About Us

Serial is the first spinoff show from the creators of This American Life. It's a podcast, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial tells one story - a true story - over the course of an entire season.

Here's how the Serial producers describe the show:

Each season, the show follows 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.

The first season of Serial re-investigated a murder that happened in Baltimore in 1999. It premiered in October 2014 and ran for 12 episodes. Season Two premiered in December 2016, and told the story of Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier who was captured by the Taliban.

In 2017, Serial and This American Life launched the podcast S-Town, hosted by Brian Reed.