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'Serial' Creators Bring Binge-Worthy Journalism To San Diego

Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, co-creators and producers of “Serial," will be at downtown San Diego's Balboa Theatre Wednesday

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    Sarah Koenig, host of "Serial," in the studio

    The masterminds behind “Serial,” the most-downloaded iTunes podcast, are coming to San Diego.

    Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, co-creators and producers of “Serial," will offer behind-the-scenes access to their experiences while creating their podcast at an event Wednesday night at Balboa Theatre on Fourth Avenue in downtown San Diego.

    There, the pair will share their favorite audio clips, photos, and personal stories, including ups-and-downs. After the formal presentation, audience members will be able to ask Koenig and Snyder questions.

    Tickets are available online starting at $30 and should be purchased in advance, as there is limited seating remaining at the venue.

    The first season of “Serial” tells the real story of an imprisoned man whose family claimed he was innocent in the murder of his high school ex-girlfriend. Koenig took an in-depth journalistic approach in researching the case and telling the story over 12 episodes.

    This podcast was the fastest to ever reach five million downloads in iTunes history, according to Emily Hartman, who works for the agency that represents Koenig and Snyder. Episodes have now been downloaded over 100 million times, explained Hartman.

    The second season, which launched December 2015, focuses on a new case. The season is currently eight episodes in and the newest episode will debut Thursday.

    For more information about the event, click here.