Glengarry, Glen Cars

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.

By Jon Hickman

Hi, I'm Jon. I teach and research digital culture, social media and new media practice at Birmingham City University. Find out more about me with this lovely CV: Find out about my work at the Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research: