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Serial Podcast Continues: If You’ve Been Missing Your Adnan Fix, You’ll Love This


If you've missed Serial Podcast, good news: updates to Adnan's case continue in Undisclosed.

Serial Podcast, as you probably know, is the story of a murder case a decade and a half old. Adnan Syed was convicted for the murder of Hae Min Lee, and has always maintained his innocence. The podcast, which delved into the case, the trial, and the conviction, caught immense attention — and when it was over, fans were left with more questions than answers. Many were left with a desire for more — and now, they’ll have it.

It’s not the new season of http://serialpodcast.org/— as Sarah Koenig promised, that will air this year and carry a different story. You may remember Rabia Chaudry, though, especially if you were enough of a fan to follow the story outside the podcast. She’s the Syed family friend, and the lawyer who initially asked Koenig to look into the story. Her blog at Split The Moon has followed the podcast, providing additional information, some critical commentary on Koenig’s handling of the case, and numerous documents, images, and other materials related to the case.

Well, Rabia is behind the new podcast, Undisclosed. Anyone who has followed her knows that Rabia has taken a side in the case, of course, and is not a neutral party. (She’s also behind Adnan’s defense fund.) The podcast isn’t likely to sound like neutral journalism — instead, it can be expected to sound like an investigation that seeks to show Adnan’s innocence.

However, anyone who is missing their weekly Adnan fix, and of course, anyone who is already Team Adnan, will be happy with this news.

In the wake of Serial, much new evidence and information has been discovered and uncovered thanks to the investigations of attorneys Susan Simpson, Colin Miller, and the Adnan Syed Legal Trust.

“Undisclosed” will examine and explore the case in greater detail, from an investigatory perspective instead of a narrative one. The first episode will launch on April 13, 2015.

Obviously, this podcast will be quite a bit different from Serial — but Serial left so many people with the sense that justice wasn’t served, and Undisclosed may offer new hope, as Adnan moves toward his appeal.

Serial Podcast hinted that racial and religious reasons had come into play in Adnan Syed’s conviction, as well as tainted testimony. It further addressed witnesses who were never interviewed, alibis that were overlooked, and other suspects who may have been less-than-adequately investigated.

Undisclosed proposes to pick up where Serial Podcast left off, and promises to hold new evidence and new information, as it attempts to keep Adnan’s case in the public eye. The first episode will be available on April 13.

Steph Bazzle
Steph Bazzle is a homeschooling mom who likes to write about justice, equality, and religious issues.

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