Serial content is one of the best ways to generate more listening time and enhance desired character traits for storytellers. Great personalities learn to craft stories across multiple segments using tactics like Delayed Resolution to get more value from otherwise ordinary stories.
Stretching content across several segments on the same day and even multiple days can be a valuable technique if you use it properly. Serial content and story arcs are often confused. A story arc is a recurring theme that stretches across individual stories. Think of a television show that features romantic tension between two characters. The storyline adds depth to the individual episodes. Serial content is more similar to “to be continued” cliffhangers.