PRX Announces Four New Channels Available through Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, Launching Worldwide in May 2021
Today PRX, a leading non-profit media organization known for shaping the future of audio, announced it will debut four channels with iconic programming from the Radiotopia podcast network, “Snap Judgment,” The Moth, and a collection of podcasts for kids, Pod Squad, through Apple Podcasts Subscriptions when it launches worldwide next month.
Apple Podcasts Subscriptions is a new, global marketplace that empowers audio creators, including PRX, to offer premium subscriptions featuring a variety of benefits for individual shows, or curated groups of shows called channels, directly to listeners on Apple Podcasts.
Listeners can continue to enjoy ad-supported shows distributed by PRX for free, on-demand, across listening platforms, including Apple Podcasts. When Apple Podcasts Subscriptions launches, listeners will have the option to support their favorite programming, and gain access to ad-free episodes for $4.99 per month per channel.
The following channels from PRX will be available through Apple Podcasts Subscriptions when it launches next month:
- Radiotopia Uninterrupted — The Radiotopia podcast network features productions from extraordinary, independent creators. This channel includes ad-free episodes of each show currently in the award-winning network.
- Pod Squad Uninterrupted — Pod Squad features age-appropriate podcasts for kids ages 2 and up, from trusted producers including GBH and Gen-Z Media, plus content suitable for 9–13-year-olds via TRAX, PRX’s podcast network for tweens. This channel includes ad-free episodes of titles such as “Tai Asks Why,” “The Big Fib,” “The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian,” “Ooh You’re in Trouble,” “Live from Mount Olympus,” “The Creeping Hour,” Molly of Denali,” “Pinkalicious & Peterrific,” “That’s Totally Normal!” and more.
- Snap Judgment Uninterrupted — “Snap Judgment” mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic audio. The show’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another. Subscribers to this channel will gain access to ad-free episodes and support the production of “Snap Judgment.”
- The Moth Uninterrupted — The Moth, a nonprofit storytelling organization, has presented over 40,000 true stories told live and without notes to standing-room-only crowds worldwide as the teller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience. Since 2008, “The Moth Podcast” has featured stories from Moth stages around the world. This channel will include ad-free episodes of “The Moth Podcast” plus “The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber” — a carwash for people’s shame and secrets — a podcast produced in collaboration with The Moth.
Additional channels featuring podcasts distributed by PRX may be announced in the future.
“We welcome this innovative opportunity from Apple to empower independent audio creators,” said Kerri Hoffman, CEO of PRX. “As a public media organization, we believe in nurturing a strong podcast ecosystem that is open and accessible to all listeners, and Apple Podcasts Subscriptions is an important step to furthering this ongoing goal.”
“As a leading podcast publisher in partnership with a number of bold creators, including the Radiotopia podcast network, we are excited by new pathways to build and deepen relationships with listeners,” said Jason Saldanha, Chief of Business Development and Content at PRX. “Apple Podcasts Subscriptions is an exciting new opportunity to facilitate connections between audiences and producers, storytellers, and artists. We look forward to exploring the possibilities enabled by this new marketplace.”
For more about PRX, visit prx.org. For more information about Apple Podcasts and Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, visit Apple Newsroom.
David Cotrone, Senior Manager of Public Relations & Communications at PRX: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRX is a public media organization shaping the future of audio by producing and distributing content, building technology, and training talented, independent producers. With an award-winning portfolio ranging from iconic public media programs such as “The Moth Radio Hour,” “TED Talks Daily,” “This American Life”, “Snap Judgment,” “Latino USA,” “The World,” and “Reveal,” as well as a growing body of podcast-first productions, including the Radiotopia podcast network and the TRAX podcast network for tweens, PRX generates more than 75 million podcast downloads per month. Visit PRX.org for more.