WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.The intense drama of real life never unfolds – beginning, middle and end – over the course of an hour, despite what television or even radio might lead us to believe. Friday marked the debut of a new type of podcast. One story spread out across an entire season. Serial is hosted by longtime This American Life’er, Sarah Koenig. From WBEZ and This American Life comes a new podcast that takes such an incredible tale, and lets the story unfolds as the season goes on. Ira Glass has called it “like (Netflix series) House of Cards, but you can enjoy it while driving.” And this is a true story.