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Serial

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Serial

This weeks What to Watch is a little different. Firstly it’s not so much What to Watch but rather what to listen to. As we are all too aware, Jozi’s traffic is as if Satan is sprinkling his little wand upon us and hoping we all die of hyper tension ( well thats how I imagine it), I have however found a way to beat the traffic-blues and it comes in the form of a podcast called Serial. I swear, I actually love traffic now as I can’t get enough of this story.

 

Having taken the world by storm, Serial is the brain child of an investigative journalist- Sarah Koenig. It tells the story of the murder of 18-year-old Hae Min Lee who disappeared on the 13th of January 1999 in Baltimore, Maryland. Her body was later found buried in a shallow grave in Leakin Park. Soon her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed ( prom kind, football player, Devout-ish Muslim) was arrested and convicted for her murder and is currently in jail serving a life sentence.

 

Adnan Syed

Adnan Syed

Sarah was contacted by a close friend of Adnan who believed his has been falsely accused– and thus the beginning of a 12 episode journey, trying to figure out if Adnan is indeed innocent. What has captured my attention to this specific story is how I go from fully believing Adnan is innocent to flipping 180 and believing he is a talented sociopath who has us all under his charming spell. I am only on episode 7 at the moment and have 5 more to go before I conclusively know the outcome- or perhaps lack thereof.

 

Undated yearbook photo of

Undated yearbook photo of Hae Min Lee

 

I also love how society has done a complete flip, instead of watching television like uncultured, mindless zombies, we have become fascinated in a story which we can’t see but only hear- finally forcing us to use our imagination. Obviously I am guilty of looking up what each person really looks like ( I am human after all with the world at my fingertips).

 

Investigative Journalist Sarah Koenig

Investigative Journalist Sarah Koenig

 

 

So, download and become enamoured with a rather heart-breaking, tense story that will make you look forward to your bumper to bumper drive home- You have my promise on that! 

 

 

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