Last year this podcast appeared on my radar but since it was a twelve episodes story (around five hours of total time) it keep been bragged down on my backlog playlist. Now that I started my vacations, I thought it was a good time to catch up with it.
Serial, is a podcast about a murder case in Baltimore, fifteen years ago. The case is introduce to us, each episode seeing different points of view. The production quality is superb, but sometimes is really hard to understand the voices on some of those old tapes. I will not spoil anything for you about it in case you want to listen to it - which I recommend - but I would like to give some thoughts about one thing.
It all starts with Sarah Koeing, the host and executive producer, trying to establish how hard is to someone to describe a specific day, for instance one day that happened six weeks ago, let alone fifteen years ago. I can see that point, I for sure can't tell you what I had for lunch two days ago however, I can't remember that because it was an uneventful day. I had no reason to recall anything about that day. Like in my of these cases, a timeline is very important to present a clear view of what happened. I find very difficult for someone, in their full capacities, to not recall what they did on a day that a murder occurred. Fourteen years later, I can still described September 11, 2001, and that didn't had anything related to me.
Season two will arrive this year.