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  • Podcasting has never been bigger
  • Podcasting has never been bigger
    Sascha Kohlmann, Creative Commons (2014) ©

Why podcasts have got us all ears

Averaging 2.2 million listeners per episode, NPR’s Serial podcast is not just a cultural phenomenon, but a game-changer for a formally underappreciated medium. But why has the story of a 1999 murder in Baltimore struck such a chord? And what is it about the lure of audio that’s driving a talk radio revival?