Category: Podcast News

Lauren Shippen to Write “The Bright Sessions” Novel Trilogy for Tor Teen

As reported today in an exclusive from Paste, Lauren Shippen of The Bright Sessions (and Forbes 30 Under 30 Media Luminary) will be writing a novel tie-in trology for the podcast. The books will be published by Tor Teens. Tor has produced podcasts with book tie-ins before with Steal the Stars, but he partnership with independent audio drama The Bright ...

Feel-Good Queer Audio Drama “Love and Luck” Kickstarting its Second Season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZHDWJp1WOU Love and Luck, an Australia-based magical realism queer audio drama, has begun kickstarting its second season. The fund’s goal (in USD) is about $3,300, and ends on February 28th, 2018. Love and Luck is a beautiful podcast that earned, to my knowledge, the longest review I've ever written. Recently, I've seen a lot of discussion ...

New American Public Media Podcast “Order 9066” to Discuss Japanese American Incarceration

On February 19th, American Public Media will release Order 9066, a podcast documenting and discussing Japanese American incarceration in collaboration with  the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Episodes will be released through July and played as three separate hour-long radio episodes. The podcasts's title and release date are in reference to President Franklin D. Roosevelt ...

Night Vale Presents and Gen-Z Media Partner with PRX

Audio drama networks Night Vale Presents and Gen-Z have partnered with "online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio programming" Public Radio Exchange (PRX). PRX will take over marketing and distribution for all Night Vale Presents and Gen-Z productions. You can read more about the partnership here. The article also discusses new podcasts ...

PodCon 2017 Closes its Inaugural Year with Overwhelmingly Positive Responses

From December 9th-10th, 2017, in a chilly, foggy Seattle, about three thousand podcast enthusiasts gathered together for PodCon, the first podcast convention marketed for both fans and creators. The event was founded by Hank and John Green of Dear John and Hank, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor of Night Vale Presents, and Travis McElroy of My Brother, ...

Quick News: “Welcome to Night Vale” Being Adapted for TV, “The Heart” Ending

While updating will be difficult during PodCon, two huge pieces of podcast news were released today. For more updates during PodCon, Twitter is going to be the fastest way to find news. Announced today on Deadline,  Welcome to Night Vale will be adapted for TV on FX. Creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor will both work ...

“Strangers” Leaving Radiotopia

As announced on the podcast's 11/20/17 episode, "Go, Kalan," Lea Thau's Strangers will be leaving the Radiotopia network. Strangers is a nonfiction storytelling podcasts, and one of the founding shows of Radiotopia, alongside shows like Roman Mars's 99% Invisible. Roman Mars is was also the founderIn the episode, Thau explains: [Roman Mars] did change my world forever, and ...