Sarah Koenig and her Serial co-creator are coming to Boston

Get your fix at Symphony Hall in March.

–The Boston Globe/ Jessica Rinaldo

If you’ve always wanted to hear Serial journalist Sarah Koenig’s voice in person instead of just through your headphones, here’s your chance: Koenig and Serial co-creator Julie Snyder are coming to Symphony Hall on March 30.

The two veteran radio journalists and producers will give a presentation as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston called “Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage with the Creators of Serial.’’

When Koenig and Snyder launched season one of Serial in 2014—which followed the 1999 Baltimore murder case of Hae Min Lee, for which then-17-year-old Adnan Syed was convicted—it became the fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads in iTunes history, according to The Guardian.


At the Symphony Hall event, Koenig and Snyder will take the audience through the creation of the uber-popular series, sharing personal stories that didn’t make it to the airwaves and explaining how they constructed certain episodes.

Both producers worked together previously on NPR’s This American Life; Koenig was a producer for the show for more than 10 years (and even guest-hosted a few episodes), and Snyder is currently the senior producer of This American Life and has been with the program since 1997.

Tickets for the Boston event start at $45 and are available online at, by calling CelebrityCharge at 617-482-6661 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the Symphony Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.

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