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Summer reading and book lists seem like a good idea until you realize there’s a lot more entertainment awaiting you in your headphones.   Here’s some of what’s new this week in podcasting – 

R&B Money is a new podcast from Charlamagne tha God and iHeartMedia’s Black Effect podcast network. Grammy award-winning R&B singer/songwriter/producer TANK and legendary R&B songwriter and executive J. Valentine host the show that will feature interviews with the biggest artists and executives in the game––discussing the past, present and future of R&B. The weekly show will include guests including Jamie Foxx, Brooke Valentine and others. The first episode features R&B artist Jamie Foxx reminiscing on hilarious moments with TANK and J. Valentine. Foxx also discusses some of his inspirations in music and acting, and interesting things about the R&B world you might not have heard before. The podcast will publish audio first followed by a video version of each episode.

Persona: The French Deception is a new podcast from Wondery and Pineapple Street. Hosted by award-winning journalist Evan Ratliff, the true-crime series features investigative reporting that spans the globe to uncover how one of the world’s most notorious con artists pulled off his elaborate deceptions, and understand the very real people whose lives were forever changed in the process. 

“From the moment we first heard the story and the depth of Evan’s reporting, we knew we had to be the ones to bring this show to the world,” said Marshall Lewy, Chief Content Officer of Wondery and Amazon Music Podcasts. “This story is a real-life Catch Me If You Can with a dash of The Thomas Crown Affair.”

Persona: The French Deception tells the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. Over eight episodes, Ratliff investigates how Chikli invented a brand-new scam that duped some of the world’s most powerful companies into handing over tens of millions of dollars. Then, with the authorities bearing down on him, Chikli somehow managed to do it again, creating another audacious original con that targeted some of the richest people on earth. Ratliff explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero to many in the process. 

“The story of Chikli and his scams is a tale of modern innovation—albeit innovation in conning people out of their money,” Ratliff says. “And for me, it’s ultimately about what we can convince ourselves to believe, when it feels right.” 

 Executive producers for Amazon Music and Wondery are Morgan Jones, Marshall Lewy, and Erin O’Flaherty. Executive producers for Pineapple Street are Jenna Weiss-Berman and Max Linsky, and the senior producer on Persona is Henry Molofsky.

I Was Never There is a new true crime podcast from Wonder Media Network, a women-founded, mission-driven podcast network, In this 8-part series, which premiered at the Tribeca Festival as part of their audio storytelling program, hosts and mother-daughter duo Jamie and Karen Zelermyer take a fresh look into the cold-case disappearance of their close friend Marsha “Mudd” Ferber. The investigation extends beyond Marsha, taking listeners on an intimate trip into the stories of those who contributed to the counter cultures and political movements swirling through West Virginia in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

“At WMN, we aim to tell stories from perspectives too often left out of the mainstream, said Shira Atkins, co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Wonder Media Network. “This story instantly transfixed us and is a unique take on the true-crime genre: our central figure is a complex, older, female figure and our hosts are a mother-daughter-duo. So the story we hear is not just about Marsha’s disappearance, but about intergenerational feminism, a decades-long wrestling with female, queer, American identity…and so much more.”

I Was Never There debuts with the release of its first three episodes.

V Interesting is a new podcast from Lemonada Media. The show is hosted by digital creator and public speaker, V Spehar. The show is described as part explainer, part thought-starter show, every Tuesday and Friday the “Under the Desk News” anchor will bring their sharp outfits and witty commentary to make you the most well-informed and “v interesting” person in any crowd. 

“I am so excited to have the opportunity to make this show with Lemonada, which totally understood my vision for creating something that feels like a talk show crossed with a slumber party, like a conversation without the scare tactics to provide relief from doomscrolling,” said V. “It’s going to be great to have more time to do things like take audience questions and go deeper on the news than the little chunks I do on TikTok.”

On Tuesdays, V will highlight the interesting parts of stories we often lose in the chaotic news cycle, with high-energy, upbeat and approachable breakdown of everything from top headlines to quirky under-the-radar news. Fridays are their chance to spend a lot of time going deeper into the complex, evergreen Big Issues that matter most, but don’t have a simple, Tweetable solution. Friday’s episodes will also be shared in video format on YouTube as well as on the traditional audio platforms.

