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DAUGHTERS OF DC, New Teen Political Thriller Podcast, Launches Today

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The voice cast features Kimberly Woods, Melissa van der Schyff, Thalia Romina and more.

Einhorn's Epic Productions & iHeartRadio have announced that Daughters of DC, a new, 12-episode YA political thriller scripted podcast series, premieres today, September 22, 2020. New episodes of Daughters of DC will be available to download every Tuesday on all podcast platforms, including iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

Listen to the episode below!

The voice cast for Daughters of DC features Kimberly Woods ("Westworld") as Jaymes Parker, Melissa Van Der Schyff (Bonnie and Clyde) as Peyton Blackburn, Thalia Romina (Liz Swados's Political Snorts) as Natalie Rosenberg and Suzie Yeung ("Kemono Friends") as Celia Liu. Daughters of DC will also feature a cameo appearance from writer, actress and author Franchesca Ramsey. Additional cast members include Ogie Banks, Kay Bess, Vic Chao, Feodor Chin, Darin De Paul, Paul Guyet, Yuri Lowenthal, Brandon Middleton, Stephanie Sheh, Richard Tatum, Jeannie Tirado, Andia Winslow, Marshall York and JB Blanc.

"We're so excited for audiences to meet Jaymes and the other Daughters of DC," shared creator/producer Heather Einhorn. "We're incredibly proud of this story that brings together political intrigue and the power of young women in a thrilling new way."

Set at a fictional Washington DC prep school, Jaymes, the tech savvy daughter of the first black woman Speaker of The House, and her three friends share their deepest, darkest secrets on a secret app. When the girls, all from opposite ends of the political spectrum, are hacked they're thrust into a global conspiracy that threatens to expose DC's most influential families.

Daughters of DC was created and executive produced by Heather Einhorn and Adam Staffaroni, the Einhorn's Epic Productions team behind Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres Mystery and the upcoming graphic novel, The Curie Society, for The MIT Press. The writing team, led by Sasha Stewart ("The Fix," "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore"), includes: Louis Kornfeld ("The Truth" - Sarah Award Winner), Tyler English-Beckwith (Mingus), Charu Sinha (New York Magazine) and Adam Staffaroni (Lethal Lit). Daughters of DC was directed by JB Blanc ("Barry," "Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul"). The podcast is executive produced by iHeartRadio and produced by Aroop Sanakkayala.

"In creating a story about these young women learning to find their voices and stand up against injustices in the world, we hope to inspire today's youth to do the same," stated Einhorn. "And that's why we're proud to partner with Rock the Vote to support their pivotal work in educating a younger generation, many of whom may be voting for the first time this November."

Daughters of DC will partner with Rock the Vote to spread awareness about the importance of voting and building the political power of young voters everywhere. Rock the Vote's voting resources are available at www.DaughtersofDC.com, where listeners can check their voter registration status and find their local polling places. In addition, a percentage of all Daughters of DC merchandise sales will be donated to Rock the Vote.


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