Are you traveling to go see family or friends over the holidays? In need of some entertainment, preferably the kind that requires headphones so you can drown out chatty airplane seat neighbors or fighting kids? Then you’ll want to check out a podcast called “Serial.” It’s a new phenomenon that has people absolutely hooked, and if you love true crime dramas and great reporting, you’ll be just as fascinated.
Here’s the description of the podcast from the “Serial” website:
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 months of reporting, we take out everything we’ve got – interviews and documents and police reports – we shake it all out, and we see what sticks.
“Serial” is a spinoff from the creators of “This American Life” , so if you’re a fan of that podcast, you’ll probably enjoy this too. If you want to get started, check out Episode 1 here. Warning: you’ll probably become addicted. But in the best way possible.