Unless you were living on the moon this past fall, you heard about Serial, the podcast tour de force that everyone from your mom to the guy who rotates your tires could not stop talking about. Serial fans by and large became very invested in the case against Adnan Syed for the murder of Hae Min Lee, and were left at the podcast’s conclusion with more questions than answers. Always more of an attempt to tell an engaging story than it was to give a detailed play-by-play, Serial made for riveting podcasting, but it was often frustratingly short on details. In its wake, a new podcast has emerged promising all the details you can handle (and probably a fair bit more). Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed, hosted by attorney Rabia Chaudry, seeks to tell us all much more about the case, but with one very important caveat: she fully believes Syed is innocent.
This is a guest post by Gina Watters. Gina lives in Chicago where she writes stories and listens to podcasts (usually instead of whatever it is she’s actually supposed to be doing).
On February 9, 1999, high-school senior Hae Min Lee was found strangled to death in a wooded park in Baltimore County, Maryland. Her ex-boyfriend and classmate Adnan Syed was convicted of her murder and has spent the last 15 years in prison for the crime. Lee’s murder, and the subsequent investigation, is the subject of Serial, a new podcast from the producers of This American Life.