Have you guys heard of the new true-crime podcast Serial? People have been buzzing about it, so last night, after the babies were in bed, I decided to take a walk around our neighborhood while listening to the first episode. AND OH MY GOODNESS IT IS SO SO GRIPPING AND GOOD.
Here’s the premise:
It’s Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he’s innocent—though he can’t exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.
It’s a true story, and Adnan was convicted and is now spending his life in prison. But Sarah Koenig, who hosts Serial, isn’t sure he’s guilty—and makes it her mission to figure out the truth. Every week, the podcast goes deeper into the story. I’m already hooked and cannot wait to hear the next episode.
Are you listening to it? Will you? I would highly, highly recommend it!
(The staff of Serial, including Ira Glass)