Now, I’ve had enough, my box is clean You know what I’m sayin’ and you know what I mean From now on you’d best get on someone else While you’re doin’ it, keep that juice to yourself Odds and ends, odds and ends Lost time is not found again Bob Dylan, "Odds and Ends" Spoilers … Continue reading Notes on Shit Town
I deliberately didn't post an instant response when Serial Season 2 started. Those who listened to Season 1 from the very beginning were obviously hanging on the release of the new season, and the temptation to react hotly, instantly, and disappointedly (Prometheus style) was strong. I wanted to give it a chance. On its own … Continue reading Sneerial: Season 2
I have of course been following the Adnan Syed post-conviction relief hearing on the Twitter and via podcast updates. These hearings can only take place if the defence team has new evidence to present, which means their scope is very limited, and cannot, for example, continue arguments from the original trial, or include stuff like, … Continue reading The State vs. the State vs. Adnan Syed
I spotted Gimlet Media's Mystery Show podcast cropping up in the recommendations section of Overcast, and immediately downloaded episode one to give it a try. I was instantly charmed, and although I'm a jaded podcast listener who was into Serial long before you were, I promptly downloaded the rest of the half dozen episodes that have been … Continue reading On the charming Mystery Show podcast
First things first: I thought the audio quality of the second episode of Undisclosed was much improved, and I didn't notice any of the presenters talking too fast this time, so thumbs up to that. As the first was about Adnan's day, this episode was about Hae's day, and called into question many, many of … Continue reading Undisclosed episode 2
Undisclosed: the State vs. Adnan Syed is a new (fortnightly?) podcast from a group of lawyers who have been blogging about the case since it was made a public obsession by the Serial podcast. Both parties are at pains to point out that this new thing has no connection with the old thing, except you … Continue reading How about this Undisclosed podcast, then?
Anticipating the usual clickbait backlash out there on the interwebs, I just want to leave this here now that Serial has reached its 12th and final episode. If you are one of the 7 billion or so other people who haven’t been obsessing on Serial and don’t feel inclined to binge on all 12 episodes … Continue reading I come to praise Serial, not to bury it