Midroll leadership team expands with addition of three new hires in content, sales and business management

NEW YORK – Leading podcast company Midroll is growing its leadership team with the hire of three industry experts who are helping prime the company for growth in 2017 and beyond. Korri Kolesa is senior vice president of sales, responsible for optimizing Midroll’s operations to drive significant growth. Kolesa’s extensive background in digital media includes several years as the vice president of sales operations and strategy at Fox Interactive Media, where she oversaw sales efforts…

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“StarTalk Playing with Science” Debuts on the Midroll Roster

The “StarTalk Playing with Science” podcast debuted February 1 on the StarTalk podcast network, home to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “StarTalk Radio” and “StarTalk All-Stars,” hosted by a revolving slate of scientists and science educators including Bill Nye. The show joins the Midroll roster for exclusive representation to advertisers. Hosted by comedian and fan-favorite “StarTalk” co-host Chuck Nice and sportscaster and former professional soccer player Gary O’Reilly, “StarTalk Playing with Science” is where geeks and jocks…

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Stephen Dubner’s “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” Joins Midroll

Stephen J. Dubner of “Freakonomics” fame is bringing his hit game show podcast “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” to Midroll, as a Stitcher series. Returning for season 2 on February 19, Dubner and three celebrity panelists will invite talented and accomplished contestants on stage to tell us something we don’t know, in a battle to see who has the best, most interesting, useful, or fun fact. It’s like the most crackling dinner-party conversation you’ve ever…

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John Tesh, Connie Sellecca and Gib Gerard launch podcast, ‘Intelligence For Your Life’

The unique, research-driven program delivers real-life knowledge and expert advice on health and wellness, personal development, relationships and more. LOS ANGELES – John Tesh, Connie Sellecca and Gib Gerard are bringing their “Intelligence For Your Life” to podcasting. The podcast is based on the hugely popular syndicated radio programs, “The John Tesh Radio Show” and “Intelligence for Your Health with Connie Sellecca,” heard on more than 350 stations nationwide by 23 million listeners per week.…

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Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Cal Calipari Launches ‘Cal Cast’

John Calipari, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach and head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, is launching a new weekly podcast in partnership with Midroll. Cal Cast will feature a variety of topics and high-profile guests from the world of sports, leadership, business and entertainment. “This podcast is a new way for me to connect with people and to talk honestly with high profile guests who all have very interesting…

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