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Mark Knell and Jack Levy from Manifest Media

Manifest Media announces strategic partnership with Realm to expand its creative influence in podcasting

Press Release · Los Angeles, CA, USA ·

Manifest Media, the award-winning creative studio behind acclaimed podcasts such as “Table Read” and Ryan Kavanaugh’s “Failure,” is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Realm, an industry-leading podcast studio and one of the world’s fastest-growing independent podcast networks.

Led by former book publishing executive Molly Barton and team members from CAA, Disney, Warner Brothers, Spotify, and NBC Universal, Realm brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the partnership.

Manifest Media is gearing up for the second season of its flagship podcast “Table Read,” with partnerships featuring notable figures like Tom Holland, Scooter Braun, Sonny Postiglione, and other rising stars. Among the other upcoming podcasts is “Hot Love,” a collaboration with Brenda Jackson, the New York Times and USA Today’s best-selling author, bringing her distinctive narration and audio drama style to real-world love stories. In the horror genre, the team is partnering with Tom Holland, the mastermind behind “Child’s Play” and “Fright Night,” to introduce the horror classicist to the podcast scene with “Resurrection,” a podcast that promises to resonate with the thriving horror audience with its terrifying and humorous elements. The collaboration also extends to the ”12th Woman" podcast, featuring writer/producer Tarana Mayes, daughter of NFL pioneer Cleveland “Chick” Harris.

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Additionally, the studio is set to launch “Failure” with Ryan Kavanaugh this month, where he speaks with celebrity guests about their stories of failure and growth. The 24-episode series will explore Kavanaugh’s own varnished past as a film financier and feature stories from those in the realms of entertainment, business, sports, and government. “Failure” will be available on all podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify, and iHeart.

Mark Knell and Jack Levy, industry veterans and founders of Manifest Media, expressed their enthusiasm for the collaboration. Levy stated, “This partnership will allow us to elevate the podcasting experience for our audience. We’re excited for all the upcoming podcasts we’re launching and aim to deliver exceptional content that resonates with listeners globally.” Knell added, “Our focus is to tap into the creative minds of gifted, proven content creators, delivering content at its finest.”

Nicole Kreutter, Realm’s Head of Network, stated about the partnership, “Mark and Jack are seasoned Hollywood veterans who seamlessly leveraged their industry expertise in audio entertainment, as demonstrated by their successful podcast lineup. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Manifest Media to introduce their impressive catalog of audio fiction to the Realm audience and beyond.”

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