Serial podcast episode 10, The Best Defense Is a Good Defense, recapped and discussed (AUDIO).

Did Adnan Syed Get the “Best Defense”? We Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial.

Did Adnan Syed Get the “Best Defense”? We Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial.

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Dec. 4 2014 5:51 PM

Did Adnan Syed Get the “Best Defense”? We Discuss the Latest Episode of Serial.

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Adnan Syed.

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Serial is investigating the 1999 murder of a Baltimore area high school student, and here at Slate we are following the story closely, discussing each new episode as it appears. This week, David Haglund and Katy Waldman are joined by L.V. Anderson to talk about Cristina Gutierrez, the defense attorney at Adnan Syed’s trial; the role anti-Muslim bias may have played in Syed’s conviction; and the recent debates about Serial and white privilege.

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This edition of the Serial Spoiler Special is meant to be heard after you’ve listened to Episode 10, “The Best Defense Is a Good Defense.” 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.

L.V. Anderson is a Slate associate editor.