Episode 6

 5 O’Clock Shadow Describe in detail the kinds of sources that have been used in Serial by the correspondents.  Which are primary sources?  Which are secondary sources?  What about the approach of the reporters to the story make the various aspects more compelling? What have you learned about research from Serial? A substantial portion of …

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Episode 5

Meanwhile, in Tampa After listening to this episode, who, in your view, are the main actors (FBI, CIA, etc.) on the US side?  What does the overview of the various agencies and departments indicate to you about the US government and its response mechanisms? Who is in charge? Some of the main actors named in …

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The Captors Who are they and what appear to be their goals? As described by Sarah and David Rodhe, the Haqqani Network are an Afghanistani guerilla group, which are run by a well connected family of Taliban. The Pakistani government allows their presence in the country because they help manage and influence the Pakistani Taliban …

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Episode 3

Escaping In the Serial Listening Guide, you will find maps of the region (Afghanistan, a Sense of Place and The Taliban’s Version of Events) What have you learned about the region and specifically the spatial relationships between events by this activity? The third episode of Serial 2 opened my eyes to the hardships and mistreatments …

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Episode 2

The Golden Chicken What is Wikileaks? Based on the definition provided on the web page, Wikileaks is a media organization and associated library that collects, analyzes, and distributes sensitive but censored information regarding topics such as war, spying, and corruption (“What is Wikileaks,” 2015). It utilizes huge databases and the partnerships it has with a …

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