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Neon Hum Goes Behind the Scenes of Reality TV with Spectacle



Acclaimed podcast production house Neon Hum, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, today announced the debut of Spectacle, a new podcast tracing reality television back to its inception. The 10-episode series is hosted by writer and comedian Mariah Smith and the first three episodes are available now.

The show kicks off with a deep dive into the 1970’s series “An American Family” and continues on in episode two to tackle the complexities and lasting impact of “The Real World.” In each episode, Smith takes fans on a journey to relive the scenes that stuck with audiences, while talking to the people who were in the rooms where it happened, from “The Real World” season one cast member Norman Korpi to “Queer Eye” star Bobby Burke.

Spectacle will follow the evolution of reality TV in chronological order, as Smith explores the various ways in which reality programming has changed pop culture over the last 30 years. Upcoming episodes feature conversations around some of the biggest reality programs, including “Survivor,” “The Bachelor,” “Real Housewives,” “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” “90 Day Fiance,” “Queer Eye,” “The Circle,” and “The Great British Baking Show.”

“I’m so excited for listeners to dive into the world of reality with me, because these shows are so much more than just a guilty pleasure,” said Mariah Smith. “We’ll cover everything from dating shows to baking competitions and analyze how and why ‘Housewives’ and the ‘Fab 5’ have become so central to shaping our culture.”
The series is produced by Mariah Smith and Joanna Clay at Neon Hum. Jonathan Hirsch and Shara Morris are executive producers and Catherine Saint Louis is the editor.

Listeners can subscribe to Spectacle on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. For more information on Spectacle and all other Sony Podcast shows, follow @SonyPodcasts on Twitter and Instagram.


Sony Music Entertainment Seeks Podcast Producer for Neon Hum Media



Sony Music Entertainment is seeking a Podcast Producer for Neon Hum Media, an emerging, passionate West Coast podcast production company that creates cinematic, top quality, and wide-appeal audio programming.

They are based in Los Angeles, and have helped create multiple podcast hits including the duPont Award-Winning Bag Man with Rachel Maddow, The Thing About Pam, Room 20, Crooked Media’s This Land, and L.A. Times Studios’ Larger Than Life.

We are currently looking for a producer with high-quality audio production and editorial skills to help develop and produce original and partner projects.

The ideal candidate for this position will bring leadership, organization, and exceptional storytelling skills to a wide breadth of podcast products.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Pitching story ideas for feature and interview programming
  • Booking guests
  • Producing and editing both talk-driven, mixed-format and documentary style segments
  • Writing scripts (examples: scripts for show and hosts)
  • Providing production and editorial support as-needed
  • And more!

    Qualifications Include:
  • 3+ years audio production or related storytelling experience
  • Experience producing audio in tight deadlines. Public media or journalism background a plus
  • Experience working with talent, including host coaching in studio
  • A clear track record of producing innovative, diverse, and complex audio works
  • Experience cultivating talent from multiple creative sectors and backgrounds
  • And more!

Those who want to know more about the responsibilities and qualifications of this job should visit the Sony Music Entertainment page where this job is posted. You can apply for the job through their website, but must sign in with LinkedIn to do that.