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Serial. Serial: Blogging About a Podcast. Trial Transcripts: Since Rabia is out of the country at the moment, and since there are transcripts that are overdue for release, Rabia asked if I could post the next batch of transcripts: According to Serial folklore, the reason Adnan became a suspect in Hae’s murder was all due to an anonymous call made the day after Hae’s murder was announced in the media.

Serial: Blogging About a Podcast

On February 12, 1999, at 3:19 p.m., Detective Massey received a phone call from an “Asian Male 18-21 years old[ ] who advised investigators should concentrate on the victim’s boyfriend.” It was only after this phone call that the police began to zero in on Adnan as a suspect. Serial Host Sarah Koenig Has Mixed Feelings on Reddit. Adnan Syed Granted Appeal: Serial's Surprising Story Continues. Adnan Syed's successful request for an appeal means that the sensational podcast's story isn't quite over.

Adnan Syed Granted Appeal: Serial's Surprising Story Continues

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of Serial, the true-crime podcast that became a major pop-culture phenomenon last year, was that the show had no practical effect on the murder case it covered. But that might be about to change. A Maryland court has granted Adnan Syed, whose conviction for murdering Hae Min Lee in 2000 served as the centerpiece of the show, the right to file for an appeal to be heard by a panel of three judges in June. The odds that the appeal will work are by no means high. But a successful appeal raises the possibility that Maryland will retry Syed in a court of law—and that the fame of Serial may have something to do with it.

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. I felt like I was living through the case as I drove past the Woodlawn Branch Public Library into the school parking lot and walked past Hae Lee’s memorial tree on my way into the building every morning. Sarah Koenig - Sarah Koenig. Serial Host Sarah Koenig Says She Set Out To Report, Not Exonerate. The Serial podcast is Sarah Koenig's reinvestigation of the murder of Hae Min Lee, a Maryland high school student who was strangled in 1999.

Serial Host Sarah Koenig Says She Set Out To Report, Not Exonerate

Lee was found in Baltimore's Leakin Park. Her schoolmate and ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed was convicted of the murder and is serving a life sentence. The story behind the 'Serial' podcast. Need a gift?

The story behind the 'Serial' podcast

Give 6 months of unlimited digital access for $39. A Serial Success: Podcast Hype Bodes Well For The Future Of Digital Audio Ads. WBEZ's “This American Life” spinoff, “Serial,” shattered the iTunes record for the fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads.

A Serial Success: Podcast Hype Bodes Well For The Future Of Digital Audio Ads

From its October premiere through Jan. 1, the episodes were downloaded 31 million times. 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. The case came down to the testimony of Jay, who claimed Adnan told him he was going to kill Hae, Adnan's former girlfriend. He claims Adnan strangled Hae, showed Jay the body and made Jay help bury Hae's body. Jay later led police to Hae's car.

There wasn't any physical evidence linking Adnan to the crime. The Complicated Ethics Of 'Serial,' The Most Popular Podcast Of All Time. By Jessica Goldstein Posted on Share this:

The Complicated Ethics Of 'Serial,' The Most Popular Podcast Of All Time

Is It Wrong to Be Hooked on Serial? Serialized nonfiction is an old-school journalistic format; it's the fandom around this real-life murder mystery that makes it feel different.

Is It Wrong to Be Hooked on Serial?

What is it about the murder-mystery podcast Serial that makes it so gripping? This question has come up in conversations a lot lately, mostly with other journalists who, like me, instantly got hooked on the This American Life spinoff. Serial. Brow Beat Moneybox Dec. 11 2014 5:29 PMBest Buy Tweets Moderately Funny Joke About Serial.


