Luminary Releases 33 New Premium Podcast Episodes

This week on Luminary, Stacey Abrams joins Roxane Gay and Tressie
McMillan Cottom on Hear to Slay where they discuss her potential
2020 presidential candidacy, and Celeste Barber hosts fellow comedian
Tiffany Haddish who chronicles her rise to fame after her hit comedy Girls

Best Buy CEO, Hubert Joly speaks to Guy Raz on Wisdom From The Top,
Lena Dunham and Alissa Bennett from The C-Word dissect the
high-profile divorce between Robin Givens and Mike Tyson and how the
media portrayed Robin, and Bill Simmons’ The Ringer explores Notting
Hill on The Rewatchables 1999

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#HearLuminarylt;/agt;–Luminary, a podcast technology and content company, announced 33
new podcast episodes available on its premium content network. 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.

The week’s newest episodes cover leadership, news and politics, scripted
storytelling, female empowerment, and much more.

1. Sincerely, X from TED with Sarah Kay: Bringing
its second season to Luminary with new host Sarah Kay, TED’s Sincerely,
provides a space to share powerful ideas anonymously. This week,
Sarah tells the story of an adoptive mother who learns a dark secret
about her daughter’s paternity through an at-home DNA test. (Monday,

2. Anthem: Homunculus: The next two episodes of John
Cameron Mitchell
and Bryan Weller’s Anthem — including
appearances by Cynthia Erivo and Denis O’Hare — debuts on
Monday. (Monday, 5/13)

3. Note to Self: Your guide to an accelerating
world, with Manoush Zomorodi, from WNYC. This week Manoush and
her guest, Maryanne Wolf, discuss the implications reading
on a screen has on our ability to reach deep levels of comprehension.
(Monday, 5/13)

4. Wisdom from the Top from Guy Raz, best
known for How I Built This,is the first person to have
three podcasts on the top 20 chart. This week, Guy Raz interviews
Best Buy’s CEO, Hubert Joly on how he turned the company around. (Tuesday,

5. Now What? w/ Arian Foster: Arian interviews “Destiny”
(aka Steven Kenneth Bonnell II)
– a controversial gamer with a
popular channel on Twitch, where he is known for his political
commentary during game play. (Tuesday, 5/14)

6. Celeste & Her Best with Celeste Barber:
On this week’s episode, Celeste chats it up with fellow comedian Tiffany
Haddish, covering all of life’s topics from men, to movies, growing up,
and her rise to fame after Girls Trip. (Tuesday, 5/14)

7. Hear to Slay with Roxane Gay & Tressie McMillan
Hear to Slay is a new podcast that elevates black
female voice, and this week, Roxane and Tressie interview potential 2020
presidential candidate Stacey Abrams. (Tuesday, 5/14)

8. LGBTQ&A from The Advocate magazine, hosted by Jeffrey
This week, Jeffrey interviews Ryan O’Connell,
writer-creator and star of Netflix’s show Special where they talk
about disability representation and why society shouldn’t be afraid to
talk about sex workers. (Tuesday, 5/14)

9. On Second Thought with Trevor Noah. In Trevor’s
newest episode he breaks down K-12 education with guest Pedro
, a Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate
School of Education and Information Studies and Faculty Director for the
Center for the Transformation of Schools. (Wednesday,

10. Players’ Tribune: The Podcast: The Players’ Tribune
disrupts the conventional approach to athlete stories and now, TPT’s
groundbreaking approach to storytelling is making its mark on
podcasting. On this week’s episode, actor Tyler James Williams
reads T.J. Ford’s piece, “I Can’t Feel My Body.” (Wednesday,

11. The Ten from The Advocate: Editor-in-Chief, Zach
, dives deep into the Equality Act this week and is joined
by longtime Advocate staffer Trudy Ring who is an expert on the
legislation. Trudy takes Zach through the history of the act and why a
failure of the act may turn out to be positive for the community after
all. (Thursday, 5/16)

12. Poetics hosted by Omari Hardwick: This
week Omari and his guest, rapper Dave East, talk about their
shared experiences of turning dashed pro sports dreams into successful
artistic careers. The two discuss the rappers’ upbringing in Harlem,
family tragedy, and using their talent for storytelling to escape a
cycle of poverty. (Thursday, 5/16)

13. The Rewatchables 1999: Featuring The Ringer’s Bill
and a rotating cast from The Ringer universe, the
group dissects one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time, Notting
starting Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. (Thursday, 5/16)

14. The C-Word with Lena Dunham and Alissa Bennett: This
week, Lena and Alissa reexamine the time Robin Givens was called the
most hated woman in America during her 1989 divorce from Mike Tyson.
Together, they discuss the way the media tends to blame women in
high-profile divorces. (Friday, 5/18)

Additional episodes releasing this week include:

1. Roads and Kingdoms’ The Trip, Monday, 5/13

2. The Passion Economy from Adam Davidson, Monday,

3. I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST, Tuesday, 5/14 and
Friday, 5/17

4. Karamo, Wednesday, 5/15

5. Hollywood & Crime from Wondery, Wednesday,

6. The AM Archives from Lauren Shippen, Wednesday,

7. Stoop Talks with Leila Day and Hana Baba,
Friday, 5/17

8. Guys We F****d from Corinne Fisher and Krystyna
Friday, 5/17

9. Handsome Rambler: Hannibal Burress, Friday, 5/17

10. Locked Up Abroad from Wondery, Saturday, 5/18

11. Love and Radio with Nick van der Kolk, Saturday,

12. Under the Skin with Russell Brand, Saturday,

13. Deep Background with Noah Feldman, Sunday, 5/19

14. Telephone Stories, Sunday, 5/19

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.

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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