Anyway, on every other Sunday for a bit, I’m going to be writing about the podcasts that I’m listening to. I listen to podcasts on a pretty wide range of topic so maybe folks will find this interesting.
“Serial is a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial will follow one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. We'll follow the plot and characters wherever they take us and we won’t know what happens at the end of the story until we get there, not long before you get there with us. Each week we'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in order, starting with Episode 1.”Apparently, Serial is the most popular podcast in history. I won’t lie, I first heard about this podcast shortly before episode 10 came out. And I devoured it rapidly. Like, two days rapidly. I’m seriously obsessed. If you clicked the link above, you’ll see that Adnan Syed is getting his case appealed. Which is pretty exciting. I’m honestly not entirely sure where I stand on the case, but the story is so fascinating. It raises so many questions, a lot pertaining to…well there seems to be a lot of reasonable doubt, that existed in 1999 too.
Sarah Koenig is engaging and her enthusiasm for the case is infectious. The mixing for the podcast is brilliant, there Koenig will read transcripts and notes, there are recordings from phone calls, interrogation, the court and phone calls with Syed. I’m thoroughly engrossed. But it also brings you back down to earth, someone is lying. Someone did kill Hae Min Lee. It’s a reality that’s always there, and it looms.
Serial is definitely a podcast you need to pay attention to. There are details, facts and just an overall breadth of information that you will be taking in. I wasn’t sure how a documentary podcast would work out, especially one broken into chapters as Serial is. But I’m already eagerly awaiting for what happens next.
And Serial is coming back for season 2 and while I’m not entirely ready for this story to end, I’m excited to see what comes next.