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In which Jay tells his story to The Intercept, and we all start talking about Serial again.

Adnan was convicted because Jay, whom the jury found generally likeable (certainly in contast to Adnan’s lawyer), had a story to tell that was plausible enough despite its inconsistencies; Adnan, by comparison, had only absences and gaps and failures of memory. We like stories. We don’t like gaps. This is why we liked Serial, and why we stayed hooked until the end.

I wonder how we would have felt about Adnan, and about Serial, had Jay’s story been interleaved with Adnan’s throughout?