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Serial

Serial Productions makes narrative podcasts whose quality and innovation transformed the medium. “Serial” began in 2014 as a spinoff of the public radio show “This American Life.” In 2020, we joined the New York Times Company. Our shows have reached many millions of listeners and have won nearly every major journalism award for audio, including the first-ever Peabody Award given to a podcast. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest Serial Productions news: https://bit.ly/3FIOJj9 Have thoughts or feedback on our shows? Email us at serialshows@nytimes.com

Serial Productions makes narrative podcasts whose quality and innovation transformed the medium. “Serial” began in 2014 as a spinoff of the public radio show “This American Life.” In 2020, we joined the New York Times Company. Our shows have reached many millions of listeners and have won nearly every major journalism award for audio, including the first-ever Peabody Award given to a podcast. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest Serial Productions news: https://bit.ly/3FIOJj9 Have thoughts or feedback on our shows? Email us at serialshows@nytimes.com

 

#87

The Kids of Rutherford County - Ep. 4: Dedicated Public Servants

The lawyers settle with the county, which agrees to pay the kids who were wrongfully arrested and illegally jailed; the hard part is actually getting the kids paid.  From Serial Productions and The New York Times in partnership with ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio, “The Kids of Rutherford County” is reported and hosted by Meribah Knight, a Peabody-award winning reporter based in the South. ... Read more

16 Nov 2023

39 MINS

39:19

16 Nov 2023


#86

The Kids of Rutherford County - Ep. 3: Would You Like to Sue the Government?

Wes Clark reads a telling line in a police report about how Rutherford County’s juvenile justice system really works. He and his law partner Mark Downton realize they have a massive class action on their hands.  From Serial Productions and The New York Times in partnership with ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio, “The Kids of Rutherford County” is reported and hosted by Meribah Knight, a Peabody-award winning reporter based in the South. ... Read more

16 Nov 2023

47 MINS

47:54

16 Nov 2023


#85

The Kids of Rutherford County - Ep. 2: What the Hell Are You People Doing?

A young lawyer named Wes Clark can’t get the Rutherford County juvenile court to let his clients out of detention — even when the law says they shouldn’t have been held in the first place. He’s frustrated and demoralized, until he makes a friend.  From Serial Productions and The New York Times in partnership with ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio, “The Kids of Rutherford County” is reported and hosted by Meribah Knight, a Peabody-award winning reporter based in the South. ... Read more

16 Nov 2023

32 MINS

32:50

16 Nov 2023


#84

The Kids of Rutherford County - Ep. 1: The Egregious Video

A police officer in Rutherford County, Tenn., sees a video of little kids fighting, and decides to investigate. This leads to the arrest of 11 kids for watching the fight. The arrests do not go smoothly.  From Serial Productions and The New York Times in partnership with ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio, “The Kids of Rutherford County” is reported and hosted by Meribah Knight, a Peabody-award winning reporter based in the South. ... Read more

16 Nov 2023

27 MINS

27:52

16 Nov 2023


#83

The Kids of Rutherford County - Trailer

For over a decade, one Tennessee county arrested and illegally jailed hundreds, maybe thousands, of children. A four-part narrative series reveals how this came to be, the adults responsible for it, and the two lawyers, former juvenile delinquents themselves, who try to do something about it.   From Serial Productions and The New York Times, “The Kids of Rutherford County” is reported and hosted by Meribah Knight, a Peabody-award winning reporter based in the South. Get it everywhere you get your podcasts on Thursday, October 26th. ... Read more

19 Oct 2023

03 MINS

03:56

19 Oct 2023


#82

The Retrievals - Ep. 5: The Outcomes

In fertility treatment, a successful outcome is defined as a healthy baby. In this story, the outcomes are complicated for everyone involved.  ... Read more

17 Aug 2023

53 MINS

53:45

17 Aug 2023


#81

The Retrievals - Ep. 4: The Clinic

What we know about what happened at the clinic. ... Read more

17 Aug 2023

38 MINS

38:00

17 Aug 2023


#80

The Retrievals - Ep. 3: The Sentence

At the nurse’s sentencing hearing, the patients learn a shocking detail that forces them to confront the limits of their compassion. ... Read more

17 Aug 2023

46 MINS

46:38

17 Aug 2023


#79

The Retrievals - Ep. 2: The Nurse

The patients know what happened to them. Now they learn who did it. The story of the nurse whose own pain was also unseen. ... Read more

17 Aug 2023

33 MINS

33:05

17 Aug 2023


#78

The Retrievals - Ep. 1: The Patients

Patients at a fertility clinic experience excruciating, unexpected pain. For months the reason for that pain remains hidden. Then they get a letter from the clinic. ... Read more

17 Aug 2023

56 MINS

56:34

17 Aug 2023


#77

The Retrievals - Trailer

The patients in this story came to the Yale Fertility Center to pursue pregnancy. They began their I.V.F. cycles full of expectation and hope. Then a surgical procedure called egg retrieval caused them excruciating pain. Some of the patients screamed out in the procedure room. Others called the clinic from home to report pain in the hours that followed. But most of the staff members who fielded the patients’ reports did not know the real reason for the pain, which was that a nurse at the clinic was stealing fentanyl, and replacing it with saline. From Serial Productions and The New York Times, The Retrievals is a five-part narrative series reported by Susan Burton, a veteran staff member at “This American Life” and author of the memoir “Empty.” Susan details the events that unfolded at the clinic, and examines how the patients’ distinct identities informed the way they made sense of what happened to them in the procedure room. The nurse, too, has her own story, about her own pain, that she tells to the court. And then there is the story of how this all could have happened at the Yale clinic in the first place. Throughout, Burton explores the stories we tell about women’s pain. How do we tolerate, interpret and account for it? What happens when pain is minimized or dismissed? Episode 1 of The Retrievals arrives Thursday, June 29th. ... Read more