“The news cycle is confusing and polarizing. Lemonada and V partnering means we can help people understand the story behind the news and stay informed while being entertained,” said Lemonada CEO Jessica Cordova Kramer. “We love the vibrant community V has built on TikTok and are so excited to welcome their fans to our Lemonada family.”

Bloomberg Crypto is a new daily podcast from iHeartMedia and Bloomberg Media. Part of their business-focused slate of shows, Bloomberg Crypto is focused on Bitcoin, NFTs, democratized finance, and more, Bloomberg’s crypto expert and host Stacy-Marie Ishmael hosts the podcast, and she will feature a roster of guests, including fellow crypto reporters from every region across the globe and credible industry voices, as they cover everything from regulation to alt coins to DeFi, and even the environmental impact of the currency that promises to change the finance landscape indefinitely. 

X Marks the Spot: The Legend of Forrest Fenn is a new podcast from Calvary Audio. The show is comprised of nine episodes and follows the incredible story of Forrest Fenn, a New Mexico art dealer who, in 2010, reportedly buried $2 million in gold somewhere in the Rocky Mountains with clues to its location hidden in the text of a six-stanza poem. 

In 2022, two years after Fenn’s passing and the subsequent discovery of the treasure’s location, the story continues to be discussed and dissected by those who were obsessed with it when it was first introduced back in 2010. The hunt enticed hundreds of thousands of searchers from around the world, cost five unfortunate souls their lives, and spawned at least three lawsuits in the wake of the treasure’s discovery. The series contains never-before-heard interviews from people who were close with Fenn, treasure hunters who spent years in the chase, and even a few who claim to know where the treasure chest was buried. 

“The fact that someone hid millions of dollars in gold in the Rockies for anyone to find is intriguing in and of itself, but we discovered that the people who went looking for it, and their stories, are even more intriguing,” said Branden Morgan, writer and narrator the podcast. “While learning about Forrest Fenn and following his clues to the treasure are what drive this incredible story forward, it’s the drama that unfolded after it was discovered, and continues to this day, that makes this podcast a must listen.”

X Marks the Spot: The Legend of Forrest Fenn is written and narrated by Morgan who first found success with the 2021 true crime podcast The Devil Within. The podcast is produced by Morgan along with Jason Seagraves, and is Executive Produced by Dana Brunetti and Keegan Rosenberger. 

Broad Ideas is a new podcast from actress and podcast host Rachel Bilson. On Broad Ideas, she is joined by long-time best friend Olivia Allen to talk about sex, mental health, their belief (or lack of) in ghosts, and so much more. They’ll be joined by old friends, young friends, and some friends they haven’t met yet to have fun, casual conversations about the same kind of broad topics you’d find yourself discussing with your girlfriends. Actress and longtime friend Kristen Bell joins them as their first guest for the premiere episode, which is available now. Upcoming guests include Mandy Moore, Aubrey Plaza, Zooey Deschanel, Gina Rodriguez, Kristen Kish, Bobby Berk, and many more.

“We wanted to create a safe space where nothing is off limits, an open honest conversation on things you normally only share with your best friend. From taboo topics to bedroom secrets, we are just a couple of broads with some big ideas,” said Bilson. “Life is a lot. Anything we can do to help people laugh and cry through it. We’re here for it. We offer a space to get real. No filters or covers. We believe authenticity is the comfort people are craving,” said Allen.

Broad Ideas is produced by Rob Holysz, who also produces Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert and Anna Faris is Unqualified. “I’m really excited for Rachel to have a space where everyone can see how wonderful of a human she is – she shows so much love & empathy for others, has such weird & valuable insights, and looks at things through such a humorous lens. The world needs more Rachels and I’m glad she finally has a platform for people to come get to know this side of her” said Holysz.

