Season 3 Has Completed.Serial is a podcast by the creators of This American Life that tells a story in weekly installments. About Us:This subreddit is a place to discuss your theories, predictions and other aspects of the pod and to find information about Serial and related podcasts.Season One examines the case of a high-school senior named Hae Min Lee who disappeared one day after school in 1999, in Baltimore County, Maryland.
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A month later, her body was found 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 sentenced to 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.Season Two focuses on Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. Army soldier who left his base and was captured by the Taliban.
He was later exchanged for 5 Guantanamo Bay detainees.Season Three is going back to the criminal justice system. This time, spending a year inside a typical American courthouse in Cleveland and putting the troubling machinery of the criminal justice system on full display. They record in courtrooms, back hallways, judges’ chambers, prosecutors’ offices and follow those cases outside the building, into neighborhoods, into people’s houses, and into prison.S-Town is an 8 episode podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, and the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life. Sub rules:Be civil. No personal attacks, offensive language, or toxic tones.
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My recollection was he never said much (hence my initial comment), but as we have transcripts I decided to 'Jefferson Bible' the podcast to just Adnan's recollections of the day in chronological order. Thought it would be interesting to have it all in one place to refer to, and each to their own interpretation of his recollections.Adnan SyedAnd it occurred to me that day that I was going to ask her boyfriend, Jay, did he get her a gift? So sometime during the day before noon-Sarah KoenigWait, Adnan, just hold up for a second. Why did you care whether Jay got Stephanie a present? What's it to you?Adnan SyedWell, Stephanie was a very close friend of mine, as I mentioned.
And I just kind of wanted to make sure that she also got a gift from him, you know? She had mentioned to me that she was looking forward to getting a gift from him. She mentioned that she was really happy to get the gift that I gave her.So as I would with any friend, I just kind of went to check on that.
I kind of had a feeling that maybe he didn't get her a gift. And I had free periods during school.
So it was not abnormal for me to leave school to go do something and then come back.So I went to his house. And I asked him, did you happen to get a present for Stephanie? So I said, if you want to, you can drop me back off to school. You can borrow my car.
And you can go to the mall and get her a gift or whatever. Then just come pick me up after track practice that day.Adnan SyedI would- wouldn’t have asked for a ride after school. I’m- I’m sure that I didn’t ask her because, well immediately after school because I know she always- anyone who knows her knows she always goes to pick up her little cousin, so she’s not doing anything for anyone right after school. No- no matter what.
No trip to McDonalds. Not a trip to 7-Eleven.
She took that very seriously.Well, then when school was over, I would have went to the library. I know that I usually check- well, I didn't usually check. But if I was going to check my email, it would be using the library computer. You know, sometimes I would go there because track practice didn't start until around maybe 3 o'clock or 3:30-ish.So it didn't start right after school.
So there was a period of time of almost like an hour, an hour and some change, that was kind of free time.Probably track practice would have ended like, I'd say, 4:30.Sarah KoenigJay did come to pick up Adnan after track. That part Adnan seems to more or less remember. It was Ramadan, so Adnan would have been fasting all day and hungry.Adnan SyedIt probably would've been close to time for me to break fast. He would have came to pick me up, and we would have went to go get something to eat. And then we would have smoked some weed after, right? And then I would have had to have been home around 7, 8 o'clock, right?Or usually like the last 10 nights of Ramadan, my father would spend the night at the mosque. So a lot of times I would take him food.
I think my mother would make food for him, and I would take it usually before 8 o'clock. Because that's the last evening prayer.Sarah KoenigDid you ever leave the campus before the end of track practice? Did you ever-Adnan SyedNo. I want to say that I'm 99% sure.Sarah KoenigSomething pretty unusual did happen to you that day. Which wasAdnan SyedOh like the police, the police call.Sarah KoenigThe police call!
Calling to say, “do you know where Hae Lee is?”, right?Adnan SyedOh no, uh, I do remember that phone call and I do remember being high at the time because the craziest thing is to be high and have the police call your phone. I’ll never forget that.Sarah KoenigI guess that’s the only thing about the day that seems weird to me that you wouldn’t then, that the day wouldn’t then come into focus for you because you’d gotten this call from the cops and you know, you, you were high, you were young, you know, it’s a - it’s a scary call to get or just a just a jarring call to get.Adnan SyedAt, I mean, at the time, the only thing I really associated with that call was that man uh, you know Hae’s gonna be in a lot of trouble when she gets home. If the police are at her house, you know, if her mother, actually, you know for, for whatever reason, if she didn’t, you know she didn’t go home or she went somewhere else. In no way did I associate this call with being, you know, umm the beginning of you know, of this whole horrible thing. It’s not, in no way is this like you know foreshadowing, I don’t know if that’s the right word, what’s, what’s we know, what’s to come.Sarah KoenigMmm-hmm.Adnan SyedSo, to me, all this call was, Hae’s going to get in a lot you trouble, you know, her mother is going to be pissed when she comes home, right.Sarah KoenigThe next time I talked to Adnan, I told him how Cathy still remembered all this stuff, how shady the whole scene was for her. And he said that on a bunch of levels, what Cathy had to say didn’t hold much water with him. First of all, if someone had called him to warn him the police were about to call, why would he then answer the phone when the police called?Adnan SyedI mean, if I was expecting the police to call me I probably wouldn’t have answered my phone then.
I could have just turned the phone off or something-Sarah KoenigThat’s a good point.Adnan Syed-it’s common sense that, that if we’re going with this scenario that if I’m trying to avoid the police, then I wouldn’t pick up the phone and engage them in a conversation.Sarah KoenigWell, but there’s also the other thing where you’re just like acting normal, everything is nor- “Sure! Yeah, yeah I don’t know.
