Serial podcast recap: Episode 7, "The Opposite of the Prosecution," has no Adnan Syed, a lot of the Innocence Project.

Serial Takes a Step Back, and Gets Some Experts Involved. We Discuss the Latest Episode.

Serial Takes a Step Back, and Gets Some Experts Involved. We Discuss the Latest Episode.

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Nov. 6 2014 8:34 PM

Serial Takes a Step Back, and Gets Some Experts Involved. We Discuss the Latest Episode.

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A letter from Adnan Syed.

Photo courtesy of This American Life

Serial, a new podcast from This American Life, is investigating the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, a Baltimore area high school student. Here at Slate we are following the story closely, discussing each new episode as it appears. This week, Katy Waldman and David Haglund are joined by staff writer Amanda Hess—and also by Dahlia Lithwick, who drops by to talk about the Justin Wolfe case, her friend Deirdre Enright, and the Innocence Project.

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This edition of the Serial Spoiler Special is meant to be heard after you’ve listened to Episode 7, “The Opposite of the Prosecution.” Once you’ve heard what we think of the latest installment, let us know your own thoughts and questions in the comments. You can subscribe to this podcast on iTunes and find previous episodes in our archive. You’ll also find them—along with additional writing and commentary about the show—at www.slate.com/serial.

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David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com. 

Katy Waldman is Slate’s words correspondent. 

Amanda Hess is a Slate staff writer.