Serial is a podcast where we unfold one nonfiction story, week by week, over the course of a season. We'll stay with each story for as long as it takes to get to the bottom of it.
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 he's innocent - though he can't exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon.
Serial is designed to be listened to in order.
If you're just landing here, please go back and start with Episode 1.
Adnan told Sarah about a case in Virginia that had striking similarities to his own: one key witness, incriminating cell phone records, young people, drugs - and a defendant who has always maintained his innocence. Sarah called up one of the defense attorneys on that case to see if she could offer any insight into Adnan’s case, and got much more than she bargained for.
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ONTD, use the podcast app on your phone to listen to this! It's the most addictive thing ever. Think IRL HBO murder drama. Let's speculate away in the comments!
Theory: [Spoiler (click to open)]I think Adnan and Jay are in it together and swore to keep the secret, but Jay cracked first. Hence the "pathetic" insult said by Adnan at the trial. Next episode is titled "The Deal with Jay"!!! Can't wait.