Serial is Back!

This week, Serial, the original binge-worthy podcast, released the first episode of its much-anticipated second season. For her second investigation, producer Sarah Koenig is taking on a much more high-profile topic: the complicated and controversial case of Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking off his Afghanistan outpost. The season promises to be fascinating for those who have followed the case closely, as Bergdahl has barely said a word to the press since his release. For those who’ve only observed it peripherally, Koenig’s clear, even-handed style is sure to break down the incredibly complex story into a compulsively digestible form. And while the theme music has a new melody for the launch of part two, don’t worry, the annoyingly comforting “Mailchimp” advertisement is still intact.