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Running on Fumes: Slate Writers Discuss the Serial Season 1 Bonus Episodes

The Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse East, where Adnan Syed’s retrial hearing took place.

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In this special episode of Slates Serial Spoiler Special, Gabe, Katy, and producer Sam Dingman discuss Serial’s recent series of mini-episodes covering the Baltimore retrial hearings for Adnan Syed. Katy’s largely negative review of those episodes appeared on Slate on Feb. 9.

As always with Slate’s Spoiler Specials, this is meant to be heard after you’ve caught up with the work under discussion. We’ll be discussing 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

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