Serial: Episode 12


Note: If you have not listened to Season One of Serial, I encourage you to do so before reading this. If you have not listened to Episode 12 yet, I encourage you to click away, listen, and come back. Ye be warned!

I would like to thank Sarah Koenig for not tying Adnan Syed’s story into a perfect bow. There are too many questions in his case, avenues that give the listener pause. Did Adnan Syed kill Hae Min Lee? I have no idea. Adnan’s silence makes me think he is guilty, but again, I think his story is far more nuanced than that.

Overall, I enjoyed listening to Season One of Serial. The concept of an on-going investigation/story is neat. I especially liked the words Episode 12 ended with:

“Just tell me the facts, ma’am. Because we didn’t have them fifteen years ago, and we still don’t have them now.”

Serial: Episode 11


Just finished up listening to Episode 11 of the Serial podcast. The final episode, Episode 12, releases this Thursday (12/18). At this point, I am not sure if Adnan is guilty or not. His friend Jay comes across as a much more believable suspect in the case. Either way, I am convinced that there is more to this murder. Someone hasn’t told the full story.

What is odd about listening to this podcast is that it isn’t a work of fiction. This was a real case. A girl died. Innocent or guilty, Adnan’s life changed forever due to this event. As Sarah Koenig presents the case, I find myself judging Adnan. There is something disconcerting about passing judgement on a person I do not know. But I do this all the time.

Thursday is right around the corner. Have you been listening to Serial? Let me know what you think in the comments.