If you’ve ever felt like being stuck in traffic was a complete waist of your life and you’d rather slice your wrists than listen to bland top 40 radio then this remedy is for you. It’s called Serial. No, not cereal, as in breakfast cereal, but serial as in one after another. It’s a podcast. Here’s the description of it from the creators behind it…
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.
The first season of Serial focuses on a murder mystery in which journalist Sarah Koenig investigates the murder of Baltimore high school student Hae Min Lee. She was killed in January 1999, and her body was discovered in a shallow grave in a park a month later.
The person convicted of her murder was, ex-boyfriend and classmate, Adnan Syed, who was always proclaimed his innocence. Serial follows Sarah Koenig as she revisits the case in an attempt to determine the truth.
The podcast, much like a highly addictive TV show, is full of twists and turns, intriguing characters and possible suspects. Some have called it the best podcast in the world. The story itself has sparked wide discussion on Reddit and there’s even a podcast about the Serial podcast.
Here’s video which sums up how people obsess over it…
We first delved into the world of Serial while on a road trip to Ottawa (see our high-tech amplification system below).
The six-hour drive gave us plenty of time to consume the first 5 episodes. We’ve been hooked since and can’t wait for more. This, my friends, is one tasty serial which you should definitely give a try.