10Y’s Discussions of Serial


Grace Morton

This year in English class, sophomores on team 10Y listened to and analyzed the popular podcast Serial. Serial is produced by This American Life, and follows journalist Sarah Koenig as she investigates the true story of the murder of Hae Min Lee. Hae was killed in 1999, and her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed was arrested soon after. Though Adnan has been sentenced to life in prison, he insists that he’s innocent. Sarah and her team of researchers review all evidence presented in the trial, and dig up new evidence on their own. The first season, discussed here, is a series of 12 episodes around 30 minutes long. I recommend listening to it before listening to these podcasts.

Our assignment was to create a podcast where we discuss the events which take place in the story. We proposed theories on who Hae’s murderer really is, and talked in depth about the podcast’s structure. Here are three of these student-made podcasts.