Is Adnan Innocent? A Podcast Uncovers the Info Serial Missed
For those of you who didn’t dedicate your commute last year to listening to the addictive Serial podcast, you’re lucky. You have 15 hours of entertainment to enjoy. For the rest of us 1.26 million listeners who participated in the national craze in real time, we have the best fix for your Serial cravings—a podcast called Undisclosed, which explores the other side of Adnan Syed’s case. It’s not Serial part two, but it does examine the same case and reveal information that host Sarah Koenig didn’t cover.
Rabia Chaudry, an attorney who currently works in the national security sector, initiated the project for personal reasons. She’s known Adnan since he was a little boy, and her younger brother has been best friends with Adnan for over 20 years. But Chaudry checks her inherent bias by bringing two other lawyers, evidence professor Colin Miller and investigative journalist Susan Simpson, to her podcast. Throughout the series, Chaudry and her fellow attorneys present a nuanced legal argument that examines the facts—everything from the Nisha call to the Leakin Park pings—in a smart, analytical way. Undisclosed is about to make your commute your favourite part of the day.
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