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'Serial' podcast goes biweekly to make time for more reporting

"Serial" host Sarah Koenig wrote on the show's website that for the rest of season two, the podcast will come out biweekly instead of every week.

Fans of the popular podcast "Serial" will have to wait one more week to hear the latest details in the story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

The show's second season is moving to a biweekly release format as Sarah Koenig and her team gain access to more players close to Bergdahl, who left his Army base in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban in 2009.


Until this point, each episode has been released weekly — a format that followed the viral first season of "Serial," which documented the 1999 murder of Woodlawn High School student Hae Min Lee and conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed.

Bergdahl's case is different.


"This story goes in so many directions, and as we're reporting it we're getting access to more of the key people close to Bergdahl's case, and to more information than we initially thought we would. Which is great," Koenig, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, wrote in a post Tuesday on the "Serial" website. "And which means we're going to be adding at least one extra episode to the series. To do that — or at least to do it right — will take some time. Hence the change."

Since the season's first episode aired, the Army announced that Bergdahl will face a court martial on charges of desertion.

"Serial's" next episode, the fifth in the season, comes out Jan. 21, and the remaining episodes will be released every other week for the remainder of the season.

During the weeks between episodes, the Serial team will post graphics and posts on its website, with updates about the new content on social media.