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Luminary Releases 26 New Premium Podcast Episodes


This week Luminary features On Second Thought with Trevor Noah where Trevor discusses Sri Lanka and religious extremism, and the next two episodes in the Anthem: Homunculus story from John Cameron Mitchell and Bryan Weller


Bryan Cranston speaks to David Axelrod on The Axe Files, Stoop Talks’ Leila Day and Hana Baba interview Haben Girma, Hannibal Buress: Handsome Rambler makes its Luminary debut, and Bill Simmons explores Cruel Intentions on The Ringer’s The Rewatchables 1999

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 LuPone -- will debut on Monday, continuing Ceann’s story. (Monday 4/29)
    • Luminary listeners can get caught up on the first two episodes of Anthem: Homunculus 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 Hutchinson: 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 Rapaport 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 Masters 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 Clemente (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 Intentions, the 1999 cult-favorite featuring wealthy New York City high schoolers, based on the French novel Dangerous Liaisons 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 Talks 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 luminarypodcasts.com 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.

For more information, visit luminarypodcasts.com or follow @hearluminary.

Note: Please reach out to press@luminary.audio if you would like to receive free media access to Luminary Premium to review shows or listen to content.

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