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Brian Reed, host of S-Town, somewhere in the woods of Bibb County, Alabama. Andrea Morales

Why S-Town invites empathy not voyeurism

The podcast S-Town has been both rapturously reviewed and described as 'morally indefensible' for its intrusion into the life of a mentally ill man. But it validates, rather than violates, a fierce, flawed life.
Wes Mountain/The Conversation

Eight podcasts to get between your ears this year

The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
Are we in the midst of a podcasting revolution? Mikael Nyberg

Video didn’t kill the radio star – she’s hosting a podcast

The mobile-first delivery of podcasts has created a powerful relationship between listeners and host that bypasses traditional broadcast gatekeepers. Could this format trigger new narrative genres and promote social engagement?
The current climate is inviting us to conceive of Baltimore as an example of Italian legal philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s ‘state of exception’. EPA/John Taggart

Reviewing Baltimore through Serial, The Wire and race riots

The current climate is inviting us to conceive of Baltimore not as a place where the law doesn’t work but, more radically, as an example of Italian legal philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s “state of exception".
Sarah Koenig, newly minted radio celebrity. Serial, Meredith Heuer

Serial’s ethics of true-crime reporting are commendable

The final episode of Serial, the most successful podcast in history, went live at 10.30am GMT on December 18. Twitter reported that offices, train platforms and sidewalks around the world fell silent…
The podcast Serial investigates the murder of 18-year-old American student Hae Min Lee 15 years ago. LukaTDB/Shutterstock

Serial: murder, mystery and the science of memory

Can you recall what you were doing last Wednesday between 2.15pm and 2.36pm? Where were you? What did you see? Who did you talk to? How well do you remember those 21 minutes? Now try to recall Wednesday…
Sarah Koenig recording Serial. Elise Bergerson

Serial breaks iTunes records – and it’s easy to see why

I have to confess I made a big mistake in not reviewing the real life whodunit podcast Serial when I listened to the first episode in October. Initially little-known, the podcast has just broken iTunes…

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