We find ourselves in the midst of a most peculiar moment.
Serial returned with its highly-anticipated third season last Thursday, and what a return it was: each of the first two episodes of Serial’s latest season brought in over 1.4 million global unique downloads within the first fourteen hours of publication. I wrote about the numbers for Vulture, but here are the specific counts: the first […]
In case you missed it: Serial is coming back for its long-awaited third season later this month. Announced last Wednesday, the news was well-documented by mainstream outlets like Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, Elle, Cleveland Magazine, and the New York Times — I wrote up a preview for Vulture, too — but if you didn’t manage […]
Notes on the business end.
The estate of John B. McLemore, the subject of S-Town, is suing the creators of the Peabody-award winning podcast, arguing that they “exploited details of his private life for financial gain,” the Associated Press reports. The suit was filed in Bibb County, Alabama by the executor of McLemore’s estate, Craig Cargile. It names Serial Productions, […]
The estate of John B. McLemore, the subject of Peabody-winning podcast, is suing the producers.
The New York Times builds a pod squad. Nieman Lab covered this pretty comprehensively last week, and you should definitely check out their writeup for the full skinny, but here are the highlights as I see them: The paper of record is assembling a new audio unit to develop a slate of “news and opinion” […]