Serial in my Cereal

Disclaimer: this post has nothing to do with cereal I just thought it was funny. I was always a fan of homophones in grade school.
image via P.S. Remember This
I've been sucked into the Serial sect, serial for real-ial. It has been on my to do list to listen to the podcast for a while now, and with a three hour flight in front of me, it seemed like ample time to start. Oh and if you don't know what I'm talking about, come out from under your rock and Google Serial, it's taking over. Created by The American Life, reporter Sarah Koenig goes week by week investigating the murder of Baltimore high school student Hae Min Lee. Was it Adnan, was it Jay, was it the man in Leakin Park? Who knows who did it or what really happened, but the podcast has me on a roller coaster I can't get off. 
I ask myself why Serial has gotten so popular and I really have no idea. Yes it's a thrilling mystery on who really killed Hae, but I'm still puzzled on why this 15 year old crime is resurfacing now and catching people's attention nation wide. I guess that's beside the point because I'm totally one to give in to what's popular at the moment so I too am now a serious Serial listener. I'm only on episode 8 though so don't give anything away!
The Everygirl wrote an article called "Life after Serial," a hilarious list of 9 ups and downs you may face once you get sucked in to the podcast. StyleCaster also has a list of 20 similar podcasts to kill the time until season 2 comes out. Listen to Serial here or download the episodes from the podcast app on your phone or iPad. Both ways are free.