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Imagine Impact Taps ART19 to Launch IMPACT: The Podcast


Oakland CA, USA—Impact, the ground-breaking content accelerator and online marketplace co-founded by Imagine Entertainment’s Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winning partners Brian Grazer & Ron Howard, has selected leading audio platform ART19 to host and distribute IMPACT: The Podcast.

Impact’s new podcast brings together iconic storytellers and entertainment industry leaders to explore the process of content creation and the way art shapes the world around us.

“The Podcast is an outgrowth of our speaker series, which accompanies our content accelerator program,” said Tyler Mitchell, co-founder & CEO, Impact. “The insights and knowledge that our guests have shared with us over the past two years have been invaluable. It’s not often that you get to hear world-class artists like Ryan Murphy, Jason Bateman and Issa Rae talk openly about their craft and candidly about how to navigate and succeed in the entertainment industry. Since knowledge is power, we felt the need to share these inspiring and ‘edu-taining’ conversations with the world.”

“It’s always exciting to find a team that cares so much about innovation and storytelling, two of our own company’s passions,” said ART19 CRO Lex Friedman. “ART19 handles the technical side of distribution, so that the Imagine Impact team can focus on doing what it does best — creating incredible content.”

ART19 is designed with creative professionals in mind. The biggest names in entertainment trust the platform to deliver and monetize hundreds of millions of podcast downloads a month around the world. The company offers cutting-edge advertising features unlike any other, including the full range of advertising demand available in podcasting domestically and abroad, as well as the tools necessary to manage it all.

The first episode of “IMPACT: The Podcast” features conversations with Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor), Issa Rae (Insecure) and Judd Apatow (40 Year Old Virgin, Trainwreck), who discuss the importance of “Truth in Storytelling.” To listen to the show and learn more about Impact, visit New episodes come out every Wednesday with a roster of guests that includes: The RZA (Wu-Tang: American Saga); Dave Burd aka Lil Dicky (Dave); Jeff Schaffer (Curb Your Enthusiasm); Saladin Patterson (The Last O.G.); Academy Award winners Frances McDormand (Three Billboards, Fargo), Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man).

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IMPACT: The Podcast
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