WNYC Studios Announces Slate of New Podcasts at the First-Ever LA Podcast Upfront

WNYC Studios Announces Slate of New Podcasts at the First-Ever LA Podcast Upfront

Highlights Include New Podcasts from Comedians Phoebe Robinson, Michelle Buteau, Jordan Carlos, and Chris Garcia

(Los Angeles – February 20, 2019) – WNYC Studios, home to influential and beloved podcasts including Radiolab, 2 Dope Queens, Nancy, and On the Media, today announced a new slate of projects, including a suite of podcasts featuring stand-up and storytelling from emerging and established comedians.

Adulting is a new series, taped live in Brooklyn, with WNYC Studios’ Late Night Whenever host and First Wives Club star Michelle Buteau along with co-host, BFF, actor, comedian, and writer Jordan Carlos (a “witty wonder” – Time Out New York). Each episode features Michelle and Jordan in hysterical and honest conversations with comedians and actors about growing up, moving out, and getting their taxes filed on time. Coming mid-May.

Sooo Many White Guys Season Four… Back with a Vengeance! Fresh off the 2 Dope Queens HBO Specials, another bestselling book, and a role in What Men Want, Phoebe Robinson is back on Tuesday, March 19 with conversations with celebs who push the limit with their art and their activism. Hailed by Bustle as one of “the five best podcasts about feminism to listen to in 2019” and Fortune as “getting others to open up to shine a light [on] what mainstream media might otherwise miss,” season four includes Phoebe in conversation with Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan, attorney and activist Angela Rye, and British media personality, activist, and model Jameela Jamil.

Chris Garcia, hailed by the late Robin Williams as fearless, funny, and straight from the heart,” will host Scattered, a 13-part series about the death of his father, a Cuban refugee who survived Castro’s labor camps but was ultimately killed by Alzheimer’s. With humor, humanity, and love, Scattered will offer a touchstone to all who have lost a parent, a rite of passage that raises questions about life, meaning, mortality, being a child, and becoming an adult. Coming Fall 2019.

Also previewed at the 2019 Winter Podcast Upfront in L.A. were two news podcasts debuting this spring: The Gothamist Podcast, from the journalists of Gothamist, a website about New York City and everything that happens in it, and The Stakes, a new narrative podcast about how society is designed, how it shapes our lives, and how we might imagine our way into a better future, hosted by Kai Wright and produced by the team behind the duPont Award-winning podcast Caught. And finally, a new investigative series from Radiolab, hosted by producer Latif Nasser, tells the story of another Latif Nasser lost in an American legal nightmare.

For more information about WNYC Studios, visit wnycstudios.org. All WNYC Studios productions can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Pocket Casts, and wherever podcasts are available.

WNYC Studios is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio, home to some of the most critically acclaimed and popular podcasts of the last decade, including Radiolab, On The Media, Nancy, The New Yorker Radio Hour, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, and 2 Dope Queens. WNYC Studios is leading the new golden age in audio with podcasts and national radio programs that inform, inspire, and delight millions of intellectually curious and highly engaged listeners across digital, mobile, and broadcast platforms. Their programs include personal narratives, deep journalism, interviews that reveal, and smart entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself. For more information, visit wnycstudios.org.