'Serial': Fourth Episode Focuses On Bergdahl's Final Four Years In Taliban Hands

Jan 7, 2016

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2006, didn't like clocks in his room after being rescued from the Taliban in 2014, he said in the fourth episode of "Serial's" second season.

"Serial" is the popular "This American Life" spin-off podcast that delved into a true crime story in its first season and is focusing on Bergdahl in its second season.

Bergdahl told filmmaker Mark Boal in an interview on the episode that he became uncomfortable with clocks during his five years in the Taliban's hands.

"Months and days, weeks or months, don't matter because (the) only thing you can really understand is how long the seconds are lasting," Bergdahl said in the interview. "That's what hits you the hardest: is just the seconds."

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Listen along with us! 

We're following along with season 2 of Serial as it revisits the case of Army Sgt.  and Idaho native, Bowe Bergdahl.

Each Wednesday, reporters with Boise State Public Radio and the Idaho Statesman will host a companion podcast, "Speaking of Serial," discussing Bergdahl's case, Serial's reporting and what happens when an Idahoan becomes the center of international news.

You'll find the latest episode here.