Those who spent last fall tethered to their phones as the Serial podcast unfolded became familiar with a little voice in the show's introduction. In a shout-out to a sponsor, email marketing service Mail Chimp, one voice struggled to get the company’s name right. “Mail…Kimp?” the voice cried out in undeniable upspeak.
Thursday morning, NPR writer and host Linda Holmes tweeted out the truth about that little voice. Serial co-producer Julie Snyder had the scoop:
For shame — we’ve been mocking a 14-year-old kid this whole time.