Apparently the Taliban really like listening to the Serial podcast

Journalist Sarah Koenig reveals her unlikely fans


If you’ve spoken to a middle class person in the last year, there’s a fair chance you’ve ended up in a conversation about Serial, the stunning investigative podcast from Sarah Koenig. Guess who else love it?


The Taliban.

Koenig’s new investigation into the alleged desertion, capture and return of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl required her to talk to members of the Taliban.

Asked by Stephen Colbert whether they had heard of the podcast, she answered, “Sami [Yousafzai, an Afghan journalist working with Koenig] told me, yeah, that they have listened to it.”

And did they like it?



We wonder if they like kale too? We need to make up numbers at our next dinner party.