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Listen closely: why Hollywood has become obsessed with podcasts

Dozens of podcasts are being adapted into TV shows and movies, from true-crime to conversation-style, but will they lose some of their appeal in the process?

Wed 14 Feb 2018

Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018

Zach Braff in Alex Inc, Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson aka 2 Dope Queens and Julia Roberts, set to star in Homecoming.
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The podcast and prestige TV booms have charted similarly ascendant paths in the last several years, so it makes sense that, with both bubbles almost at capacity, the

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/feb/14/podcasts-adapted-film-tv-2-dope-queens-pod-save-america

Michelle Carter Case: Legal Scholars Closely Watching Her Manslaughter Trial in Boyfriend’s Suicide

A Massachusetts judge is still weighing the fate of 20-year-old Michelle Carter, who is on trial for involuntary manslaughter for allegedly urging her boyfriend — via a series of chilling texts and phone calls — to kill himself in 2014.

Conrad Roy III, 18, died in his pickup truck in a store parking lot by inhaling carbon monoxide from a portable generator.

In the final hours of Roy’s life, Carter, then 17, texted him, “You’re ready and prepared. All you have to do is turn the generator on and you [will] be free and happy. No more pushing it off. No more waiting.”

Legal scholars are closely watching the involuntary manslaughter trial, in which Carter had pleaded not guilty, because of the questions it raises about responsibility. As the verdict hangs in the balance, PEOPLE

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/michelle-carter-trial-texting-suicide-trial-legal-scholars-closely-watching/