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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2014, 01:42:56 PM »
It really is ... the amount of visuals I have going on in my head during each episode is kind of crazy. I can visualize almost everything going on even though I've never been to these locations or seen any of these people (before posting their pictures at the beginning of this thread). The music is really good too. Just a super neat podcast experience. I hope it doesn't get moved to the Jumped Sharks area once season 2 starts. I'm scared that it will be a one trick pony.
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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2014, 02:00:02 PM »
I hope it doesn't get moved to the Jumped Sharks area once season 2 starts. I'm scared that it will be a one trick pony.

The first thing that came to mind during episode one is that the Balt-Wash area, as we cool kids say, is full of shit like this. My pet project, Clara Schwartz, is just one example... RC can weigh in with endless blocks of text, no doubt, about the supposed serial killer that plagues this area, not to mention the still fuzzy bizarreness surrounding Chandra Levy.

If you sit down and seriously plumb the undercurrent of DC and Baltimore crime, you'll be wrapping your head in tin foil and shooting at shadows within a week. Hell, my family's story could fit the bill for a serialized podcast about fuckery (something Kennedy once suggested I do with Kickstarter funds).

There's something about DC and Baltimore, man. We really are some bizarre space station above, beyond, and well outside the rest of America. 

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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2014, 03:52:50 PM »
Episode nine sort of explains Adnan's "mehness," yes? He's broken. You really hear it there. He has no hope.

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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2014, 03:59:14 PM »
I look forward to the crowdfunded season two just so we don't have to listen to that idiot try to pronounce the word "chimp" every fucking week.

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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2014, 04:19:24 PM »
Remind me not to have a jury trial in Baltimore.

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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2014, 04:32:47 PM »
Theory as of halfway through episode 10: Gutierrez was stroking out or had plaque on the brain or something.

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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2014, 04:52:46 PM »
Ah, episode ten addresses the "spoilers" above...the appeal. But, yes...



Good read. I seriously doubt he wins the appeal though. Especially considering Asia's testimony has been inconsistent.

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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2014, 05:00:35 PM »
You're all caught up!

I agree... Gutierrez was probably sick during the trials, especially the second one. I can't even stand the sound of her voice on the recordings. I have wondered several times if she hadn't died if this podcast would be as interesting. Surely she'd be able to tie up more than a few of these loose ends that are driving us nuts.

As for Adnan being meh... I still just don't get it. They do a decent job addressing it in the most recent episode, especially the part where Koenig explains the 18 page letter he sent her, but it still just feels like he does so many things not consistent with a person who's completely innocent.

Interested to see where this goes on Thursday.

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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2014, 05:04:11 PM »
Episode 11!

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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2014, 06:33:38 PM »
Okay, so, caught up...and I have no idea what the conclusion is going to be. I feel as much at a loss as Koenig -- and, apparently, everyone else involved -- are.

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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2014, 09:21:19 PM »
I'm posting this without watching it in case of spoilers, but I trust the source.


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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2014, 09:33:39 PM »
I'm posting this without watching it in case of spoilers, but I trust the source.


Awesome... And spot on.
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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2014, 04:40:48 PM »
Big day tomorrow!

Vulture points out the five loose threads that we now only have 40 minutes to tie up...


http://www.vulture.com/2014/12/5-loose-threads-the-serial-finale-must-tie-up.html

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Re: Serial: The Most Popular Podcast of All Time
« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2014, 05:25:39 PM »
I really want to believe that this episode is going to wrap everything up in a neat bow, but I just don't see how she's going to do it in only 40 minutes.
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