Friday, November 6, 2015

Do you listen to podcasts? Weekend listening...

I used to listen to podcasts in the car for a while but stopped because the kids now always want to hear their audio books (Froooozen all the time... ) or talk so much that it's hard to focus. Now that they are both in preschool all week, I spent more and more time alone in the car/at home and got back into podcasts again.

I really like This American Life and How stuff worksHere's the thing is another favorite. A friend mentioned Serial the other day on Facebook and I started listening to it yesterday and I'm totally hooked.

Here is a brief summary on what's it all about:

"On January 13, 1999, a girl named Hae Min Lee, a senior at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, Maryland, disappeared. A month later, her body turned up in a city park. She'd been strangled. Her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested for the crime, and within a year, he was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. The case against him was largely based on the story of one witness, Adnan’s friend Jay, who testified that he helped Adnan bury Hae's body. But Adnan has always maintained he had nothing to do with Hae’s death. Some people believe he’s telling the truth. Many others don’t.
Sarah Koenig, who hosts Serial, first learned about this case more than a year ago. In the months since, she's been sorting through box after box (after box) of legal documents and investigators' notes, listening to trial testimony and police interrogations, and talking to everyone she can find who remembers what happened between Adnan Syed and Hae Min Lee fifteen years ago. What she realized is that the trial covered up a far more complicated story, which neither the jury nor the public got to hear. The high school scene, the shifting statements to police, the prejudices, the sketchy alibis, the scant forensic evidence - all of it leads back to the most basic questions: How can you know a person’s character? How can you tell what they’re capable of? In Season One of Serial, she looks for answers."  (via)
You should check it out, if you have time this weekend.  And do let me know your favorite podcast, if you have any. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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