Full Release is a new companion podcast to Samantha Bee’s TBS talk show “Full Frontal” … CNN Audio launches a six-episode podcast following the trial of “El Chapo” … Get Wired is a new podcast from Wired magazine …Eric Krasno Plus One features conversations between the Grammy-winning guitarist and the friends he’s met in his 20-plus years as a touring musician. Here’s some of what is new in podcasting this week—
… Full Release is a new companion podcast to Samantha Bee’s TBS talk show “Full Frontal.” The podcast covers the political and cultural landscape with Bee’s humorous take. The first season of the podcast will feature interviews with guests such as journalist Soledad O’Brien and author and New York Times writer Professor Jelani Cobb. “Full Release gives me the opportunity to talk to people I’ve always wanted to talk to,” said Bee. “And because everything fun has been canceled, they actually have the time to talk to me.” Full Release with Samantha Bee is executive produced by Bee, Adam Howard and Tzvia Berrin-Reinstein.
… The Pet Show is a new twice-a-week podcast from Audio Up that is co-hosted by Jimmy Jellinek and Dennis Quaid. The show describes itself as a weekly guide to the new world of pet care, pet style, pet media and celebrity pet influencers. It also features interviews with celebrity guests about their relationship with their pets both past and present.
… El Chapo: Two Faces of a Capo is a new Spanish-language podcast from CNN Audio. The six-episode podcast is hosted by journalist and CNN en Español anchor Fernando del Rincón. The series follows the trial of Joaquin Guzman Loera, known publicly by his drug cartel alias “El Chapo,” and his reputation as a ruthless drug trafficker. The podcast was released to mark the first anniversary of El Chapo’s sentence and highlights new evidence and dramatic testimony through secretly recorded audio conversations, as well as text messages and letters, that allowed the jury and the public to get a look at how El Chapo managed the inner workings of the Sinaloa Cartel.
… There Are No Girls on the Internet is a new podcast from the iHeartPodcast Network hosted by Bridget Todd. “I want to bust the myth that the only voices that matter in tech belong to white men,” Todd said. She is the former co-host of iHeartPodcast Network’s Stuff Mom Never Told You and is the founder and CEO of Unbossed Creative, a mission-driven creative studio that makes podcasts and other digital content to push the needle on social change and public good.
… Who Is? Is launching its second season. The original podcast by NowThis and the iHeartPodcast Network offers the backstories of well-known, powerful people in the United States. Over the course of sixteen 30-minute episodes, the podcast will look at top leaders in Washington, President Trump’s inner circle, the field of presidential hopefuls and major political donors. The show is hosted by NowThis correspondent Sean Morrow.
… RomComPods: Honeymoon For One is a fiction romcom podcast created by Rachael King, the founder of Pod People, the global podcast production, development and staffing agency, and Becca Freeman, the co-creator/host of Bad on Paper. They say the podcast provides a bit of much-needed escapism during the COVID craziness. The show was made during the quarantine, with 20+ voice actors across the country self-taping in their closets. Created in the style of a feature-length romcom, the series has six episodes, each running 30 minutes.
… Sworn is launching its second season. The iHeartPodcast Network show pulls back the curtain on the criminal justice system, exposing the untold stories and hard truths behind some well-known cases. Sworn is hosted by Phillip Holloway, a defense attorney and former prosecutor who has a background in law enforcement.
… I’m Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hangry! Is a new foodie podcast from Entercom hosted by hot AC “Mix 96.5” KHMX Houston morning show personality Jessie Watt and food influencer Danielle Dubois. The podcast will also air every Saturday morning at 9:00am on sister station “CBS Sports Radio 650” KIKK.
… California City is a new podcast from “Southern California Public Radio” KPCC Los Angeles’ LAist Studios. The series is about people who were convinced by real estate developers to buy property in the Mojave Desert. Many of the buyers were young couples and hard-working immigrants looking to build a better future. But much of the land they bought is nearly worthless. The series is hosted by Emily Guerin.
