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Puskin Industries reveals female-led Q3/22 podcast line-up

Press Release · New York, NY, USA ·

Pushkin Industries, the audio network co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, today shared details of its podcast slate for fall 2022. The upcoming lineup features three all-new series including The Loudest Girl in the World, a personal exploration of journalist Lauren Ober’s autism diagnosis; Death of an Artist, a true crime series set in the 1980s New York City art world; and Come As You Are, a weekly show with sex educator Emily Nagoski.

Pushkin’s fall slate will also include new seasons of The Happiness Lab hosted by Dr. Laurie Santos, The Last Archive hosted by Jill Lepore, Bad Women hosted by Hallie Rubenhold and Apple’s Best Show of 2021 A Slight Change of Plans hosted by Maya Shankar. “I am thrilled that this year Pushkin’s fall slate introduces a stellar group of fresh, smart, and provocative female voices to the podcasting space,” says Leital Molad, VP of Content Development at Pushkin. "The breadth of these shows, both by new and returning hosts, is a testament to our distinct ability to identify and partner with the best talent.”

Pushkin’s fall 2022 podcast releases are listed below in order of their launch dates.

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THE HAPPINESS LAB – New season launching Tuesday, September 6

Our minds lie to us all the time about what will make us happy. In this season of The Happiness Lab, host Dr. Laurie Santos explains what we get wrong about a range of everyday experiences and explores myth-busting questions with surprising solutions, such as: What’s wrong with striving for a #NoRegrets life? Why do we make decisions in the heat of the moment? Why is there a generation catastrophically failing to thrive?

THE LOUDEST GIRL IN THE WORLD – Premiering Tuesday, September 13

For years, journalist and podcaster Lauren Ober wasn’t all that jazzed about herself. She was always getting in trouble, she had weird sensory issues and her anxiety felt off the charts. And then, she found out why — she was autistic. The Loudest Girl in the World tells the story of Lauren’s journey to understand what the hell it means to be on the autism spectrum and how to live life as a newly diagnosed autistic person. This is a co-production of Pushkin and iHeartMedia.

CEASEFIRE – Premiering Wednesday, September 21

Co-hosts Matt Yglesias and Karl Smith are best known as contrarians. On their new show Ceasefire, they suspend the rules of political debate and test out their arguments – on inflation, abortion, the state of democracy, Taylor Swift – in the spirit of friendly debate. Ceasefire shows what can happen when you engage with your opponent’s strongest opinions and acknowledge the flaws in your own. This is a co-production of Pushkin, Bloomberg and iHeartMedia.

DEATH OF AN ARTIST – Premiering Friday, September 23

For more than 35 years, accusations of murder shrouded one of the art world’s most storied couples: Was the famous sculptor Carl Andre involved in the death of his up-and-coming artist wife Ana Mendieta? Host Helen Molesworth revisits Mendieta’s death, taking a closer look at how she might have fallen out of the window of their 34th floor Soho apartment, and the following trial which has divided the art world since 1985. This is a co-production of Pushkin and Somethin’ Else/Sony Music Entertainment.

A SLIGHT CHANGE OF PLANS – New season launching Monday, October 3

Cognitive scientist Maya Shankar returns with a new season of her award-winning podcast A Slight Change of Plans, which will feature incredible stories of change from people like Ruby Bridges, Jason Isbell, Lucy Kalanithi and Florence Williams.

STORY OF THE WEEK – Premiering Thursday, October 6 Most smart people will say that long-form journalism is essential; however, many no longer subscribe to the magazines where these stories are published. Story of the Week with Joel Stein fixes this broken market by delivering long-form stories in a format that doesn’t require reading. Each week, journalist Joel Stein chooses an article that fascinated him most that week and delivers it in an efficient, conversational style. This is a co-production of Pushkin and iHeartMedia.

BAD WOMEN: The Blackout Ripper – New season launching Tuesday, October 11

In February 1942, a very different threat than Hitler stalked the women of London’s theater and nightclub district: a sadistic killer whose depravity was immediately likened to Jack the Ripper. Using new research from police files, court transcripts and exhaustive genealogical studies, this new season of Hallie Rubenhold’s Bad Women reconstructs the lives of these murdered women who were ignored as the sex trade and criminality surged in the bomb-ravaged streets of the Blitz.

THE LAST ARCHIVE – New season launching Thursday, October 27

Harvard historian and _New Yorker _staff writer Jill Lepore has unspooled a history of the United States’ post-truth crisis — of how we know what we know and why it seems lately as if we can’t agree on anything at all. In her third and final season, Lepore tells eight stories about solutions. From experiments with high school juries to profiles of cutting-edge animal scientists, Lepore offers a season of hopefulness, imagination, and the consolation of well-told history.

COME AS YOU ARE – Premiering in October

Each week, sex educator and bestselling author Emily Nagoski answers questions about sex, along the way dispelling the cultural myths we’ve been told. With guest appearances from other experts like orgasm neuroscience researchers, pelvic floor therapists, and gynecologists, Nagoski’s new weekly show will help listeners learn to live with more confidence and joy in their bodies. This is a co-production of Pushkin and Madison Wells.

iHeartMedia is Pushkin’s exclusive sales and distribution partner for its catalog of premium podcasts. All podcasts are available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.

In addition to Pushkin’s slate of podcasts, the audio company will also be publishing an original audiobook with actress, writer and director Lake Bell called INSIDE VOICE: My Obsession With How We Sound on November 1, 2022. Pushkin audiobooks, such as the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen and Malcolm Gladwell’s Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon, can be purchased directly on and then listened to on any podcast player.

Pushkin Industries is the audio production company co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg in 2018. Pushkin has produced numerous podcasts that have broken into the top 10 on the Apple Podcasts chart, including Gladwell’s hugely successful Revisionist History, as well as Against the Rules, The Happiness Lab, Broken Record, Cautionary Tales, The Last Archive, Deep Cover, Lost Hills and Apple’s Best Show of 2021, A Slight Change of Plans. Pushkin’s podcast hosts include Michael Lewis, Jill Lepore, Rick Rubin, Maya Shankar, Tim Harford, Laurie Santos, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ben Austen, Dana Goodyear, Jake Halpern, Hallie Rubenhold, Sam Fragoso, Glory Edim, Anita Hill, Jacob Goldstein, Brendan Francis Newnam, Eddie Alterman and many more. Pushkin’s audiobooks include the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen, Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis, Fauci by Michael Specter, Heartbreak by Florence Williams, and Malcolm Gladwell’s Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon, The Bomber Mafia and Talking to Strangers. Pushkin is dedicated to producing audio in any format that challenges listeners, encourages their curiosity and inspires joy. Follow us @pushkinpods

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