Supporting Black Storytellers and Stories

Here at Midroll, we are committed to doing more to support the Black community. Though the road ahead of us will be long, one thing we can begin doing immediately is amplifying Black voices, stories and history. We invite you to join us in doing so! Discover a few of our favorite Black-hosted and Black history-driven podcasts, new and established, below — and get in touch to secure your inventory. Imani State of Mind – At a time when health…

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Levar Burton Attracts Fresh Ears to His Podcast with Live Quarantine Readings

“LeVar Burton Reads” has been attracting swaths of new listeners and plenty of press attention, thanks to the host’s efforts to keep people entertained during the coronavirus pandemic. Supplementing his hit podcast, he’s been taking to the internet to hold live sessions for fans eager to be soothed by the voice so many grew up hearing on “Reading Rainbow.” In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Burton said, “I’d seen musicians and deejays step into…

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‘Science Rules! with Bill Nye’ Releasing Special COVID-19 Episodes

In these uncertain times, there is perhaps no voice more qualified to offer comfort and reassurance than that of Bill Nye (the Science Guy). For many, his quippy learning videos were the soundtrack to some of the best days in science class. And now, as the world around us becomes increasingly unfamiliar, Bill Nye is once again offering guidance with bi-weekly, special episodes of his popular podcast: “Science Rules! with Bill Nye.” These episodes will…

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Weekly Update: New Dr. Phil shows, ‘Running From COPS’ and more

Welcome to the first of our series of weekly updates on Midroll’s roster of great podcasts. We are always partnering with incredible content makers that you need to know about (so you can look smart to your boss). See something you like? Please drop us a line. Brand New Shows: Analysis of Murder with Dr. Phil We get to hear Dr. Phil dive deep into a variety of true crime cases and give his expert…

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‘Murder Squad’ Breaks the True Crime Mold

Listen, true crime podcasts are everywhere now and frankly, it’s hard to tell many of them apart. “Murder Squad” stands out from the crowd. The show combines two veteran sleuths: Billy Jensen, a journalist with bylines for Rolling Stone and the New York Times, and Paul Holes, the retired detective who helped track down the Golden State Killer suspect. It promises to be the true crime show that we have all been searching for, one…

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