Okay, so I'm the last person in the world to catch on - but Serial is completely addictive and far more compelling than anything currently on television.
I'm fascinated by this innovative style of campaigning investigative journalism ... Apparently, there are 850,000 podcast downloads of Serial each week which means it is doing better than most national newspapers with their plummeting circulations. (I have an old-fashioned fondness for print so this makes me sad - but I've stopped them buying them, too.)
Serial, in case you don't know, is a re-investigation of a real-life crime story from 1999. These are real people - real witnesses - real interviews. Someone is really in prison, rightly or wrongly. There may or may not be a real killer still at large.
It is gripping. It is brilliantly well-crafted. And yet it makes me uncomfortable.
It's door-stepping by the mob. Re-trial by podcast.
I'm not sure about the ethics but I confess I'm hooked.