YUGE Serial News! Beware the Slenderman! And the Bear Brook Murders...solved?
The first Serial spinoff, "S-town," will be dropping in March. And we do mean "dropping." Serial Productions says it will release all of its episodes at once...making it one of the first major podcasts to invite fans to binge listen. Will you listen? Of course you will. And so will we!
Rebecca brings in reporter Jason Moon to discuss an evolving story he's been covering: the decade's old case of four unidentified bodies found in two barrels in Allentown NH's Bear Brook Park. A seemingly unrelated murder on the other side of the country may have revealed the killer...but still not the victims.
Then the panel goes into the scary, provocative HBO documentary, "Beware the Slenderman." It looks at the case of two young girls who stabbed their friend to appease this modern-day boogeyman. How did Slenderman become an Internet underworld phenomenon and why did they believe Slenderman was real? Don't watch this one in the dark.
Then in Crime of the Week, the only way to foil high-tech crooks is to go old school.
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