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serial news trial Adnan Syed Just Won a Retrial So We May Actually Find Out the Mystery Behind the Serial Podcast
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Fans of the 'Serial' Podcast are probably all too familiar with the story of Adnan Syed, a teenager who was sent to jail for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, under dubious circumstances. 

DID HE DO IT OR NOT? That remains to be seen. His lawyers obviously think he is innocent and, as the podcast Serial discovered, the facts leading to his original conviction didn't exactly line up. 

Since this is real life, the podcast's investigation left fans with a really big cliffhanger. Now that Adnan has been granted a new trial after 16 years in prison, hopefully this mysterious case will come to a satisfying conclusion. 

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Fans of the podcast will recognize this familiar tune. After almost a full year since the last episode of the popular first season of Serial, Season 2 has launched. The first season covered the little known case of Adnan Syed, a man convicted on potentially shaky evidence for murdering his ex-girlfriend in high school. This time the podcast went much, much bigger. Host, Sarah Koenig, wrote this in a welcome letter to prepare listeners for what the show will cover:

Our first season was about a murder case few people had heard about. Season Two is a story a gazillion people have heard about: the story of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured and held by the Taliban for nearly five years. It's been in the newspapers and on TV; it's been the subject of congressional investigations (in fact, this very day, the House Armed Services Committee is releasing a report on the Bergdahl trade)—and it's an active case in military court.

via serialpodcast.org

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Thanks, Internet. Thanks for that.

Just in time for a new episode of "Serial," the true crime podcast that's taken the world by storm, comes this mashup of the show's theme song with Miley Cyrus' hit single that launched a thousand memes.

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You knew this was coming.

"Serial," a true crime series from the creators of "This American Life," is bringing podcasts back into the spotlight.

Each week Sarah Koenig brings listeners deeper and deeper into her investigation of case from 1999 about a young woman in Baltimore who was found murdered, presumably by her ex-boyfriend.

It's extremely addictive, but because it's Thanksgiving, there is no new episode this week. So one fan decided to make his own version of the show, surrounding a much less violent case.

"Knowing that fans will be chomping at the bit for their Serial fix, I decided to make my own podcast. It's about a bowl of Fruity Pebbles that went missing from the Baltimore area in 1999."