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'Serial' Creators Will Discuss The Podcast At USC Event In March

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The creators of the captivating true crime podcast Serial will hold a live event at USC in March. Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder of Serial will appear on March 4 at USC. The pair will share with the audience personal stories of what goes on behind the scenes when creating the podcast.

Serial in season one followed the case of Adnan Syed, a man who was convicted of murdering his high school girlfriend, Hae Mine Lee, when he was 18. Syed insists he's innocent through interviews with Koenig as she delves deeper into the case. This first season captivated millions who went on to turn over their own opinions on Syed's guilt and our justice system. The second season is exploring the case of Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. solider who was captured by the Taliban after walking away from his post one night in Afghanistan.

Serial sparked a modern true crime trend that can now be seen in the success of HBO's The Jinx and Netflix's Making a Murderer.

Before Serial, Koenig had worked as a producer and guest host on This American Life since 2004. Snyder is the senior producer of This American Life, and has worked with the program since 1997.

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Here's a clip of the creators discussing the podcast with This American Life host and producer and Serial editorial adviser Ira Glass.

Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage With The Creators Of Serial will be held at the Bovard Auditorium at University Park Campus on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, $15 for USC Alumni and free for USC students, staff and faculty. Tickets go on sale February 4 at 9 a.m.