Cream Productions launches podcast division ahead of its debut Behind The Desk: The Story of Late Night
PRESS RELEASE · Toronto ON, Canada ·
Leading Canadian production company Cream Productions today announced the launch of its podcast division, an endeavor driven by the momentum of this fast-growing landscape. Cream Podcasts will create, develop and produce nonfiction audio programming with a focus on original content and spinoffs of their successful televised and streaming programming.
The production company’s new division already is making noise with the upcoming April 22 premiere of its first podcast docuseries with CNN Audio’s Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night, a companion to its CNN Original Series, The Story of Late Night (May 2).
With a robust slate of premium podcast content in development, Cream currently is in full swing with My Pop’s Culture, a 10-part funny and informative father-and-son podcast, hosted by Marshall Kaplan (father) and Ben (son), that bridges the hilariously wide pop-culture gap between the Gen-X and Millennial generations. The duo will delve into a variety of topics, which are recorded in Marshall’s basement – home to thousands of pop-culture relics from his past. Already on board are an array of celebrity icons including Carol Burnett, Carol Baskin, Trixie Mattel, Gilbert Gottfried and more to join the conversation with personal anecdotes that amplify this humorous generational divide. My Pop’s Culture is slated for a summer 2021 release.
“Penetrating the podcast landscape is a natural progression for Cream, allowing us to broaden our expertise in premium documentary; delve deeper with companion podcast series; and test and explore new content,” says David Brady, CEO of Cream Productions (pictured above). “On the heels of Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night, My Pop’s Culture promises to be a laugh-out-loud experience bolstered by podcasting’s nontraditional, nonlinear format.”
The podcast is executive produced for Cream by James Farr and Johnny Kalangis with production support from Wafa Ktaech and Chris Cobain of The Wilders.
The announcement comes at a very busy time for the company. Cream recently launched Netflix’s Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, which quickly became #4 globally and #2 in the US for series on the platform. Currently, the company is in production across multiple series, including History of Sitcom for CNN and Amazon’s series All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs. Also, in a concerted effort to break gender barriers, Cream’s new horror documentary Bathsheba will be helmed by an all-female creative team.
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