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The conservative news site The Daily Wire has entered the daily news podcast race. It launched The Morning Wire on Monday. The podcast targeting morning commuters is hosted by Daily Wire editor-in-chief John Bickley and investigative reporter Georgia Howe.

The show will cover politics, culture, education, sports and other topics. Each episode will run about 15 minutes. The Daily Wire is pitching it as an alternative to shows like the New York Time’s The Daily and NPR’s Up First.

"Morning Wire aims to carve out a new lane [with] fact-based news and analysis that isn't lying about the biases of its hosts and publisher," Daily Wire CEO and co-founder Jeremy Boreing told Axios.

Cumulus Media’s Westwood One – which already handles advertising sales for The Daily Wire’s other podcasts such as The Ben Shapiro Show and Candace – will sell ads on the Morning Wire.

TheRighting – a media company that researches traffic to conservative websites and publishers – said The Daily Wire was conservative media’s fastest-growing news podcasts in May. It added 2,856 subscribers on the Castbox app in the month of May, the most of any conservative podcast. Altogether, the show has 419,737 subscribers on the Castbox app, more than any other right-wing podcast.

TheRighting says The Daily Wire had more than just Shapiro’s show to be happy about. Its new series Candace, which launched March 19, and features young conservative Black political commentator Candace Owens, generated 2,116 Castbox subscribers for the month. That made it the second fastest-growing conservative podcast, according to TheRighting’s research.