Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:30 PM
At the Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
In the Street and Davis Performance Hall's Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
$25 general admission
$10 students with ID and children 18 and under
“[Serial] was a true cultural phenomenon, and radio was once again front and center in our daily lives.” —Ewan McGregor
Award-winning podcast Serial has become an internet sensation, downloaded more than 300 million times since it launched in 2014. Sarah Koenig, host and co-creator of Serial, began her career as a newspaper reporter and in 2004 became a producer for the radio show, This American Life. Julie Snyder is co-creator of Serial and executive producer of the Serial production, S-Town. In 2013 Snyder and Koenig decided to try something new: making a show that does not follow the usual format of a different story every week, but instead making a show that covers one story over the course of an entire season. The format meant they could use all the tools of narrative journalism to report an in-depth story that featured twists, turns, tangents, and suspense along the way. Serial has received several awards, including the Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, duPont-Columbia, and Scripps Howard, as well as the Silver Gavel Award for Media and the Arts.
Theatre + Words, Journalism | Fresh