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Advocate/Attorney Rabia Chaudry Ep5

Advocate, attorney, podcast host, social media voice, author, narrator, countering violent extremism expert, cat lady and all around interesting woman Rabia Chaudry is on the show. Most people were first introduced to Rabia by the podcast Serial as the woman who originally brought the case to Sarah Koenig who went on to turn the story of Adnan Syed into an international sensation. Rabia though had been fighting the good fight for both Adnan and others long before Serial. We talk about how she got started as an attorney and then advocate, how you make all the things she does into a paying career, what her relationship with Serial was like, what went into writing the book Adnan’s Story, Adnan himself and what her future has in store. Rabia is very open about her career as an advocate and how she has gone about making living from it and I think it’s a must listen for anyone interested in exploring a similar path.

You can find more about Rabia at www.rabiachaudry.com  follow her on twitter @rabiasquared and listen to her podcast Undisclosed. Also I highly recommend reading the book she wrote Adnan’s Story that includes letters from Adnan explaining more of his side of the story and much more about how the case originally went down, what it was like to be on the other side of Serial and where the investigation of the case has gone. You can get the book anywhere you get books and I highly recommend the audio version read by Rabia. Lastly you can follow one of the great loves of Rabia’s life Sir Mr. Bean on his facebook page.  Mr. Beans is very a very important cat since he is basically the godcat of Buster Bedell.