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3.1 out of 5 stars
Based on 10 reviews
2 out of 5 stars
Adman is out but a reckoning with season 1 is still needed
This is a moral obligation and a responsibility for all who thought it fine to enjoy the pleasure of “crime tourism” and did sordid did he or didn’t he parlor games, and as long as the storyteller had an npr nyt stamp of approval—it is important for Koenig to bear her share of responsibility for unfair burdens associated with this story
5 out of 5 stars
The prosecutors screwed this one. I’m convinced he killed her. There is just too much evidence. If he’s tried again, I’m sure it will be the same outcome. Great reporting kudos to the Serial team.
1 out of 5 stars
Season 1 Adnan
Congrats on helping get a murder out of jail. I have zero faith in humanity if you listen to this whole thing and think he didn’t do it. He doesn’t recall where he was the day of the murder?!… except EVERYONE else remembers where they were? Including the guy who helped him bury the body? You must have let his charm get to you, which is insanely alarming. I “would have done this, I would have done that”… yeah you would have but you didn’t bc you were too busy getting high with a drug dealer and murdering someone. Completely insane that people can listen to this an every remotely doubt if this kid killed her or not. What other guilty murderers are you going to free from jail next? Never listening to this podcast again. Giving this garbage your attention clearly only has bad outcomes.
George from NYC
5 out of 5 stars
This podcast series is absolutely riveting. It is the epitome of spoken True Crime journalism, digging into the minute details of a case, backtracking, double checking, picking apart contradicting witness statements, interviewing interested parties on the air, verifying timelines and cell tower locations, unraveling the twisted jumble of lies and truths and key facts not revealed at trial. Kept us spellbound for hours. Superbly written and spoken.
1 out of 5 stars
Adnan is guilty. Murdered Hae
It is insanely obvious that Adnan did it. Justice for HML -poor girl lost her life. No clue why anyone thinks he didn’t do it because he did. If he stays out of jail will he do it again?
1 out of 5 stars
Sarah Koenig lacks journalistic ethics
The fact serial never updated any aspect of season 1 until Adnand’s release is gross. So much of what was critical to the narrative presented in season 1 has since been debunked (see cellphone records) and there were major holes in what was covered. It’s one thing if you never go back and add disclaimers or updates to the original show. But to release an update episode covering adnand’s release without addressing any of the original shortcomings or failures is aggravating. Serial had nothing to do with his release, it actually did him no favors. Sarah presented herself as a journalist, but I think it’s obvious in hindsight that the original season was presented with intentional ambiguity to engage listeners.
5 out of 5 stars
He did it
I totally think he’s guilty. Great story though. It’s like OJ Simpson trial. It was a popularity contest and a bunch of sheep going with the crowd. I can’t believe he’s out. How did Jay know where the car was? Also he talks so coldly about her like she was just someone he knew. No sadness in his voice for her death. Even though you know she was his first love.
5 out of 5 stars
Thoroughly researched, well written, and spoken so well by Sarah Koenig. I was hooked by the subject matter and throughout the episodes, I wasn’t sure if he did it or not. She doesn’t glamorize the crime in any way, but instead is respectful of both families. I have listened to other true crime podcasts that are very popular, but they are not as well-written nor told by someone as professional. Koenig’s voice is very easy to listen to and I much appreciated her humor, only when humor was warranted. Based on my positive experience with Serial, I have become totally smitten with podcasts, but it sets a high standard.
1 out of 5 stars
Shame on you serial
Shame, shame shame
5 out of 5 stars
Thank you Sarah!
We hope you can keep up the reporting of Adnan Syed. He has a life ahead of him! We also need to know how the system can correct itself faster!
