Why Millions Are Listening To The Podcast 'Serial'
'Serial' tells the story of a murder investigation, and addresses ethical questions of crime and entertainment along the way.By Evan Thomas | November 15, 2014
The story told in "Serial" is real, but it plays out like a crime drama.
The podcast, a spinoff of WBEZ's "This American Life," follows host and executive producer Sarah Koenig’s investigation into a murder conviction from a 1999 strangling death.
It’s on track to be the most popular podcast in the world, and listeners have already downloaded its episodes more than 5 million times — the fastest iTunes has ever seen that happen.