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‘Serial’ podcast founder, producer Sarah Koenig to speak at Penn State

Sarah Koenig, host and executive producer of the podcast “Serial,” will speak at Penn State later this month.

Koenig, of State College, is a Peabody Award-winning journalist who formerly worked for the public radio program “This American Life.” Her visit, at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in Schwab Auditorium, has been arranged by the Penn State department of journalism.

“Serial,” a 12-part investigation into the 1999 murder of and 18-year-old high school student in Baltimore, became the fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads in the history of iTunes when it launched in October , according to a news release from Penn State.