Attention journalists: The creators of the Serial podcast — Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder — are coming to the Twin Cities.
The pair will speak May 10 as part of Beth El Synagogue’s Inspiring Minds series. Minnesota SPJ is a promotional partner for the event.
Launched in 2014, Serial became the fastest podcast to reach five million downloads in iTunes history. The first season of the podcast presented a 12-part series on one legal case, captivating an audience that downloaded the episodes more than 100 million times (and counting). S-Town, a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, recently launched, earning rave reviews.
At this talk, Koenig and Snyder will come together to take the audience backstage in this cultural phenomenon, using some of their favorite tape to narrate personal stories about the ups and downs of creating a new form of modern storytelling.