Adnan Syed, convicted in 2000 of killing his former girlfriend, high school senior Hae Min Lee, in a Best Buy parking lot in 1999, is not going to get a new trial, Maryland’s highest court ruled on Friday. Perhaps you recognize the name; this is the case that practically made podcasting a ‘thing.’ His story, and allegations of ineffective counsel by a lawyer who’s dead, failure to interview an alibi witness, questionable witness testimony, and withheld evidence, was told by the podcast ‘Serial.’ Read more →
If someone didn’t do a podcast, someone would still be shrugging their shoulders at the suggestion that maybe an innocent person was wrongly imprisoned. Read more →
The predictions that the This American Life spin-off would focus on the case of Bowe Bergdahl were correct. This year’s podcast, the first episode of which was posted overnight, shifts from ‘who did it’ to ‘why did he do it?’
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Reopening the post-conviction proceedings is in the interest of justice, the judge said in today’s order. He also granted Adnan Syed’s motion to reopen the question of the reliability of cellphone data used to convict him. Read more →
After its big hit exploring an otherwise non-descript murder case, Serial, the This American Life spinoff podcast has become something of a mystery itself since its producers announced it would be back for a second season.
What case would host Sarah Koenig tackle next? Read more →
In Waltham, Mass., a Boston suburb, the summer reading list has substituted a podcast for a book. For the record, you can’t read a podcast. Read more →
Jay Wilds, the somewhat mysterious man who blew the whistle on Adnan Syed in the murder case that spawned the podcast “Serial,” has never heard the show. Read more →
The podcast exploring the death of a Baltimore area high school student is over without reporter Sarah Koenig finding how whether the man serving a life sentence was wrongfully convicted. But the man who was the prosecution’s main witness was certainly portrayed as one who’d be most likely to be involved in the death of Hae Min Lee.
He wouldn’t talk on the record for the podcast, but he’s talking now. Read more →
The Serial podcast’s first season is over, but its status of cultural icon is complete now that it’s become a skit on Saturday Night Live. Read more →
Serial, the Public Radio version of ‘Who shot JR?’ (ask your parents), has concluded its first season without us knowing who killed a young high school woman. Read more →