Monday, November 10, 2014

Serial:One Story Told Week by Week


When I was a kid I loved when my Mom would read stories to me. It got to a point that I would ask her to re-read the same bedtime story over and over that my Mom recorded herself reading different stories and then when it was time for bed she would read me one story, and then press play on my Fischer-Price tape player and I could listen to my Mom tell stories until I fell asleep. This love of stories has not diminished since becoming an adult and I think this is why I love podcasts so much. It's like hearing a bedtime story anytime I want.

As most podcast lovers I am a big fan of This American Life and Ira Glass. A new podcast by NPR called "Serial" is now one of my favorite. This podcast is the story about a young man named Adnan Syed from Virginia. In high school this boy was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend. When Serial host Sarah Koenig heard about this case she was intrigued and began to dig into the legal documents, and notes and eventually began talking to Adnan Syed himself.

This podcast is Sarah's story about her journey sorting through all the evidence and testimony in trying to find out if Adnan did in fact kill his ex-girlfriend in 1999. Every Thursday a new episode is released and as a listener you get more and more sucked into the story. The podcast is currently on week 7 so this is a great time to binge listen. Every week I listen intently and my opinion about the case changes to he is definitely guilty to he totally was framed. You are left each week anxious to hear more.

What podcasts are you listening to these days? 

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