Podcasting powerhouse Earwolf has been producing all-star shows for seven years now — hosting chart-toppers like “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” “How Did This Get Made?,” “Who Charted?,” “improv4humans” and “Beautiful/Anonymous,” Earwolf is the digital home of podcast superstars like Scott Aukerman, Lauren Lapkus, Paul F. Tompkins, and many, many more.
This week, Earwolf’s flagship show, “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” released its 500th episode — a huge milestone for the show, and the network its host, Scott Aukerman, co-founded. It’s a huge achievement, but Earwolf isn’t just sitting back and celebrating — they’re spending the rest of the summer launching a whopping seven new shows.
“We’re excited to celebrate ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’, the show that created the world of comedy podcasting and is still going strong at 500 episodes,” says Chris Bannon, chief content officer for Earwolf’s parent company, Midroll Media. “And I’m delighted that, after seven years, Earwolf is still working with the best performers in comedy to create brand new shows for all the listeners coming into podcasting today.”
Earwolf’s expanded slate will include two completely new shows: “Off Book,” the first-ever improvised musical podcast, featuring rising improvisational comedy stars Jessica McKenna (a regular “Comedy Bang! Bang!” guest) and Zach Reino (co-star and co-writer of numerous UCB productions). The two will join a musically gifted guest to bring the audience an original musical each week, starting July 25th. And “Homophilia,” premiering August 11th, brings together former MTV host Dave Holmes, comedian Matt McConkey and a celebrity guest for a candid conversation on what they’re loving in pop culture and who they are loving in their romantic lives. From pop-culture favorites to coming-out stories, hook-ups and long-term relationships, no topic is off-limits.
Additionally, episodes of the popular 1960s comedy radio show “Chickenman” will come to Earwolf, with 20 different two-minute minisodes of the superhero drama hitting Stitcher Premium starting August 2nd.
And several shows from humor site Cracked.com will also be joining Earwolf:
“Cracked Movie Club” and “Throwing Shade” are already streaming, with “James Bonding” out on August 1st and “Cracked Gets Personal” debuting on August 16th.
Start your week off right by enjoying the 500th episode of “Comedy Bang! Bang!” with Aukerman and guests Jason “Heynong Man” Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Jon Gabrus, Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, and Mary Holland.