks for putting this one out there. This show is happily going to take up a lot of my time.
Longhorngent via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/22
First, no offense to Hamza and Brian, but one of my favorite things about the narrative in every season of Serial is I can hear Sarah saying every line (whether it’s her or not). Second, where other podcasts — lazily and in droves — fall back on the podcast format as an excuse to shirk research,...Read full review »
Zwolf12 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/22
I had to the school work on this
where wart scan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/22
I could not rave about this podcast more. I’ve listened to three seasons already and listen any and every chance I get; at the gym, in a 10 min car drive, folding clothes, you get it. I’m hooked every episode. It listens so poetically. I love how you follow the story or case with the reported...Read full review »
BronteTJ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/30/22
sarah explains things so well and i love her voice it’s so relaxing. i put this on whenever i’m having a hard time sleeping and it takes me right to sleep. ily sarah
Amber1397 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/22
Season 1-3 is the podcasting equivalent of The Wire.
Breadman'84 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/24/22
BUT Hamza is seriously getting on my nerves.
whatnicknameisnottakdn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/22
As someone who practiced journalism and walked away from it in despair at what it’s become, I found the Trojan Horse Affair revivifying and heartbreaking at once. Your work shows brilliantly and honestly both how important investigative journalism remains to the functioning of democracy and how...Read full review »
Marilyn1M via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/22
She spends way too long talking about her experience and whether adnans demeanour might expose him as the genius charming sociopath rather than accepting the obvious that we live in a society where innocent people are put away for life. Rather than accepting the facts and the opinions of about a...Read full review »
jamil.alexandros via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/21/22
I don‘t understand why Serial is always quoted as the most important and influential True Crime Podcast with which it all began. There is nothing extraordinary or systemic learnings about the case in Season One or if there are, the reporter fails to tell us. Yet reporter Sarah Koenig reports...Read full review »
annapodana via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 04/18/22
Great podcast & journalism
Petemom via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/18/22
But where is Sarah Koenig? I miss her voice :(
DUINGWMFRMVC via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/17/22
Serial is at its best when it explains, summarises, and, most importantly, connect all of these people's stories together.Read full review »
Om Preetham via Apple Podcasts · India · 04/16/22
An unforgettable story told after years of dogged, painstaking research. The Trojan Horse Affair asks questions that too many have found inconvenient to ask and proves that what we thought we knew was not at all the whole truth… Well done Hamza and Brian
PaulRichardBooth via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 04/14/22
I enjoyed the first season, but I couldn’t get into any of the rest.
Mrs.Holliman " via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/22
I just finished the Trojan Horse Series. This satisfied a deep addictive personality need for me while listening, and even though the ending doesn’t scratch my neat-ending-itch I was still satisfied nonetheless. For the curious and the forever student.
DebRAAAWR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/22
I wish this didn’t end the way it did. Had me all the way up until the end. It’s almost felt like they ran out of funding.
TheDigitalPimp213 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/22
I love Serial’s deep dives and I liked how Trojan Horse was ‘journalism and journalists under a microscope’ but the ending had me annoyed that I had spent the better part of 8 hours of my life with no answer.
lainerbrainer via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/12/22
Just finished this series. Through the entire wild ride, I couldn’t help but think that the accusations being leveled against the Muslim school staff of plotting to infiltrate and then hold students captive to their world view actually mirrored what is, in fact, the stated goal of conservative,...Read full review »
WeatherGirlWendy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/22
I must be getting old because I can’t concentrate on what is being said. I’ve enjoyed the past seasons so I may try again.
capli22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/22
This was excellent! Well done to Hamsa and Brian for their persistence in the face of apathy, ignorance and obfuscation. I was unaware of this whole issue as I live in Perth, Australia where racism is very prevalent still. I have formed my views on the writer and do not think the truth will come...Read full review »
Debnsam via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/12/22
I have been looking for a good true crime podcast and this is just one of my favorite podcast yet! I’m only on the second episode and I’m already in love with it💖
LIVE IT SO MUCH✌️🤘 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/22
The Trojan Horse Affair is one of the best things I’ve ever heard. Truly fascinating, gripping, and well-crafted. Can’t recommend it highly enough.
Pompernette via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/09/22
A potentially interesting topic with some cogent insights which was marred by the incredibly biased perspective (and poor narration) of the would-be journalist from Birmingham. Everything was always some ‘plot against his religious group’ by evil ‘others’. If the perspective had been the other...Read full review »
LaCreve via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/09/22
I would have loved to have this presented with a voice from which one couldn’t decipher the reporters own political stance. The difference between commentary vs unbiased reporting is made clear. If you’re interested in an opinion piece, subscribe here!
NYC10025 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/22
Honestly, I was so excited for this podcast. Serial and S Town were 2 of my favorites. I kept waiting for this to get good. A friend bagged it after 2 episodes and I wish I had. The story is important to tell but the hype of this podcast was way too much for what it delivered. I hate to say...Read full review »
anon-Miss via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/22
Hey Sarah, my wife and I are both military public affairs officers and during a recent road trip, we listened to your series about Bowe Bergdahl. As PAOs, we have both worked with journalists from every media outlet in the 3-letter alphabet, as well as pretty much every top print outlet there is....Read full review »
Landshark_In_Tampa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/22
Please go back to stories like season 1 and 2. This Trojan Horse season is sooo bad. :(
Omccmoomc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/22
I loved every season so far and I’m already looking forward to the next one! I have been missing Sarah on a lot of these — I loved the first seasons because I found her to be so great. I still like the show and the other hosts, but I’d really love to see Sarah back on again
pasta_slut via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/22
Serial is Simply Amazing! Sarah Koenig is wonderful in every way, smart, articulate, thoughtful, inquisitive, and has amazing people helping her make it all work. Start listening and you won’t be able to stop.
nauvoo2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/22
Wow. Just blatantly putting it out there now that you don’t need to be just report on the facts if you are at all being hurt by the information in some way. Just wow. At least you are up front about it?? This is a complex issue and it would be nice if it was treated as such, showing the many...Read full review »
divjfuvkv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/22
Wowza. I loved season 1. Season was okay, but not my favorite. This current season is frustrating. It’s hard to keep an open mind to hearing both sides when the reporters are clearly so biased and are actually yelling at the interview subjects who don’t agree with them. Disappointing for what was...Read full review »
aaumueller via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/22
Yet another podcast about local power and identity politics from Serial? Sarah Koenig and company are a one trick pony. Disappointed to be getting just another stale variation of the same story from Serial in which the same tired themes are discussed, and I don’t care about the...Read full review »
Ifkemdj2838 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/22
love it!
Jacoblmoore via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/22
Really enjoyed the latest instalment of Serial. An interesting story covering an important and disappointing failing at all levels of government. And weirdly local - NEVER thought you’d end up here in Perth.
KristianGL via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/24/22
An interesting and complex story ruined by bias and dismissal of sexism. This is a persuasive piece with a clear agenda, not valid investigative journalism. To be clear, I don’t disagree with the agenda to bring a light to, condemn, and reverse islamophobic impacts of the letter. But the clear...Read full review »
CD1166 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/22
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