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clangermum Wed 27-May-15 11:28:45

Not sure if this has been mentioned elsewhere, but there's a follow-on series by a different team Undisclosed - the State vs Adnan Syed. It gets into more technical stuff about inconsistencies in the case. Nothing compares to the original, obviously, but I've been enjoying it

RocknRollNerd Mon 01-Jun-15 18:13:51

Thanks, I'll take a look. Did you see as well that they are currently working on series 2 and 3 of Serial - I'm very much looking forward to those.

clangermum Wed 03-Jun-15 15:57:11

I remember them saying they were on the lookout for a story that would work, but didn't know it was underway. Does that mean they are working on two different stories at the same time? Serial has really got me into podcasts in general, but nothing has been as good so far.

nigelslaterfan Thu 02-Jul-15 09:40:27

I think that's right, they will have more than one main story and then see which one is going the best and then pile into that one. It's been such a huge success.

if you like podcasts there are loads of good ones. This is one of the most amazing things I've ever heard..........

clangermum Fri 03-Jul-15 21:02:31

Ooh thanks, will try this

clangermum Sat 04-Jul-15 17:34:34

Just listened to it - really compelling

nigelslaterfan Sun 05-Jul-15 00:07:39

It's good isn't it?

nigelslaterfan Sun 05-Jul-15 00:14:27

try this, it's 'This American Life' - 'the House on Loon Lake'I found it compelling and scary.[[ this is a great episode of Criminal

nigelslaterfan Sun 05-Jul-15 00:16:18

Sorry here is the criminal podcast which is called "Call your mom".

clangermum Wed 08-Jul-15 10:58:16

Call your mom was very good - these podcasts feel like disappearing down a rabbit hole. Going to try Loon Lake next.

clangermum Wed 08-Jul-15 15:45:21

On a totally different tack, I'm enjoying No Such Thing as a Fish, also recommended on a podcast thread

clangermum Wed 08-Jul-15 15:51:33

Just seen the recommendation for Who Killed Elsie Frost
Looks intriguing

clangermum Thu 09-Jul-15 10:17:41

Just listened to Loon Lake. Thought it would help me get through the housework but ended up just standing by the sink listening. Great stuff

nigelslaterfan Thu 09-Jul-15 13:34:54

I know! Loon Lake is AWESOME radio but I wouldn't want to listen to it alone in the house at night, it really scared me.

nigelslaterfan Thu 09-Jul-15 13:38:12

have you heard of librivox?


Some ropey reading but great range of stuff for FREE

clangermum Thu 09-Jul-15 15:36:53

Think I looked at this for the children a while back but gave up - must look again as no doubt there are some gems if I can weed out a few duffers. They are both avid listeners and it's hard to keep them supplied. Plus I wouldn't mind listening to some of the classics. It's odd, I used to be an avid fiction listener and joined audible, then ever since Serial I've been hooked on real life stuff. Some of the comments in Loon Lake struck me as like something from a novel, they were articulate in a very un-selfconscious way, especially when the mother was talking about how offensive she found it that the house was left and relating it to her own family being exiled during the war

clangermum Thu 09-Jul-15 15:40:41

And worrying about the child in the letter. I thought it was great how the elderly neighbours said - look beyond the surface of any small town and you'll find similar stories

Theresaflyinmyhouse Thu 09-Jul-15 15:43:23

Have you listened to the mystery show? Is very sweet and funny.

clangermum Fri 10-Jul-15 08:52:20

Just started the one about the old lady with the car sign that seemed to support 9/11

SunshineAndShadows Fri 10-Jul-15 08:55:19

Watching with interest love audiobooks but not tried many podcasts

clangermum Fri 10-Jul-15 09:28:17

Have you listened to Serial? Really worth it

nigelslaterfan Fri 10-Jul-15 10:10:07

Thanks for Elsie clanger, that was great, sad and awful but so interesting.
Have you tried Stuff You Should Know? I live those guys....
Also death sex and money has some v dark podcasts as does Criminal.

clangermum Sat 11-Jul-15 14:34:51

This American Life #559 Captain's Log is great for anyone wanting to try this series - the bit about Girl Scouts is one of the most inspiring things I've ever heard

Thanks nigelslaterfan, will try those. Light and shade!

nigelslaterfan Sat 11-Jul-15 23:32:38

Was captain's log about the couple whose daughter got sick on the boat in the middle of nowhere and they had to abandon ship and get airlifted by the US coastguard?

clangermum Sun 12-Jul-15 10:08:24

I'm about halfway through so maybe that's one of the stories. It starts off with the sinking of the Lusitania I think, then the Girl Scout one is about somebody who found a log with a scouting song and looked into it because it read as though it was to be sung in a concentration camp. The story is about children in China when the Japanese invaded (probably for the most part the children of missionaries) and they were packed off to a concentration camp where they formed or continued a Girl Scout company, and the effect it had on the whole camp.

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