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Stitcher announces slate of new and returning shows on its Stitcher Originals and Earwolf networks this fall

PRESS RELEASE — August 6, 2019

New York NY, USA—Podcast industry leader Stitcher continues to grow its talent roster as it partners with rising and well-established names in entertainment to bring a slate of new and returning shows to its Earwolf and Stitcher Originals networks this fall.

Joining the Earwolf network is actress and I Weigh founder Jameela Jamil (NBC’s “The Good Place”), with “What Do You Weigh?,” where she is joined by guest comedians, writers and performers to find out what they weigh – the experiences, qualities and beliefs that define them; on “Urgent Care,” actor and comedian Joel Kim Oster (NBC’s “Sunnyside”) and writer Mitra Jouhari (HBO’s “High Maintenance,” Netflix’s “Big Mouth”), both self-proclaimed lifestyle gurus, dispense completely unqualified advice to people who seemingly have nowhere else to turn; and on “Scam Goddess,” Laci Mosley (Pop TV’s “Florida Girls”) breaks down some of the world’s oldest and most popular scams with weekly special guests.

At the Stitcher Originals network, actor and comedian Aasif Mandvi (Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”) launches his show “Lost at the Smithsonian,” exploring the little-known stories of iconic collectibles at the National Museum of American History; and a new show from Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg (Stitcher’s “By the Book”) called “We Love You and So Can You,” finds the hosts drawing on their extensive knowledge of self-help to provide a prescription of wellness practices, creative activities, media consumption and more.

Also coming to the Stitcher Originals network are two shows that explore unknown true crime stories: “Verified,”investigates the potential dangers of the sharing economy through the lens of a policeman turned sexual predator and the international group of women on a mission to stop him; and “Mob Queens” examines the life of Anna Genovese, a New York drag club maven, self-styled entrepreneur and mob wife.

Stitcher Originals also brings news seasons of its most beloved shows, including “The Dream,” back once again to expose a scheme so pervasive and insidious it could kill you, if it doesn’t save your life first; “LeVar Burton Reads,” returning for a fifth season with a new collection of stories; husband and wife duo Devale and Khadeen Ellis, whose “Dead Ass” finds them speaking candidly about relationships, parenting and work-life balance; and Bill Nye, who along with co-host Corey S. Powell and guests, answers listeners’ science-related call-in questions on “Science Rules!.”

Upcoming Releases on Stitcher Originals Network

We Love You and So Can You
Release Date: Aug. 15
Available on all podcast platforms

Hosts Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg (“By the Book”) are on a mission to make over people’s lives, from jumping back into the dating world, feeling comfortable in their bodies after a baby or starting new careers. They draw on their extensive knowledge of self-help to provide a prescription of wellness practices, creative activities, media consumption and more. The goal: for each guest to find the outstanding person who was there all along, and learn to love themselves more.

Mob Queens
Release Date: Aug. 19
Available on all podcast platforms|

While most mob stories focus on men, “Mob Queens” explores the story of Anna Genovese, a New York drag club maven, self-styled entrepreneur and mob wife. HostsJessica Bendinger (writer, “Bring It On”) and Michael Seligman (writer, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”) are on a mission to write the biography that was erased from history. But as they start to unravel Anna’s story, they realize their heroine is more complicated than they’d hoped. Racing between speakeasies, public records offices and mob informants, Jessica and Michael are forced to face some confronting questions about this mysterious woman. Are they learning more than they want to know? And what will Anna’s secrets reveal to them about themselves?

Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi
Release Date: Sept. 26
Available on all podcast platforms

Comedian and pop culture fanatic Aasif Mandvi gets up close and personal with the most iconic artifacts at the National Museum of American History. Join Aasif and his guests as they explore how vintage clothing, ratty furniture, and mismatched shoes transformed into Fonzie’s leather jacket, Archie Bunker’s chair, and Dorothy’s ruby slippers and became defining symbols of American culture along the way.

LeVar Burton Reads
Release Date: Aug. 13
Available on all podcast platforms
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“LeVar Burton Reads” returns for a fifth season, featuring the beloved actor reading stories from an exciting lineup of writers. More details to be announced soon.

Dead Ass with Khadeen & Devale
Release Date: Sept. 25
Available on all podcast platforms
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You’ve probably seen their photogenic images while scrolling through Instagram or perhaps you know them through their Youtube channel, “The Ellises.” Either way, this husband and wife team straight from Brooklyn inspire us to level up by sharing their journey on being a modern millennial family. Khadeen and Devale return for a new season of honest and raw conversations about relationships, parenting, family, work life balance and everything in between. Whatever personal truth they reveal, opinions they share, or advice they give - they keep it 100.

Science Rules! with Bill Nye
Release Date: Sept. 19
Available on all podcast platforms
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On “Science Rules!,” Bill Nye takes listener calls and, with a little help from co-host Corey S. Powell, field experts and special celebrity guests, answers their curliest science questions.

The Dream
Release Date: Nov. 4
Available on all podcast platforms
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The Dream is back with another season, though the topic is under wraps — it’s hard getting charlatans to talk, especially after what happened to several of them in season one. Nevertheless, Jane Marie and Dann Gallucci will once again expose a scheme so pervasive and insidious it could kill you, if it doesn’t save your life first. Stay tuned.

You Must Remember This
Release Date: Fall 2019
Available on all podcast platforms

You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.

Verified
Release Date: Fall 2019
Available on all podcast platforms

A policeman turns sexual predator, and an international group of women is on a mission to stop him. Verified reveals how these women and a team of Italian journalists mount their own investigation and trigger an unprecedented trial. This ten-episode, immersive podcast series examines the sharing economy, and how a simple check mark or digital review can lure us into putting our lives in other people’s hands.

Upcoming Releases on Earwolf Network

Urgent Care with Joel Kim Booster & Mitra Jouhari
Release Date: Oct. 31
Available on all podcast platforms

In the grand tradition of “Love Line,” “Savage Love” and Dear Abbey, self-proclaimed lifestyle gurus/very successful freaks Joel Kim Booster and Mitra Jouhari dispense completely unqualified advice to people who apparently have nowhere else to turn. Coupling their unique comedic perspectives with completely unquestioned certainty in their own infallibility, Mitra and Joel will change listeners life… for better or (honestly) maybe worse.

Scam Goddess with Laci Mosley
Launch Date: Oct. 1
Available on all podcast platforms

Laci Mosley (aka Scam Goddess) breaks down some of the world’s oldest and most popular scams with weekly special guests. They cover everything from their own personal scams, headline grabbing hoaxes, historic hoodwinks and more.

What Do You Weigh? With Jameela Jamil
Release Date: Week of Nov. 11
Available on all podcast platforms

The mission of I Weigh, founded by actress Jameela Jamil, is to amplify, advocate and pass the mic. On “What Do You Weigh?” Jamil is joined by guest comedians, writers and performers to find out what they weigh - the experiences, qualities and beliefs that define them. Plus, the show features a weekly space for listeners to share their doubts, mistakes and questions.

About Stitcher

Stitcher is the best place to listen to, produce and monetize podcasts. The Stitcher app, available for iOS and Android devices, is one of the world’s most popular podcast listening platforms, with a growing network of original content and a premium subscription service. Stitcher is the parent company of Midroll Media, the leading podcast advertising network representing over 200 of the world’s largest podcasts, and top-ranked comedy podcast network Earwolf. With offices in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco, Stitcher was founded in 2007 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

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