Next season of hit podcast focusing on Ohio city

Credit: Mark Duncan

Credit: Mark Duncan

One of the nation's biggest podcast series is taking on justice in "The Rock and Roll Capital of the World."

"Serial," a true story podcast from the creators of "This American Life," bases its third season on the criminal justice system in Cleveland.

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The season teaser was released Wednesday on Apple Podcast and other streaming services.

"We chose Cleveland because they let us record everywhere: courtrooms, back hallways, judge's chambers, prosecutors offices," Serial host Sarah Koenig said in the tease.


During the show's first two seasons, a single case was highlighted. But Koenig and reporter Emmanuel Dzotsi will follow many stories this season for the investigative journalism podcast.

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The first two episodes of the new season will debut Sept. 20. Additional episodes will be released Thursdays.

Launched in 2014 as part of a collaboration with WBEZ in Chicago, the last two seasons of Serial have been downloaded 340 million times, according to a recent Los Angeles Time article.

Serial Productions released  the popular podcast series S-Town in 2017. 
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