hamza syed (online)
If we search for long enough, we will find the truth. This must be what journalist Hamza Syed thought when he started making The Trojan Horse Affair, the successful, shocking podcast about an anonymous letter and an alleged Muslim conspiracy in Birmingham. But does the truth ever really allow itself to be known?
The eight-part series, made by New York-based podcast house Serial and The New York Times, confronts both maker Hamza and the listener with islamophobia and institutional racism in the United Kingdom. It also brought about Hamza’s breakthrough with a huge, international audience of podcast listeners. Syed is a former doctor turned journalist. He lives and works in New York.