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Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has been available via podcast since February 2018 when what it calls Ears Edition launched. The podcast version of the nightly show has to date delivered more than 100 million downloads, which is believed to be more than any other late-night TV show. Now as part of its growing podcast network, the Daily Show will launch a limited series that that will parody popular podcasts like The Daily, This American Life, and Pod Save America.

The five-episodes will be released Jan. 13 and will include:

  • Pod Save Little Creek Elementary – “They won’t take this lying down—unless it’s nap time.” 

  • These American Lies – “Stories about lies and the presidents who tell them.” 

  • #Crushing: A Success Podcast For Winners – “So much epic, so little time.” 

  • Podcast Today – “Podcasting today’s podcast, today.” 

  • Slowbama – “Mystery. Scandal. Lattes.” 

“The Daily Show Podcast Universe further reinforces the fact that ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ is a late-night leader in podcasting,” said Steve Raizes, Senior VP of Podcasting for Viacom. “The series continues to break new ground across platforms and offers fans truly unique ways to interact with the show, Trevor and the correspondents.”

With a young-skewing audience, Comedy Central has been among the biggest cable TV brands in the podcast space. The Comedy Central Global Podcast Network launched in 2017 and features a mix of brand extensions of its television franchises as well as original content. 

In September Comedy Central teamed up with Chicago Public Media’s WBEZ (90.1) to launch South Side Stories. The show describes itself as a “celebration of the real-life people and places” that inspired Comedy Central’s comedy series “South Side.” The podcast is hosted by “South Side” actors Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, who are also the executive producers and writers of the TV show. They’re working with Kevin Dawson, managing director of content development for WBEZ Chicago and executive producer of the podcast. WBEZ’s James Edwards, who was raised on the South Side, is the podcast’s producer.