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Wandering Eye: David Carr weighs in on 'Serial,' Marion Barry passes away, and how boxing affected 'The Twilight Zone'

Wandering Eye: David Carr weighs in on 'Serial,' Marion Barry passes away, and how boxing affected 'The Twilight Zone'

David Carr did his bit in the New York Times about Serial, the podcast about an old Baltimore murder case that is breaking records for listenership in the medium. While Carr's wit and wisdom as a media critic are well established, the podcast's status in the media universe is not—though Serial may be changing that, and Carr's take on the overnight sensation of Serial touches on what that may mean for public radio, since the podcast poses the same kind of challenge of convenience that streaming video on demand posed to traditional broadcast television. The economic model is tantalizing, since podcasts are so cheap to produce and transmit. The rub, though, remains the...

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