Podcasting embraces a new era of cool (thanks, Serial)



Video may have killed the radio star sometime in the 1980s, but the podcast Serial seems have resurrected him

A milestone in podcasting came in October 2014, almost 10 years after the birth of the first podcast, on the Tonight ShowThis American Life host Ira Glass sat on Jimmy Fallon’s couch in October 2014 and, with the help of his elderly neighbor, explained how to download a podcast.

Glass’ visit and kitschy video were prompted by the unprecedented success of Serial, the slickly-produced podcast that, over the course of 12 episodes, reported on and continued the investigation into the murder of a high school student in 1999 and her popular ex-boyfriend, who is in jail for the crime. Read more…

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