Serial

By Bryan H | Articles and discussion relating to the Serial Podcast produced by WBEZ Chicago. And between seasons, branching out further into the podcasting world. (this magazine has no official connection to Serial -- just a fan! Follow me on Twitter @twoheadedbah)

INSPIRING MINDS SERIESAn Evening withSarah Koenig & Julie Snyder | Beth El Synagogue

INSPIRING MINDS SERIES<br>An Evening with<br>Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder<p><i>Photo Credit: Nick Caito</i><p>7:00 PM · Wednesday, May 10, 2017 <i><br>Beth El Synagogue</i><p>Sarah …

Podcasting

'Pretty accurate': S-Towners are proud to be podcasted – except for a few things

Residents are mostly happy with their ‘shit town’ featured in an explosively popular new podcast, but there are some minor details they’d like to clear up<p>The Green Pond Grocery serves as a sort of central agora for Woodstock, Alabama. It’s where people come to pick up lunch plates, cigarettes and …

S-Town Podcast

Brian Reed and Julie Snyder talk about how S-Town came together, and answer some of the questions people have had after listening to the show. …

Brian Reed

“It’s a story about the remarkableness of what could be called an unremarkable life.”<p>[30:00] Cops See It Differently, Part One (This American Life • …

Long-form Journalism

S-Town producer Julie Snyder: Don't call it the next Serial

Don’t call it <i>Serial</i> season 3, or even a true-crime podcast for that matter. In fact, there’s not really a genre that best fits <i>S-Town</i>, the latest addictive series from the creators of <i>Serial</i> and <i>This American Life</i>. While the narrative podcast, which released all seven of its episodes this week, begins …

Liked ‘Serial’? Here’s Why the True-Crime Podcast ‘S-Town’ Is Better

In 2014, the true-crime podcast “Serial” began like this: A tipster asked a radio journalist to investigate a murder. “S-Town,” the new narrative podcast from the creators of “Serial,” kicks off in a similar fashion. This time, the tipster is John B. McLemore, an eccentric antique clock restorer …

Podcasting

Music From S-Town, by Daniel Hart

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The Serial Creators’ Next Podcast Series Sounds Like a Juicy, Bingeable Delight

The crew behind <i>Serial</i> — the hit <i>This American Life–</i>spinoff podcast whose first season lit the internet on fire, whipped up true-crime obsessives, and …

Podcasting

Serial: Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder - SEATTLE

STG Presents<p>Serial:<br>Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder<p>Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage with the Creators of SERIAL, Sarah Koenig & Julie …

Sydney Opera House

The Soldier Donald Trump Called a Traitor

The case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier who, after leaving his post, was held hostage by the Taliban for five years, became a recurring theme of Donald Trump’s unruly campaign speeches.<p>In August 2015, Mr. Trump fired up a New Hampshire crowd by calling Sergeant Bergdahl “a dirty rotten …

Donald Trump

Adnan Syed’s lawyers files for a new bail hearing

In June of this year, a judge in Baltimore ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed, a man who was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend in 1999—and also the subject of the wildly popular debut season of <i>Serial</i>. In the years since the initial trial, loads of the state’s evidence against Syed has been …

Movies

18 Creepy True Crime Podcasts That'll Keep You Up At Night

Sweet dreams.<p>Posted on September 25, 2016, 13:04 GMT<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community what intriguing true crime podcasts they enjoy. Here are the bone-chilling recommendations.<p>1. <i>My Favorite Murder</i><p>Thinkstock<p>"It is a comedy podcast hosted by two of the most amazing women, Georgia Hardstark and Karen …

Julie Snyder: Serially great journalism

UC Santa Cruz alumna, who will receive this year’s Alumni Achievement Award, talks about making the hit podcast Serial and how her college years laid …

Podcasting

On the Emerging Trend of Adapting Podcasts into TV Shows and Movies

Popular podcasts like <i>Serial</i> and <i>StartUp</i> are going Hollywood. What does this mean for the evolving podcast industry?<p>As reported on Deadline, ABC …

Review: 'The Night Of' is the great drama HBO very badly needs right now

There's his name about a minute into the opening credits of The Night Of: James Gandolfini. That Gandolfini, who died three years ago, is still …

TV

Read This: Why Adnan Syed probably won’t get a new trial

As previously reported, last week a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge granted Adnan Syed a new trial for his conviction in the 1999 murder of his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. ThinkProgress, a project of the Center For American Progress Action Fund, delves into why, despite Judge Martin P. …

Movies

Judge Orders New Trial for Adnan Syed

Last week, when I saw the news that Judge Martin P. Welch granted Adnan a new trial, I happened to be on Skype with our Executive Producer Julie …

This American Life

News Feed<p>This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>This American Life, …

Comment on Sarah Koenig by Sarah

Hi Andy. Sarah Koenig here. For season one of Serial, we had a core staff of three people, including me. As we progressed, we brought on more people …

Crime

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

From true crime to comedy, here’s your guide to the very best ear candy, plus some top podcasters’ favourites<p><b>Alice Isn’t Dead</b><p><b>The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang</b><p>The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast. Those concerned that they might …

Podcasting

Ira Glass on 'Serial' and the 'secret sauce' that makes 'This American Life' so special

<i>This American Life</i> is coming to Pandora, and Ira Glass is thrilled.<p>The longtime host and public radio personality is bringing his show to the streaming service, which also picked up crime podcast <i>Serial</i> last November.<p>Glass, who's also an editorial advisor on <i>Serial</i>, remembers being skeptical when …

Podcasting

Serial's Asia McClain Is Writing a Book About Adnan Syed

Asia McClain, famous for being a crucial alibi witness in Adnan Syed’s murder trial, is writing a book based on her involvement in the</i> …

Afghanistan, Bowe Bergdahl, and the Lessons of Serial

Late last summer, a friend asked if I would be interested in being interviewed for the second season of Serial. As one of the apparently few people …

How the Art Comes Together

<i>by Whitney Dangerfield, Digital Editor</i><p>When artist Carl Burton and I started working on the art for this season, we came up with one overall rule: no …

Bowe Bergdahl

Listening Guide

First, a welcome from Sarah. Second, this map gives some geographic context to where the story takes place, in Afghanistan and Pakistan.<p>Now, here we …

Serial season 2: Sarah Koenig, Julie Snyder interview before Bowe Bergdahl finale

<i>Serial</i> concludes its deep dive of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Thursday with its season 2 finale.<p>This season was a shift for the award-winning podcast from the makers of <i>This American Life</i>. Instead of digging up clues from a murder mystery unknown to most, host Sarah Koenig and company turned their …