Sarah Koenig

Criminal Justice

What 'Serial' Gets Alarmingly Correct About Being Black in America

As a queer Black Clevelander, the podcast's new season investigating criminal justice in Cleveland clarifies a lifetime of racist interactions with police.
Prince Shakur

'Serial' Producer Julie Snyder on the Freedom and Power of Podcasting

She's the woman responsible for the most popular podcast on earth. We called her up to ask what's next, and what role the genre could play in the so-called New America.
Emma Watts
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Adnan Syed's Lawyer Is Trying to Get Him Out on Bail

Syed's lawyer has filed a motion to get him out on bail just a few months after a Baltimore judge granted the 'Serial' subject a new trial.
Lauren Messman
The VICE Guide to Right Now

'Serial' Is Going Biweekly to Allow for Additional Reporting

That means every other week, not twice a week.
River Donaghey

Surprise! 'Serial' Is Back and Taking You to Afghanistan

Detectives, dust off those armchairs and get your hot takes ready. Sarah Koenig is back.
Beckett Mufson
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The New Season of 'Serial' Started This Morning

It focuses on the story of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier who allegedly deserted his post during the Afghanistan War and wound up spending five years in Taliban captivity.
River Donaghey

Adnan Syed from 'Serial' May Be Inching Closer to Receiving a New Trial

A Monday ruling offers hope of new witness testimony for the man convicted of murder in 2000.
Mike Pearl

Maryland Prosecutors Are Standing Behind Their Conviction of 'Serial' Suspect Adnan Syed

Prosecutors urged a Maryland court to deny Adnan Syed's request for appeal on Wednesday, rejecting his claim that his lawyer was ineffective and didn't help him negotiate a plea deal.
Allie Conti
This Week in Racism

'Serial' and the White Liberal Media's Race Problem

Hit podcast <i>Serial</i> has come under fire for a perceived racial blindspot: It's yet another pop culture phenomenon about minorities brought to you by white people.
Dave Schilling

Humans Have Become Too Good at Lying

From politicians to criminals, relationships to media relations, we're all liars living in a lying world. But how much do we care?
Morwenna Ferrier