The Atlantic: Podcasts So Good You Want to Binge-Listen. By Conor Friedersdorf.
“Serial could build on the success of This American Life and Radiolab to produce the most ambitious narrative nonfiction ever delivered via your ears.”
I subscribe to more podcasts than I can usually manage to listen on my commute regularly, and I sort of keep some extra episodes for longer drives. Mostly, it doesn’t matter to me if I’m two or three weeks behind Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me or Radiolab or even This American Life, I’ll catch up eventually. But I’ve followed Serial very closely, listening to each episode as soon as it came out. I’m hooked!