In at current’s podcast roundup, Michelle Obama will get personal in conversations with celeb friends about her simply currently revealed e book in a model new sequence for Audible; Louis Theroux is bringing a podcast to Spotify; and Dan Abrams’ Laws&Crime digs into the historic previous of the Sarah Lawrence School intercourse cult.
Amazon’s Audible and the Obamas’ Larger Flooring at current launched “Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast,” releasing March 7, 2023, that features the earlier First Woman’s conversations with celebrities overlaying topics in her simply currently launched e book “The Light We Carry: Overcoming Not sure Situations.” The podcast is the first distinctive problem under the simply currently formed distinctive multiyear first-look manufacturing deal between Audible and Larger Flooring. “The Light Podcast” will perform Michelle Obama’s discussions on her newest e book tour with friends like Ellen DeGeneres, Tyler Perry, Conan O’Brien, Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Hoda Kotb and David Letterman. The sequence will launched weekly; each of the eight episodes may be fully on Audible for two weeks, then on the market extensively. Michelle Obama talked about in a press launch: “Like so many people everywhere in the world, I felt isolated, disconnected, and discouraged in the midst of the pandemic. Writing ‘The Light We Carry’ was a technique for me to make sense of it and mirror on quite a lot of the best challenges all of us face in life — and the [book] tour was an unbelievable technique to share these tales with my readers and be a part of with precise people as quickly as as soon as extra. The perfect half is that this time spherical I obtained to ship a couple of of my most interesting friends and favorite personalities to hitch throughout the fulfilling. That’s what Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast is all about — it’s a deeper examination of those fulfilling and important moments, lovingly made by our unbelievable crew at Larger Flooring and the unbelievable people at Audible.”
Laws&Crime launched narrative podcast sequence, “Devil throughout the Dorm,” hosted by actress Elisabeth Rohm, fully on the market ad-free on Wondery+ starting Jan. 30. The six-part podcast sequence dives into the case of Lawrence “Larry” Ray, an individual who moved proper right into a dormitory at Sarah Lawrence School in 2010 whereas his daughter attended the faculty. Ray, a now convicted racketeer and intercourse trafficker, preyed on school college students and is often described as a result of the chief of a “intercourse cult” on the college. Rohm, who moreover serves as govt producer on the problem, brings her firsthand perspective to the problem: She’s a graduate and former board member of Sarah Lawrence. Laws&Crime president Rachel Stockman, Stephen Tolkin and Sam Goldberg moreover perform govt producers on the podcast, which was produced and edited by Brad Presumably, written by Laws&Crime’s Adam Klasfeld, Elieen Macfarlane and Emily G. Thompson of “The Shattered Window” podcast. The podcast debuted ahead of Hulu’s Feb. 9 premiere of docuseries “Stolen Youth: Contained within the Cult at Sarah Lawrence.”
Comedian Jessi Cruickshank is launching her first podcast sequence, “Phone a Buddy With Jessi Cruickshank,” by the use of a partnership with neutral podcast agency Acast. The podcast will premiere Feb. 9 with Dan Levy as the first customer, and may launch weekly on Thursdays thereafter. The premiere episode will mark the first on-air reunion of Cruickshank and Levy, who had been co-hosts of MTV’s “The Hills: The After Current” over a decade previously. In “Phone a Buddy,” Cruickshank will uncover trending topics with regularly people “in her signature irreverent, humorous and relatable technique,” per the producers. “I’ve on a regular basis had a face for podcasting,” Cruickshank talked about. “Now I’ll lastly get to use it to a platform the place I can say all the points I can’t say wherever else. On account of it’s possible you’ll’t get in trouble from a podcast, can you? Wait… can you?” Acast is distributing “Phone a Buddy” all through quite a lot of podcast platforms along with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and Google Podcasts.
Spotify had ordered two seasons of “The Louis Theroux Podcast,” hosted by the award-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist broadcaster and author. The nine-episode first season is able to bow fully on the platform starting later this spring; Spotify has confirmed a second season as properly. Listeners might be part of Theroux as he drops into the lives of notable stars from all sides of the Atlantic, embarking on in-depth and freewheeling conversations. Speaking about his brand-new podcast, Louis Theroux talked about: “I’m thrilled to be once more web internet hosting podcasts. Prolonged kind dialog is a dream format for me – as soon as I started doing them quite a lot of years previously, I couldn’t take into account how so much response I was getting. I’ve been a fan and individual of Spotify since with out finish, it’s easy to utilize, and the podcast may be free, so it’s a great platform. The plan is for this to be an intelligent and fulfilling home to connect with various high-profile firm. You probably can hear whereas cooking, doing the laundry, and even biking, though that’s not useful as you is likely to be so entertained your focus would possibly lapse.” “The Louis Theroux Podcast” is produced by Mindhouse Productions.
CNN Audio employed Steve Lickteig as govt producer of podcast and audio content material materials, managing manufacturing and method. He research to Katie Hinman, CNN’s VP of enchancment, whose portfolio accommodates overseeing the CNN Audio mannequin, which produces distinctive programming much like “All There Is With Anderson Cooper,” “The Job With Audie Cornish,” “Chasing Life With Dr. Sanjay Gupta” and “The Axe Info With David Axelrod.” Lickteig is co-founder of Small Good Issue, a podcast consulting and enchancment agency. Earlier to that, he was govt producer of podcasts and audio for NBC Info and MSNBC. He moreover spent three years working the Slate Podcast Group, overseeing 25 reveals, along with “Sluggish Burn,” “Decoder Ring” and Slate’s on daily basis info podcast, “What Subsequent.” Sooner than turning into a member of Slate, Lickteig was govt producer of NPR’s “Weekend All Points Considered.”