new this week

Two big names in politics are teaming up for a campaign 2020 podcast. Also new this week, an NBA wife has her say. And new podcast uses fashion as a conduit to enlightening dialogue about identity, politics and culture. Here’s some of what’s new in podcasting this week:


Hacks On Tap is a new Cadence13 podcast geared toward the 2020 president campaign. It’s designed as two battle-tested operatives sitting on bar stools along the trail, talking politics. The show features David Axelrod, former advisor to President Obama, and Mike Murphy, an advisor to Senator John McCain during his 2008 presidential bid. Despite their political differences, the two campaign veterans are longtime friends. “We talk politics among ourselves about what’s really going on on the telephone and when we see each other,” Murphy said. To which Axelrod added, “We thought other people might like to hear these conversations.”


Making a Killing is a new Luminary exclusive podcast from Pushkin Industries. The show is described as a podcast that breaks down the real story behind the most important business stories. Hosted by journalist Bethany McLean, the podcast features a series of conversations with today’s best writers and thinkers in business. In the first episode, McLean speaks with marketing guru Seth Godin about the disruption that Amazon has brought to U.S. businesses. Future episodes will look at topics such as fracking, and the backstory of Juul.


Riggle’s Picks with Rob Riggle & Sarah Tiana takes its third season to Spotify where it becomes one of the company’s exclusive podcasts. Actor-comedian Rob Riggle and comedian Sarah Tiana take on everything from sports, pop culture, their favorite TV shows and films and interviews with celebrity guests. New episodes will be published each Thursday.


Faith Comes Hearing is a new podcast hosted by Siohvaughn L Funches-Wade, a former NBA wife whose life centered on the court. She’s the author of a two Christian self-help titles and now Funches-Wade is expanding her media portfolio to podcasting. Faith Comes Hearing will offer a window into Funches-Wade’s new post-NBA life, and according to announcement it will offer her words of wisdom and practical tools that position listeners to fulfill their purpose in life.

The Barneys Podcast is launching its third season with a new host for the department store’s weekly show. Journalist Noor Tagouri won’t talk about dresses or shoes, however. Instead, fashion becomes a conduit to enlightening dialogue around identity, politics and culture with cultural leaders including “Queer Eye” cast member Tan France, “Project Runway” judge Elaine Welteroth, designer Dapper Dan and activist Jillian Mercado. The eight-episode season premieres June 26 with new episodes released on Wednesdays. Tagouri previously hosted the Sold In America podcast that investigated human trafficking.