1. Exquisite Tweets from @waxpancake, @philgyford, @textfiles

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    Remember the time Sesame Street made a joke about a teen girl’s murder on Twitter? twitter.com/sesamestreet/s…

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    Is it Thursday yet? pic.twitter.com/8RNA0Z6RcV

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    Andy Baio

  2. @waxpancake Once a tragedy's been turned into a box-set-like serial - entertainment - we shouldn't be surprised it's treated as pop culture.

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    Phil Gyford

  3. @philgyford I’m not surprised, but I’m disturbed. Imagine her brother or parents seeing this.

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    Andy Baio

  4. @waxpancake Yeah… but I can't help thinking then that Serial shouldn't have happened. Not sure you can have one without the other.

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    Phil Gyford

    @waxpancake I'm not saying the jokes are OK, just… inevitable, and I can see why many people think they're fine.

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    Phil Gyford

  5. @philgyford Pretty sure we can have populist investigative journalism without brands making puns about it on Twitter.

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    Andy Baio

  6. @waxpancake You are obviously more optimistic than me about people's restraint in a medium that rewards snappy, topical one-liners.

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    Phil Gyford

  7. @philgyford @waxpancake Serial is a well-executed thing by a group that turns tragedy and happiness into entertainment.

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    Jason Scott

    @waxpancake @philgyford I think the This American Life mumblecore approach to serious topics works really hard to ensure disaster.

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    Jason Scott

    @waxpancake @philgyford Howard Stern is actually a really good interviewer and quick thinker. Howard Stern interviewing Cosby accusers.....

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    Jason Scott

    @waxpancake @philgyford ...would be, to many, a creepy, strange, ironic/tasteless, odd thing. Others would appreciate the good questions.

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    Jason Scott

    @waxpancake @philgyford Serial is doomed to be stuck in this twilight zone of "investigative" vs. "This Quirky Life" vs. "OMG A GIRL DIED".

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    Jason Scott

  8. @textfiles @waxpancake When I first heard of Serial I assumed it was fiction. I kind of wish that was the case.

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    Phil Gyford

  9. @philgyford @waxpancake there were 1 million ways this jaunt of Koenig's could have gone wrong. It went a half dozen ways wrong.

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    Jason Scott

    @philgyford @waxpancake as a piece in the Atlantic or some other longform story, it would've merely been a largish, overintrospective story

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    Jason Scott