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The Keepers: “Timely in its deep distrust of authority and its determination to take back power.”  Photograph: Netflix

In the new Netflix seven-part documentary series The Keepers, a Baltimore police detective admits: “In homicide, time is a destroyer. The longer you w(...)

The decision to overturn Brendan Dassey’s 2007 conviction marks the third time in 18 months that a TV series or a podcast has played a decisive role in a major murder case.  File photograph: Morry Gash/AP

First Serial, then The Jinx, and now Making a Murderer: we officially have a new genre on our hands, the long-form, deep-immersion, true-crime documen(...)

Hae Min Lee: the murder victim in the Serial case. Her family has remained silent.

Imagine your wife or daughter was strangled to death and then a comedy sketch featuring the murderer draws a hilarious response when screened on a pr(...)

Hae Min Lee: the murder victim in the Serial case. Her family has remained silent.

Sitting in the closet of a hotel bedroom in Baltimore, USA, this week, surrounded by bathrobes, Sarah Koenig is reporting daily on what’s been happeni(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to “build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work”. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Spending less time on social media is in danger of becoming a new year’s resolution perennial, up there with alcohol avoidance and pretending to be tr(...)

The second season of the Serial podcast focuses on the case of Bowe Bergdahl,  a US Army soldier who was captured by the Taliban in 2010. Image:

It’s one of the most anticipated digital releases of the year, an online phenomenon so eagerly awaited that servers were reportedly bogged down by th(...)

The shorthand for podcasting is that you can say it’s like pre-recorded radio for the internet

People talk about the Serial podcast the way they talk about Netflix’s House of Cards. It is clever, absorbing, entertaining and addictive. Not only d(...)

Syed is serving a life sentence after he was convicted in 2000 of strangling Lee when they were students at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County. Lee disappeared, and her body was found almost a month later in a park. Photograph:

A Maryland court has agreed to hear an appeal by Adnan Syed, the man whose murder conviction was investigated in the popular “Serial” podcast. Syed(...)

Serial host Sarah Koenig told the story of the  1999 murder in Baltimore of student Hae Min Lee and  conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed

When record-breaking podcast Serial made its debut at the beginning of October, aired as a special episode of the long-running public radio show This (...)

Serial’s map of the people involved in the Adnan Syed case, which has been brought to life by Sarah Koenig and the ‘This American Life’ team.

It started out quietly: just another podcast from the makers of This American Life. Now with over five million downloads in the space of a few months (...)

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