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Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 10:51PM EDT
HBO developing mystery podcast Lesser Gods as a half-hour comedy
The podcast from Colleen Scriven is set in a future where men and women are no longer able to reproduce, focusing on the five youngest people on Earth. HBO has taken an interest in podcasts lately, having revealed earlier this week it's developing a series based on podcaster Kid Fury. Scriven is a writer's assistant on Gillian Flynn's upcoming Amazon series Utopia.
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 4:00PM EDT
James Andrew Miller's Origins oral history podcast to tackle SNL and Sex and the City
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Miller, who has co-written oral history books on Saturday Night Live and ESPN, debuted his podcast last year with oral histories of Curb Your Enthusiasm and ESPN. The SNL episode, featuring Lorne Michaels, debuts Sept. 12. The Sex and the City episode, including interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker and Candace Bushnell, drops on Oct. 24.
Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Bob Newhart launches a podcast
Source: The Comic's Comic
The 88-year-old comedy and sitcom icon has come out with HI BOB!, a podcast for Audible. It features Newhart in one-on-one conversations with comedy stars including Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell and Conan O'Brien -- with a special forward from Marc Maron.
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 2:32AM EDT
Anna Faris' podcast is the first to cross over to Top 40 radio
Source: Fast Company
An expanded verison of the Mom star's Anna Faris is Unqualified will air on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide on weekends.
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 7:07PM EDT
Amy Schumer launches a podcast with three of her comedian best friends
Source: Page Six
The Inside Amy Schumer star today introduced Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith, co-starring comedians Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett and Keith Robinson and taped in her apartment. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom appears on the second episode.
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 9:13PM EDT
TV shows' official podcasts have become the new director's commentary
Shows from The Americans to Outlander to Better Call Saul use podcasts as another way to connect with fans.
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 7:14PM EDT
NBC to launch a podcast network featuring The Good Place -- Seth Meyers will do special Friday shows this summer
Source: Entertainment Weekly
NBC's podcast network will roll out with podcasts devoted to The Good Place and American Ninja Warrior. Marc Evan Jackson will host The Good Place podcast. Meanwhile, Late Night with Seth Meyers will add a fifth show each week, dubbed "Summer Fridays."
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
Serial's Adnan Syed will be the subject of an HBO documentary
Source: E! Online
The Case Against Adnan Syed will, over the course of four hours, explore the 1999 disappearance and murder of Hae Min Lee and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed, a case that became famous in 2014 thanks to the Serial podcast. Oscar nominee Amy Berg is directing the documentary, which has been in the works since 2015.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 5:28PM EDT
Joel McHale recently learned he was dyslexic after his son's diagnosis
The Netflix host said on Dax Shepard's podcast that he made the discovery after one of his sons was diagnosed with dyslexia. As the doctor described all the symptoms, McHale recalls saying, "That's what I have." As a child, McHale recalls, "they literally diagnosed me (as a) slow-starter."
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 1:30PM EDT
FX orders The Weekly, a series based on The New York Times' The Daily podcast
FX boss John Landgraf calls the partnership "the first entry for both organizations into the weekly TV news business." On The Weekly, which has received a 30-episode order, Times writers will take viewers behind the scenes of their reporting, looking closely at particularly stories covered by The Daily podcast, which is hosted by Michael Barbaro.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 1:23PM EDT
Influential tech podcast interviews Silicon Valley's Russ Hanneman
Host Kara Swisher, who has appeared on the HBO comedy, interviewed Chris Diamantopoulos in character for her Recode/Decode podcast.
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 5:51AM EDT
John Oliver and James Van Der Beek spoof podcasts with "Talkin' Tehran"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"If you didn't think that James Van Der Beek was an expert in Iranian history, you need to expand your expectations of what people are capable of," said the Last Week Tonight host in a segment devoted to diplomacy with Iran.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Alan Alda is launching a podcast
"Really excited," tweeted the 82-year-old former M*A*S*H and West Wing star. "My podcast starts July 10. I’ll be talking with fascinating people about relating and communicating. Some are famous fascinating people, but all have insight into making ourselves understood by those who are most important to us - in every area of life. Tune in."
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Scandal's Katie Lowes is getting one of two new Shondaland podcasts
Lowes will talk about motherhood in her weekly podcast Katie's Crib. Shondaland executive producer Betsy Beers is also getting a podcast, Geri & Milli, about the generational gap between her (self-described geriatrics) and her guests (millennials).
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 10:28PM EST
Why did McDonald's release a podcast devoted to its Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce debacle?
Source: Ad Week
The three-part The Sauce podcast was released to coincide with McDonald's re-release of its Szechuan sauce. But why would McDonald's be interested in looking back at the debacle? "Good is fulfilling the promise we made to our guests," says Jano Cabrera, senior vice president of corporate relations at McDonald’s. "Better is doing so by acknowledging and apologizing for our mistake in an open, honest and transparent way. Best? To do all of that in a creative way and hence, podcast."