I keep hearing about Gimlet’s narrative podcasts, yet this week is the first time I’ve had the chance to dive in.
DIVE IN, everybody. This is quite a wellspring of beautifully done stories.
It hearkens to the early days of radio, where families would gather around the gigantic radio housed in what basically looked like a piece of furniture.
Now, of course, Gimlet’s multi-episode stories are delivered in the medium of the moment, every knitter’s friend: the podcast. Let’s all gather around Grandpa’s Apple Watch and listen in!
My first Gimlet is Homecoming, a psychological thriller starring one of my favorite actors, Catherine Keener. (She was an excellent Harper Lee in Capote, among a million great performances.) Here’s the preview, which sets the scene.
Here’s a bit about what the Gimleteers are up to. This is such a brilliant idea, old and new at the same time.