Serial Tells One Story — A True Story

Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial tells one story — a true story — over the course of a season. Serial has won every major award for broadcasting, including the duPont-Columbia, Scripps Howard, Edward R. Murrow, and the first-ever Peabody awarded to a podcast. Serial, like This American Life, is produced in collaboration with WBEZ Chicago.  It comes from Serial Productions, which released S-Town in 2017, and has more projects in development.


For general inquiries, email the team. To contact the staff securely, use the PGP key for producer Dana Chivvis (FF634008).

For Serial press inquiries, please email [email protected]

Podcast sponsorship is sold by The New York Times. For information, contact Amanda McCartney.

For speaking engagements and appearances for Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, please contact the Steven Barclay Agency.


Is Serial seeking pitches for Season Four?

We welcome your pitches. If you think your story would be a better fit for a nonserialized podcast, feel free to send a pitch to This American Life: [email protected]. Submission guidelines for This American Life are available here.

When will Season Four air?

We don’t know yet. But in the meantime, we’re producing other projects as well. If you’d like updates on our show and on our new podcasts, please sign up for our .

How can I contact the show’s creators?

You can send an email to [email protected] and someone on our staff will read it. We might not be able to respond to every email we get, but we’ll try.

To contact the team securely, use the PGP key for producer Dana Chivvis (FF634008).

If you’re a member of the media, please contact [email protected] with your requests. For speaking engagements and appearance requests for Sarah Koenig or Julie Snyder, please contact Steven Barclay at [email protected].  

Will the show’s creators speak to my class?

Unfortunately, the Serial team is small, and they don’t have enough free time to talk with classes. But we do have resources for educators: do-it-yourself radio guides, storytelling tips, equipment recommendations, jobs and internships information, and more on This American Life’s Make Radio page. 

Are transcripts of the episodes available online?

Yes, we’ll make transcripts available for Season Three, and we have transcripts for Season Two on our site. We don’t have official transcripts for Season One.

Is Serial available in another language?

Serial is available only in English. At the moment we aren’t accepting listener-generated requests to translate the series.

Is Serial available in CD format?

No, we don’t have a Serial CD.

Is Serial merchandise available to purchase?

Yes! A Serial notebook is available from our web store now.

Can I use the Serial logo to create my own T-shirts or promote my event?

Unfortunately, we have to say no, in order to protect our logo. If you have other questions about permissions and licensing, please write to [email protected].

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