Fans of the podcast will recognize this familiar tune. After almost a full year since the last episode of the popular first season of Serial, Season 2 has launched. The first season covered the little known case of Adnan Syed, a man convicted on potentially shaky evidence for murdering his ex-girlfriend in high school. This time the podcast went much, much bigger. Host, Sarah Koenig, wrote this in a welcome letter to prepare listeners for what the show will cover:
Our first season was about a murder case few people had heard about. Season Two is a story a gazillion people have heard about: the story of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured and held by the Taliban for nearly five years. It's been in the newspapers and on TV; it's been the subject of congressional investigations (in fact, this very day, the House Armed Services Committee is releasing a report on the Bergdahl trade)—and it's an active case in military court.