‘Serial’ Leads Apple And Spotify Podcast Charts After Adnan Syed Is Released From Prison

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Seriala podcast largely credited with starting the podcast craze and popularizing the true crime genre after questioning the murder conviction of its subject, Adnan Said, was released from prison. Two days later, on Wednesday, it climbed to the top of the charts.

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Serial #1 podcast on Apple, #2 podcast in the US on Spotify,the next day Serial posted a new season 1 episode focused on Sayid’s convictions for the first time since 2014.

new Serial The episode was the second one on Apple, but the number of listeners it received was not disclosed.

daily, new york timesThe Daily News podcast did an episode on Tuesday about why Saeed was released from prison. This was his first episode on Apple.

new Serial an episode approximately 17 minutes long, discuss The legal journey it took to review Syed’s conviction included new legal acts, a new prosecutor, and two new suspects that Syed’s team had not been informed about during the trial. I was.

Rather than saying that Said was innocent, host Sarah Koenig said the state “didn’t investigate this case enough. We rely on evidence we shouldn’t have and rules when prosecuting.” This was not an honest conviction,” she said in the episode.

Many of the other top 10 shows on Spotify and Apple charts are true crime series. serial First impact on the industry.

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Syed was convicted of first-degree murder in 2000 for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. He spent 23 years in prison. Last week, prosecutors asked a Maryland judge to vacate his conviction and start a new trial after finding new evidence pointing to his two other suspects. The prosecutor has 30 days to drop the case or open a new trial. Syed, 41, has pleaded not guilty for decades. Serial became The first podcast to reach 5 million downloads in 2014. The show is believed to have been downloaded her 300 million times. It became the first podcast to win a Peabody Award. The serial has released two of his other seasons, focusing on Bow Bergdahl, a US soldier and former Taliban prisoner, and the Cleveland court system. In 2020, new york times purchased Serial Productions, the production company behind the show.Koenig is photographed Mike in hand in court when Sayid is released.


How Adnan Syed’s investigation became a podcast phenomenon (NPR)

Judge releases Adnan Said from prison after ‘Serial’ podcast questions his murder conviction (Forbes)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadellatto/2022/09/21/serial-leads-apple-and-spotify-podcast-charts-after-adnan-syed-freed-from-prison/ ‘Serial’ Leads Apple And Spotify Podcast Charts After Adnan Syed Is Released From Prison

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