Matt Patches: Anna, you and I were committed listeners of Serial season one and both cued up the premiere of season two as soon as it crept onto our podcast apps on one lukewarm, December morn. Real talk: I was thunderstruck by the premiere, which, for those lagging behind, teams Koenig up with Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter Mark Boal to tell the war story of Bowe Bergdahl, kidnapped by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Afghanistan in June 2009, released in May 2014, and should conclude before Bergdahl is tried in court for his original act of desertion. The premiere was intense material that didn't rely on page-turning tactics, feature writing where the character voices came in loud and clear. A breath of fresh air, really. When people rolled into the office, I exclaimed, "Season two rules!" I'm paraphrasing your response, but I think it was something along the lines of, "This kinda blows."