If you didn't listen to - and then become all consumed by - the podcast Serial late last year, we'll briefly recap (but where the hell were you?)
Serial is the story of a murder case, involving a then 17 year old boy, Adnan Syed, and his popular girlfriend Hae Min Lee. This was 15 years ago, in Baltimore. Adnan was convicted of her murder, and remains in prison today, but the case was re-investigated by american journalist Sarah Koenig, in the form of weekly installments, which quickly became the fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads and streams in the history of iTunes.
Why? It was compelling, frustrating, inconclusive and incredible all at once. To listen is to become hooked. BBC weather says it's going to be a slightly drizzly weekend; Perfet time to say goodbye to any tangible plans and immerse yourself in all ten, forty minute episodes back to back.
THEN you'll be thrilled to hear that Adnans friend Rabia Chaudry is set to pick up where Serial left off, with 'Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed'. A new podcast dedicated to telling the rest of Adnans story, discussing the new evidence that has been uncovered since, and in part thanks to Serial, and covering his appeal case (which was granted two months after the final episode of Serial went out, and will take place in June).
Make space on your smartphone, this will be the must-listen talk of the summer.