Hulu and the iHeartPodcast Network are joining forces to create a companion podcast for the streaming network’s highly anticipated limited series Little Fires Everywhere. The show stars Hollywood A-Listers Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, both of whom were also executive producers of the series. The companion podcast is titled Little Fires Everywhere: The Official Podcast and is hosted by comedian and TV writer Jamie Loftus along with series showrunner Liz Tigelaar.
“Trust me, you’re going to be talking about this show nonstop very soon and we’ve got you covered with all the juicy details and context the day after each episode airs on Hulu,” says Loftus on the podcast’s preview.
The six-episode TV show takes place in Shaker Heights, a wealthy suburb of Cleveland. It’s here that Witherspoon’s character, the preppy and tightly wound Elena Richardson, meets Washington’s character, Mia Warren, a free-spirited artist and single mother who just moved into town. The show is an adaptation of Celeste Ng’s popular 2017 novel by the same name.
“You’re going to hear from everybody,” says Loftus. “You’re going to hear from the writers, the composers, the actors, actual people living in Shaker Heights, OH right now, Celeste Ng, the author of the original book, production designs, the artists, and more.” In addition to this podcast, Loftus also hosts The Bechdel Cast, an iHeart podcast about the portrayal of women in movies, and the My Year in Mensa podcast.
It is the second Hulu-iHeartPodcast Network alliance announced this month. The companies earlier announced they’d work together to create and distribute a podcast that will serve as a companion to its three-part series “Your Attention Please.” The television show debuted last month as part of Black History Month programming. The series goal is to elevate and celebrate the achievements and creativity of Black visionaries. The Your Attention Please podcast is designed to keep the conversation going.