The Producers of SERIAL: Sarah Koenig, Julie Snyder and Dana Chivvis

  Julie Snyder, Dana Chivvis and Sarah Koenig in conversation at the Columbia Journalism School. 

Julie Snyder, Dana Chivvis and Sarah Koenig in conversation at the Columbia Journalism School. 

""I needed editors saying, 'Watch yourself, look at what you’re doing...' Really forcing me to question, 'Are you on his side?'" — Sarah Koenig, on interviewing

Listen to the story behind Serial, the worldwide podcast phenomenon created by Sarah Koenig, Julie Snyder and Dana Chivvis of This American Life.  The producers spoke about how the story came about, their interviews and process, and how they kept a clear head when the narrative seemed to be spinning out of control. 

Daniel Alarcón, Radio Ambulante Executive Producer and Columbia Journalism School Professor, moderated the event. He recommended a couple of other excellent podcasts in this episode—including Embedded, from NPR's Kelly McEvers. You can listen to our interview with her here

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