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Adnan Syed's Family Speaks Out About Serial Podcast. Over the past nine weeks, Serial, a spin-off of This American Life, has single-handedly revolutionized the podcast industry.

Adnan Syed's Family Speaks Out About Serial Podcast

The audio episodes are released once a week and collectively tell the true story of a 1999 murder that left 17-year-old Maryland high schooler Hae Min Lee dead and her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed in prison for life. But as producer and host Sarah Koenig has uncovered over the first nine episodes, there is much more to this story than meets the eye. And the addictive nature of the narrative has helped propel Serial to the top of the iTunes podcast charts and even inspired its own spin-off podcasts from The A.V. Club and Slate. Now, for the first time, Adman Syed’s family is speaking out about the surreal experience of having a country obsessed with the murder 15 years later. “It seems like yesterday. “I wake up as soon as they put it on and I’ll listen to it,” Yusef said. Watch video below, via CBS News: [h/t Vulture] [Photo via screengrab] Serial revisited: Jay's interview shreds the case against Adnan Syed.

We've finally heard from Jay Wilds, the key witness in the murder of Hae Min Lee.

Serial revisited: Jay's interview shreds the case against Adnan Syed

And while the story he told the Intercept's Natasha Vargas-Cooper is more believable than the one he told the police or Adnan Syed's juries, it also makes Jay, as a witness, less credible — and thus it makes the case against Adnan much weaker. If that paragraph doesn't make much sense to you, then you probably haven't been following Serial, the wildly successful podcast in which Sarah Koenig reopens and reinvestigates the 1999 Baltimore murder case that put Adnan, who was then 17 years old, behind bars for the rest of his life. Did the ‘Serial’ finale bring us any closer to the truth? A photo of Adnan Syed from 1998.

Did the ‘Serial’ finale bring us any closer to the truth?

(Courtesy of “Serial”) The first season of the habit-forming true crime podcast “Serial” has come to an end. From the initial episode, in October, listeners have feared what they had also foreseen: that the show would have an ending, but not a resolution. As the suspect at the center of this murder case, Adnan Syed, would say, “It is what it is.” This is real life after all. People Map - Serial. Adnan SyedConvicted of killing Hae Min Lee, his ex-girlfriend.

People Map - Serial

He was 17 and a senior at Woodlawn High School when he was arrested. He was sentenced to life in prison.AishaClassmate and best friend of Hae. Remembers Adnan being possessive with Hae.AsiaClassmate of Adnan. Claims she saw him in the public library at the time the murder supposedly took place. Her statement never made it to trial; Asia says no lawyer ever contacted her.BeckyClassmate and friend of both Hae and Adnan. These Images From 'Serial' Bring The 15-Year-Old Murder Case To Life. "Serial," the world's most popular podcast, is coming to an end next week after just 12 episodes.

These Images From 'Serial' Bring The 15-Year-Old Murder Case To Life

The real-life mystery show about a 1999 murder has become a smash hit -- for a podcast, anyway -- and cultivated a strong community of fans. Seriously, don't doubt the loyalty of the "Serial" fan base. They've produced an active subreddit, combed the Best Buy that features prominently in the show for clues and come up with elaborate conspiracy theories. All in an effort to figure out who killed Woodlawn, Maryland, teenager Hae Min Lee. According to the state of Maryland, it was Adnan Syed, Hae's ex-boyfriend and her classmate at Woodlawn High.

"Serial" host Sarah Koenig gives listeners some great descriptions -- Adnan's eyes are big and brown, "like a dairy cow," while his classmate Nisha sounds "like a chipmunk" -- but without visuals, we thought listeners may still have been left without a full picture of the case. SERIAL EXCLUSIVE: The Teachers of Woodlawn High Speak Out. The Serial podcast about the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee has been heard and debated by millions, yet there are still untold stories and perspectives from Woodlawn High School teachers who taught and had close relationships with students Adnan Syed, Jay Wilds, Stephanie McPherson, and Hae Min Lee but declined to talk to Sarah Koenig for podcast.

SERIAL EXCLUSIVE: The Teachers of Woodlawn High Speak Out

I was able to sit down with some of these teachers for an exclusive conversation. I am a second-year teacher at Woodlawn High School, and like so many, I became obsessed with the Serial podcast this fall. However, my experience was just a little bit different. Some of my Woodlawn colleagues had heard about the podcast but absolutely no one else was listening to it. The story behind the 'Serial' podcast. Need a gift?

The story behind the 'Serial' podcast

Give 6 months of unlimited digital access for $39. Officer William Porter trial Updates from the courthouse. Season One - Serial. A high-school senior named Hae Min Lee disappeared one day after school in 1999, in Baltimore County, Maryland. A month later, her body was found in a city park. She'd been strangled. Her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested for the crime, and within a year, he was sentenced to life in prison. The case against him was largely based on the story of one witness, Adnan’s friend Jay, who testified that he helped Adnan bury Hae's body. But Adnan has always maintained he had nothing to do with Hae’s death. Sarah Koenig sorted through thousands of documents, listened to trial testimony and police interrogations, and talked to everyone she could find who remembered what happened between Adnan Syed and Hae Min Lee.

Serial. 23 Thoughts You Have While Listening To The “Serial” Podcast. 1.

23 Thoughts You Have While Listening To The “Serial” Podcast

I definitely would not sound as cool as Sarah Koenig if I was running a podcast about a murder case. 2. I know that this all isn’t going to be solved by the end of the season but I still HAVE TO LISTEN. 3. I’m just now starting to think that the court room scene in Legally Blonde is not very realistic.