The high school scene, the shifting statements to police, the prejudices, the sketchy alibis, the scant forensic evidence — all of it leads back to the most basic questions: How can you know a person’s character? In Season One of Nick Thorburn composed the theme song and contributed to the score. But in the meantime, we’re producing other spin-off projects as well.
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We won’t know what happens at the end until we get there, not long before you get there with us. Waiting for them were more than a dozen Taliban fighters and a tall American, who looked pale and out of sorts: Bowe Bergdahl. President Obama announced Bergdahl’s return in the Rose Garden, with the soldier's parents at his side.
Each week we bring you the next chapter in the story, so it's important to listen to the episodes in order. Bergdahl's hometown of Hailey, Idaho, planned a big celebration to welcome him back.
It’s a story that has played out in unexpected ways from the start. Season Two aired in the winter of 2015-6 and is now complete. A high-school senior named Hae Min Lee disappeared one day after school in 1999, in Baltimore County, Maryland. The case against him was largely based on the story of one witness, Adnan’s friend Jay, who testified that he helped Adnan bury Hae's body. Sarah Koenig sorted through thousands of documents, listened to trial testimony and police interrogations, and talked to everyone she could find who remembered what happened between Adnan Syed and Hae Min Lee.
Fortunately, audience size has held steady for the past 10-15 years at about 2.2 million.
Now, in Season Two, we get to hear what he has to say.
For this season, Sarah Koenig teams up with filmmaker Mark Boal and Page 1 to find out why one idiosyncratic guy decided to walk away, into Afghanistan, and how the consequences of that decision have spun out wider and wider. Her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested for the crime, and within a year, he was sentenced to life in prison.
tells one story—a true story—over the course of a season.
Each season, we follow a plot and characters wherever they take us. Special Operations team in a Black Hawk helicopter landed in the hills of Afghanistan. soldier, had been a prisoner of the Taliban for nearly five years, and now he was going home.
When asked where his stories come from, Glass responded that “it is a disturbingly random process,” that it is a mix of people writing in to the show with ideas and subjects that the staff get obsessed about on its own.