It's baaaaaaackk! And while I wish we were still discussing the whereabouts of Asia and Adnan Syed's trial, Sarah Koenig and her team of geniuses have moved on!
In season two, Serial is going political. They are diving into the story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a soldier at war who left his post and was eventually captured by the Taliban, then causing a mess of the trouble resulting in President Obama making a very controversial bargain with terrorists to get him to safety.
The story is deep and at first glance has an incredible amount of uncovered legs!
I began the second season with caution. The first episode always takes a lot of concentration, because (fair warning) as interesting as the storyline is, the information never slows down.
Episode one did not disappoint. I'm hooked by Koenig's unbelievable ability to guide her raw interviews, natural sound, and laundry list of questions into a 45 minute mental escape.
You can listen for yourself below!
Right off the bat, we uncover that Bowe was admittedly looking to fulfill a little bit of his own pride. War, probably not the best place to do so...
We're also going to be hearing Bowe's story very similarly to that of Adnan's... through a long series of phone interviews!
In a welcome blog post to the season two listeners, Koenig says this story "spins out in so many unexpected directions.”
So will it be even better than what we had in season one? (Mind you, Sarah Koenig single-handedly changed the podcast world as we know it. She is a trailblazer for story-tellers of the 21st century use nothing other than sound!)
As for season two, we'll just have to wait and see!