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Stay With Me: We Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial

Bowe Bergdahl leaves a military courthouse where he was arraigned on charges of desertion and endangering troops.

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On our Serial Spoiler Special podcast, New York magazine editor-at-large Carl Swanson joins Gabe and Katy to discuss his article on the making of Serial, the show’s fourth episode, and whether the current run lives up to the first season.

As always with Slates Spoiler Specials, this is meant to be heard after you’ve caught up with the work under discussion. We’ll be talking about new episodes of Serial each week, and we hope you’ll join us. After you’ve listened, let us know what you think about this season of Serial by emailing

You can subscribe to this podcast on iTunes and find previous episodes in our archive. You’ll also find them—along with additional writing and commentary about the show—at