Addicted to Serial

The podcast “Serial” debuted two months ago and has already attracted some 1 million listeners and sits at the top of the iTunes podcast chart. It has also inspired a listener frenzy. There’s a subreddit group devoted to solving the 15-year-old murder at the heart of “Serial,” and a Slate podcast about “Serial;” yes, a podcast about a podcast. What’s behind the phenomenon?



  • Katy Waldman - Staff writer for Slate and one of the commentators on Slate’s podcast “Serial Spoiler Special.” - @xwaldie