I didn’t quite get into Serial hipster-early, but I just got the jump on the popular rush after a few people who really like podcasts tipped me off. Inevitably when they did they all said “…from the guys at This American Life.” And I wasn’t hip to that either.
Well, today it was time to find out what I’d been missing. Everyone suggested the same gateway episode: 129 Cars.
It’s Glengarry, Glenn Ross with cars as a sales team try to make their monthly target: it’s fascinating, emotional, funny and dramatic and it’s a super tight piece of radio production. Go listen, now.