Since its finale, "Serial" had become less a true-crime podcast and more a metafictional exercise on the shifting nature of truth. Weeks after key witness Jay Wilds introduced another timeline of events for the day of Hae Min Lee's murder, prosecutor Kevin Urick took to the Intercept to allege that he wasn't contacted by the podcast's producers until shortly before the end of its run. Though the "Serial" team maintained they tried to contact Urick multiple times in the months before the series premiered, the Intercept sided with Urick, calling their efforts "underwhelming" and "the most troubling thing about" the entire project. Now, in a series of tweets, the "Serial" team has responded to the Intercept's response to Urick's criticism of the podcast's criticism of the state's case.
[1/4] If you’re curious, here’s the full statement we sent in response to an inquiry from The Intercept on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/sRiImoiIlq— Serial (@serial) January 8, 2015
[2/4] Koenig left numerous messages for Urick, starting last winter and into the spring, many months before the podcast started airing.— Serial (@serial) January 8, 2015
[3/4] Koenig left multiple messages at Urick’s private law office, at the Cecil County prosecutor’s office, and with a recent law partner.— Serial (@serial) January 8, 2015
[4/4] We are committed to reporting that’s comprehensive, fair, and exhaustively fact-checked.— Serial (@serial) January 8, 2015