Serial: Murder Mystery Podcast Series from This American Life Producers

By: Brendan

The producers of This American Life began a new podcast series last week. They call it Serial and it is the most exciting development in podcasting since its inception.

Podcasting is perhaps best known as a delivery system for traditional media. Other creators have used it for dramatic storytelling, the most popular result being Welcome to Night Vale. But the production values and the storytelling credentials of Ira Glass, Sarah Koenig and others at This American Life, and the fact they are unearthing evidence related to a true crime, elevate this series above all others in my opinion. Serial reminds me of 1996, eagerly awaiting each installment of Stephen King’s The Green Mile (originally released in 6 monthly volumes).

While being reminiscent of Old Time Radio from the first half of the 20th Century, Serial feels like the birth of a new art form. Subscribe now for weekly installments. Ira Glass and “Irish friend” Mary Ahearn will now explain how to listen to a podcast:


Introducing Mojo Fury…

By: Brendan

Awesome Belfast band Mojo Fury are helping me rediscover my inner Grunge fan…