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Chip and Joanna Gaines

Chip and Joanna Gaines' Blind Nil Media team up with The Roost Podcast Network; launch Blind Nil Audio

Press Release · Austin, TX, USA ·

Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Blind Nil Media and The Roost Podcast Network, a Rooster Teeth and Warner Bros Discovery division, announce their partnership to build a new podcast network, Blind Nil Audio. The Texas-based media companies will launch this new network with two debut programs on October 11, 2023.

Joanna and Chip Gaines are taking Blind Nil Media to the next level by venturing into podcasting. This new podcast network will feature inspiring and empowering content that will inform, entertain, and catalyze new ways of thinking to expand perspectives and bring people together.

“We believe in the power of storytelling and are excited to explore new formats with this platform,” said Chip and Joanna Gaines, Co-Founders of Blind Nil Media. “The Roost has done incredible things in podcasts and we’re thrilled to bring our teams together to see what new voices and stories there are to share with the world.”

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Aligned with their tag, “stories that elevate, voices to celebrate,” the network will feature enriching content that brings people together. Premier programming includes “50 Fires: A Conversation of Money and Meaning,” where Carl Richards hosts hard conversations that will make people laugh, cry, and most importantly, navigate the complexities of money while uncovering the profoundly personal nature of our financial choices, and the long-running series “This Morning Walk,” an enlightening podcast hosted by Libby DeLana and Alex Elle that motivates listeners with the power of an everyday walk.

“Chip and Joanna have a distinct vision for programming that will resonate with their community and welcome more listeners,” said AJ Feliciano, head of the Roost Podcast Network. “As a Texan myself, I appreciate their dedication to building a storytelling platform that will support the thriving podcast industry in the state. I am excited to see what we can create together.”

Rooster Teeth has produced podcasts since 2005 and established The Roost as a top 10 podcast network connecting creators and personalities with brands that understand them. Rooster Teeth is continuously innovating talent-driven production across mediums and models, and this partnership marks The Roost’s first collaboration on a podcast network brand.

The Roost will provide Blind Nil Media access to its industry-leading sales team, whose main priority is to drive audience-building opportunities through its ad sales services across video and audio distribution platforms. The Roost provides a range of distribution and promotional services, including ad sales, custom content integrations, exclusive podcast productions, content marketing, and connections with blue-chip advertisers and direct-to-consumer goods and services.

About The Roost

Positioned inside Rooster Teeth and representing more than 370MM monthly impressions across its creator network, The Roost is a top 10 network that connects quality podcast creators with the advertisers who understand them best. The network cultivates independent creator brands that align with Rooster Teeth’s community-first approach, generating revenue with its turn-key sales, production, marketing, e-commerce, events, and distribution infrastructure. The Roost reaches millennial and Gen Z audiences across all platforms where they watch or listen to podcasts, including video platforms like YouTube and Rooster Teeth apps.

About Rooster Teeth

Rooster Teeth is a fan-driven, community-built entertainment company. From humble origins in a spare bedroom, Rooster Teeth created the web series Red vs. Blue, an innovative form of entertainment for a changing media landscape that sparked the growth of a passionate global fandom. From that foundation, Rooster Teeth pioneered a direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand for its growing online following with subscriptions, advertising, e-commerce, and live events. Rooster Teeth produces several original content series, including RWBY, the most popular western-style anime series today, The Rooster Teeth Podcast, and daily video series featuring an in-house cast of influential talent. With broadcast and live-action production capabilities and a world-class animation studio, Rooster Teeth engages industry leading networks, streaming entertainment services, and creative talent to develop projects that reach global audiences through its Studios division. Rooster Teeth cultivates the gaming lifestyle it helped define with partnerships through its industry-leading video-first podcast network, The Roost. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 1.2 million unique monthly visitors across its apps, and more than 4 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003 and is a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery. Discover more at

About Blind Nil Media

With a name based on Spades, a game of high-risk, high-reward, Blind Nil is a Texas-based production studio that goes all-in on its creativity. With an eye for influential storytelling, the brand has produced titles such as “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home”, “First Time Fixer”, “Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines”, “Handcrafted Hotels” and many more. Learn more at

Blind Nil is a central-Texas based production studio with a variety of titles, including the Emmynominated series “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home,” “First Time Fixer,” “Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines,” and “Art in Bloom with Helen Dealtry”.

Founded in 2019, we’ve grown as a trusted partner across the content landscape. Embracing dynamic, entertaining and inspiring storytelling, Blind Nil projects encompass broadcast, streaming, branded content, commercials, and podcasts.

With talented creative production professionals across 26 states, our studio has shot over 3,000 hours of footage and delivered 100+ episodes of television in 2022. Also in 2022, we received our first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Structured Reality Program for the hit series “”Fixer Upper: Welcome Home”.

We have produced a number of broadcast promotions and collaborated with brands like James Hardie and Scott’s Miracle-Gro on commercial spots as well as seasonal marketing for Target’s Hearth & Hand brand with Magnolia.

Blind Nil produces titles including the Emmy-nominated series “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home”, “First Time Fixer”, “Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines”, “Handcrafted Hotels” and many more series across lifestyle, food, and home + design. We focus on unique and inspiring storytelling with projects spanning broadcast, branded, commercials and podcasts.

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