Legal Reflections for the Venture Community on the “Serial” Podcast

Guest post by Stuart Gasner, Partner Keker & Van Nest LLP

No doubt many venture capitalists were, like millions of others, captivated by the recent podcast “Serial,” produced and narrated by This American Life reporter Sarah Koenig. The podcast had all the charm of an old-fashioned radio serial, telling the story from several perspectives of the murder of Baltimore high school student Hae Min Li, and the trial and conviction of her former boyfriend Adnan Syed.

As a former federal prosecutor, I was curious about the real story. So I dug into the transcripts and exhibits and other source materials available on Reddit and elsewhere, and have the following to report of potential interest to the venture community.

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