Last year journalist Sarah Koenig started investigating a murder, sharing her findings once a week on a podcast called Serial. She was investigating the 1999 murder of high-school senior Hae Min Lee in Baltimore. Hae Min Lee’s ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed was arrested and is currently in jail for her murder.
The catch? He says he’s innocent. A lot of criminals say their innocent but the case of Adnan Syed was murky enough for Koenig to investigate further.
Koenig is an exceptional journalist with the most incredible voice. Each podcast discusses a different element of the case as well as interviews with Syed and other key figures. I won’t ruin the story for you (describing it as a story doesn’t sit comfortable with me, but I’m not sure how else to describe the flow of the podcast) but definitely try the first episode when you have time as I’m sure you’ll be hooked.
As for me, I’m waiting with baited breath for season two of Serial and a whole new story to learn about.
Have you listened to the Serial podcast? Would love to know your thoughts.
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