Summary Of Serial: A Captivating New Podcast

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Anya Schultz, the author of a review titled Serial: A Captivating New Podcast, works to show how multiple narratives and stories can be manipulated and sometimes vastly misinterpreted. Serial, an intriguing, enthralling podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig, tells the story of Hae Min Lee, a young, beautiful, high school senior who was murdered in 1999. Lee 's case, as Koenig and Schultz point out, has a few missing pieces of information that were never accounted for. For example, how did the jury come to the conclusion that Lee 's ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was truly guilty? Why did Syed 's lawyer forget to mention the letter from his acquaintance Asia McClain that could have polished his alibi? All of these questions and more are answered, or contemplated, throughout a series of twelve episodes that dive straight into the facts, the evidence, and the holes in each suspect 's…show more content…
Sarah Koenig, the host of Serial, begins the podcast with, "For the last year, I 've spent every working day trying to figure out where a high school kid was for an hour after school one day in 1999." At this exact moment, I knew that I would desire more from Koenig 's narrative due to her ability to fully grasp my attention with her voice and choice of words. Koenig moves on to explain the difficulties of attempting to remember a person 's whereabouts days, weeks, or even months before, which I could wholly relate to. Moreover, her determination is fascinating; she goes out of her way to interview a handful of teenagers to see if they could remember where they were six weeks ago and, unsurprisingly, they could not. In addition, Koenig initiates Hae Min Lee 's story with background information, such as where Lee attended school, her immediate disappearance, and the arrest of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed. However, the beginning ends with detectives interviewing Jay, an acquaintance of Adnan, who claims that Adnan repeatedly spoke about murdering Hae, and called him when he had supposedly

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