22 Jun 2023

04 MINS

04:24

22 Jun 2023


#76

The Coldest Case In Laramie - Episode 8

Kim interviews Fred Lamb and takes a fresh look at the case. ... Read more

30 Mar 2023

36 MINS

36:04

30 Mar 2023


#75

The Coldest Case In Laramie - Episode 7

Kim takes stock of the evidence against Fred Lamb and gets to the bottom of the stories she’s heard about him — including one from his wife of more than 30 years. ... Read more

30 Mar 2023

34 MINS

34:34

30 Mar 2023


#74

The Coldest Case In Laramie - Episode 6

Kim examines the bizarre interrogation that led to Fred Lamb’s arrest. ... Read more

30 Mar 2023

31 MINS

31:18

30 Mar 2023


#73

The Coldest Case In Laramie - Episode 5

Kim talks to someone who confessed to Shelli’s murder from a jail in Arizona. ... Read more

30 Mar 2023

32 MINS

32:57

30 Mar 2023


#72

The Coldest Case In Laramie - Episode 4

Kim digs into the early stages of the investigation into Shelli’s murder and follows up with old suspects.   ... Read more

30 Mar 2023

36 MINS

36:08

30 Mar 2023


#71

The Coldest Case In Laramie - Episode 3

Kim heads to Laramie and hears two very different versions of the case against Fred Lamb. ... Read more

30 Mar 2023

28 MINS

28:10

30 Mar 2023


#70

The Coldest Case In Laramie - Episode 2

Kim talks to Shelli’s former roommate, who connects Kim with a man who was at the crime scene and has troubling memories about Fred Lamb and the police. ... Read more

30 Mar 2023

23 MINS

23:06

30 Mar 2023


#69

The Coldest Case In Laramie - Episode 1

A Times investigative reporter, Kim Barker, revisits the murder of Shelli Wiley — a long-unsolved case from Kim’s time in high school. She reaches out to Shelli’s family to understand why the police arrested a man named Fred Lamb for Shelli’s murder in 2016, and why prosecutors abruptly dropped the charges against him. ... Read more

30 Mar 2023

23 MINS

23:46

30 Mar 2023


#68

The Coldest Case In Laramie - Trailer

Kim Barker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, revisits an unsolved murder that took place while she was in high school in Laramie, Wyoming, nearly 40 years ago. She confronts the conflicting stories people have told themselves about the crime because of an unexpected development: the arrest of a former Laramie police officer accused in the murder. All eight episodes of "The Coldest Case in Laramie," a new show from Serial Productions and The New York Times, are available on Thursday, February 23rd wherever you get your podcasts. ... Read more

16 Feb 2023

04 MINS

04:41

16 Feb 2023


#67

We Were Three - Ep. 3: I Am All That Is Left. Amen.

Rachel goes back to California, to the place where she grew up and where her brother and father died, to find answers.    For more information on 'We Were Three': https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/11/podcasts/we-were-three.html ... Read more

13 Oct 2022

44 MINS

44:20

13 Oct 2022


#66

We Were Three - Ep. 2: Assassin

Rachel retraces how her family, over decades, fell apart and came back together.      For more information on 'We Were Three': https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/11/podcasts/we-were-three.html ... Read more

13 Oct 2022

49 MINS

49:24

13 Oct 2022


#65

We Were Three - Ep. 1: Black Box

Rachel goes back to California, to the place where she grew up and where her brother and father died, to find answers.   For more information on 'We Were Three': https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/11/podcasts/we-were-three.html ... Read more

13 Oct 2022

43 MINS

43:59

13 Oct 2022


#64

We Were Three - Trailer

A three-part series from This American Life producer Nancy Updike. When Rachel McKibbens’s father and brother died suddenly last fall, two weeks apart, from Covid, she’d had no idea her father was sick, and no idea her brother was dying. They were unvaccinated, but the story of what happened started long before that. All three episodes of "We Were Three," a new show from Serial Productions and The New York Times, are available now wherever you get your podcasts. ... Read more

13 Oct 2022

03 MINS

03:02

13 Oct 2022


#63

The Trojan Horse Affair - Part 8

A man banned from working in education in the aftermath of the Trojan Horse letter inspires Brian and Hamza to track down one last witness with him – in Australia. And all three travelers find their faith tested. ... Read more

18 Mar 2022

47 MINS

47:30

18 Mar 2022


#62

The Trojan Horse Affair - Part 7

Birmingham authorities struggle to explain why they disavowed their own findings about the Trojan Horse plot. But when Brian and Hamza make a discovery deep inside some court documents, everything suddenly makes sense. ... Read more

18 Mar 2022

50 MINS

50:26

18 Mar 2022


#61

The Trojan Horse Affair - Part 6

Hamza takes a long, hard look at what the government found when it investigated more than 20 majority-Muslim schools in Birmingham. And our two reporters have a confrontation – with each other. ... Read more

18 Mar 2022

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:55

18 Mar 2022