Curiosity launches podcast network

Curiosity, the company started by Discovery founder John Hendricks and operator of factual streamer CuriosityStream, has announced a move into podcasting. 

Launched in partnership with leading podcast publisher iHeartMedia, the Curiosity Audio Network will feature original content along with podcasts to complement programming on CuriosityStream.

The first series from the network available now is the One Day University podcast series, which showcases lectures from professors at some of the world’s top colleges and universities with topics ranging from literature to history. 

Later this year, the network will premiere its first original podcast co-produced with iHeartMedia about the death of the “Cold War Cowboy” Dean Reed. All shows will be distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network which is home to more than 750 original podcasts with over 440 million downloads each month

Devin Emery, chief strategy officer for Curiosity, said: “We couldn’t be more excited to make our move into audio in partnership with the number-one podcast publisher in the world. Audio is exploding as a go-to medium for connecting with audiences, and we believe Curiosity and iHeart’s shared passion for creating curiosity-catalysing content is going to make for highly compelling storytelling.”

Will Pearson, chief operating officer for iHeartPodcast Network, said: “We are thrilled to join forces with Curiosity Inc. to develop premium podcasts for an audience who loves to learn. The Curiosity team has built such an incredible library of knowledge for curious minds and are adding to it all the time, and we can’t wait to bring it to our millions of listeners across the globe.”

Most Recent