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Cadence13 Partners with Obama White House Veterans for Pod is a Woman



Cadence13, a premium podcast company and part of Entercom’s Podcast Network, announced the launch of Pod is a Woman a weekly show hosted by three Obama White House veterans: Alejandra Campoverdi, who served as White House Deputy Director of Hispanic Media; Johanna Maska, former White House Director of Press Advance; and Darienne Page, former White House Director of Veterans Outreach.

On Pod is a Woman, Campoverdi, Maska and Page will lead an unfiltered weekly conversation about politics and popular culture that is as relatable as it is real, joined by a roster of guests with backgrounds and perspectives as nuanced and eclectic as their own — politicians, organizers, tastemakers, journalists, and more. Looking at the race for 2020 and beyond, Campoverdi, Maska and Page will offer their firsthand insight and analysis, and a woman’s perspective, on the issues and the candidates, America’s leadership around the world, and what this election means for future generations. With dynamic hosts from profoundly different upbringings and paths to politics, Pod is a Woman infuses present day political commentary with voices sorely missing from the public discourse.

Pod is a Woman launched on August 10, 2020, with special guest Dr. Jill Biden on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RADIO.Com and everywhere podcasts are available. New episodes will be available on Wednesdays beginning August 19, 2020. Dr. Biden will join Campoverdi, Maska and Page for an in-depth conversation on the race for the White House, key issues on the minds of voters, and more.

“Throughout our years working in the White House for President Obama, we saw just what was possible when people of all backgrounds come together under a common mission of equality and opportunity. We also experienced firsthand the leadership role women played in getting the job done. This moment will be no different,” said hosts Campoverdi, Page and Maska. “At this pivotal time for our country, we’re thrilled to partner with Cadence13 to create space for honest, unapologetic, and representative conversations that will cut through the political noise and bring the focus back to the issues that really matter.”


Cadence13 and Headspace Studios Launch The Gift of Forgiveness



Cadence13, part of Entercom’s podcast network, and Headspace Studios, a multi-platform content studio from global leader in meditation and mindfulness announced The Gift of Forgiveness, a new weekly podcast hosted and executive produced by New York Times bestselling author Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt on which she explores the power of forgiveness.

This series marks the second in a slate of new and original podcasts from C13 and Headspace.

On the weekly series, inspired by her New York Times bestselling book of the same title, Schwarzenegger Pratt will explore the power and meaning of forgiveness, examining what happens in our lives, hearts, and minds when we hold on to trauma, and the impact on our lives and the lives of others when we are able to forgive.

Schwarzenegger Pratt will interview people from all backgrounds and all walks of life about their forgiveness journeys with the goal of examining why so many of us struggle with it and the freedom we feel when we are finally able to say, ‘I have forgiven.’

Guests include Jessica Simpson, Chelsea Handler, Sean Hayes, and Cheryl Burke, who will share their own powerful, raw stories of trauma, loss, and their complicated relationship with forgiveness, as well as Rabbi Steve Leder, grief expert David Kessler, Pablo Escobar’s son Sebastian Marroquín, “School of Greatness” host Lewis Howes, author Chris Williams and Daniel J. Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.

The Gift of Forgiveness will launch on July 15, 2020 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RADIO.com and everywhere podcasts are available, with new episodes available on Wednesday. Listen to the trailer and subscribe to the series here: https://bit.ly/GiftofForgiveness.


Entercom Acquired Pineapple Street Media and Cadence13



Entercom announced that it has acquired Pineapple Street Media, an award-winning, renowned independent producer of top-rated podcast content, and reached an agreement in principle to acquire Cadence13, an industry leader in podcast creation and distribution, to create a powerhouse division under RADIO.COM.

Through the strategic acquisitions of Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Media, Entercom will become one of the country’s top three podcasters and a leading creator, distributor and seller of top-rated podcast content.

The deal will bring together a combination of strengths to create a unique leadership position that leverages Entercom’s scale across the top 50 U.S. markets, reach of 170 million listeners per month, enhanced targeted data capabilities, and top-rated portfolio of spoken word brands, and both Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Media’s capabilities as two of the industry’s leading developers and sellers of original podcast content.

Podcast episodes published or distributed by Entercom, Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Media were downloaded more than 150 million times per month in the second quarter of 2019.

As part of the acquisitions, Pineapple Street Media will become Pineapple Street Studios, a division of RADIO.COM, focused on high-quality content creation and production of unique, market-leading original podcast content for both RADIO.COM as well as the the broader podcast ecosystem.

The new Pineapple Street Studios will continue to produce hit shows and build on its position at the forefront of partnership podcasts with brands including Disney, HBO, Netflix, Nike and more. Pineapple Street co-founders, Jenna Weiss-Berman and Max Linksy, will join the new organization as co-heads of this division, reporting into J.D. Crowley, Chief Digital Officer, Entercom.

Additionally, Cadence13 will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Entercom, named Cadence13, a division of RADIO.COM, and will continue to operate as a leader in the podcast space, with a full slate of unique services for top creators including audience development, production, and monetization.

Spencer Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Cadence13, will join the new organization as head of the division, reporting into J.D. Crowley, Chief Digital Officer, Entercom. Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13, will continue to lead content for the division, and John Murphy, President Cadence13, will also be part of the leadership team.

Cadence13 will continue to partner with top podcasters such as Crooked Media and Pushkin Industries while also expanding its client roster, leveraging Entercom’s broadcast reach and RADIO.COM’s digital platform.


Cadence13 and Chris Hardwick are in a Legal Battle



TMZ reported that podcast company Cadence13 and Chris Hardwick, of the ID10T website, are having a legal battle involving money. It appears that TMZ has both sides of the situation.

According to TMZ, Cadence13 has filed a lawsuit against Chris Hardwick. Cadence13 claims that Chris Hardwick bowed out of a deal to produce a weekly podcast and failed to pay back the rest of his $1 million cash advance.

It appears that Chris Hardwick signed a two-year deal in 2018 to create four podcasts per month. Cadence13 claims that Chris Hardwick stopped making new episodes of the podcast in June of 2018.

The timing coincides with a Medium post written by Chloe Dykstra in which she reveals the emotional and sexual abuse she experienced from someone she used to date.

She didn’t name the person in her Medium article, but described the person as someone who was 20 years her senior and who went from being a “podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company.” That description could fit Chris Hardwick.

Cadence13 claims that it paid Chris Hardwick $1 million in advances, and says that he has not paid back the full amount after stopping his ID10T podcast. It appears that Cadence13 has recouped about $394K in ad revenue, and that they are suing Chris Hardwick for the remaining $606K.

A lawyer for Chris Hardwick contacted TMZ. The lawyer claims that Cadence13 owes Chris Hardwick $3 million and filing their lawsuit is their attempt to try and avoid fulfilling their obligations to pay him. The lawyer also claims that Chris Hardwick has delivered over 30 podcast episodes since October of 2018 and hasn’t been paid a dime.

In addition, the lawyer for Chris Hardwick says that the law firm representing Cadence13 in its lawsuit is the same one that “conducted a comprehensive investigation and exonerated Chris of the baseless allegations of (emotional and sexual abuse) referenced in the filing.” The lawyer says Chris Hardwick and his team will “take all appropriate steps to recover the millions of dollars which C13 contractually owes him.”