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Podcasting is undergoing a renaissance and Slack is quickly being adopted as the water cooler of choice for a growing number of companies, so it was inevitable that their paths would meet. One podcast causing a lot of company chatter is "Serial", the hot new creation from "This American Life" producer Sarah Koenig that takes listeners along on her journey to uncover the truth about the murder of a young woman in Baltimore and the man who went to jail for the crime.

It's a story that inspires your team to chime in with who-done-it speculation that soon results in cries of, "NO SPOILERS!" from teammates not yet caught up on episodes. So, the conversation naturally moves into a special #serial channel in Slack where those who, while still mostly in the dark, have the most up-to-date information from the podcast can freely sling unfounded accusations and give voice to suspicions about character's credibility.

But why stop at just a dedicated channel for your "Serial" banter? Surely you're as hopelessly hooked as the rest of us and you need to know when the next episode comes out immediately. Well, Zapier's got your back, my friend. This integration wastes no time in alerting your team when that next episode is unleashed and you don't even need to leave the #serial channel to find out. Just don't blame us if your boss or manager notices you're listening to podcasts instead of working.


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New Item in Feed

Triggers on new RSS feed items.

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Power your own Zapier RSS feed.

New Starred Message

Triggers when you star a message.

Send Direct Message

Send a direct message to a user or yourself from the Slackbot.

New Message Posted to Channel

Triggers when a new message is posted to a specific #channel you choose.

Send Channel Message

Post a new message to a specific #channel you choose.

New Public Message Posted Anywhere

Triggers when a new message is posted to any public channel.

Add Reminder

Adds a reminder for yourself or a teammate, just like the /remind slash command.

New Channel

Triggers whenever a new #channel is created.

Set Channel Topic

Sets the topic on a selected channel.

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