A Whole Lot of People Are Listening to ‘Serial’

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It's not just bloggers, Redditors, and other podcast hosts who are obsessed with "Serial": According to Apple, the true-crime series is also popular with normal people, so much so that it's just become the fastest podcast ever to hit 5 million downloads and streams on iTunes. All of those 5 million people are currently leaving angry comments on these two essays.