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Wondery Announces 2019 Programming Slate at Winter Podcast Upfront

PRESS RELEASE — February 21, 2019 · 1.8 minutes to read

Los Angeles CA, USA—Wondery, the largest independent podcast publisher, announced its new programming slate for 2019 at the Winter Podcast Upfront. Fresh of the success of its most recent #1 hit Over My Dead Body—with Episode 1 currently at 900 thousand downloads, 80% higher than “Dr. Death” in the comparable window—Wondery made the following announcements.

Wondery has extended its partnership with the LA Times to jointly produce “Man in the Window,” a true crime thriller that uncovers new and surprising details about the Golden State Killer. Wondery and the LA Times will also jointly distribute the series “Larger Than Life” and “Room 20.” Their first collaboration was the viral 2017 podcast “Dirty John,” which became a hit TV show on Bravo.

Wondery also announced a new partnership with Bloomberg. Under this partnership, Wondery and Bloomberg will jointly produce “The Shrink Next Door,” the bizarre true story of a successful businessman whose life was taken over by his psychiatrist.

Another major announcement was the return of Wondery’s acclaimed “Inside” miniseries, with “Inside Star Wars.” Written and hosted by Mark Ramsey, “Inside Star Wars” is an immersive audio-documentary that explores the making of “Star Wars.” Previous installments of the “Inside” series include “Inside Psycho,” “Inside Jaws,” and “Inside The Exorcist”—all of which were smash hits.

Wondery also revealed the launch of several new ongoing series, including “One Plus One” and “The Moment.” “One Plus One” looks at what happens when two original thinkers come together to leave an unforgettable mark on the world, while “The Moment” explores the romance and absurdity of our lives’ most important moments.

In addition, Wondery is launching its first-ever sports show, “In The Arena,” which takes listeners into the most heated rivalries in sports history. Wondery is also launching a new interview series with actor Justin Long called “Getting Along With Justin Long.”

At the Winter Podcast Upfront, Wondery touted its status as the fastest growing podcast publisher on the Podtrac ranker (from 3 million unique U.S. listeners in December 2017 to 7 million in December of 2018), and the largest independent podcast publisher.

About Wondery

Wondery is a network of storytellers and the largest independent podcast publisher, with hit podcasts such as “Dirty John”, “Business Wars”, “American History Tellers” and “Dr. Death.” Wondery’s mission is to bring a world of entertainment and knowledge to our audiences, wherever they listen. We provide our listeners with high-quality, emotionally immersive podcasts that allow them to feel the story.

Press release from RLM Public Relations - this is reprinted verbatim; we rewrite headlines and descriptions. Press releases can be sent to updates@podnews.net

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