Internet Outrage Ensues.Alison Griswold. Serial podcast faces backlash over forgotten murder victim. The people behind Serial: Dana Chivvis, Emily Condon, Sarah Koenig, Ira Glass and Julie Snyder. Photo: Meredith Heuer/Serial It's not often that a podcast makes international headlines. The latest project from public radio darling This American Life, dubbed Serial, has broken records, soaring up the iTunes charts to the top spot in the United States, Australia, Canada and Britain, as well as becoming the fastest to reach 5 million downloads. The true crime story has been compared to The Wire, In Cold Blood and Charles Dickens, as well as spawning a recap podcast, dozens of regular recaps and a parody podcast, becoming a cultural phenomenon in its own right. Is Serial Podcast Problematic? - Spook Magazine. Serial is a true crime investigation, the self-proclaimed “story of Hae Min Lee, an eighteen-year-old girl who was killed in Baltimore in 1999, and the story of Adnan Syed, her ex-boyfriend who was convicted of the crime.”

It features real characters, real lives, and a real death. Part of Serial’s magic is that at times it seems fashioned to make us forget that it’s based in reality; at other times its objective is to ensure we remain alert to the creator’s allegiance to the truth. As a journalistic investigation, how does it rate ethically? Edgar Allen Poe’s oft-regurgitated line has once again been taken as a mission statement. Did the ‘Serial’ finale bring us any closer to the truth? A photo of Adnan Syed from 1998. (Courtesy of “Serial”) 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.

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. This American Crime: Sarah Koenig on 'Serial' By Josephine Yurcaba | Who killed Hae Min Lee? On January 13, 1999, Lee, a high school student in Baltimore County, Maryland, was murdered sometime between 2:15 p.m. and 2:36 p.m.

Over the past 15 years, accounts of what happened in those 21 minutes have grown more and more unclear. None of which stopped the courts from using one shaky testimony to convict her ex-boyfriend and fellow student, Adnan Syed, of the murder and sentenced him to life in prison. Amardeep Singh: "Serial" as an Asian-American Story. I had been hearing a lot about Serial for weeks this fall, though I didn't actually start listening to the podcasts until I heard family members discussing it at Thanksgiving. And then I pretty much devoured it, listening to episodes 1-10 in a single week on my way to and from Lehigh.

It was addictive in the best way; for that week at least, my long commute pretty much flew by. For weeks, various Asian American writers have been criticizing aspects of the podcast. Soundtracking 'Serial': The Musicians Behind the Podcast. Thursday morning, millions of people made a frantic dash to the iTunes store, and, for once, it wasn’t for Beyoncé. How MailChimp’s irresistible “Serial” ad became the year’s biggest marketing win. EvidenceProf Blog. We asked a legal evidence expert if Serial's Adnan Syed has a chance to get out of prison. Colin Miller, an associate professor of law at the University of South Carolina, is an evidence expert. He's written law review articles about plea bargains, hearsay, and attorney-client confidentiality. What I Learned About Teaching from Listening to Serial.

What I Learned About Teaching from Listening to Serial More than any other media in a long time I’ve learned from Serial— specifically in how to tell stories and teach others. I happen to teach the Bible but I think this applies to anyone telling stories or teaching regularly too. [If you don’t know Serial stop reading this and go listen instead.]

As I listened I became more and more hopeful in my role as a teacher. Serial’s big confession — For the Love of Podcast. A Prediction For How Serial Is Going To End : Monkey See. Serial producers Sarah Koenig (left) and Dana Chivvis in the recording studio. Elise Bergeron/Courtesy of Serial hide caption itoggle caption Elise Bergeron/Courtesy of Serial. Yes, It's OK to Be Hooked on "Serial" What were you doing six weeks ago? Tell me about your movements on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. You can check your datebook, if you have one, but no looking at your cell phone's call log, text messages, or social media posts for a reminder. In February of 1999, those records didn't exist or were hard to come by—and that's when a bunch of teenagers in Baltimore were asked to remember what they were doing on January 13, the day 18-year-old athlete and honor student Hae Min Lee went missing.

It was nearly a month before Hae's body was found, and another few days before an anonymous caller told police to investigate her ex-boyfriend, 17-year-old athlete and honor student, Adnan Syed. Why Innocent People Plead Guilty by Jed S. Rakoff.