Backstage with the Creators of Serial

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 8pm

The Music Center

$25 - $60

Backstage with the Creators of Serial:
Binge-Worthy Journalism
with Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder

In 2014, Serial became the most popular podcast in the history of the form with its investigation of a 1999 Baltimore murder case. Following the success of the 1st season, a 2nd exploring the case of soldier Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion and its aftermath aired in the winter of 2015. This year they launched a spin-off, S-Town, that explores a strange case of murder in a small Alabama town. Now Serial fans can experience the podcast in a whole new iteration, as co-creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder take live audiences behind the scenes to explain and illuminate this new form of modern storytelling.

Pre-show event hosted by WAMU:
S-Town is the latest podcast from the folks at Serial and This American Life. And it has lots of people talking. Join WAMU’s Lauren Ober, host of The Big Listen, THE broadcast about podcasts, to talk about it ahead of an evening with Serial’s creators, Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, at Strathmore. Register here.

Admission to this S-Town discussion is free for Backstage with the Creators of Serial ticketholders. RSVP'ing for the pre-show event will not allow you admission to Backstage with the Creators of Serial at the Music Center at Strathmore.

Read Strathmore’s Q&A with Sarah Koenig.

  • Serial won the 2014 Peabody Award—the first time the award has been given to a podcast.
  • Editor/producer Julie Snyder and host/reporter Sarah Koenig got the idea for Serial while working on National Public Radio’s This American Life with host Ira Glass.
  • Conversational as it may sound, Koenig says every word of each Serial podcast is scripted—and she has more details to share with live audiences.

This event will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Serial Koenig Snyder
photo credit Nick Caito

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