First Person is a new podcast from the New York Times Opinion team. The show is hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro. She is a longtime international correspondent in the Middle East and Latin America, and Garcia-Navarro was at NPR for 17 years, most recently as their host of “Weekend Edition” show. On First Person, Garcia-Navarro helps listeners understand the news. “If you were asked to explain your life, what would you say?” That’s the question First Person is exploring. “The answers are surprising and revealing and they help make sense of the world we are living in,” Lulu said.

Queen of Hearts is a new dating game show podcast from Wondery and Rococo Punch. The show is hosted by Drag Queen extraordinaire, Jujubee (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dragnificent), who guides singles through a series of games and challenges to see if they can find their one true love. Building on the trend of finding new ways to connect, eager daters play to win over the heart of the suitor using just their voice. This first-of-its-kind podcast series brings a sex positive, body positive, inclusive approach to the dating game show. The twist is contestants are only heard, not seen. Queen of Hearts will launch with ten-episodes beginning June 14 on Amazon Music and Wondery+, and on all podcast services starting on June 21. . Executive producers for Wondery are Lauren Dee and Morgan Jones, and executive producers for Rococo Punch are John Perotti and Jessica Alpert.

Voice of the Nets with Chris Carrino is a new sports podcast from the Brooklyn Nets and iHeartMedia today announced a podcast partnership, building upon a leaguewide deal with the NBA which provides teams access to iHeartMedia’s massive reach across multiple audio platforms. The first show, Voice of the Nets will release new episodes on Tuesdays. Each week, Carrino will speak with sports industry experts and personalities rounding up news on the current state of the Nets and the NBA, as well as discuss off-the-court stories related to the team. The first episode features an interview with former Nets player Jason Collins, who helped lead the team to back-to-back NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003, and later broke barriers as the NBA’s first active openly gay player. 

Hot Money is a new podcast from the Financial Times and Pushkin about power, finance and the business of online porn. When Financial Times reporter Patricia Nilsson started digging into the porn industry, she made a shocking discovery: Nobody knew who controlled the biggest porn company in the world. Now, Nilsson and her editor, Alex Barker, have figured out who the guy was, and much more during their eight-month investigation. Their reporting reveals a shadowy power structure that includes billionaires, tech geniuses and the most powerful finance companies in the world. New episodes will be released weekly, with the season finale on July 19.

Positively Gam is a new podcast from iHeartRadio and Red Table Talk. The weekly podcast features raw, in-depth conversations between host Adrienne Banfield Norris, aka Gammy, and her wide variety of guests. Listeners will hear range of topics discussed on this show––from lifestyle and culture, to entertainment and joys of getting older; proving that you can still have a fun, active life as you age. 

The Wire at 20 is a new podcast from HBO Max. The show is the official 20th-anniversary podcast of the beloved HBO Original Series The Wire. Hosted by rapper, Wu-Tang Clan member, and The Wire actor Method Man, the podcast will look back at David Simon’s sprawling five-season drama and unpack its complex themes, cultural influence, and ongoing legacy. Featuring interviews with the show’s cast, crew, and creators, the eight-episode podcast will offer a behind-the-scenes peek into the show’s production and celebrate its lasting influence as a cultural phenomenon.

Episode one features Host Method Man walking listeners through The Wire’s long journey to the screen and the initial challenges it faced. Series co-creators David Simon and Ed Burns join to discuss how their backgrounds in journalism and law enforcement shaped their vision for the series, and executive producer Nina Noble and writer/producer George Pelecanos weigh in on how the writer’s room was sometimes a shouting match. Ensuing episodes will feature The Wire actors Hassan Johnson (Wee-Bey), Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, Domenick Lombardozzi (Herc), Andre Royo (Bubbles), among many others. 

BIG Facts with Big Bank & DJ Scream is a new podcast from iHeartRadio geared to help listeners stay up-to-date on breaking news and celebrity gossip. The podcast is hosted by some of the biggest names in Atlanta, Big Bank and DJ Scream. Big Bank is an actor, CEO of Ducttape Entertainment, originator of “Zone 6 Day”, creator of “The Shit Show” ATL as well as the “No Place Like Home” concert series. DJ Scream is a mixtape legend, renowned businessman and the co-founder of Hoodrich Entertainment. 

