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Gen-Z Media fuses football and fatherhood podcast Winnie Taylor's 4th & Inches

Gen-Z Media fuses football and fatherhood podcast Winnie Taylor's 4th & Inches

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Gen-Z Media (, the audio network responsible for many of the biggest hit shows for tweens, teens and families, announces its newest heartfelt adventure, Winnie Taylor’s 4th & Inches, an underdog story through the eyes of a teenage girl as she reconnects with her estranged father, a once-prominent quarterback making one last run at glory.

“Winnie Taylor’s 4th & Inches,” an 8-episode serialized podcast, launches on Monday, January 1 for GZM Family Paid Subscribers, and across all podcast platforms from Monday, January 8. The series releases weekly through the end of February.

A touching and powerful exploration of fatherhood, “Winnie Taylor’s 4th & Inches” is written by Emmy-winner, Allie Dvorin (“The Sandlot: Heading Home”, “Like Mike 2”) and directed by Ryan Quinn (“Esperance Theater Company”, “The Milwaukee Rep”, “The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival”). After her mother’s passing, 13-year old Winnie moves back to Cleveland, Ohio to live with her Dad, a retired NFL quarterback selling house siding, who wants nothing to do with football after an injury-filled career filled with disappointment. But Winnie has never given up on her Dad, and after a series of unlikely events puts him back in the driver’s seat of the franchise, and the limelight, Winnie and her Dad must come to terms with what matters most in their lives.

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The star-studded cast includes Jeremie Harris (“FX’s Legion”, “Fargo”) as Derek Taylor, Ruth Righi (“Sydney to the Max”, “Eureka”) as Winnie Taylor and Tony Todd (“Candyman”) as Coach Fitz.

“We’re always reaching to create smart and meaningful stories that bring families together,” says Ben Strouse, Gen-Z Media’s CEO, “and ‘Winnie Taylor’s 4th & Inches’ does just that. It’s a special treat for Dads and football fans and a riveting underdog story for everyone.”

With its slate of more than 25 original audio mysteries, adventures and comedies, GZM has made a name for itself as the premier creator of scripted audio fiction for young adult and family audiences. Their mystery-adventure “Six Minutes”, now in its third season, has remained at the top of the Apple Podcasts Fiction chart for years, claiming the number 1 spot in 2023.

Gen-Z Media’s most recent 2023 releases include “Mina & Lucy’s Guide to Slaying Dracula” (Bradley Whitford, “The West Wing”) and “Nightingale” (Ben Shenkman, “Angels in America”), which together attracted a passionate audience of over 150,000 tweens, teens and their families, and millions of downloads.

Other podcasts from Gen-Z Media include Peabody award-winning “The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel” and Peabody-nominated “Treasure Island: 2020,” as well as “The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian,” a podcast for younger listeners, which is being adapted for television by Crayola and 9Story.


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