National Geographic is launching a new, podcast series taking listeners inside the iconic brand’s work. Overheard at National Geographic is a short-form podcast that will run 15 to 20 minutes. Vaughn Wallace, a photo editor at National Geographic, will host the eight-episode series that released its first show June 11. Episodes will be released every Tuesday through the summer.
“For decades, our photography and journalism have transported audiences to the farthest reaches of the world, and now, through the condensed, audio format, we’re taking listeners even further,” said Whitney Johnson, VP of Immersive Experiences at Nat Geo.
The first episode is entitled “Humpback Whale Song of the Summer.” It explores the “culture” of the Western Pacific humpback whale and how these creatures create their “song of the year.” Other episodes in the first season cover subjects ranging from the art and evolution of children’s lying to scuba diving in a pyramid in Sudan, and a black market for honeybees.
“As a kid growing up in Washington, D.C., I used to dream about what it was like to work at National Geographic, a place teeming with real-life adventurers, photographers and scientists — and I know I’m not the only one,” said Wallace. “With Overheard, we’ve created a way for listeners to join the distinct, awesome conversation that could only happen right here. It’s super exciting to let audiences around the world peer behind the curtain and eavesdrop within the walls of National Geographic.”
The series is sponsored by Viking.