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Pushkin Industries and Axios launch daily news show, Axios Today

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New York NY, USA—Pushkin Industries, the audio production company co-founded by Jacob Weisberg and Malcolm Gladwell, and Axios, the digital media company co-founded by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, and Roy Schwartz, are launching Axios Today, a daily podcast that starts your morning with the news that matters in just 10 minutes. The first episode will drop on Monday, June 22, and the show will be available on all podcast platforms. Every weekday, host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists will prepare a daily rundown of the latest scoops from the White House and Congress, analysis on the economy, and insight into the trends shaping your world -- from China to AI.

“Axios was born out of a mission to put the audience first and give them a smart and efficient way to consume the information they need for their day,” said Boodhoo. “I am very excited to be part of bringing their Smart Brevity format to audio.”

“I read Axios AM every day because it’s such an efficient and enjoyable way to get a handle on what’s happening – and why it matters. Pushkin is helping translate the unique Axios approach to news into dynamic audio storytelling,” said Jacob Weisberg, Pushkin Co-founder and CEO. “This partnership is an opportunity for two growing startups to create something compelling and new.”

Axios Today is produced by: Carol Alderman (senior producer), formerly of the Washington Post’s audio team; Nuria Marquez Martinez (associate producer), Cara Shillenn (associate producer), and Alex Sugiura (sound engineer). Sara Kehaulani Goo (Axios Executive Editor), Leital Molad (Pushkin VP of Content Development) and Weisberg are the Executive Producers.

Goldman Sachs and Chevron are the launch sponsors of Axios Today.

About Axios

Axios is a digital media company launched in 2017. Axios – which means “worthy” in Greek - helps you become smarter, faster with news and information across politics, tech, business, media, science and the world. Subscribe to our newsletters at axios.com/newsletters and download our mobile app at axios.com/app.

About Pushkin Industries

Pushkin Industries is the audio production company co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg and is home to hit shows such as Against the Rules with Michael Lewis, Cautionary Tales, The Happiness Lab, The Last Archive, and Gladwell’s own Revisionist History. Visit pushkin.fm for a full lineup of shows.

About Niala Boodhoo

Boodhoo is the host of Axios Today. Previously, she was the founding host and executive producer of The 21st, an award-winning news program for Illinois public radio stations. Boodhoo was also part of the 2019-2020 class of Knight-Wallace Fellows, a journalism program at the University of Michigan. She is a past vice president of broadcast for the Asian American Journalists Association and board member emeritus.

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