Newswire: It’s on, truthers: Serial season 2 is live

Although it didn’t land in November as previously predicted, the second season of podcast phenomenon Serial is finally here. In a blog post on the Serial site, host Sarah Koenig wastes no time in confirming that it deals with the story of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was subsequently captured and held by the Taliban for almost five years. Episode one, “DUSTWUN,” finds Bergdahl explaining his side of the story for the first time, a year and a half after President Obama exchanged him for five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.

Koenig says in the announcement that Bergdahl is “such an interesting and unusual guy, not like anyone I’ve encountered before,” which is basically the same opinion she seemed to have of season one subject Adnan Syed. There’s no question this story is completely different though …

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