Serial: The Podcast That’s Breaking Records

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If you’re already a Serial fan, then you’re in a good mood this morning. That’s because Serial, the most popular podcast in iTunes history, is back with episode 10 after a week off for Thanksgiving.

If you’re not yet a fan, here’s the deal in a nutshell: From the producers of famed This American Life and hosted by TAL veteran Sarah Koenig, Serial tells one story over the course of a season. It’s inaugural season re-investigates the 1999 murder of Baltimore high schooler Hae Min Lee and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed. But to really understand the public devotion (even, obsession) with the podcast that is more than the sum of its parts, you gotta give it a listen. Your instant and newfound addiction will likely have you caught up within the week it takes us to get to episode 11. At the very least, you’ll get to the bottom of how to properly pronounce “mail chimp.”