Serial Season One Fall 2014
Serial’s first season, which debuted in October 2014, is complete. You can access its twelve episodes below, for free. Season 2 will feature a different story and will be coming sometime later in 2015. Sign up for newsletter updates here. Serial is a spin-off of This American Life, a radio show and podcast which produces new shows throughout the year and which you can listen to here.
It's Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he's innocent - though he can't exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.
Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, and is hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial tells one story - a true story - over the course of an entire season. Each season, we'll follow a plot and characters wherever they take us. And we won’t know what happens at the end until we get there, not long before you get there with us. Each week we bring you the next chapter in the story, so it's important to listen to the episodes in order, starting with Episode 1.
You can subscribe to the Serial podcast for free on iTunes and other audio platforms, and you can also listen here on this site. If you need help understanding how podcasts work and how you can get one, watch our tutorial. We’ve wrapped Season One of Serial, but all of the episodes are still available for free. Stay tuned for Season Two in 2015.
Serial, like This American Life, is produced in collaboration with WBEZ Chicago.