“Serial,” a milestone moment for podcasting, seeks independence

The biggest podcast hit today is “Serial,” a wholly original spinoff of This American Life. The true-crime show which investigates a real-world murder case, delivers 1.5-million downloads per episode, and iTunes (the most important distribution point for podcasting in general), noted today that Serial was the fastest podcast to reach five-million downloads and streams. The program is seeking donations to spin off from “This American Life” for a second season. Continue Reading