The Bleeders is a new podcast and support group about book writing and publishing. Los Angeles-based writer, podcaster, and comedian Courtney Kocak is the creator and host of the show. She provides transparent conversations with authors, agents, and people in the publishing industry about how to write and sell books. The title of the podcast is a nod to the famous Hemingway quote: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” 

The first episode features Samantha Allen, author of Real Queer America: LGBT Stories From Red States, and the upcoming novel Patricia Wants to Cuddle (pub date June 28th). Upcoming guests include feminist noir author Halley Sutton (Mon 6/13), indie darling and one of my writing mentors Chloe Caldwell (Thurs 6/16), Hannah Howard on how her food memoirs become about so much more, Bridgette Bianca on her debut chapbook and the legacy of Black poetry, Omar Mouallem on how his book Pray to the West bridged cultures and more.

Kocak is a writer her self, having written a draft of my essay collection (now memoir) during the pandemic. She says she realized that she needed a podcast like this to get her through the home stretch of rewriting, finding an agent, and selling the damn thing. “I figured there are a lot of other writers in the same boat as me, and we could all benefit from interviews demystifying the process,” Kocak says. There’s also a companion Substack for the podcast. 

Ace Stone, Marketing Detective is a new podcast from content marketer Lacy Boggs of The Content Direction Agency. The show is a fiction podcast made to comment on modern-day content marketing strategies, but inspired by the Golden Age of Radio during the 1940s. Ace Stone, written and produced by Lacy, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at content marketing, shady marketers and suspicious marketing techniques in order to demonstrate how businesses and marketers how to spice up their own content.

In this inaugural season, Ace, played by Lacy, and her assistant are hired by influencer Sienna Wonderly to find her “missing content.” As the mystery unfolds, it turns out that Sienna isn’t the only person searching for the content — Ace’s dastardly foe, Rex Hackshaw, and a cast of other misfit characters also want to get their hands on it. Episodes are released each Wednesday.

Tracking the Tropics with Bryan Norcross is a new podcast from Fox News Audio and Fox Weather. With new science and techniques for measuring atmosphere inside, under and around hurricanes, Fox Weather’s hurricane specialist Bryan Norcross will bring his expertise to the conversation with some of the brightest minds in tropical meteorology. The podcast will be released every other week at first and move to weekly once the heart of hurricane season begins in August through October. 

Born to Rule: When Charles is King is a new podcast from NBC News. This year marks Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, her 70th year as Queen of the United Kingdom. As the world celebrates the icon, the British royal establishment is working quietly behind the scenes to prepare the stage for Prince Charles to replace his mother and become King. It’s the moment he was born destined for – and at 73, he’s been waiting a long time. But as his moment approaches, so does widespread apprehension: Can Prince Charles fill his mother’s shoes? Will the people accept him as king? Is there even a place for monarchy in our modern world? In Born to Rule, NBC’s Keir Simmons talks to journalists and royal insiders who’ve followed Prince Charles for decades to help us understand this man who will be king.

The Criminal Makeup is a new podcast from Audioboom Studios. The show is hosted by prominent YouTube creator Danielle Kirsty, who rose to fame by combining her passion for makeup and true crime. In the show, she takes a dive deep into the minds of the worst criminals in history – so that we can all try and figure out why they do what they do. New episodes drop every Thursday and will include cases covered on her YouTube channel as well as brand new podcast exclusive stories. 

“I’m fascinated by True Crime and the way the criminal mind works,” said Kirsty. “When Audioboom reached out with the opportunity, I just couldn’t turn down the chance to talk to as many people as possible. I love the community that we’ve built on YouTube and I’m excited to now bring that over into the podcast space.”

Memory Wars is a new five-episode podcast from Radio IQ and PRX. Hosted by Mallory Noe-Payne and Michael Paul Williams, the show is a result of Noe-Payne’s years covering events in Virginia with ties to the region’s scarred past, like the 2017 Unite the Right rally, and protests over Confederate monuments. She also spent time in Germany in 2021. Williams, a columnist at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, will join her to discuss how Virginia, and the US, can reconcile with its racist past and learn from what’s happened in Germany via a Fulbright Grant. “The challenges we face in America we face are not unique to the United States, and I think it’s really important we look outside our border for lessons,” Noe-Payne said.

