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Serial Binge Listening

Many people have been lured into the "Serial" podcast hype under the premise of a real life murder-mystery: in the 12-part podcast, acclaimed journalist Sarah Koenig examines the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, an 18 year old school girl found buried in the woods in Baltimore, Maryland. Despite Hae’s ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, being convicted of first-degree murder in 2000, Koenig makes it evident that his sentence is mostly based on presumption, with only one questionable witness testimony and no DNA evidence to solidify the claim. Koenig has seemingly presented a chance for us, ordinary, run-of-the-mill podcast listeners, to solve a crime that has imprisoned a potentially innocent man for 15 years! And so, invariably, you are hooked, only to find that this could not be further from the truth:...