SERIAL Returns

The most listened-to podcast in the history of the medium has returned for its second season. Titled DUSTWUN, the New Yorker reports it made a quiet debut at 6 a.m. today.

The previous season of Serisl investigated the murder of a Baltimore teen, and the validity of the evidence that led to the conviction of her boyfriend for the killing. The new series also investigates a different mystery, why Sgt.Bowe Bergdahl left his Army base in Afghanistan in 2009, leading his captured and imprisonment by the Taliban for five years until he was released as part of a prisoner exchange (see NPR’s coverage of the story). The series will examine the impact of war on soldiers and the controversy surrounding Bergdahl’s rescue.

Libraries responded creatively to the first season with reading lists that included books about the criminal justice system. As the new season unfolds, libraries will be alert to the questions it raises.

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