Class Action is a new documentary podcast from iHeartRadio and Sound Argument LLC. Hosted by Katie Phang, a trial lawyer and host for MSNBC and Peacock, the 12-part podcast series will track a diverse cast of outstanding law students who are battling it out in mock trial competitions across the country. Phang will guide us through these young lawyers’ stories, disentangling the complexities of American law along the way.

Mock trial tournaments are quickly becoming a necessary and exciting kind of collegiate sport. Producers Lisa Gray and Kevin Huffman spent a year recording the grueling bootcamps, scrimmages and competitions with law teams from Brooklyn Law, St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, and the University of South Dakota. Listeners will hear the young lawyers reach near-exhaustion arguing cases at high-stakes tournaments. The producers also followed an undergraduate team from Dillard University in New Orleans trying to bounce back from the twin disasters of Covid-19 and Hurricane Ida to make a Cinderella run at the national championship.

The DON is a new podcast hosted by TV, film and stage actress Malaya Rivera Drew who takes a look at American film producer Don Simpson’s impact on 80s pop culture through his movies such as American Gigolo, Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop, and Top Gun. Drew continues a deep dive into Simpson’s alter-ego, “The Don,” a persona created to match his signature movies – loud, ballsy, and cheezy – and how Don’s inability to separate life and art inspired some of the most iconic characters, and trends of the 1980s. The show is released by iHeartRadio.

Immaterial is a new biweekly podcast from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Immaterial is hosted by writer and poet Camille T. Dungy (Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History). Through eight episodes, different materials will prompt and inspire stories that illuminate qualities and meanings that are often overlooked. The series will dive deeply into a particular material found in art to explore connections and meanings across time periods and cultures. Each episode looks at a single material—such as paper, clay, jade, concrete, and others—to explore qualities and meanings that are often overlooked and that can reveal insights about history, science, and humanity. The podcast is made possible in part by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Listening In is a new podcast from QCode. The psychological thriller starring Rachel Brosnahan as Julia, a lonely writer in New York City whose home speaker device one day begins broadcasting her neighbor’s private conversations. But what begins as a welcome distraction to avoid her writing deadlines quickly devolves into a situation with real world consequences. As Julia digs deeper and deeper into the unfolding secrets, her seemingly innocent neighbors like the elderly Mrs. Greenberg (Caroline Aaron) and her husband’s boss Henry (David Aaron Baker) suddenly don’t seem so innocent after all, and Julia quickly realizes she doesn’t know who to trust… including her own husband, Noah (Manish Dayal).

My First Concert is a new podcast from the Talk North Podcast Network. Hosted by longtime Minneapolis radio personality Dave Lee, the show features guests reminiscing about their first concert experience. “Music is not only therapeutic to listen to, but to talk about,” said Lee. “When someone recalls a concert you were at, who you were with and what time it was, it becomes a theater of the mind. You don’t need anyone to show you pictures, videos or a look at the phone. The memory is just there front and center.” 

Vigilante is a new podcast from Kast Media. The five-part show, hosted by journalist and private investigator Allie Conti will explore the history of Tim Miller, a famous search-and-rescuer who helped to locate more than 300 missing persons, and how he became consumed in his own daughter’s murder.

“The more involved I became with this case, the more I started to question Tim’s unusual methods as a detective,” says Allie. “But then Tim came through at the last possible second and really seemed to solve the murder. All in all, it was such a thrilling—and at times frightening—experience putting together the pieces of this story, and Kast Media is the ideal partner to help share what I uncovered with audiences.”

