Serial er en ny podcastserie fra skaperene bak This American Life. I motsetning til TAL, det hver episode er flere historier over et felles tema, så er Serial, som navnet antyder, en podcastserie der de skal følge en historie over flere episoder.
Første sesong (ut i fra hjemmesiden og annen omtale forstår jeg det sånn at det vil komme flere sesonger), handler om en drapssak fra Baltimore i 1999.
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.
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