I saw her after school. I dunno.” You know? Where you try to just play it cool.(long pause)Adnan SyedBut then it still leaves us with the third person.
This third individual-Sarah KoenigRight.Adnan Syed-I mean this would seem to make more sense to have this conversation with Jay, but she clearly says, from what you just said, that I was not talking to Jay, I was talking to someone on the phone.Sarah KoenigRight.Right. Her story would imply a third man, a co-conspirator. Someone Adnan would be on the phone with who clearly knew about the murder.
So, who would this third caller be?Adnan SyedSo now who was this third person on the phone? So, at some point, her memory either benefits me or it doesn’t benefit me.Sarah KoenigI mean it’s-, that’s a hard one. Her testimony does not look good for you, you know. Because she’s not really connected to Jay, she’s not connected to you, you know she’s a little bit more objective I would say, and she really thought you were acting, very strangely. So it didn’t- it’s not good for you, what she has to say. (clears throat)Adnan SyedI mean- I mean, to be honest with you I’m listening to you but I kinda think that, it’s not good for me if a person believes the narrative of what Jay is saying.
But, if you don’t believe the narrative of what Jay is saying, or if a person questions it, what does she say specifically that links me to Hae’s murder? You know, she didn’t say, she didn’t say that she saw me with any type of equipment or materials or dirty clothes or disheveled or anything like that. Her-Sarah KoenigWell.Adnan SyedI mean, from what I gathered-Sarah KoenigI don’t knowAdnan SyedI mean, certainly you know, there are some things I’mma yield, but I’m definitely not going to yield that, you know, if something that I feel really- all this is in the context of her believing, “okay, well maybe he did this or he’s charged with this then you know what now all this stuff uh makes sense or whatever. Which in and of itself may not have been that strange had I never been charged with this. Like I seriously doubt she would have gave this a second thought had I never been charged with Hae’s murder.
Adnan:I would- wouldn’t have asked for a ride after school. I’m- I’m sure that I didn’t ask her because, well immediately after school because I know she always- anyone who knows her knows she always goes to pick up her little cousin, so she’s not doing anything for anyone right after school. No- no matter what.
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No trip to McDonalds. Not a trip to 7-Eleven. She took that very seriously.Adnan's defense team:When I asked Adnan how often they had sex, “As often as possible” was Adnan’s response. Out of the 7 days in a week, they probably had sex every time they had a chance to go somewhere together. On average they saw one another 4,5,6 times a week and had sex each one of those days, about 2-3 times a day. Since Hae was responsible for picking up her niece after school, they would have sex in the Best Buy parking lot close to the school after school. Hae would leave to get her niece and they would see one another that night, when they would have sex again.So was Hae too busy after school or not?
And why's he so incredulous that Sarah and Dana were able to get to Best Buy from Woodlawn within the time frame when apparently he did it all the time?. Based on the defense team quote, it sounds like Adnan and Hae would take separate cars to Best Buy. So, I can see how in Adnan's mind, there is a difference between the Best Buy sexcapades and 'asking for a ride.'
For one, he simply wasn't 'asking for a ride' if he drove his own car to Best Buy. You seem to be implying that the sexcapades prove that Hae gave Adnan rides after school (car rides, not the sex kind =).If school let out at 2:15, Hae had to pick up her cousin at 3pm, and the drive was about 10 minutes, that leaves time for a quickie at Best Buy. But if someone's asking for a ride to McDonald's, for example - that person would also probably need a ride somewhere after that - back to school, home, etc.
'Asking for a ride' would take up more of Hae's time, depending on the ask.It's possible Adnan is lying. But it's also possible you're taking his comments out of context. I don't see it as a 'blatant and obvious' lie. The thing is, Adnan's characterization of Hae in these comments sounds truthful to me. Based on everything I've heard about Hae, she would have taken that responsibility seriously. Do you disagree with that?If they met for sex after school, and Hae always made sure to leave in enough time to pick up her cousin at 3pm, then both statements can be true. (A) They were horny teenagers who met for sex after school.
(B) Hae took the aforementioned responsibility seriously. A does not disprove B. Adnan said Hae wouldn’t even give someone a ride to 7-11, which was literally across the street and just down the road on Serial. Hae wouldn’t even give someone a five-minute ride and other words.If his statements to his lawyers about hooking up at Best Buy after school are true (and they were privileged, why wouldn’t they be?), then the statement on Serial has to be a lie.Sure, in theory they could have hooked up and she left on time to pick up the cousin - but that is not what Adnan said on Serial, and that is my point.
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He is lying on Serial in order to distance himself from having opportunity to abduct Hae. First of all SK didn’t “allow this man to go free.” SK told a story.
Others have worked for Adnan’s case, but she’s been noticeably silent since the hearing three years ago.Secondly, he isn’t free. He’s still very much in prison. And if he’d pleaded guilty, he would probably be out of prison in the next year or so.
Murderers don’t automatically go to prison forever.Finally, “leftist” media didn’t do shit. This is supporters using our own justice system to their advantage. “Leftism” has nothing to do with it. Because he is guilty as fuck. He's super guilty. SK committed journalistic malpractice by allowing this man to go free- and he will go free, bc you can't retry a 20 year old case.
So a deal will be reached, either time served, or 5 more years, but this murderer is free. What a shit show for Hae's family, which is really what we should be focused on, but leftist American media believes more in freeing murderers. It's a god damn disgrace.Spending 20 years in prison isn't exactly 'going free'.