Seth Rogen has finally caved in: He’s getting his own podcast.
SiriusXM announced that Rogen, the Canadian comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will launch his first podcast with Stitcher, the podcast company the satellite radio company bought last year.
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Rogen’s podcast is expected to debut later in 2021. Stitcher described the weekly show as being a series of “personal stories produced with a rich sound design,” with a range of guests talking about a single story each week.
“Recording and editing these episodes has been a thrilling and rewarding experience,” Rogen said in a statement. “Bringing people’s stories to life in these sort of ‘audio documentaries’ has given me amazing insight into what makes up the most impactful moments in people’s lives and how they contextualize these moments.”
The as-yet-untitled project will be available via Stitcher’s comedy podcast network, Earwolf, home to comedy podcasts like “Office Ladies,” “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend,” “Scam Goddess,” “How Did This Get Made?” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!” Rogen’s podcast will be available on all major podcast listening platforms including Stitcher and SiriusXM’s mobile app.
Rogen’s new podcast is being developed and produced by Richard Parks III, who will edit the stories and add his signature approach to sound design and music, which can also be heard on “Richard’s Famous Food Podcast” and in Parks’ collaborations with The Flaming Lips, McSweeney’s and KCRW. Frida Perez and Earwolf’s Colin Anderson will serve as executive producers. Additional support comes from Earwolf associate producer Renee Colvert, senior producer Josh Richmond and managing producer Amelia Chappelow. UTA negotiated the deal with Stitcher on behalf of Rogen.
“We are very excited Seth wants to bring this series to life at Stitcher and SiriusXM,” said Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer of SiriusXM, in a statement. “The vision Seth and his team have is to venture beyond typical celebrity-based podcasts, and that is to go deep into how a single moment can change a person’s life. We’ve seen over his career that Seth is unafraid to explore new territory, and so we are excited to follow him on this journey of discovery.”
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