A Conversation with Sarah Koenig: Host & Co-Creator of Serial

Presented by Maryland Hall and St. Anne's School of Annapolis
Friday May 17 | 8:00 pm

 

"Serial rocketed podcasting into the cultural mainstream." ~ Peabody Awards

A Conversation with Sarah Koenig: Host & Co-Creator of Serial

Presented in Partnership with St. Anne's School of Annapolis

SARAH KOENIG is a journalist, NPR personality and the host and co-creator of the award-winning podcast Serial. She comes to Maryland Hall for a rare speaking engagement on storytelling and journalism and how it translates in new media.

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 the history of the form. 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.”

David Carr in The New York Times called Serial "Podcasting's first breakout hit." The Guardian characterized it as a "new genre of audio storytelling." 

Koenig’s journalism career has included time as a newspaper reporter for her weekly hometown paper, the New York Times from Moscow, Russia, the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire and The Baltimore Sun. Her beats included crime and politics.

In 2004 Sarah Koenig became a producer at the public radio show This American Life where she has guest-hosted several times. Koenig is also co-creator of S-Town, a 7-part non-fiction podcast from Serial Productions. The record setting podcast was a 2017 Peabody Award winner in the Radio/Podcast category.

Come spend an engaging evening with Sarah Koenig!

Photo by Sandy Koenig

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 pm Purchase