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Lipstick & Vinyl Signs Two New Podcasts to its Network -- Amended and Gatekeepers


Los Angeles CA, USA—Lipstick & Vinyl, the podcast ad sales network dedicated to underrepresented voices with a concentration on female voices, has signed two new podcasts to its growing roster, Amended and Gatekeepers. Focus 360, an investor in Lipstick & Vinyl, also represents podcasts in the Lipstick & Vinyl network.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the nationwide ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Amended, hosted by Dr. Laura Free, a historian of women and politics, shines a spotlight on many of the lesser known but courageous women who led the struggle to win equal voting rights for women in America. Through vivid storytelling, Dr. Free and her guests highlight these early activists of the women’s movement, who fought injustice based on race, citizenship status, and class, in addition to advocating for the rights of their sex.

Racial issues such as economic disparity, lack of job opportunities and access to higher education or training have bubbled to the surface of American society, spurred by Black Lives Matter. Hosted by the publishers of DAME magazine, Gatekeepers reveals the ugly truth about who controls access to public spaces across America, and how white privilege has often wielded its power to keep out blacks and people of color. Gatekeepers digs deep to uncover the motivations behind these events, past and present, and features interviews with scholars, citizens, and experts, together with archival audio, immersing listeners in a truly illuminating audio experience.

“We are delighted to add these podcasts to our portfolio,” stated Allyson Marino, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lipstick & Vinyl. “The podcast platform is the perfect medium for underrepresented voices and topics of significant importance, not only to women, but to anyone with an interest in advancing our culture to be more inclusive. The topics discussed in Amended and Gatekeepers draw listeners in, and the high engagement is exactly what advertisers want.”

About Lipstick & Vinyl

The network of podcasts represented by Lipstick & Vinyl ( is focused on underrepresented and diverse voices. Right now, that means female voices. Our hosts are award-winning journalists, TV writers, comedians, single mothers, mavericks of online entertainment, advocates for social change. We are super proud to offer partnerships with insanely talented podcasters to brands and agencies.

About Focus 360 LLC

Focus 360 ( provides solutions for advertisers, radio stations and audio producers, with a unique ability to align audio producers with the correct brands. We connect brands with their target audience, when and where they need to reach them. Our solutions include our radio and podcast components. Focus 360's programs include the Jelli cloud-based advertising platform, and representation of Bridge Ratings Song Research, SportsMap Radio Network, Sports ByLine, Lipstick & Vinyl podcasts, Focus On Rock, and many more.

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