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Luminary Releases 26 New Premium Podcast Episodes

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Luminary, a podcast technology and content company, announced 26
new podcast episodes available on its premium content network this week.
Luminary is a free podcast app and premium subscription content network,
where Luminary Premium subscribers will have access to more than 40
podcasts from some of the most recognizable voices in podcasting,
legendary entertainers, and diverse and emerging voices.

New releases featured on Luminary this week include:

  • The AM Archives from Lauren Shippen: This sci-fi
    series picks up where hit podcast The Bright Sessions left off.
    The original series followed a group of therapy patients with
    supernatural abilities as they uncovered the secrets of their
    therapist, Dr. Bright. (Wednesday 5/1)
  • Anthem: Homunculus: The next two episodes of John
    Cameron Mitchell
    and Bryan Weller’s Anthem — that
    includes appearances by Glenn Close, Cynthia Erivo and Patti
    — will debut on Monday, continuing Ceann’s story. (Monday

    • Luminary listeners can get caught up on the first two episodes of Anthem:
      on Luminary today.
  • The Axe Files: From David Axelrod, former senior advisor
    to President Barack Obama, comes The Axe Files, a series of revealing
    interviews with key players in the political world. This week David
    will talk life, politics, and acting with Bryan Cranston
    formerly of Breaking Bad and currently starring
    in Network on Broadway (Monday 4/29).
  • Deep Background with Noah Feldman: Every story has a
    backstory, even in today’s 24-hour news cycle. In Deep Background,
    Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg View columnist Noah
    Feldman will bring together a cross-section of expert guests to
    explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context that
    help us understand what’s really going on behind the biggest stories
    in the news. (Sunday 5/5)
  • Guys We F****d from Corinne Fisher and Krystyna
    Hailed as changing the way society
    thinks about female sexuality, Guys We F***d continues to pave
    the way toward a healthier outlook on sex. Hosted by stand-up
    comedians Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson, this critically
    acclaimed podcast will be your new best friend. (Friday 5/3)
  • Hannibal Buress: Handsome Rambler: Hannibal Buress’ show
    will make its Luminary debut this week. Hannibal is on the road, and
    he’s taking you along for the ride. Tune in for unfiltered
    observations on sports, sex, wrestling, relationships, philosophy,
    books, watches, other podcasts, bottled water reviews…anything can
    happen on Handsome Rambler. (Friday 5/3)
  • Hollywood & Crime from Wondery: Think
    Tinseltown is all glitz and glamor? Think again. Hollywood & Crime
    dives into the dark underbelly of Hollywood you thought you knew.
    (Wednesday 5/1)
  • I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST: Actor/Director Michael
    shares his strong, funny & offensive points of view on
    life, sports, music, film & everything in between in two episodes of I
    AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST this week. (Tuesday 4/30 and Friday 5/3)
  • Karamo: If you’ve seen Queer Eye, you know that Karamo
    Brown’s onscreen appearance is your cue to break out the tissues. The
    charismatic star turns to podcasting to go deeper than deep on life’s
    thorniest issues with celebrity guests and personal friends. This week Queer
    Eye’s Karamo Brown
    interviews friend and fellow Queer Eye
    castmate, Antoni Porowski. (Wednesday 5/1)
  • LGBTQ&A: From The Advocate magazine, Jeffrey
    interviews Roxane Gay about how to write about
    love, and what it’s like working with Channing Tatum on what is still
    a super secret project. They also discuss Roxane’s new Luminary
    podcast, Hear to Slay, coming to Luminary on 5/7.
    (Tuesday, 4/30)
  • Locked Up Abroad from Wondery: What does it feel
    like in the split second when you realize you’re about to be locked up
    in a foreign country – possibly for life? In Locked Up Abroad, host Jim
    (Real Crime Profile) brings you first hand accounts from
    people who lived this nightmare, starting with Billy Hayes,
    subject of the Oliver Stone movie Midnight Express.
    (Saturday 5/4)
  • Love and Radio with Nick van der Kolk: Love and
    Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an
    eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Get inside
    the mind of a rogue taxidermist. Or find out what it’s like to
    experience a stroke firsthand. You’ve never heard anything like it
    before. (Saturday 5/4)
  • Note to Self: Your guide to an accelerating
    world, with Manoush Zomorodi, from WNYC. This week Manoush and
    her guest Douglas Ruskoff examine the way interests of humans
    are being splintered in pursuit of technology.

    • Luminary listeners can hear the first episode of Note to Self,
      where Manoush revisits the ongoing debate regarding the effect of
      increased screen time on our ability to reach deep levels of
      comprehension. (Monday 4/29)
  • Now What? w/ Arian Foster: Follow Arian as he explores
    himself through conversation with a wide variety of people and topics
    ranging from current events to unexplored regions of our universe.
    We’re all walking through life guessing the best way we know how, he’s
    decided to guess in front of an audience. (Tuesday 4/30)
  • On Second Thought with Trevor Noah: With his new
    podcast On Second Thought, Trevor Noah challenges
    himself – and his listeners – to explore unfamiliar angles, embrace
    differing viewpoints, and celebrate the contradictions that make the
    modern world both bewildering and exciting. On his second episode,
    Trevor will host New Yorker writer Eliza Griswold to
    discuss religious extremism and the Sri Lanka Easter Sunday attacks.
    (Wednesday, 5/1).

