Home Tags Bowe Bergdahl

Tag: Bowe Bergdahl

Guess what? Episode 11, “Present for Duty,” is the last one of season two of Serial. Of course, in true Serial fashion we don’t find that out until a dramatic reveal about eight minutes into the episode. Sarah Koenig had been discussing some people’s perception of this whole affair, that Bergdahl might have done something wrong, but that he’s already paid his debt for that by spending five years locked in a cage by the...
This week, we finally get to the real, actual story of his Bowe Bergdahl was released from his captors. It wasn't someone in an obscure office bribing a general with scotch, or a family friend contacting Interpol, Marines kicking in doors, or Bergdahl escaping. What was it? Five years of protracted, painfully uneventful diplomatic negotiations conducted by our nation's civil servants, doing their regular jobs. The system works! Albeit very, very slowly. On this episode,...
Another day, another episode of America’s favorite “week by week, day by day, eh, whatever” podcast, as Sarah Koenig says in the intro. Today’s episode is officially episode 8 but also “Hindsight, Part 2” (“Hindsight, Part 1” being yesterday’s Episode 7). Both yesterday and today’s eps went live at 5:30 AM, and one wonders if they couldn’t have just released one if they’d put it out at 3 PM or something. I guess the...
Once, when I was in high school, my parents caught me smoking pot.  In a heated argument with them, I said, “Look! I get straight As. I’m president of the student body. I got 5s on all my AP tests. Obviously it’s not doing anything bad! WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!” I bring this up not only to brag about my AP scores (though definitely that is part of the reason), but also to...

SUBSCRIBE TODAY!