Guys, the holidays have been keeping me busy. I went on an adventure to the east coast, pics to come soon maybe some hilarious thoughts. I don't know, do you even think I'm funny at this point? I one time saw a shirt that said "I'm not funny, I just quote movies." Truth.
Do you like to listen to things while you are busy working or cleaning the house or doing yoga? I don't know, get creative. Well if you don't listen to thinks while you work or at home, you will now. Because I just started listening to the Serial podcast on Monday. That's two days ago. And I've already listened to all of the episodes. The episodes on average are about 45 minutes long, so yeah I kind of head a serious binge session. It's THAT good.
Serial is a podcast about a real crime story. Without giving to much away, Adnon claims he was wrongfully accused in the murder of his ex-girlfriend named Hae. They were all still in highschool when the crime occurred. Jay is an acquiantance of Adnon's who claims Adnon is the killer, because Adnon told him he did it. There is a lot more to the story. It's seriously worth listening to. There are a lot of opinions on the internet about all the different theories of Serial. A lot of people are unsure if Adnon did it, some think Jay did it, some think one of the girls in the story did it, so on and so on. It's hard to even decide what your own feelings are on all of it.
If you want to know my thoughts on it, leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Discussions need to be had. This is a real life drama. I understand there are some feeling about portraying this crime and characterizing these real life people, but it happened and if the guy truly is innocent it's good that this was put into the public for debate.
Start with Serial Podcast Episode 1
All other episodes - http://serialpodcast.org/
A description of the podcast from the Serial Podcast website:
On January 13, 1999, a girl named Hae Min Lee, a senior at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, Maryland, disappeared. A month later, her body turned up in a city park. She'd been strangled. Her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested for the crime, and within a year, he was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. The case against him was largely based on the story of one witness, Adnan’s friend Jay, who testified that he helped Adnan bury Hae's body. But Adnan has always maintained he had nothing to do with Hae’s death. Some people believe he’s telling the truth. Many others don’t.
Sarah Koenig, who hosts Serial, first learned about this case more than a year ago. In the months since, she's been sorting through box after box (after box) of legal documents and investigators' notes, listening to trial testimony and police interrogations, and talking to everyone she can find who remembers what happened between Adnan Syed and Hae Min Lee fifteen years ago. What she realized is that the trial covered up a far more complicated story, which neither the jury nor the public got to hear. The high school scene, the shifting statements to police, the prejudices, the sketchy alibis, the scant forensic evidence - all of it leads back to the most basic questions: How can you know a person’s character? How can you tell what they’re capable of? In Season One of Serial, she looks for answers.