I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year! I have started 2015 by becoming obsessed with the Serial podcast recommended by my sister! I have never listened to any podcasts before this one so I can’t compare it to anything else. However, I must admit I am completely wrapped up in it and want everyone to listen to it so we can discuss it. It is a spinoff from the podcast This American Life and is created by Sarah Koening. I think part of the allure of Serial for me is that it is a non-fictional crime case reviewed weekly where we uncover the details of the crime along with the narrator and as a former prosecutor I just can’t resist it. Season 1 is an investigation into a 1999 Baltimore murder. Koenig starts Serial and explains it as a case “about the basics: love and death and justice and truth. All these big, big things.” She also notes, “this is not an original idea. Maybe in podcast form it is, and trying to do it as a documentary story is really, really hard. But trying to do it as a serial, this is as old as Dickens.”
I encourage everyone to give Serial a try – it is story telling at its finest. I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts about it.
Is Adnan Syed guilty of this crime or not?
Chanel bag (love this black cross body bag for under $200)