Radiotopia Adds Two Podcasts
Mystery thriller “Passenger List” to debut in September and YR Media’s “Adult ISH” joins Radiotopia.
Today, PRX’s Radiotopia is announcing an immersive mystery thriller starring Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) that will debut in September. And, YR Media (formerly Youth Radio) — the award-winning national network of young journalists and artists—will partner with Radiotopia to bring listeners a new season of a culture and advice podcast by and for almost-adults.
More details about each podcast
Adult ISH will launch its second season on August 22.
Through a weekly mix of interviews, storytelling and unfiltered advice, co-hosts Nyge Turner and Merk Nguyen — both in their early twenties — dive into topics central to their lives, including mental health, professional goals, identity, race, music and relationships.
Created by Oakland-based YR Media, Adult ISH launched in November 2018. Now partnering with Radiotopia, season two will include guest appearances by almost-adults and OG adults alike including W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America), Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack), Shan Boodram (The Game of Desire), a fashion influencer, a Latinx therapist and artists, among others. In addition, Nyge and Merk will finesse being broke, navigate family politics and first-gen Vietnamese norms, and more.
Passenger List arrival: September 16.
In this fictional mystery thriller, Atlantic Flight 702 has disappeared mid-flight between London and New York with 256 passengers on board. Kaitlin Le, a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight, is determined to uncover the truth.
Starring Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), the cast will also feature Colin Morgan (The Fall), Rob Benedict (Supernatural) and Patti LuPone (Les Misérables; Sweeney Todd). Created, co-written and co-directed by Peabody Award-winner John Scott Dryden (Tumanbay; LifeAfter). Co-written and co-directed by Lauren Shippen (The Bright Sessions). Sound design by Mark Henry Phillips (Homecoming; Serial). Additional writing by Mara Wilson (Big Hero 6; Matilda) and Kevin Rodriguez (Deadly Class).
“As Radiotopia evolves, we continue to live our mission of empowering bold, independent creators while exploring the creative potential for audio. From a riveting, sound-drenched mystery thriller to a first-of-its-kind podcast for almost-adults, we’re excited to open new worlds for our listeners and new audiences.”
— Julie Shapiro, Executive Producer, Radiotopia
Radiotopia, from public media leader PRX and 99% Invisible’s Roman Mars, is a curated network of extraordinary, cutting-edge podcasts. Radiotopia empowers independent producers to do their best work, grow audience and increase revenue. At its core, Radiotopia cultivates community for listeners and makers alike. The network was recently named among Fast Company’s top 10 most innovative companies. Radiotopia’s podcasts are heard by millions.