WELCOME TO MY NEWEST OBSESSION.
I sat through 6 episodes in a single day, yesterday. I had shied away from podcasts because my attempts at Audible resulted in listening to 20-30-40 minutes and not retaining anything and finding myself completely lost!
The synopsis of Serial goes
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.
Sarah Koenig, a journalist, gets this case dropped onto her some 10 years after the conviction of Adnan Syed for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Each episodes covers a specific topic of Koenig’s research into the case and the events of that day.
My boyfriend asked me last night, whats with you and serial killers lately?
I wouldn’t say – this is new. However, I have shifted my interest from fictional/drama tv to more real life exploration. The Drew Peterson special (who I had confused with Scott Peterson) – to then the Scott Peterson special (I imagine, a lot of people must have had them confused) to now Serial. I have a list of subsequent podcasts once I, heart-breakingly finish this one.
As I sat here at my desk this morning, I started to research the CA Innocence Project, criminal defense attorneys in the area – possibly seeing what jobs there are in this specific arena. I, honestly, wouldn’t have the stomach for it. I would get to emotionally invested and I’d rather not be in a position that would dictate how I life my life.
As my computer and internet searches continued the Pawsitive Change Prison Program appeared on my instagram feed. Now this, is something I can get behind. At risk shelter dogs are brought to prisons – where the prisoners (they’re carefully selected) train the dogs in hopes that they can become more adoptable and the prisoners, in turn, learn real life skills. Both dogs and prisoners, get a fighting chance.
I’d be lying if I said this obsession was just going to be a hobby. I’m committed to exploring this as a passion.