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JJ Redick’s ‘The Old Man and the Three’ Inks Distribution and Ad Sales Deal With Wondery, Amazon Music

JJ Redick’s ThreeFourTwo Productions has struck an exclusive ad sales and distribution deal with Wondery and Amazon Music for the company’s flagship podcast The Old Man and the Three. Beginning next week, new episodes of the popular basketball podcast will be available without ads on Wondery+, though the show will continue to be available on […]

Guy Raz Takes on the Celebrity Interview in New Podcast

As the host of the popular business podcast How I Built This, Guy Raz is used to having hours-long interviews with CEOs and entrepreneurs, coaxing out stories of the failures and successes that made his guests into the business heavyweights they are today. But for his next venture, Raz is turning his attention toward celebrities. […]

Wondery to Release Podcasts in Dolby Atmos Format

Amazon-owned Wondery revealed on Monday that it will release several of its podcast series in Dolby Atmos, making it the first podcast streaming service in the United States to deliver podcasts in the immersive sound format. Atmos will be available for select podcasts, starting today, from the subscription service Wondery+ in the Wondery app in […]

‘Morbid’ Podcast Network Inks Exclusive Ad Sales, Distribution Deal With Wondery, Amazon Music

Morbid Network, the podcast network behind Morbid: A True Crime Podcast, has struck an exclusive ad sales and one-week windowing deal with Wondery and Amazon Music, hosts Alaina Urquhart and Ashleigh Kelley said Thursday. Similar to other licensing deals Wondery and Amazon Music have inked with Exactly Right Media (My Favorite Murder), SmartLess and How I Built This, new episodes […]

Pineapple Street Studios Inks Four-Project Slate Deal With Amazon Music, Wondery (Exclusive)

Pineapple Street Studios, the podcast studio behind Missing Richard Simmons and Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill Podcast, has closed an exclusive slate deal with Amazon Music and Wondery for at least four new projects. The deal marks Amazon and Wondery’s first content slate deal with a podcast studio and will give the companies an exclusive distribution window to […]

Wondery Hires Jeanine Percival Wright as Latest Podcast Executive

Wondery has tapped Jeanine Percival Wright to become the podcast company’s general manager of operations and commercial. Wright was most recently the chief financial officer and svp of strategy and operations at AdsWizz, the audio ad tech subsidiary of SiriusXM. At Wondery, Wright — reporting up to CEO Jen Sargent — will oversee revenue, licensing, […]

NPR’s ‘How I Built This’ Strikes Licensing Deal With Amazon Music, Wondery (Exclusive)

NPR’s How I Built This podcast, hosted by Guy Raz, has struck an exclusive three-year licensing and ad deal with Amazon Music and Wondery, marking the first deal of this type Amazon and Wondery have made with an NPR podcast. New episodes of the show will drop one week early for Amazon Music, Amazon Prime and Wondery+ […]

Amazon, Wondery Acquire Exclusive Rights to ‘My Favorite Murder’ Podcast

Amazon Music and Wondery have acquired the exclusive rights to the hit podcast My Favorite Murder as part of an exclusive ad sales and distribution deal with parent network Exactly Right Media, the companies said Monday. Episodes of My Favorite Murder, as well as other popular true-crime shows from the network like The Murder Squad and the medical mystery series This […]

Wondery Tops Paid Subscriptions on Apple Podcasts

Wondery’s subscription offering, Wondery+, has topped the list of paid subscriptions on Apple Podcasts, the tech giant revealed for the first time on Thursday. Apple declined to share specific subscription numbers but said it tracked top paid subscriptions worldwide over the past three months, based on subscriptions to both channels and individual shows. The list […]

Wondery Launches Subscription Podcast Service for Kids and Families (Exclusive)

Wondery, the podcast studio owned by Amazon, is launching an audio subscription service for kids and families on Apple Podcasts. Wondery+ Kids is separate from Wondery’s premium subscription service, Wondery+, and costs $4.99 a month. Subscribers to Wondery+ Kids will get early access to new episodes of Tinkercast and Wondery Originals like Little Stories Everywhere, […]

Wondery, Amazon Music Strike Licensing Deal With Tinkercast (Exclusive)

Wondery and Amazon Music have reached an exclusive licensing and ad sales deal with the family-oriented podcast company Tinkercast. Beginning in September and extending through 2022, Wondery and Amazon Music will have exclusive rights to new and existing podcasts from Tinkercast. The Amazon-owned companies will also have merchandising rights to Tinkercast’s products and will expand […]

Amazon Nabs Exclusive Rights to ‘SmartLess’ Podcast

Amazon on Tuesday acquired the exclusive rights to release new episodes of Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes’ SmartLess podcast a week early on Amazon Music and on the subscription tier of Wondery, the podcast studio acquired by Amazon last year. The early releases will begin on August 1. Amazon will also have the rights […]