I posted about going home, and how that’s one of two main things I’ve done recently.
But there’s another thing I’ve done. This one is easier for you to do. If you haven’t done it. YOU MUST DO IT.
I admit that I’ve seen mentions of the Serial podcast in social media for awhile now. But I don’t much like listening to stories, I tend to allow my mind to wander and I tend to get lost in the narrative and then I stop paying attention. I’ve never been one for books on tape, despite the fact that I love to read books.
The sister most certainly functions with a high level of ADD, and she listened to the whole podcast. I’m saying this because I want you to understand: this is worth listening to.
I didn’t listen to Serial for so long because I didn’t think I’d be able to sit through it and I felt like it would be a waste of my time.
But then I listened to it. Non-stop. And then I started listening again.
Serial tells the story of the murder of Hae Min Lee. I would try to paraphrase it for you, but the narrator and investigative journalist, Sarah Koenig, is beyond incredible so I will borrow the explanation from the Serial page:
“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. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.”
If you haven’t listened to it, then click off this page, immediately go here, and start listening.
…..I’m going to be honest and admit that I’ve been trying to compile my thoughts on Serial for a few days. I keep typing and erasing and outlining… but I want everyone to listen to the podcast and so I want to tell you to go listen to it.
I’d also like to mention that this a real story, and it’s about real people and a real murder and that is devastating to think about. This story is about someone’s daughter and someone’s son and so I only ask that listeners and debaters keep that in mind.
Hopefully, with some more time, I can form some sort of cohesive post about what I think happened.. but until then, GO LISTEN.
That’s your homework.
Afterwards, do some research with these sites, so that we can argue about it once I get my thoughts together. But only read these AFTER you’ve listened. Trust me.