Stitcher Premium and comedy podcast network Forever Dog partner to unveil new shows via binge-friendly distribution model
PRESS RELEASE — November 12, 2019
NEW YORK NY, USA—Top podcasting network Stitcher and comedy podcast leader Forever Dog have partnered to offer a binge-worthy slate of content to Stitcher Premium subscribers, with exclusive early access to Forever Dog’s recently announced Q4 podcasts. Shows will debut on the platform throughout November and December, ad-free and in multi-episode sets (rather than via the traditional weekly model).
New episodes of popular Forever Dog podcasts Conference Call, F**k Hut Music School for Teens, A Woman’s Smile and Race Chaser: The United Kingdom and Ireland Tour will be available on Stitcher Premium prior to any other platform.
First in the queue is Conference Call, from Charles Rogers and Sarah-Violet Bliss (creators of TBS’s Search Party), Abby Elliot, Bridey Elliot, Jordan Firstman, Kelly Hudson and Dan Klein. The show’s eight episodes are now available on Stitcher Premium – currently the only platform where listeners can stream the entire series.
“Stitcher Premium is built on the idea of giving the most engaged, passionate podcast fans the opportunity to connect more deeply with the shows and networks they love” said Stitcher CEO Erik Diehn. “Because Forever Dog’s unique voice resonates so well with a growing audience of comedy listeners, they’re a perfect fit for what we’re building.”
“First and foremost, we’ve always been about satisfying listener appetites, which means constantly exploring new approaches to content and distribution,” added Forever Dog CEO Gary Reisman. “This partnership with Stitcher is the perfect opportunity to do that, with these ‘binge-worthy’ shows from our Q4 slate – including two narrative series – that we’re all extremely proud of and that feature an impeccable roster of comedy talent.”
Details and premiere schedules for all podcasts included in the deal are as follows:
All eight episodes available now on Stitcher Premium
This irreverent send-up of the entertainment industry welcomes listeners to Cursed Management, America’s worst talent management company. Each episode features a chaotic company-wide conference call as Cursed agents pick up the phone to talk Tinseltown, close big deals, sign hot talent and try to keep the company from imploding. Featuring Charles Rogers, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Abby Elliot, Bridey Elliot, Jordan Firstman, Kelly Hudson and Dan Klein.
A Woman’s Smile
Tuesday, November 12 (four episodes)
Tuesday, December 3 (four episodes)
Hosts Patti Harrison and Lorelei Ramirez return with new guests (Ana Fabrega, Arcade Fire) and new characters in this NPR spoof and blistering criticism of white feminism that offers fresh perspectives on the gentle and kind nature of a woman’s smile…
Fk Hut Music School for Teens**
Tuesday, December 3 (all six episodes)
From writer/creator Mitra Jouhari, this “Riverdale-meets-Adult Swim” narrative series follows hot, sexy teens who are trying to break into the music industry. The twist? They’re really dramatic… and also hot!
Race Chaser: The United Kingdom and Ireland Tour
Tuesday, December 10 (all five episodes)
The hit show and 2018 Queerty Award-winner for “Best Podcast” hits the road! Hosts and RuPaul Drag Race alums Alaska and Willam head across the pond for five special live episodes in Glasgow, Manchester and Ireland, as they continue to bring fans an insider’s look at the drag universe and the worldwide phenomenon that is RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Stitcher [stitcher.us] 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).
About Forever Dog
Forever Dog is a media company and leading producer of original, offbeat and boundary-pushing comedy podcasts, including 30+ weekly shows that garner millions of downloads a month. Founded in 2016 by creatives and entrepreneurs Brett Boham, Joe Cilio and Alex Ramsey, Forever Dog’s popular and critically acclaimed podcasts feature a diverse roster of respected comedians, including James Adomian, Bowen Yang, Alaska, Abby Elliott, Sabrina Jalees, Patti Harrison, Kevin McDonald, Catherine Cohen, Brett Davis, Jamie Lee, Mitra Jouhari and Rhea Butcher, among many others. Forever Dog shows span myriad genres and topics, and, in addition to the above, include The Underculture, Las Culturistas, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Seek Treatment, Teen Creeps, Food 4 THOT, The Goodie Goodie, The Unofficial Expert, Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood, Dark Tank and more. The company also recently partnered with National Lampoon to reboot the National Lampoon Radio Hour and develop Forever Dog podcasts for television and streaming platforms.
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