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The story behind the 'Serial' podcast

The nationally syndicated radio program "This American Life" revisited Adnan Syed's case as part of a podcast series called "Serial." Sarah Koenig, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, spent more than a year examining the case, with periodic contributions from Justin George, then of The Sun. The series is available at serialpodcast.org or iTunes.

Adnan Syed, of 'Serial' podcast, asks Maryland high court to reconsider decision refusing him a new trial

Adnan Syed's attorney, C. Justin Brown, asks the court to reconsider, arguing the judges’ decision puts them at odds with courts around the country.

After 'Serial' podcast, prosecutors tested DNA evidence in Adnan Syed case. Here's what they found

The HBO series examining the now-famous murder case against Adnan Syed left legions of fans in suspense this week at the hint of unknown DNA evidence. Do tests finally exonerate Syed? Do they incriminate him? Do they even exist?

HBO's airing of courtroom footage in Adnan Syed case draws rebuke from Baltimore judge

The producers of "The Case Against Adnan Syed," an HBO series examining the murder case, drew a rebuke last week from the administrative judge of Baltimore Circuit Court for airing footage of court proceedings.

Why has Maryland court trial footage of 'Serial' subject Adnan Syed rarely been broadcast?

Here’s why Adnan Syed’s trial footage is not usually available to the public.

Four ways HBO's Adnan Syed series goes beyond 'Serial'

HBO's Adnan Syed series isn't just "Serial" redux. Here are four ways it goes beyond the podcast.

New trial for 'Serial' subject Adnan Syed upheld by Maryland appeals court

Maryland’s second-highest court has upheld a judge’s ruling overturning the murder conviction of “Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed.

Adnan Syed trial: Maryland's second highest court upholds decision overturning 'Serial' subject murder conviction

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals issued its ruling related to whether Adnan Syed will get a new trial in the killing of Hae Min Lee, a case that has gained renewed interest in light of the "Serial" podcast.

Appeals court to hear arguments in 'Serial' case June 8

The attorneys for Adnan Syed, whose case was popularized in the "Serial" podcast, will return to court June 8 to again argue for a new trial.

Appeals court takes up 'Serial' case, could extend resolution by a year or more

A resolution in the murder case popularized in the "Serial" podcast could be more than a year away, after the state's second-highest court agreed to hear an

Court officials considered contempt for 'Serial' producers for airing courtroom audio

The popular "Serial" podcast relied in part on Baltimore courtroom audio from the trial of Adnan Syed to help raise questions about and bring attention to his case. But if the courts had their way, the podcast's millions of listeners wouldn't have heard any of Syed's original trial. Officials disclosed this week that they even considered holding the producers in contempt.

With a major victory in hand, still a long road ahead for Adnan Syed

Adnan Syed won a major victory in court this week when his murder conviction was vacated, but a long legal road likely lies ahead.

Conviction vacated, new trial granted for Adnan Syed of 'Serial'

A Baltimore judge ordered a new trial Thursday for Adnan Syed, convicted in 2000 of killing his ex-girlfriend in 1999, a new chapter in a two-decade-old case propelled to international attention by the popular podcast "Serial."

Adnan Syed up close yet impersonal in new TV special

The narrative of the Adnan Syed case is so compelling that each time I write about it, I have to remind myself that a real Baltimore teenager was killed and her

Retired Baltimore surveyor retraces steps of 'Serial' murder investigation

Seventeen years after being called into the investigation of Hae Min Lee's murder, Phillip Buddemeyer still remembers the exact spot where she was found, buried, in West Baltimore's Leakin Park.

Two former classmates dispute account of alibi witness for 'Serial' subject Adnan Syed

Decades after the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, whose guilt or innocence became the subject of the wildly popular podcast "Serial," two former high school classmates have emerged, saying a key alibi witness would "make up a lie" to help his case.

'Serial' case: Adnan Syed hearing wraps up

Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular podcast "Serial," had his day in court — five of them, to be exact. Now, it's up to a judge to determine whether the man convicted in 2000 of killing his ex-girlfriend will get a new trial.

'Serial' case: Adnan Syed hearing expected to wrap up Tuesday

Maryland prosecutors plan to call more witnesses as a hearing for the convicted killer profiled in the popular "Serial" podcast continues Monday.

Testimony turns away from alibi witness to cellphone tower data in Adnan Syed hearing

An attorney for the state on Thursday questioned the account of a woman who says she can offer an alibi for Adnan Syed, the convicted murderer who became the subject of the "Serial" podcast.

'Serial' subject Adnan Syed has day in court, makes case for new trial

The attorney for Adnan Syed, the man sentenced to life in prison in a murder case re-examined through the popular podcast "Serial," asked a Baltimore judge Wednesday for a new trial.

Adnan Syed hearing: Legal expert says failure to call alibi witness 'changed the ballgame's result'

A veteran Baltimore defense attorney testified Friday that a potential alibi witness for Adnan Syed was "powerfully credible" and "would've made an incredible difference in the outcome of the case."

Adnan Syed's family says he is not receiving proper medical care

The family of Adnan Syed, the convicted murder whose case became the subject of the blockbuster "Serial" podcast, are urging supporters to write to Gov. Larry Hogan and demand he receive medical care in prison.