… Get Wired is a new podcast from Wired magazine. The show will be hosted by senior writer Lauren Good. Wired says the weekly show will take listeners behind the scenes of the magazine’s most compelling stories — from culture to business, science to design — and about the intersections of tech, business, culture, science and politics. Good also co-hosts the Gadget Lab podcast about consumer technology, which continues.
… Crazy and the King is joining Evergreen Podcasts’ Human Resources channel. Hosts Julie Sowash and Torin Ellis discuss the key debates going on in corporate America on diversity, inclusion and the freedom of ambition and personal exploration. “We will be filling the need for more access to diversity and Inclusion conversations and driving home the need for change in our work world and our humanity,” Sowash said.
… MindShift is from public broadcaster KQED San Francisco that explores how classrooms are adapting to COVID-19 in its fifth season. Hosts Ki Sung and Katrina Schwartz will look at how educators and students are working to strengthen these bonds to create a strong foundation for learning in person and online. Episodes also explore how educators navigated the first semester of the coronavirus pandemic, what they learned, what they are holding onto and what doesn’t work. New episodes be released every other Tuesday through September 8.
… On Something, the series from Colorado Public Radio, will spend its second season telling stories from the intersection of cannabis and the American healthcare system. Music legend Willie Nelson will lead off the On Something season to discuss his impact on country music and the impact cannabis has had on him — including his first interactions with it, his personal and political relationship with it, and his influence on the legalization movement.
… Eric Krasno Plus One is a new Osiris Media podcast that features host Eric Krasno in conversations between the Grammy-winning guitarist and the friends he’s met in his 20-plus years as a touring musician. The latest episode features singer-songwriter Ivan Neville. Earlier episodes have featured musicians including Dave Matthews, Questlove and John Mayer, among others.
… How To! With Charles Duhigg, the weekly podcast from Slate combining the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism of Duhigg with the questions that listeners have always wanted to ask, has released a timely summer episode about how to survive a shark attack. The conversation will feature a man named David who survived a shark attack despite losing part of his right leg. Psychiatrist Dr. Bessel van der Kolk will help David understand and deal with the lasting psychological trauma of the attack.
… The Decoder Ring podcast makes its mission to crack cultural mysteries. On every episode host Willa Paskin takes on a cultural question, object, idea or habit and speaks with experts, historians and obsessives to try and figure out where it comes from, what it means, and why it matters. In a torn-from-the-headlines episode, the latest Decoder Ring show deals with “The Karen.” The meme has emerged recently during a national conversation about racial justice, but as the episode explores, it is rooted in the history of African American culture.
… Trailblazers returns for a third season. The Deezer exclusive hosted by Nick Halkes and Eddy Temple-Morris will feature electronic music legends in the upcoming eight-episode season including Norman Jay, Xavier de Rosnay, Trevor Horn and James Lavelle. The guests will discuss the music that played an important part of the genre’s iconic history. “Both Nick and I are really happy to be able to continue this legacy project,” Temple-Morris said. “We’ve managed to tick some great names off the wish-list for this series.”
… Photography Daily is a new podcast from former BBC documentary host Neale James that brings still photos to life by using audio. The episodes each run about 20 to 30 minutes. Monday through Thursday they feature a guest interview or a discussion about the world of photography. On Fridays, the episode discusses the topics raised during the week.
… On The Record is a new podcast hosted by Sarah Kienle, a violist in the Dallas Symphony. The show features members of the Dallas Symphony discussing classical music works. The biweekly show will include the musicians and share recordings of the pieces they discuss.
… The Healing Hearts Podcast is a new show created by The Healing Center. The creators say the seven-episode show is designed to provide education, innovation and information on Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program. Guests on the show share their healing journeys in the medical marijuana industry as many overcome fear and years of chronic pain to not only help themselves but help others along the way. The podcast was recorded in collaboration with The Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University in coordination with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
… Casandra Properties Podcast launches and focuses on both commercial and residential real estate. Hosted by Casandra Properties CEO James Prendamano, the weekly podcast covers topics including the coronavirus and its impact on the world and the industry moving forward, and takes a deep dive into digital marketing. To date, featured guests have included real estate professionals Rebecca Matulonis, Peter Gambino and John Vernazza.