December 4, 2014
We're Obsessed: Serial
Serial is currently the #1 podcast in all the land, beating out it's very own creator/predecessor This American Life. Essentially Serial is a murder mystery. Listeners follow along with narrator Sarah Koenig as she works her way through a 1999 murder case.
The podcast is popping up everywhere! It is interesting and captivating and impressively thorough. Koenig collects so many interviews and follows every lead big or small. There are currently 10 episodes with more to come. Episodes are released every Thursday and once you start listening Thursday will become a highly anticipated day!
Both Ashley and I began listening after multiple episodes had been released and we quickly devoured them. Now we have caught up and have to wait with the rest of the world as we tune in week by week to see how the case unfolds. Warning! Do not look up too much stuff online about the case, there are spoilers aplenty. Also like most popular main stream culture there has been a lot of criticism of Serial. Some I may agree with others not so much. I won't tell you how to feel but I would like to remind you that this is a real life murder case. People are effected by this. It is easy to get caught up in the story and the twists and turns, trust me we both have. Just remember that someone lost a life and that people lost a daughter,sister, friend. Just be conscious of what your consuming and enjoy.