Addicted to Serial

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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?

Credits

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

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott