Good thoughts, Larry. I don’t want to be so closed-minded as to dislike something simply because it doesn’t fit my categories. I agree with you that Serial created (or clarified) its own category, which I compared to gonzo journalism. My assertion is that Serial’s form only works now because of its novelty. And my prediction is that the newness will wear off soon and then we’ll realize that it wasn’t so great after all. But then, that’s just my prediction and I am truly awful at predictions — just look at my College Bowl picks!
Thanks for reading.