'Serial' Season 2 Debuts With Bowe Bergdahl Telling 'Desertion' Story

December 10, 2015 12:48 PM

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'Serial' Season 2 Debuts With Bowe Bergdahl Telling 'Desertion' Story

The popular podcast "Serial" launched its second season Thursday, shining a spotlight on the mysterious disappearance of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl — and allowing him to be heard publicly for the first time since he was freed by the Taliban in May 2014.

Bergdahl's dramatic rescue in eastern Afghanistan came nearly five years after he deserted his post and was captured, military officials said. Getting him back was part of a complex exchange that involved five Taliban prisoners who were being held at Guantanamo Bay — a move that drew sharp criticism...

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