Pushkin Industries, the audio network co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, shared details of its podcast slate for fall 2022. The upcoming lineup features three all-new series including The Loudest Girl in the World, a personal exploration of journalist Lauren Ober’s autism diagnosis; Death of an Artist, a true crime series set in the 1980s New York City art world; and Come As You Are, a weekly show with sex educator Emily Nagoski.
Pushkin’s fall slate will also include new seasons of The Happiness Lab hosted by Dr. Laurie Santos, The Last Archive hosted by Jill Lepore, Bad Women, hosted by Hallie Rebenhold and Apple’s Best Show of 2021 A Slight Change of Plans hosted by Maya Shankar. “I am thrilled that this year Pushkin’s fall slate introduces a stellar group of fresh, smart, and provocative female voices to the podcasting space,” says Leila Molad, VP of Content Development at Pushkin. “The breadth of these shows, both by new and returning hosts, is a testament to our distinct ability to identify and partner with the best talent.”
Pushkin’s fall 2022 podcast releases are listed below in order of their launch dates.
THE HAPPINESS LAB – New season launching Tuesday, September 6
Our minds lie to us all the time about what will make us happy. In this season of The Happiness Lab, host Dr. Laurie Santos explains what we get wrong about a range of everyday experiences and explores myth-busting questions with surprising solutions, such as: What’s wrong with striving for a #NoRegrets life? Why do we make decisions in the heat of the moment? Why is there a generation catastrophically failing to thrive?
THE LOUDEST GIRL IN THE WORLD – Premiering Tuesday, September 13
For years, journalist and podcaster Lauren Ober wasn’t all that jazzed about herself. She was always getting in trouble, she had weird sensory issues and her anxiety felt off the charts. And then, she found out why – she was autistic. The Loudest Girl in the World tells the story of Lauren’s journey to understand what the hell it means to be on the autism spectrum and how to live life as a newly diagnosed autistic person. This is a co-production of Pushkin and iHeartMedia.
DEATH OF AN ARTIST – Premiering Friday, September 23
For more than 35 years, accusations of murder shrouded one of the art world’s most storied couples: Was the famous sculptor Carl Andre involved in the death of his up-and-coming artist wife Ana Mendiata? Host Helen Molesworth revisits Menditia’s death, taking a closer look at how she might have fallen out of the window of their 34th floor Soho apartment, and the following trial which has divided the art world since 1985. This is a co-production of Pushkin and Somethin’ Else/Sony Music Entertainment.
A SLIGHT CHANGE OF PLANS – New season launching Monday, October 3
Cognitive Scientist Maya Shankar returns with a new season of her award-winning podcast A Slight Change of Plans, which will feature incredible stories of change from people like Ruby Bridges, Jason Isbell, Lucy Kalanithi and Florence Williams.
STORY OF THE WEEK – Premiering Thursday, October 6
Most smart people will say that long-form journalism is essential; however, many no longer subscribe to the magazines where these stories are published. Story of the Week with Joel Stein fixes this broken market by delivering long-form stories in a format that doesn’t require reading. Each week, journalist Joel Stein chooses an article that fascinated him the most that week and delivers in an efficient, conversational style. This is a co-production of Pushkin and iHeartMedia.
BAD WOMEN: The Blackout Ripper – New season launching Tuesday, October 11
In February 1942, a very different threat than Hitler stalked the women of London’s theater and nightclub district: a sadistic killer whose depravity was immediately likened to Jack the Ripper. Using new research from police files, court transcripts and exhaustive genealogical studies, this new season of Hallie Rubenhold’s Bad Women reconstructs the lives of these murdered women who were ignored as the sex trade and criminality surged in the bomb-ravaged streets of the Blitz.
THE LAST ARCHIVE – New season launching Thursday, October 27
Harvard historian and _New Yorker_ staff writer Jill Lepore has unspooled a history of the United States’ post-truth crisis – of how we know what we know and why it seems lately as if we can’t agree on anything at all. In her third and final season, Lepore tells eight stories about solutions. From experiments with high school juries to profiles of cutting-edge animal scientists, Lepore offers a season of hopefulness, imagination, and the consolation of well-told history.
COME AS YOU ARE – Premiering in October
Each week, sex educator and bestselling author Emily Nagoski answers questions about sex, along the way dispelling the cultural myths we’ve been told. With guest appearances from other experts like orgasm neuroscience researchers, pelvic floor therapists, and gynecologists, Nagoski’s new weekly show will help listeners learn to live with more confidence and joy in their bodies. This is a co-production of Pushkin and Madison Wells.