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Stitcher announces new and returning programming to its Stitcher Originals and Earwolf networks

PRESS RELEASE — January 20, 2019 · 8.8 minutes to read

New York City NY, USA‐Podcast industry leader Stitcher is teaming up with some of the biggest names in television and entertainment to bring a slate of new and returning shows to its Earwolf and Stitcher Originals networks in 2019.

Earwolf – “one of the most successful producers of comedy podcasts in the business” (Los Angeles Times) and home to “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” “Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness” and “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” – launches its first improvised narrative podcast, “Voyage to the Stars,” about a group of misfits trying to return home without blowing up the galaxy; and partners with comedian Beth Stelling for “We Called Your Mom,” a weekly interview podcast series featuring Stelling and her mom interviewing mothers of beloved artists and comedians. The network also brings back writer, actor and comedian Mike Hanford’s life advice show “Questions for Lennon” for a new season.

Three of the most popular Stitcher Originals shows return with new episodes in 2019:

Multiple Stitcher Originals shows earned 2018 year-end best of accolades, including “Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night” (Forbes, The Verge), “The Dream” (Vulture, The Atlantic, AV Club, Huff Post), “Sold in America” (The Atlantic), “Dear Franklin Jones” (UPROXX, The Globe and Mail, Thrillist) and more.

The network begins the new year with “Josie & Jonny Are Having a Baby (With You!),” which follows comedians and expectant parents Josie Long and Jonny Donahoe as they seek answers to the parenting questions that keep them up at night.

Allison Raskin, New York Times best-selling author, actress, director and creator of the Stitcher Originals podcast “Gossip,” builds her Stitcher catalog with the release of “Just Between Us.” Adapted from the hit YouTube series created by Raskin and TV writer, actor and New York Times best-selling author Gaby Dunn, the series stars the co-dependent best friends attempting to solve listeners’ problems and dive deep on difficult topics like failure, mental health, body image and more.

Joining the Stitcher Originals network for new episodes are Dunn’s “Bad With Money,” which returns for a third season of impractical financial advice, and Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer’s reality show-meets-self-help podcast, “By the Book.” Both shows come to Stitcher from Panoply.

Upcoming Releases on Stitcher Originals Network

Josie & Jonny Are Having a Baby (With You!)

Release Date: Jan. 18

Available on all podcast platforms

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Josie Long and Jonny Donahoe are two comedians who are having a baby! As new parents, Josie and Jonny bring their humor and genuine curiosity into each conversation to get actual answers to questions they’re completely clueless about. Each episode features creators of all types talking candidly about what it means to raise a baby into an adult human.

Just Between Us

Release Date: March 13

Exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers

Join writers, actors and New York Times best-selling authors Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn for the adaptation of their hit odd-couple comedy YouTube series of the same name. The co-dependent besties share their opinions on being brutally honest, maintaining female friendships and giving unsolicited advice. On each episode, Raskin and Dunn attempt to solve listeners’ problems; put their guests (ranging from amazing female comedians to their own exes) in the hot seat to answer tough questions and play mind-boggling games; and dive deep on difficult topics like failure, mental health and body image.

Marvel’s Wolverine: The Lost Trail

Release Date: Coming soon

Exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers

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Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Lost Trail” is an epic quest that takes place in the Louisiana bayou. Following the events of Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night,” Logan (Richard Armitage) returns to New Orleans in search of redemption, only to discover that his ex-lover, Maureen, is nowhere to be found. And she’s not the only one. Dozens of humans and mutants have gone missing, including the mother of a teenage boy, Marcus Baptiste. With Weapon X in close pursuit, Logan and Marcus must team up and follow a trail of clues that leads them deep into the gothic heart of the bayou, where they encounter biker gangs, Cajun thieves and a world of wonders that defies explanation. It is here that they find Greenhaven -- a refuge run by a powerful mutant named Jason Wyngarde.

First Day Back

Jan. 23

Available on all podcast platforms

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First Day Back, a documentary podcast hosted and created by Tally Abecassis about trying to get your life back after an event that changes you, returns for a third season. This season tells the story of Jason Weems, a comedian who collapsed on stage from an asthma attack, stopping his heart for a full 5 minutes before being revived by a member of the audience. Now the Baltimore comedian is dealing with his near-death experience the only way he knows how: by making jokes about it. Jason wants to turn these jokes into a one-hour special that he hopes will make him a household name.

LeVar Burton Reads

Release Date: March 26

Available on all podcast platforms

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Levar Burton Reads returns with a new season on March 26, featuring the beloved actor reading stories from an exciting lineup of writers. More details to be announced soon.

By The Book

Available now on all podcast platforms

Stitcher | Apple Podcasts

By The Book is half reality show, half self-help podcast and one wild social experiment. In each episode, comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer choose a different self-help book to live by and follow it down to the letter to find out which ones might actually be life changing. By The Book was named one of the best new podcasts of 2017 by NPR. The New York Times selected By The Book as their Podcast Club Pick in Fall of 2017. Time Magazine named it one of the best podcasts of 2018 and Buzzfeed named it one of “21 Podcasts Worth Listening to Over and Over Again in 2018.”

Bad with Money

Release Date: Coming soon

Available on all podcast platforms

Join TV writer, actor and New York Times best-selling author Gaby Dunn for season three of Bad With Money. After two seasons of reckoning with her own financial identity, Gaby is ready to give the American financial system an identity crisis. Every week, Gaby brings a queer, feminist, unabashedly radical point of view to conversations with celebrities, journalists, politicians, authors and activists. If you’re sick of podcast “experts” giving you practical financial advice, you’re going to love Bad With Money – the show that knows there’s nothing practical about money and isn’t afraid to freak out about it.

Upcoming Releases on Earwolf Network

Questions for Lennon

Available now exclusively for Stitcher Premium subscribers

Artwork | Stitcher

Writer, actor and comedian Mike Hanford, as John Lennon, teams up with guests to answer life’s questions sent in by listeners.

We Called Your Mom

Release Date: January 30

Exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers

On We Called Your Mom, comedian Beth Stelling and her mom Diane call up the mothers of beloved artists and comedians to talk to them about their super talented children. The first season includes interviews with the creators of Seth Rogen, Maria Bamford, Sam Richardson, Jonathan Van Ness and more.

Voyage to the Stars

Release Date: Feb. 12

Available on all podcast platforms, with bonus content exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers

Artwork | Stitcher | Apple Podcasts

Voyage to the Stars follows the misadventures of a group of misfits that accidentally found themselves on the wrong side of a wormhole. Their mission: try not to blow up the galaxy in their attempts to return home. On the voyage are the wholly unqualified Captain Tucker Lentz (Colton Dunn), scatterbrained scientist Elsa Rankfort (Felicia Day), apathetic technician Stew Merkel (Steve Berg) and the misanthropic A.I. Sorry (Janet Varney). The universe will never be the same.

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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