In relation with this week’s theme I am going to recommend a podcast. As it is said to be the world’s most popular podcast, you may well have heard about it already. I am referring to Serial. It is the story of the murder of Hae Min Lee, an 18 year old student at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore in 1999. Lee’s ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed was found guilty of Lee’s murder on February 25, 2000 after a six-week trial. He was given a life sentence despite pleading his innocence. The programme comes from the This American Life stable. The podcast’s twelve-episodes look at the case from every possible angle. I have heard ten episodes so far. It is very hard to decide whether Syed is guilty or not. My own feeling is that he may well be guilty, but the prosecution’s case was rather flimsy. Anyway go to the programme’s website and download the ten episodes that have been uploaded so far. You van make up your own mind.
The Serial podcast