Thursday, January 8, 2015

Brought to You by Mail Chimp

I considered, "I've got a monkey on my back, as a post subject line, but it just seemed weird.
I'm addicted to

which is sponsored by Mail Chimp, though, so it could've worked.


Serial is a podcast that investigates the case of a Maryland high school student, Adnan Syed, who was convicted killing his girlfriend in 1999.  It's a true story, the only kind worth listening to, investigated and presented by a woman named Sarah Koenig who does a bang up job.  The investigation is comprehensive, the presentation of facts is clear, and Ms. Koenig's delivery seems like that of an acquaintance puzzling over the ins and outs of a case, trying to figure out what really happened.  It feels like chatting about trial at the office water cooler.

It's good stuff.  Five million ITunes downloads can't be wrong.  The most popular podcast in history.

You can listen to Serial free here.  Also, the website has photographs of evidence, timelines and interviews, all kinds of information about the case, etc..

Or view this BBC report,

this news clip of Hae Min Lee,

this fake last episode,

or any number of other parodies, analyses, reports on Youtube.

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