Running the Break with C.J. and Alex is a new podcast from the NBA and iHeartRadio. It is hosted by author Alex Wong and writer-director-comedian C.J. Toledano. On the series, they talk all things off-the-court – covering NBA fashion, pressers, and league current events. Tune in as they react to trends and players’ tunnel fits, debate their favorite vintage sports jerseys, and rank the all-time best handshakes. In the first episode debuting today, CJ and Alex will get into the most iconic NBA Finals fashion statements of all time including Kobe’s 2002 throwback jerseys, and the Cavaliers’ 2018 designer suits. They dive deep into the joys of throwback jerseys, from Allen Iverson to Alex English, to Robert Horry and Nick Van Exel. 

web3 with a16z is a new podcast from a16z. The show is hosted by Sonal Chokshi, former a16z Podcast host, with frequent guest appearances and hosting duties by Chris Dixon. web3 with a16z is a show about the next generation of the internet, and about how builders and users — whether artists, coders, creators, developers, companies, organizations, or communities — now have the ability to not just “read” (web1) + “write” (web2) but “own” (web3) pieces of the internet, unlocking a new wave of creativity and entrepreneurship. From discussing the latest and leading trends to sharing research, data readouts, and insights from top scientists and makers in the space, this is a variety show with a variety of formats and topics listeners can pick and choose from. It is hosted by the longtime showrunner of (and original team behind) the popular a16z Podcast. Learn more at

A Bunch of Losers is a new podcast hosted by chef, culinary artist, and competitive cooking reality TV show “MasterChef” alum Derrick Fox On the show Fox will bring on famous “not winners” from some of the most-watched reality shows, including MasterChef, RuPaul’s Drag Race, American Idol, and The Bachelor to name a few. 

“Food is such a great connector, and I’ve met so many amazing people through my work as a chef,” said Fox. There are many incredible stories, especially from contestants in other TV competitions and reality shows. They lost, but they are still flourishing, and A Bunch of Losers will allow people to know them and their life before, during, and after not winning.”

Fox partnered with video production and marketing agency Front Runner Films to co-produce the podcast.

Foley is Pod is a new podcast from wrestling stars Mick Foley and ‘The Podfather’ Conrad Thompson. On the show, Foley, whose physical and extreme style of professional wrestling made him a can’t-miss attraction in Japan, a cult legend in WCW and ECW, and one of the cornerstones of the WWE’s popularity boom in the late 90’s, will take listeners on a weekly career ride-along, guided by Thompson.

The Future of Work is a new podcast is a new podcast from UC Berkeley and the EDGE in Tech Initiative at UC. Each month the show will speak with industry leaders to discuss how work as we know it is changing and the impact of the accelerating rate of change on employees, companies and academia. The show is hosted by Jill Finlayson, Director of EDGE in Tech Initiative at UC. It covers topics such as women in leadership, the rapid increase of jobs in biotechnology and the idea of learning by “unlearning.” Future episodes will cover the democracy of data, fusing essential soft and hard skills and humanizing remote work, among other work-related issues. 

Album Podcast is a new show from the Broadway Podcast Network. The series is a behind-the-songs deep dive into the creative process of writer and performer Joe Iconis. Through a series of conversations with his friend/collaborator Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Iconis offers a behind the scenes glimpse of the writing and producing of his 44-song epic “Album.” The longtime friends weave through their common history, share war stories of their time spent in the battle ground of contemporary musical theater, and introduce you to the Rogue’s Gallery of showtune misfits who make up their chosen Family. It’s a sprawling, rafter-shaking podcast that is the ultimate companion piece to Iconis’s massive body of work.

Become is a new podcast from Amazon Music and produced by SALT. Released in three weekly installments, Become is described as a daily audio vitamin—in 15 minutes or less, listeners get a daily dose of relaxation and mindfulness that gets them energized to tackle whatever is next. Hosts include a rotating group of four health and wellness experts—yoga instructor Alexis Novak; historian Maytha Alhassen, Ph.D.; yoga instructor Alex Artymiak; and meditation coach Donesia Rose Dudley.

Committed returns for an eighth season filled with true stories of couples powering through tough moments in the name of love. Hosted and produced by journalist and author Jo Piazza, the show features the hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring stories of couples who’ve soldiered through unimaginable circumstances and still want to wake up next to one another in the morning. Committed’s debut episode of the season tells the tale of Peloton instructor, Christine D’Ercole, unexpected journey to love. Christine wasn’t looking for love, she was focused on work, her sport and raising her daughter until a witty banter on a bike ride led to friendship, with led to much more.

