If you’ve been on the internet or talked to anyone in the last 9 weeks, I’m sure you’ve heard someone mention ‘Serial‘.
‘Serial’ is a podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig. The first season covers the murder of a young woman, Hae Min Lee, in Baltimore in 1999. Her ex-boyfried, Adnan Sayd, was charged and convicted of her murder soon after. He still maintains his innocence to this day. Each week, Koening tells us the story of the case – the facts, the figures, the alibis, all of it. She gives us the story, piece by piece, as she figures it out herself.
I find myself going back and forth on whether the right person is in jail for Hae’s death, which is the consensus across the board from listeners of the podcast, and even the host. The story is fascinating. I hopped on the ‘Serial’ train a couple weeks in, but I was able to catch up on the episodes over a span of two days.
‘Serial’ has managed to become a pop culture phenomenon in a way no other podcast has been able to do before. If you’re not listening already, start now. If you are listening, LET’S TALK ABOUT IT. Find me on twitter, @hstrong_