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Stitcher continues commitment to diverse talent, adds new voices to Stitcher Originals and Earwolf networks

PRESS RELEASE — March 25, 2019 · 5.6 minutes to read

New York NY, USA—Podcast industry leader Stitcher continues to grow its already diverse 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 in the coming months.

Joining the Stitcher Originals network is actor and comedian Aasif Mandvi (“The Daily Show”), whose new show “Lost at the Smithsonian” explores the little-known stories of iconic collectibles at the National Museum of American History; 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, will answer listeners science-related call-in questions on “Science Rules!.”

Coming to the Earwolf network are comedians Nicole Byer (“Nailed It”) and Sasheer Zamata (“Saturday Night Live”) with “Best Friends,” a hilarious, intimate, chat cast; comedian, writer and director Edgar Momplaisir (“Culture Kings”), who on “The Wokest” sits down with a comedian and/or activist to dissect and discuss the wokest moments of the week; Adam Conover with “Factually!,” where he sits down with the experts and stars from his TruTV television show “Adam Ruins Everything” to go into even more detail; and Nick Wiger (“The Doughboys”), who, along with co-host Heather Anne Campbell (“Saturday Night Live”) and special guests, play and discuss the worst video games ever made on “How Did This Get Played?.”

Stitcher Originals continues to expand its relationship with beloved names as “LeVar Burton Reads” returns for a fourth season with a new collection of stories; “Purple Panties,” the popular erotic podcast from New York Times bestselling author Zane, gets a wide release, having previously been available exclusively on Stitcher Premium; and TV writer, actor, New York Times best-selling author, and co-star of the new “Just Between Us” podcast Gaby Dunn brings her beloved show “Bad With Money” to the network for a new season of impractical financial advice.

Earwolf launches a new show from their roster of talent with Jimmy Pardo’s (“Never Not Funny”) “Playing Games,” a funny and fast-paced pop culture trivia game show.

Upcoming Releases on Stitcher Originals Network

LeVar Burton Reads
Release Date: April 2
LeVar Burton Reads returns for a fourth season, featuring the beloved actor reading stories from an exciting lineup of writers. More details to be announced soon.

Purple Panties
Release Date: April 17
A new erotic fiction podcast created by New York Times best-selling author Zane. On the outside, Maddox, Loren and Stephanie go against the grain when it comes to sex. But as relationships shift and physical needs change, can they keep up with the facade? Listeners will follow them on their journey as they navigate their professional and personal lives.

Running From COPS: Headlong Season 3
Release Date: April 23
Over the course of an 18-month investigation, Dan Taberski and the makers of “Missing Richard Simmons” uncover the dark secrets lurking beneath COPS, the longest running reality show in TV history.

Bad with Money
Release Date: April 24
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.

Dead Ass with Khadeen & Devale
Release Date: May 15
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. If you’re looking for honest and raw conversations about relationships, parenting, family, work life balance and everything in between, join Khadeen and Devale on their weekly podcast. Whatever personal truth they reveal, opinions they share, or advice they give - they keep it 100. DEAD ASS!

Science Rules! with Bill Nye
Release Date: May 16
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.

Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi
Release Date: June 26
Actor and comedian Aasif Mandvi explores the little-known stories of iconic collectibles at the National Museum of American History. On display or hidden in storage, Aasif uncovers ten fascinating artifacts from movies, sports, television and film -- and then engages in smart, hilarious conversations with the curators and celebs behind them. Each object offers a sort of cultural shorthand about the role of entertainment in creating these powerful, shared experiences that shape how we see the world.

Upcoming Releases on Earwolf Network

Playing Games with Jimmy Pardo
Release Date: May 14
From the producers of “Never Not Funny,” “Playing Games with Jimmy Pardo” is a funny and fast-paced pop culture trivia game show hosted by comedian and veteran game show host Jimmy Pardo (“National Lampoon’s Funny Money,” “Race to Escape”). Joined by a different celebrity guest co-host every week, Jimmy welcomes three call-in contestants and puts them through their paces, testing their knowledge of movies, TV, music and headlines from the last five decades. The one who makes it to the final round will compete against a celebrity guest to win a grand prize.

The Wokest
Release Date: May 23
Available exclusively on Stitcher Premium
Comedian, writer and director Edgar Momplaisir (Culture Kings) is the wokest person on the planet and each week he sits down with a comedian and/or activist to dissect and discuss the wokest moments of the week.

Factually! with Adam Conover
Release Date: May 29
On his TRU TV show, “Adam Ruins Everything,” Adam Conover breaks down widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. Now, Adam sits down with the experts and stars from the show to go into even more detail.

Best Friends
Release Date: June 12
“Best Friends” is a hilarious, intimate, chat cast hosted by longtime best friends Nicole Byer (“Nailed It”) and Sasheer Zamata (“SNL”). Each week, Byer and Zamata come together to talk about their friendship and current events, try to solve listeners’ best friend questions, and occasionally have other pairs of best friends on to talk about their relationships.

How Did This Get Played?
Release Date: June 26th
Available on all podcast platforms
Nick Wiger (“The Doughboys”), Heather Anne Campbell (“SNL”) and special guests play and discuss the worst video games ever made.

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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