Years after murder, hope dims and stigma remains

Nearly 15 years ago, a jury convicted Adnan Syed in the strangling of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee — a crime that shattered two families. The teens were classmates at Woodlawn High School, both children of immigrants, and teachers considered them exceptionally smart and promising. Now, Syed is seeking a second appeal, but his family continues to struggle with the stigma that results from his conviction.

Producer Sarah Koenig on Baltimore-set 'Serial,' a global podcast hit

The story behind her story of Adnan Syed, Hae Min Lee

What they're saying about the 'Serial' finale

The first season of the Internet's most popular podcast, "Serial," concluded on Thursday with its 12th episode.

Appeal in the case of Adnan Syed, subject of popular podcast 'Serial,' ongoing

As the true-life murder mystery podcast "Serial" continues to captivate millions, an appeal attempting to throw out the life sentence of the convicted murderer at the center of the story winds its way through court.

'Serial' brings healing to Syed family

The family of Adnan Syed speaks about experiencing the phenomenon of Serial podcasts.

In the end, 'Serial' leaves me frustrated, even annoyed

In the end, 'Serial' leaves Zurawik frustrated, even annoyed

A brilliant byproduct of Sarah Koenig's storytelling in 'Serial'

Earlier today I wrote about my frustration and annoyance with the final episode of Sarah Koenig's hit "Serial."

Rabia Chaudry fights for Muslims — and Adnan

Rabia Chaudry, who fights for the rights of American Muslims, founded a nonprofit and has been awarded a New American Foundation fellowship for national security. But for fans of "Serial," she's best known as the person whose planted the seed for the hit podcast with producer Sarah Koenig.

State: 'Serial' murder case should not be reopened

The State of Maryland has recommended that a judge deny Adnan Syed's latest request for an appeal, saying that the subject of the popular "Serial" podcast

Adnan Syed, of 'Serial,' returns to court Wednesday

Sixteen years after he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, Adnan Syed will return to court in Baltimore on Wednesday.

Alibi witness willing to testify in Syed 'Serial' case

An alibi witness is willing to testify on behalf of Adnan Syed to help challenge his murder conviction in a case popularized by the "Serial" podcast, according to a court filing made on Tuesday.

'Serial' update: Adnan Syed to return to court in February

Adnan Syed, who was convicted in murder case in 2000 that last year became the subject of the hit podcast "Serial," will return to court in February, a judge ordered Monday.

Court reopens appeal of Adnan Syed, subject of "Serial" podcast

Adnan Syed, the incarcerated subject of the popular podcast "Serial," will get another shot at overturning his murder conviction and life sentence after a court granted his request to reopen his appeal.

'Serial' podcast subject Syed makes his case for a new trial

Adnan Syed, the imprisoned subject of the popular "Serial" podcast series, said his trial lawyer's failure to interview an alibi witness for his murder trial and appeal was worse than many other cases where a similar lapse resulted in a new trial

New podcast coming in 'Serial' case

¿Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed¿ to debut April 13

Syed case and S.C. shooting show nonjournalists, pros working the same ground

Syed case and S.C. shooting show outsiders, pros working the same ground

'Serial' is first-ever podcast to win Peabody award; creator Sarah Koenig makes Time's 100 most influential people list [Updated]

The 12-part podcast about an obscure murder in Baltimore from 1999, has racked up a major award.

Son of 'Serial' subject's lawyer defends mother

Roberto Gutierrez seeks to defend his mother, Cristina, who represented Adnan Syed in the case that spawned the popular podcast 'Serial.'

'Serial' star Syed adds to momentum for new trial

The case for Adnan Syed's bid for a new trial gained more momentum Monday as a state appeals court ruled an alibi witness should testify on the "Serial" podcast subject's behalf.

'Serial' to launch new season of hit podcast in the fall

Great news for fans of "Serial"-- the hit podcast will launch a second season in the fall, and a third season should arrive next spring.

'Serial' optioned for TV by Fox production company

Fox 21 Television Studios, a Fox-owned production company, has optioned "Serial" for a possible TV series, according to Deadline.

Woodlawn, Maryland: Scenes from 'Serial'

A few of the key places in Woodlawn, Md., where the crimes and following events allegedly happened, as detailed in the "Serial" podcast.

Adnan Syed's defense attorney says he has new evidence to overturn conviction

The attorney for Adnan Syed, the subject of the "Serial" podcast, filed a new court motion Monday arguing that key cell phone evidence was unreliable — by the phone company's own warning — and should have been excluded from trial.

'Serial' figure headed to court after request for hearing granted

Adnan Syed, the convicted murderer whose case gained international attention after questions were raised on a widely-downloaded podcast, will get a day in court. A Baltimore Circuit Court judge on Friday granted Syed's request for a hearing, at which he is expected to present an alibi witness and raise questions about cell phone evidence in the case. Retired Judge Martin Welch said the hearing would "be in the interests of justice."

State calls Adnan Syed's request to reopen proceedings 'meritless'

Recent requests by "Serial" podcast subject Adnan Syed to have post-conviction proceedings in his 15-year-old murder case reopened in Baltimore Circuit Court — in part so that a new alibi witness can testify on his behalf — are "meritless" and should be denied, according to attorneys representing the state.

Rabia Chaudry writing book on 'Serial's' Adnan Syed

Rabia Chaudry, the friend and advocate for Adnan Syed who brought his story to the attention of public radio's Sarah Koenig, is writing a book about his case.

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