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Serial

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A news podcast from Serial Productions
Website: https://serialpodcast.org

Credits: Sarah Koenig (Producer, Host), Whitney Dangerfield (Digital Editor), Mark Phillips (Mixing and Sound Design, Musical Scoring), Emmanuel Dzotsi (Associate Producer), Julie Snyder (Executive Producer), Ben Calhoun (Producer), Dana Chivvis (Producer) (edit)

Serial is a podcast from Serial Productions, a New York Times company, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won’t know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she’ll bring you the latest chapter, so it’s important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings.

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