Beloved actor, comedian, writer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and pottery master Seth Rogen is adding another title to his resume: Podcast host. Starting on Wednesday, October 6th, Storytime with Seth Rogen — a series of personal stories produced with a rich sound design — will launch on the SXM App in conjunction with Stitcher.
For 10 weeks, Rogen will indulge his endless curiosity about people and the world we live in by inviting a range of guests to share a single story — whether hilarious, harrowing, or heartwarming — and bring it to life through rhythmic editing as supporting interviews and archival tape are woven in alongside a tuneful sound design and score.
Rogen’s new podcast is being developed and produced by Richard Parks III, who will edit the stories and add his signature approach to sound design and music, which can also be heard on Richard’s Famous Food Podcast, and in Parks’ collaborations with The Flaming Lips, McSweeney’s, and KCRW. Frida Perez and Earwolf’s Colin Anderson serve as Executive Producers. Additional support comes from Earwolf’s Associate Producer Renee Colvert, Senior Producer Josh Richmond, and Managing Producer Amelia Chappelow.
“Recording and editing these episodes has been a thrilling and rewarding experience,” Rogen said. “Bringing people’s stories to life in these sort of ‘audio documentaries’ has given me amazing insight into what makes up the most impactful moments in people’s lives and how they contextualize these moments. I think Frida, Richard and I have been able to do something that even I am shocked by: produce what seems like an original podcast.”
“Richard’s journalistic track record, left-field sense of humor, and propensity for wildly creative audio made him the perfect producer to realize Seth’s vision,” Colin Anderson, Vice President of Comedy at Stitcher, said. “Together, they’ve created something truly unique, which feels right at home at Earwolf.”
Storytime with Seth Rogen will be available via Stitcher’s comedy podcast network, Earwolf (home to popular and award-winning shows Office Ladies, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, Scam Goddess, How Did This Get Made? and Comedy Bang! Bang!) and can be heard on the SXM App, Stitcher, and all major podcast listening platforms.