The podcast production house Cadence13 is putting a great emphasis on original storytelling with a just-launched division that will develop a slate of new shows. The first project for what they’re calling C13Originals is the series Gangster Capitalism, a show that will focus on white collar corruption.
C13Originals will be led by Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer at Cadence13. The company has brought award-winning documentary filmmaker Zak Levitt onboard as Executive Vice President of Production for the new unit. Levitt recently directed, wrote, and produced Cadence13 and TNT’s eight-part documentary podcast series Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia, which has been at the top of the Apple Podcast charts since its launch in February.
“Recruiting a talent like Zak Levitt to lead the C13Originals production team demonstrates our commitment to develop and produce an unparalleled slate of original content at the highest levels,” Corcoran said in a statement. “The launch of C13Originals marks an exciting new chapter for Cadence13.”
Gangster Capitalism will launch in May. It will be hosted by Andrew Jenks who previously hosted the Cadence13 podcast series What Really Happened? In the new C13 series Jenks will look at ways in which wealthy members of society abuse their power, money and influence in order to get what they want regardless of what might stand in their way.
Joining Levitt on the C13Originals production team is documentary producer and showrunner Lloyd Lochridge, who also worked on the Root of Evil podcast series; Perry Crowell, who joins the team with 15 years of experience producing and editing content for film, television and digital media; and Terence Malangone, who worked as a producer on Good Morning Football.
“I’m excited to take my documentary filmmaking experience into the podcast space to tell the most compelling stories in the most immersive and engaging way,” said Levitt. “I couldn’t be more proud to join Cadence13, and to lead the C13Originals team during this time of explosive growth in the industry.”
Cadence13 said it will announce the next slate of C13Originals later this spring saying the crop will feature in-depth storytelling around topics in music, culture, crime, sports and business.