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Listen to this totally genius serial, it is brilliant

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queenceleste Tue 21-Oct-14 11:58:09


Its from the This American Life stable, it's a US murder case with a possibly innocent, imprisoned murderer but it's in four long episodes. I've just got to the end of chapter four and it is still unresolved, I am in such suspense.

It is so fantastic. Please let me know if you enjoy so I can enthuse about it with someone!

queenceleste Wed 22-Oct-14 13:10:27

There must be some radio addicts out there listening to this brilliant serial.

YellowSpoon Fri 24-Oct-14 23:41:20

A starting, thanks for the link. Love radio drama

FunkyBoldRibena Fri 24-Oct-14 23:43:20

Thanks OP, i will do that this weekend.

CuttedUpPear Sat 25-Oct-14 06:53:57

looks interesting

hoochymama1 Sat 25-Oct-14 13:06:56

Oo, thanks for the linksmile

YellowSpoon Sat 25-Oct-14 19:10:36

Am listening to episode 4 now, it's all gripping stuff. Sad and terrifying in equal measure.

YellowSpoon Mon 27-Oct-14 20:06:03

Ok so yup gripped, roll on Thursday.

Certainly so far I can't see how they convicted when Jay's evidence was so often self contradicted and most of the phone stuff didn't match up either.

The man who found the body was utterly bizarre, he was a school caretaker?! Crazy.

Poor girl - she seems great so full of life and promise whenever you hear about her.

Jay's female friend who helped him was bizarre too driving him so he could dump clothes and clean shovels without being suspicious. She only thought he would be involved if paid lots of money- ok!

Spindarella Mon 27-Oct-14 20:15:20

It says in the description it's a true story and non fiction. Is that right?

itsbetterthanabox Mon 27-Oct-14 20:23:22

Omg I've been listening to this and I'm addicted! It's fantastic.
I go back and forth over what I think might have happened! Either way I think Jay seems like a dick.
Anan seems like such an intelligent, genuine person in the telephone conversations, he seems like a great guy. That to me makes it even scarier if he did do it.
I can't see how there can be a conclusion! Obviously he was found guilty but all the discrepancies! Grr I'll forever be in suspense!

YellowSpoon Thu 30-Oct-14 19:39:31

Next episode is online... I need to listen again, damn those children for wanting engagement but on initial hearings it didn't really offer anything that would have made me feel more confident that Adnan deserved a guilty verdict.

Looking forward to listening again.

Monica101 Sun 02-Nov-14 20:48:50

It's brilliant, thank you. Entertained me through DIY drudgery this afternoon.

Theas18 Tue 04-Nov-14 11:10:46

Woo ta! just my thing. Have downloaded it

flancake Tue 04-Nov-14 11:17:05

I have a quiet day tomorrow sorting out the kids clothes/toys for charity. Sounds ideal listening material, thanks!

NetworkGuy Sun 09-Nov-14 08:22:54

Thanks for jogging me into listening. I heard Sarah Lane on TWiT.TV mention it as something she'd really got into listening on her drive to the studio and meant to check it out, but hadn't done so, so far. At least playing catch-up I can just download episodes 1-7 in one go smile

Have enjoyed TAL and other items (comedy, variety, science, talk/interview shows) from NPR and PRI for 10+ years...

Seems that with NPR 'promoting' their podcasts some of the newspapers have just written about a 'resurgence' of podcasting, which in my mind never stopped. Then again, people blogged about a resurgence in 2013, too!

orangina Fri 14-Nov-14 22:37:18

Have been listening to this from the start, am already an avid This American Life listener..... it is GRIPPING! Can't wait for the next episode.....

Gozogozo Wed 19-Nov-14 23:12:37

Thank you so much for this recommendation. Just what I needed.

MegCleary Thu 20-Nov-14 12:19:58

Two weeks till the next one damn you thanksgiving

stilllearnin Fri 21-Nov-14 17:21:20

Ooh thank you- I heard about this on r4. Wish I could remember what they said. I think they are writing it as they go and the starting point is a real life case. I may have made that up!! Anyone?

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 21-Nov-14 17:28:45

Another mnetter recommended it to me. It's brilliant isn't if. I'm up to episode 5.

butterfliesinmytummy Wed 26-Nov-14 23:07:39

I love love love this podcast, no episode this week due to thanksgiving...

Don't forget to donate if you want them to do another series (different case)

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