The co-creators of the popular podcastSerial will be visiting a Twin Cities synagogue this year.
Tuesday, Beth El Synagoge in St. Louis Park announced the podcast creators – Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder who also created This American Life – will be visiting in May. It's for Inspiring Minds – a series the synagogue continues every year to encourage change and open up dialogue.
According to a news release, the women will talk about their journey in the world of podcasting, along with the "ups and downs" of this form of modern story-telling.
The duo is a pretty big deal considering that when Serial first launched in 2014, it was the fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads in iTunes history.
That first season is a 12-part series on the murder and trial of a teenage girl. The episodes have more than 100 million downloads.
The second season came out in 2015 and is about Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier who was held captive.
You can get your tickets for the May 10 event here. General admission is $60, students and seniors are $25, and there's a private VIP reception event with the ladies that's $500.
Beth El's Inspiring Minds series has been going on since 2010.
Over the years, it's featured a wide variety of speakers – from researcher Jane Goodall to Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey host Neil deGrasse Tyson.