'This American Life' To Launch New 'Serial' Podcast
July 2, 2014 at 7:00 AM (PT)
THIS AMERICAN LIFE is launching a new podcast separate from the popular CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA public radio show and podcast. "SERIAL" will debut this FALL and will consist of stories spread out over several episodes each.
TAL producer SARAH KOENIG will host, and TAL Senior Producer JULIE SNYDER is producing the new show.
TAL creator/host IRA GLASS wrote on the show's blog, "it’ll be a weekly podcast, not a radio show at all. The main way it’s different from THIS AMERICAN LIFE is that instead of bringing you a different theme each week, every episode of SERIAL will bring you back not just to the same theme but to the same story, to bring you the next chapter. We’re starting with a crime story, that’ll run for about a dozen episodes. Our hope is that it’ll play like a great HBO or NETFLIX series, where you get caught up with the characters and the thing unfolds week after week, but with a true story, and no pictures. Like HOUSE OF CARDS, but you can enjoy it while you’re driving."