Everyone is talking about Serial. No, we’re not having a spelling seizure and talking about ‘cereal’ (although the Cereal Killer Cafe has also been a big talking point recently). Over at Time Out Towers, we’re completely obsessed by Serial, the podcast from the creators of another of our other fave radio podcasts This American Life and it seems like we’re not alone. Serial was the fastest podcast to reach five million downloads and is currently the most downloaded podcast in the UK and USA.
Those familiar with TAL will know Serial’s narrator Sarah Koenig, but unlike TAL which changes theme every week, Serial has taken one real life story of the murder of a high school student in Baltimore in 1999 and each week it delves further into the mystery. The plot has more twists and turns than a rollercoaster and it’s incredibly addictive hearing the plot thicken each week. If you haven’t started listening yet, sure, you’re a bit late to the party (we’re currently on episode nine out of 12) but it’s definitely not too late. In fact, we recommend you wait until all 12 have been released so you can listen in one big batch as it is killing us having to wait a week for every new episode!
Listen now at serialpodcast.org.
By Sonya Barber