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Monday, November 10, 2014

Currently Listening To: Serial Podcast

Serial Podcast

I've really gotten into podcasts this year, since I spend a lot of time in the car with my commute. They keep me much more entertained than music or morning radio shows. My favorites are Freakonomics, which raises really interesting questions that make you think twice, and Stuff You Should Know, which covers topics on everything from how black holes work to how beer works. They're very easy to listen to, now especially with the iTunes Podcast app. A new podcast, Serial, from the produces of This American Life popped up to the top of charts this month so I checked it out. It's a season long podcast where journalist Sarah Koenig reinvestigates a real-life murder from 1999. There has been speculation that the man that was sentenced was actually wrongly convicted. She dives into different aspects of the murder, doing interviews with some of the people connected to the murder. I totally binged and listened to all 6 episodes in 3 days and now I can't wait for the rest of the season! (I think there are going to be 12 in total). It sounds like the listeners will start to figure out what happened along with her.  The show has gone completely viral - there's an account on Reddit that has a huge discussion board. It sounds like they might be doing another season too. It's a new concept to have a season long podcast which is cool, and apparently lots of people are enjoying. Check it out, it's so addicting!

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