For the past eight weeks, Thursday mornings have been dedicated to listening to the Serial podcast. Most episodes I listen to before I get out of bed, some I’ll listen to while making breakfast and only once have I been able to save a new episode for a few hours while I get something else done.
Like all those people in your Twitter feed are saying, Serial is pretty addictive. Despite these headlines, I seem to be having trouble getting friends to check it out. My wife listened right away, but she got me into listening to podcasts and NPR in the first place, so it’s not much of a stretch for her. My brother who is studying journalism in school has not bothered to listen, nor have I heard any feedback from other friends that I’ve recommended it to. I have this need to get people on the Serial train while it’s still rolling so 1. I have people to discuss the episodes with and 2. They can enjoy the ride while it’s happening, complete with the week-long anticipation that accompanies each new episode. Continue Reading