Realm Podcast Network expands to 120+ shows
Realm, the largest scripted podcast network with 3,500+ hours of audio entertainment and eight #1 shows including the critically acclaimed and Webby award-winning If I Go Missing The Witches Did It (starring Gabourey Sidibe) and Ambie-nominated shows Outliers (starring Rory Culkin), Orphan Black: The Next Chapter and Power Trip (both starring Tatiana Maslany), today announced new partnerships to distribute podcasts, scaling the network to over 120 shows in less than a year.
Molly Barton, Realm Co-Founder & CEO said, “With legendary creative talent and IP holders entering the space and the fastest growing audience in podcasting, the scripted category is one of the most exciting and innovative in the industry, and this is just the beginning. Realm is propelling exponential audience growth and simplifying discovery for listeners by bringing together amazing shows and creators as the hub for storytelling across fiction and all story-rich categories.”
In addition to producing their own Originals, Realm has partnered with over 40 production companies and independent producers—including Dick Wolf’s Wolf Entertainment, Fool & Scholar Productions, Leviathan Audio Productions, and RomComPods—to distribute 120+ audio series in fiction and storytelling categories. Realm’s data-driven strategies and in-house advertising team help these talented creatives reach their fast-growing global podcast listenership. Realm has also expanded its international presence, with French and Portuguese language editions of select shows forthcoming.
Realm’s partner producers and creators underscore the importance of the network’s category ownership and entrepreneurial approach to growth and monetization. “We are always looking for new and innovative partners for Wolf Entertainment podcasts. We believe ‘Hunted’ and ‘Dark Woods’ will be ideal new content for Realm, which has an eclectic and diverse programming slate, and we look forward to welcoming a new audience to both our properties.” — Elliot Wolf, Executive Producer, Wolf Entertainment
“RomComPods’ heartwarming romantic comedies have found and delighted millions of listeners. As a scrappy indie operation, Becca Freeman and I are so excited to team up with Realm and join their powerful, thoughtfully created network to reach an even bigger audience. We couldn’t imagine a better home for our kind of stories.” — Rachael King, Co-Creator, RomComPods
“The Realm team is more hands-on than any network we’ve worked with. They find sponsors for our shows that we are not only comfortable with, but like. Realm has more than doubled our monthly ad revenue and has also leveraged their size to make introductions on our behalf, be it for cross promotion or to explore new opportunities.” — Travis Vengroff, Co-Founder, Fool & Scholar Productions
“As an audio drama creator, I know that Realm really understands Fiction podcasts, and has been a strong and effective advocate with advertisers and audio platforms. Not only have they allowed us to easily monetize our podcast, but they’ve helped us grow our show with outreach through over a hundred in-network podcasts at Realm. They’ve been great partners as the podcast industry continues to mature and evolve.” — Christof Laputka, Founder, Leviathan Audio Productions
Realm is a leading audio entertainment company with an award-winning studio and global scripted podcast network. Realm’s slate is anchored by #1 hit fiction podcasts and fan favorites like IF I GO MISSING THE WITCHES DID IT starring Oscar nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe; ORPHAN BLACK: THE NEXT CHAPTER and POWER TRIP starring Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany; MARIGOLD BREACH starring Jameela Jamil and Manny Jacinto; OUTLIERS narrated by Rory Culkin; and ECHO PARK starring Harry Shum Jr. Realm produces immersive stories with top-tier talent and companies from across the entertainment industry. Franchise partners include Warner Bros. and DC Comics on projects including the #1 Spotify podcast HARLEY QUINN & THE JOKER: SOUND MIND starring Christina Ricci and Billy Magnussen, and the official continuation of the hit TV series ORPHAN BLACK, starring Tatiana Maslany. Realm’s forthcoming original slate includes partnerships with horror legends John and Sandy Carpenter, multi-award winning audio drama creator John Dryden, and TRUE BLOOD author Charlaine Harris. Realm was co-founded by former Penguin Random House executive Molly Barton and former Obama Administration Dept of Justice lawyer Julian Yap. Staff and advisors include talent from CAA, UTA, Blumhouse, Warner Brothers, Spotify, NPR, Gimlet, etc. Realm shows are available as podcasts everywhere and on the Realm app, awarded “Best of the Year” by Apple. Follow Realm for updates on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For more information, please visit realm.fm.
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