Podcast Recommendation 4 – Serial

Have a little time this weekend? Why not have a listen to the latest podcast recommendation from the LINGUA FRANCA Sprachschule blog.

It’s the podcast that has broken every record and that everybody is talking about – a real international phenomenon. Serial presents the story of a murder over multiple episodes – but the story is real. Each Thursday a new episode is released, and the makers are only an episode ahead of the audience, meaning even they don’t know how it will end. The English in the recordings is quite difficult, so this podcast is recommended for B2 level students and higher. The makers of the podcast have said they hope to publish transcripts of the podcast in the future, so lower level students might still get a chance to follow this fascinating story.

Episode 1
The Alibi

It’s Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he’s innocent – though he can’t exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.

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