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The News Agents
The News Agents launched yesterday: a new daily news podcast from Global. Matt Deegan writes more about it in his blog: the show is being launched, he estimates, with more than £1m ($1.1m) being spent on it.
Americast
The BBC’s Americast - which used to be hosted by The News Agent’s Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel - has chosen the launch day of The News Agents to announce its new hosts, as a grumpy spoiler to their commercial upstarts. The show will now be hosted by Justin Webb, Sarah Smith, Marianna Spring “and the Zurch”, whatever that is.
StraightioLab
StraightioLab, hosted by George Civeris and Sam Taggart, has joined iHeartMedia and Will Ferrell’s Big Money Players Network. The first official episode of season three launches today and features comedians and hosts of the podcast “Las Culturistas” Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang.
Just the Gist
LiSTNR’s Just the Gist is to run a three-part mini series on true crime, promoting NBCUniversal’s Hayu TV platform.
Modern Persian Food
Modern Persian Food has launched its 100th episode. The show is a weekly podcast about Persian flavours, modern recipes, and embracing culture and identity through food.
The Run-Up
The Run-Up, first launched for the presidential campaign in 2016, is back for the 2022 midterm elections in the US. The show starts on Sept 6, and will be hosted by New York Times political reporter Astead Herndon.

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