I just finished episode 9 of Serial, which means I'm up to date. There are three episodes remaining, and they'll be released over the next few Thursdays.
I'm a big fan of podcasts, but only subscribe to a handful. I even produce my own podcast and have been working with podcasts since 2006. So when I write about Serial, I'm writing as a podcast expert.
Season 1 of Serial is an investigation into the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee in Baltimore. It's very well produced and very interesting. Essentially, it's a long episode of This American Life chopped into 12 parts, and that's a good thing.
I'm finding this series inspiring. At the heart of a compelling podcast is a good story. This is a very good story, and absolutely true. At this point, I feel like I know Adnan Musud Syed personally and am completely invested in his fate.
If you're a fan of podcasts, it's likely you've already sampled Serial. If not, you may want to dive in and hear what all the fuss is about. You can subscribe to Serial here.