Podcasts help fill a lot of hours for me when I am stuck in bed resting or recovering. I heard about Serial when it was first released with episode one on This American Life. I loved hearing people talk about it as it started growing in popularity and then developing a cult following. The following podcasts have been big in 2017 with fans of Serial (including me!).
S-town “John despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.” https://stownpodcast.org/