Rough Translation launches a new season, titled “@Work,” which will explore workplaces around the world and what change abroad can tell us about our own work lives. Hosted by Gregory Warner and featuring a diverse slate of NPR’s international correspondents and contributors, “@Work” will look at what happens when we try to work less, from a mysterious criminal who inspired a “slacker revolution” in China, to the odd backstory of the French ban on employees eating lunch at their desks. The season will ask how work shapes who we are, from an American trans woman trucker rewriting the rules of the road, to a Nigerian-British writer seeking advice on how to adopt a new persona to make it in Nigeria. And we’ll meet Ukrainians whose work-selves have been altered in surprising ways by war. 

“It’s surprising what people reveal when you interview them about their workplace,” said Warner. “You dig down into someone’s exhaustion at work, they start talking about the burden of filial loyalty. You ask them about their toxic relationship with their boss, they unpack lessons in obedience that were drilled into them in primary school. These interviews have been a process of discovery, for us and for our correspondents, about all the non-work stuff we bring to our jobs. But that’s the stuff we have to pay attention to if we’re really going to change the culture of work.”

New episodes will air every Wednesday. 

“This season of Rough Translation highlights the power of our newsroom and our international correspondents to engage with important global issues in a way that opens our minds and hearts,” said Anya Grundmann, Senior VP for Programming and Audience Development. “In a time of increased division and conflict, Rough Translation reminds us of our shared humanity, and how interconnected we all are.”

Call Your Grandmother returns for a second season. The iHeartRadio podcast is hosted by your favorite Jewish grandmothers, Rita and Ellin, are back with a new cast of extraordinary grandmas and grandkids and through intimate conversations, listeners will hear hard-earned wisdom from lives well-lived. Whether it’s flying planes, going on a USO tour with Bob Hope, or a date with Elvis Pressley, nothing is off the table for these daring women. This season’s guests will include the former pin up actress and singing star, Connie Stevens; entrepreneur and cosmetics pioneer Adrian Arpel and her grandchild Ashley; iHeartMedia’s very own Will Pearson and his “Memaw.” Call Your Grandmother is created by film and television producer Meryl Poster, the founder of Superb Entertainment.

Park Predators is releasing a third season of the show that is dedicated to detailing some of the most mystifying crimes that have occurred on or around the soil of National Parks. Each episode of Park Predators takes a close look at the victims and perpetrators involved in homicide or missing person cases and demonstrates how the crimes change the areas. Hosted by investigative journalist Delia D’Ambra, Park Predators season three takes listeners to more than a dozen different parks across the United States, including Acadia National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. With 15 episodes released weekly through August 30, cases date back as far as 1932 and as recent as 2020, and some still require public help to solve. The next episode will release on Tuesday, June 7, and will cover the 2015 murder of a young man in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

Slow Burn returns for a seventh season. On this season of the Vox Media show, Slate’s news director Susan Matthews explores the years leading up to one of the most important Supreme Court rulings in history: Roe v. Wade. In the early 1970s, the future of abortion in America was far from settled. In 1970, 22-year-old Shirley Wheeler got an illegal abortion in Florida. When she refused to tell the police who performed the procedure, she was arrested and charged with manslaughter, making her the first American woman ever held criminally responsible for getting an abortion. Her legal troubles dragged on for two years and took all kinds of surprising twists and turns. Her experience showed what the cost to women could be when a procedure they so frequently found themselves needing was against the law. 

This season’s Slow Burn reporting was supported by a grant from the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. 

Reclaimed returns for a news season. This outing of the ABC News series is titled “The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley.” Hosted by historian and ABC News contributor Leah Wright-Rigueur, the new series chronicles the life and legacy of Mamie Till-Mobley, whose fight for justice after her son’s brutal murder helped spark the civil rights movement. The podcast promotes and updates ABC News’ limited docuseries “Let The World See,” streaming now on Hulu.

