Episode 11 Response

Aliyah Bryan Prof. Morris Serial Episode #11 Response November 16th, 2016   Throughout this 11 episode investigation of Bo Bergdahl’s disappearance, I have been on a rollercoaster of emotions. When I first began listening, I thought to myself “He asked for it. He made his bed, so now he has to lay in it”, but as the […]

Serial E.11 – Present for Duty

Episode 11: Present for Duty I haven’t really changed my position on the case against Bergdahl.  My stance is now more informed, but I still believe that Bergdahl is receiving incredibly harsh backlash.  I get that people were and are angry, I get that what he decided to do did have very real, and awful …

Serial: Episode 9 Response

Aliyah Bryan Professor Morris Serial Response #9 November 2nd, 2016 Episode 9 of Serial showed just how difficult, controversial, and fragile diplomacy is. There is no one single way to go about it. It’s up to the diplomats to decide they best way to conduct business between nations. In this case, the manner in which […]

Serial E.9 – Trade Secrets

Episode 9: Trade Secrets The notion of sovereignty in Bergdahl’s case has played a big role.  From earlier podcasts, starting with Bergdahl’s capture, sovereignty and the difficulties it causes were made apparent.  In dealing with searching for Bergdahl immediately after his capture, while the United States could search Afghanistan, that wasn’t the case in Pakistan …

Serial Response 7 & 8

Aliyah Bryan Prof. Morris Serial Blog Response 7 & 8 October 27th, 2016   Episodes 7 and 8 take a deeper look into who Bo Bergdahl actually was a person and whether or not he was mentally fit to be in the military in the first place. There are many aspects about Bergdahl that make him seem like the […]