    • Luminary listeners can already hear the first episode of On
      Second Thought with Trevor Noah
      where Trevor discusses Tiger
      Woods’ Masters comeback
  • The Passion Economy: From Adam Davidson, the
    creator of Planet Money. The economy is bananas, even
    scary. But some people are thriving, and we’re going to figure out
    how. This week Adam interviews Coss Marte, founder of ConBody,
    who went from drug dealer to personal trainer. (Monday 4/29)
  • Players’ Tribune: The Podcast: The Players’ Tribune
    disrupts the conventional approach to athlete stories, focusing not
    only on players like Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry but on the scores
    of athletes whose wins and losses have gone unnoticed. Now, TPT’s
    groundbreaking approach to storytelling is about to make a mark on
    podcasting. (Wednesday 5/1)
  • Poetics with Omari Hardwick: Omari Hardwick, star of the
    hit series Power, presents Poetics, a new podcast that invites you
    inside the minds and lyrics of the biggest names in hip hop and the
    culture. Every show, Omari invites his guests to share an original
    poem or verse, before diving deep into the stories and history that
    give every word its meaning. This week Omari hosts rapper and
    songwriter Casanova, where they talk about Casanova’s
    experience growing up in and out of NYC jails, the perception versus
    reality of gang life, masculinity in hip hop, and how Casanova became
    Brooklyn’s latest rap star. Casanova freestyles an acapella poem.
    Omari does as well. (Thursday 5/2)
  • The Rewatchables 1999: The Rewatchables 1999, featuring
    The Ringer’s Bill Simmons and a rotating cast from the Ringer
    universe, dissects the most iconic movies from 1999, an all-time great
    year in film. This week Bill Simmons will explore Cruel
    , the 1999 cult-favorite featuring wealthy
    New York City high schoolers, based on the French novel Dangerous
    and starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, Sarah
    Michelle Gellar, and Selma Blair. (Thursday 5/2)

    • Last week’s The Rewatchables 1999 episode, in which, Bill
      Simmons talks American Pie with co-hosts Sean
      Fennessey and Chris Ryan is available on Luminary today.
  • Roads and Kingdoms’ The Trip:The Trip is
    one of the most fun podcast interviews I’ve ever done. I’m still
    coming down from the high.” —W. Kamau Bell. Join the late Anthony
    Bourdain’s partners at Roads & Kingdoms for interviews and drinks from
    around the world.. (Monday 4/29)
  • Stoop Talks: With Leila Day and Hana Baba, Stoop
    podcast carves out a place for broad-minded conversations
    that embody the black diaspora. This week Leilia and Hana interview
    the first Deafblind graduate from Harvard Law School,
    Eritrean-American Haben Girma. (Friday 5/3)

    • Last week’s Stoop Talks featuring Killer Mike is available
      on Luminary today.
  • The Ten from The Advocate: From The Advocate,
    the world’s leading source of LGBTQ news, and hosted by
    Editor-in-Chief, Zach Stafford, The Ten is a weekly look at news and
    culture through a queer lens. (Thursday 5/2)
  • Under the Skin: Russell Brand’s podcast asks:
    what’s beneath the surface – of people we admire, of the ideas that
    define our time, of the history we are told. Speaking with guests from
    the world of academia, popular culture and the arts, they’ll help us
    to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a
    laugh. (Saturday 5/4)

    • Last week’s Under the Skin with Karamo Brown is
      available on Luminary today.
  • Wisdom from the Top: From Guy Raz, best
    known for How I Built This, and the first person to have
    three podcasts on the top 20 chart, comes a chance to slide your chair
    into boardrooms, C-suites, and the quarters of top brass. Wisdom From
    the Top brings listeners into conversations with the leaders helming
    today’s most powerful corporations and organizations, offering direct
    access to the secrets, mistakes, and wins that define modern
    leadership. This week Guy interviews Jorgen Vig Knudstorp,
    former CEO of LEGO. (Tuesday 4/30)

Luminary offers all listeners a one-month free trial of Luminary
Premium, with a monthly subscription of $7.99 following the first month
for U.S. subscribers. The free Luminary app is also available to
download for listeners in Canada (CA$8.49/month), the U.K. (£6.99/month)
and Australia (AU$7.99/month), also with a one-month free trial.

Podcast fans can listen on Luminary for free at
or by downloading the free app on Apple and Android devices.

About Luminary

Luminary is a podcast technology and content company offering a free
podcast app with simple user interface and smart content discovery, and
a premium subscription network of top quality and premium podcasts
available only on Luminary. Driven by the singular mission to improve
the podcasting experience for both listeners and creators, Luminary is
making it easier for podcast listeners to find great content and for
podcast creators to do their best work. Luminary Premium will have more
than 40 shows and more than 1,000 hours of premium originals available
only on Luminary, featuring some of the most recognizable voices in
podcasting, legendary entertainers, and diverse and emerging voices. The
free Luminary app — where listeners can listen to Luminary Premium
shows and their favorites among hundreds of thousands of publicly
available podcasts — is available for free on iOS, Android, and web.

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