Saturday May 30, 2020

Humble podcast given a Serial shot in the arm

Serial, a 12-part real-life drama about the murder of a teenage girl in the US in 1999, is leading the podcast renaissance, writes Niall Stanage in Washington DC

18th January, 2015
Serial has electrified the art form of podcasting

It’s rare for an art form to be reinvigorated by a single piece of work, but that is exactly what many people believe has happened in the case of podcasting and Serial.

The show has turned into a bona fide phenomenon, quickly becoming the most downloaded podcast in history. Its popularity has also traversed the Atlantic. It has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and has attracted plenty of Irish fans too....

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