Sarah Koenig—host and co-creator of the award-winning podcast Serial—will join us to discuss the implications of Serial’s most recent season, which shines a spotlight on the criminal justice system. Entanglement with the criminal justice system is a leading cause of youth disconnection. The on-stage conversation with Koenig will shine a spotlight on issues that we can solve locally through policy and practice reforms.
Launched in 2014, Serial is credited with bringing mainstream attention to the podcast format and has been downloaded more than 420 million times, making it the most listened to podcast in history. Among other honors, Serial won the 2014 Peabody Award, the first time the award has been given to a podcast. In 2015 Koenig was named one of Time Magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People.”