In 1955, Mamie Till-Mobley’s 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, was accused of offending a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store. Shortly after, a group of men kidnapped Emmett from a relative’s home and a local fisherman discovered his tortured body in the Tallahatchie River. Using Till-Mobley’s own words, as well as interviews from family members and other eyewitnesses, Reclaimed tells the story of a woman, mother and activist who made the courageous decision to let the world see the injustice and brutality her son faced. 

Drawing from the ABC News limited docuseries, “Let the World See,” and over 40 hours of interviews, the podcast features reflections from former First Lady Michelle Obama, who discusses the social and political environment in Chicago in the 1950s and her connection to the city. The series also features interviews with Emmett Till’s cousin Rev. Wheeler Parker, who witnessed Emmett’s kidnapping; individuals who attended the trial of the men charged with Emmett’s murder; as well as historical and legal experts who provide context to these events and Till-Mobley’s impact on American history. 

The podcast series is part of ABC Audio’s newly rebranded Reclaimed podcast feed, which launched in 2021 with the release of “Soul of a Nation: Tulsa’s Buried Truth.” The new Reclaimed feed focuses on the people, events and moments that have rested on the periphery of history. Each season seeks to uncover the hidden truths in familiar stories by shedding light on those who have been overlooked. 

The Piketon Massacre has launched its third season. The series is focused on the most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. The show has over 28 million downloads since it debuted in 2020.

Your Attention Please is releasing a new season of the podcast that celebrates the achievements and creativity of Black visionaries. The iHeartRadio podcast is a companion to the Hulu series. Most companion podcasts run alongside the three-part TV show, but this one is taking a different approach. Your Attention Please is using the podcast to continue the conversation past Black History Month, diving deeper into the stories that were highlighted in the show. It will pull in fan questions and facilitate more conversations around inclusion, representation, and creativity. 

Adulting with Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos returns for a new season, this time via Exactly Right Media. The show provides real-life advice with comedy and a dollop of truth. The show features conversations with comics, experts, and celebrities who answer listener questions.

Portraits is releasing a fourth season of the podcast from Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The show is hosted by Museum Director Kim Sajet who focuses on art, biography, history and identity in this podcast from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Sajet chats with artists, historians, and thought leaders about the big and small ways that portraits shape our world.

Face the Jury returns for a third season. Hosted by medical malpractice attorney Lloyd Bell, each episode of the new season focuses on healthcare system failures and equips listeners with the tools to protect themselves and loved ones from being harmed by medical negligence. This season includes insights from guests and experts across the industry that are revolutionizing the traditional practice of law, setting record-breaking and life-changing verdicts. Face the Jury will release one episode per month, for a total of eight episodes in Season Three. 

The LA Theater Works podcast launchers a new season titled the “Japanese American Civil Liberties.” The narrative series is about the Japanese American experience during and after World War II. The series is sponsored in part by the California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library.

The Great Retention is a new podcast from Cooleaf, the employee experience platform. The series is hosted by Cooleaf cofounders, John Duisberg and Prem Bhatia. Early episodes of the podcast have featured CEOs and founders of leading companies including Aprio, Net Health, MountainSeed, and TekStream Solutions. “It’s been a powerful experience to hear directly from leaders how they’re approaching employee experience within their organizations,” said Duisberg. “This is just the beginning and as we grow, we hope to see more organizations joining us in shaping the future of employee experience.” Cooleaf also plans to expand The Great Retention’s resources to include more events and resources later this year. 

Mindfulness Exercises is a new podcast from the online brand of the same name. On the series, listeners will learn from the world’s top mindfulness teachers on how they practice and share mindfulness with others. The show is hosted by Sean Fargo, mindfulness trainer and founder of Mindfulness Exercises.

Control Loop is a new podcast from The CyberWire and Dragos. The podcast is hosted by the CyberWire’s Dave Bittner, who investigates the latest threat intelligence, security strategies, and technologies that industry professionals rely on to safeguard civilization. Every two weeks, Dave analyzes the biggest stories in OT security with commentary from key industry leaders and operators. Each episode includes new guests who provide the insider’s perspective on major threats and vulnerabilities, novel ideas and solutions, and critical training topics. 

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