The comedy podcast studio Forever Dog has formed an alliance with Stitcher that will give the podcast app’s paid users first access to new Forever Dog shows. Four podcasts will be available ad-free on Stitcher Premium with shows debuting on the service in what’s described as a “binge-worthy” simultaneous release of multiple episode sets, rather than the typical weekly show release.
“First and foremost, we’ve always been about satisfying listener appetites, which means constantly exploring new approaches to content and distribution,” said Forever Dog CEO Gary Reisman. “This partnership with Stitcher is the perfect opportunity to do that, with these ‘binge-worthy’ shows from our Q4 slate – including two narrative series – that we’re all extremely proud of and that feature an impeccable roster of comedy talent.”
The offerings that will be released via the new alliance include Conference Call, the podcast that includes spoofs of conference calls that occur in the entertainment business. All eight episodes are now on Stitcher. The deal also includes A Woman’s Smile, a show in which hosts Patti Harrison and Lorelei Ramirez host a spoof of an NPR-style talk show. Four episodes will be released Nov. 12, followed by four more Dec. 3. The podcast F**k Hut Music School For Teens is a narrative podcast that features teens who are trying to break into the music industry. All six episodes of that show will drop Dec. 3. And Race Chaser: The United Kingdom and Ireland Tour is a podcast hosted by “Ru Paul Drag Race” alums Alaska and Willam as they take their drag acts to the U.K. and Ireland. All five episodes will be published Dec. 10.
“Stitcher Premium is built on the idea of giving the most engaged, passionate podcast fans the opportunity to connect more deeply with the shows and networks they love” said Stitcher CEO Erik Diehn in the announcement. “Because Forever Dog’s unique voice resonates so well with a growing audience of comedy listeners, they’re a perfect fit for what we’re building.”
Stitcher is already home to its own comedy podcast network Earwolf. Stitcher Premium costs $5 per month.