The 'Serial'-Inspired "MailKimp" Sweatshirt Sadly Isn't Real, So Here Are Some Other Souvenirs for Fans of the Podcast
Whatever else happened in 2014, it's irrelevant to the godsend that is the Serial podcast, a show that Sarah Koenig blessed us with in October of this year. If you've been living under a rock or on a space shuttle, Serial is the magnificent production from This American Life and WBEZ Chicago that is one story told in episodes each week, with Sarah Koenig examining the 1999 murder of Baltimore high school student Hae Min Lee. Adnan Syed, Hae's ex-boyfriend and the man convicted of her murder, has almost become a household name. What else has become a household name? Oddly and delightfully enough, MailChimp, or more lovingly, MailKimp.
As you may know as an avid Serial listener, support for Serial is brought to you MailChimp, an emailing platform, and in the opening ad for it, a young girl pronounces it hesitantly, "mail... kimp?"
And that one second clip of audio has become a viral sensation. MailChimp even BOUGHT the domain mailkimp.com. I (and many others) have changed our Twitter names to MailKimp. And continuing in good spirits, MailChimp released this photo of a collegiate-style MailKimp sweatshirt, which heartbreakingly is not actually available for purchase. Fret not, though. Even though Serial's last episode of its first season (sob) is next week, there ARE some real items out there available for purchase to express your Serial/Sarah Koenig love.