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- S01 Episode 13: Adnan Is OutIt’s Baltimore, 2022. Adnan Syed has spent the last 23 years incarcerated, serving a life sentence for the murder of Hae Min Lee, a crime he says he didn’t commit. He has exhausted every legal avenue for relief, including a petition to the United States Supreme Court. But then, a prosecutor in the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s office stumbled upon two handwritten notes in Adnan’s case file, and that changes everything.0 comments0
- The Trojan Horse Affair - Part 5Hamza and Brian learn that the Trojan Horse letter wasn’t the only unsigned letter alleging an extremist operation was afoot in Birmingham. An interview with a couple who lodged complaints against their school starts out cordially, but six hours later, the atmosphere is so tense that not even an offer of tea can smooth things over. And Hamza stops pretending he’s not angry about what he’s hearing.0 comments0
- The Trojan Horse Affair - Part 4A series of frustrating interviews with Birmingham politicians leaves Brian and Hamza wondering if crucial information about the Trojan Horse letter was kept from officials in London. Then one rainy Friday afternoon, Brian hears back from a government source who wants to meet right away.0 comments0
- The Trojan Horse Affair - Part 2Hamza and Brian think the source of the Trojan Horse letter might be hiding in plain sight. After learning about the petty personnel dispute that probably gave rise to the letter, they’re even more bewildered about how it ever could have been taken seriously.0 comments0
- The Trojan Horse Affair - TrailerA mysterious letter detailing a supposed Islamist plot to take over schools shocked Britain in 2014. But who wrote it? From Serial Productions and The New York Times, “The Trojan Horse Affair,” an investigation that became bigger than we ever imagined. All eight parts are available now, wherever you get your podcasts. Search "The Trojan Horse Affair."0 comments0
- The Improvement Association - Chap 5The Improvement Association PAC’s power in the county is threatened when an unlikely candidate enters the race for county commissioner. Plenty of people outside the PAC now have their own ideas about how to build Black political power here. Zoe examines what this election could mean for the PAC’s future.0 comments0
- The Improvement Association - Chap 1Following a notorious case of election fraud in Bladen County, North Carolina, in 2018, the reporter Zoe Chace gets an invitation from Horace Munn, the leader of the Bladen County Improvement Association PAC, a Black political advocacy group whose name was dragged into the scandal. Horace asks Zoe to come down and investigate for herself and find out who is really cheating.0 comments0
- The Improvement Association - Chap 4With the PAC’s reputation suffering because of years of cheating accusations and resentment stirring within its ranks, a prominent member turns against the leadership. Nevertheless, Horace and his closest allies make a bold move by supporting a political upset at the center of the county.0 comments0
- The Improvement Association - Chap 2Zoe talks to people in the county who believe the Bladen Improvement PAC has been cheating for years. She tries to get beyond the rumors and into specifics, and comes face to face with the intense suspicion and scrutiny leveled against the organization. In the middle of another election, Zoe goes out with members of the PAC to watch how they operate and try to make sense of all these allegations against them.0 comments0
- The Improvement Association - Chap 3Zoe delves into one of the most serious allegations against the Bladen Improvement PAC: an accusation about stealing votes from vulnerable people that goes back 10 years. In trying to track down the veracity of this particularly persistent rumor, she comes to understand how and why election cheating allegations are so sticky.0 comments0
- Nice White Parents - Ep. 5Chana has traced the history of the school from its founding and come to the present. But now: One unexpected last chapter. Last year, the school district for BHS mandated a change in the zoning process to ensure all middle schools would be racially integrated. No longer can white families hoard resources in a few select schools. Black and Latino parents have been demanding this change since the late 1950s. The courts have mandated it. Chana asks: How did this happen? And is this a blueprint for real, systemic change?0 comments0
- Nice White Parents - Ep. 4Public schools are inequitable because the school systems are maniacally loyal to white families. We can’t have equitable public education unless schools limit the disproportionate power of white parents. But is that even possible? Chana finds two schools that are trying to do just that, and both are actually inside the 293 building. One is downstairs in the basement, where a charter school called Success Academy opened about 7 years ago. The other is upstairs at BHS, the newly renamed SIS.0 comments0
- Nice White Parents - Ep. 3Chana Joffe-Walt explores how white parents can shape a school — even when they aren’t there. She traces the history of I.S. 293, now the Boerum Hill School for International Studies, from the 1980s through the modern education reforms of the 2000s. In the process, Chana talks to alumni who loved their school and never questioned why it was on the edge of a white neighborhood. To them, it was just where everyone went. But she also speaks to some who watched the school change over the years and questioned whether a local community school board was secretly plotting against 293.0 comments0
- Nice White Parents - Ep. 2Chana Joffe-Walt searches the New York City Board of Education archives for more information about the School for International Studies, which was originally called I.S. 293. In the process, she finds a folder of letters written in 1963 by mostly white families in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. They are asking for the board to change the proposed construction of the school to a site where it would be more likely to be racially integrated. It’s less than a decade after Brown v. Board of Education, amid a growing civil rights movement, and the white parents writing letters are emphatic that they want an integrated school. They get their way and the school site changes — but after that, nothing else goes as planned.0 comments0
- Nice White Parents - Ep. 1It’s 2015 and one Brooklyn middle school is about to receive a huge influx of new students. Reporter Chana Joffe Walt follows what happens when the School for International Studies’s 6th grade class swells from 30 mostly Latino, Black and Middle Eastern students, to a class of 103 —an influx almost entirely driven by white families. Everyone wants “what’s best for the school” but it becomes clear that they don’t share the same vision of what “best” means. For more information about this show, visit nytimes.com/nicewhiteparents0 comments0