Hosted, narrated, and produced by This American Life producer Sarah Koenig, Serial tells one (true) story in the form of weekly installments available live every Thursday, or via podcast.
I’ll warn you now: This series is rather addictive.
Season One tells the story of the 1999 murder of a teenager named Hae Min Lee and her 17 year old ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed, who was convicted of the crime and is serving life in prison. Syed maintains that he had nothing to do with Hae’s death. Some believe him. Some don’t. Do you?
I maybe should start by telling you how very much I love Ira Glass, host of This American Life. This weekly public radio show works like this: every week, they choose a theme. Each episode tells several stories according to the theme. Many of the stories are those of real people, though you could not dream many of them up if you tried.