This American Life

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Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twi...Show More

54:00 | Oct 3rd, 2014

It's Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says ...Show More

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For fans of narrative podcasts, this is episode zero. It’s where it all started. A story that opened a genre. I’m jealous if you’ve only jus...Show More

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03:00 | Mar 28th, 2017

Sarah Koenig, Ira Glass, and Brian Reed talk about our new show, S-Town. All 7 chapters are available now.
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56:00 | Dec 18th, 2014

On January 13, 1999, Adnan Syed was a hurt and vengeful ex-boyfriend who carried out a premeditated murder. Or he was a bewildered bystander, framed for a crime he could never have committed. After 15...Show More

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hello? someone tell me who to believe

44:00 | Oct 30th, 2014

The physical evidence against Adnan Syed was scant - a few underwhelming fingerprints. So aside from cell records, what did the prosecutors bring to the jury, to shore up Jay's testimony? Sarah weighs...Show More

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this really messed with me. up until now had been pretty sure adnan was somewhat innocent, but this launched me into questioning at every t...Show More

37:00 | Oct 3rd, 2014

Their relationship began like a storybook high-school romance: a prom date, love notes, sneaking off to be alone. But unlike other kids at school, they had to keep their dating secret, because their p...Show More

mm recommended:

Sounds like kids being kids at this point.

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