With the news that Adnan Syed - the subject of hit true crime podcast Serial - has had his conviction vacated and will receive a new trial, we're looking at the best of the rest of the podcast genre...
You’ve probably heard about Serial, even if you’ve not listened yet yourself. Season One was a massive hit, with people worldwide hooked as host Sarah Koenig explored the 1999 murder of high-school student Hae Min Lee and the subsequent conviction of Adnan Syed. If you haven’t tuned in yet, do. There’s a reason it’s so popular.
Undisclosed: The State vs Adnan Syed
An offshoot from Serial Season One, Undisclosed takes an even more thorough look at the same case. Host Rabia Chaudry is a family friend of Adnan Syed. Along with cohosts, lawyers Colin Miller and Susan Simpson, Chaudry makes a very compelling case that Syed was wrongly convicted and was instrumental in uncovering evidence which saw Adnan’s conviction vacated.
Real Crime Profile
Jim Clemente, a former FBI profiler joins forces with Laura Richards, Scotland Yard’s former Head of Homicide Prevention, and Lisa Zambetti, casting director for TV drama Criminal Minds. Together, the three weigh in on high-profile crime cases. Hearing the experts’ views makes for truly engrossing listening.