Serial Podcast

Serial,” a podcast from the creators of “This American Life,” focused its first two seasons on the criminal trial of a high school student’s murder, and then on an army private tried for desertion. In its third season, host Sarah Koenig tells the stories of the individuals and institutions in Cleveland’s county courthouse. The topics might not surprise people who are familiar with the controversies that surround criminal justice in America, but Koenig teases out the nuanced structural problems of the system while exploring and challenging perspective of those in decision-making positions.