The second series of the Serial podcast has landed
The second series of the Serial podcast is here.
Available here, the podcast looks at the case of Bowe Bergdahl, the American former prisoner of war who disappeared from his post in in Afghanistan in 2009.
Season 2 lets Bergdahl tells his side of the story, about how he left his base carrying just vacuum-packed chicken, knives, water and a compass, and ended up in captivity under the Taliban for five years.
Sergeant Bergdahl is currently awaiting a ruling on whether or not he will appear before court martial, following the political debate which centred on whether Bergdahl - who was only freed when the Obama administration swapped him for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay - was a traitor or not.
"As you can imagine, he’s been the subject of a lot of sound-bite coverage," interviewer Mark Boal, an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and producer, said in a telephone interview with the New York Times on Wednesday.
"He has a definite point of view about hit-and-run TV reporting, and so this was the opposite of that."
The first series of Serial focused in Adnan Syed, a young man convicted of murdering his girlfriend in 1999.