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Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?" www.limetown.com
||A statement from American Public Radio||Senior Vice President Gina Purri of American Public Radio releases a statement about reporter Lia Haddock’s previous broadcast.||12/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 6: Cost-Benefit Analysis (Season 1 Finale)||APR reporter Lia Haddock receives the answers she’s been seeking in the season one finale of Limetown.||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Answers||APR reporter Lia Haddock receives a disturbing audio file||12/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 5: Scarecrow||Deirdre Wells, Limetown survivor and Max Finlayson’s ex-wife, reveals what incited The Panic.||11/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The central question||After the death of Max Finlayson, Lia Haddock questions whether or not to continue the program.||11/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 4: DDoS||Max Finlayson, Missing Male #4 from Limetown, divulges the purpose of the doomed research facility.||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The 911 Call||APR's Lia Haddock responds to a leaked 911 call involving her and a survivor from Limetown.||10/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 3: Napoleon||APR journalist Lia Haddock speaks with the second known survivor from Limetown.||10/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||A quick apology||A quick apology from American Public Radio's Lia …||9/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 2: Winona||American Public Radio journalist Lia Haddock shares the first interview in recorded history with a survivor from Limetown.||9/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 1: What We Know||What happened to the people of Limetown?||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Eerie and intense — love it!
So I know this is labeled fiction, but this podcast was so believable and sounded so real that I found myself Googling it in the hopes of finding out more about what happened to Limetown. It’s kind of like War of the Worlds — I had to keep reminding myself it wasn’t real, but then I’d get sucked into it and think it was real again. The first episode was really intense and engaging. If you liked Serial (which I loved!), you will probably get a kick out of this!
Fiction, in the style of Serial
I'm a bit torn on this, as I can't say whether I like it or not given the first episode. The idea of doing fiction in an investigate-journalism format is interesting, but I have some issues with the execution. The host for one is aping Sarah Koenig in obvious ways. Worse for me though is the scripting and voice acting of the supporting characters, which is at times distractingly unrealistic. In the end though I was left intrigued and will give it another episode.
Not quite there
Like the concept but the actors need work.
I was way too aware that a script was being read... Pacing of dialogue was stilted. Sorry - I want to like it.
Maybe some pointers could come from a listen to original serial mysteries from the 30's and 40's. Good luck!