Episode of the day: "Trade Secrets"

“Trade Secrets”

Podcast: Serial (S02 Episode 09)

                                                   

I would be fooling myself if I didn’t post the latest Serial episode here. What a well put-together story. I’m addicted to this podcast and I look forward for the next episode!

“You don’t make peace with your friends”

Listen to “Trade Secrets”

More information:

Richard Holbrooke on Wikipedia

YouTube video of Chuck Hagel being confronted

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Episode(s) of the day:"Hindsight, Part 1" and "Hindsight, Part 2"

“Hindsight, Part 1” and “Hindsight, Part 2”

Podcast: Serial (S02 Episode 07 and Episode 08)

I’ve been obsessed with this podcast. I even find myself rewinding some parts as I feel I haven’t given my full attention to a particular description of events or opinion. Bowe is a hero, but Bowe is also a desertor. Bowe truly sticks to his values but then Bowe is a threat to the normal functioning of society. Should we applaud him or sentence him? What a difficult dichotomy! Bowe’s rescue caused trouble and cost lives, yet Bowe’s story may be crucial for the necessary continuous rearrangement of structures like the military.

“It makes sense if you’re Bowe Bergdahl.”

Congrats Serial team for outstanding reporting.

Listen to “Hindsight, Part 1”

Listen to “Hindsight, Part 2”

More information:

The Guardian releases photos of Bowe in Afghanistan before he disappeared

Episode of the day: "DUSTWUN"

“DUSTWUN”

Podcast: Serial (S02 Episode 01)

Sometimes I need to go through 2, 3, 4 or more episodes daily until I find one worth sharing here. Today was one of those days! But totally worth it! I’ve been so loooking forward for Serial’s season 2, and this first episode has exceeded my expectations! Not only the story is interesting and fascinating, but it is also a brilliant piece of reporting.

“In the middle of the night, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl grabs a notebook, snacks, water, some cash. Then he quietly slips off a remote U.S. Army outpost in eastern Afghanistan and into the dark, open desert. About 20 minutes later, it occurs to him: he’s in over his head.”

Listen to “DUSTWUN”

More information:

Independent

CBSNews

Bowe Bergdahl