First Listen: FOUND Podcast Series Launches with BD Wong
FOUND, a new musical, and Killer Films Media in partnership with Wondery, recently announced the launch of the FOUND podcast series and app.
The first episode of the podcast is now available, featuring actor BD Wong on the topic of diversity in Hollywood and how our aspirations compare to our real lives.
In the discussion of a found letter from a hopeful Asian-American actor in the '90s who wanted to to become the 'Asian Oprah,' BD and Davy navigate the ways of our society.
The episode even includes a clip where Donald Trump states that he would want Oprah as Vice President. Listen below!
The FOUND podcast series will continue to explore personal stories of love, loss, hope, transformation and aspiration through the lens of lost and found notes combined with the power of humor and music.
The FOUND app features notes from the podcast, giving users a way to track them on a global map, pin finds to a timeline, invite friends to help piece the FOUND mysteries together, share inspirational notes on social media and upload new notes for consideration.
The FOUND podcast series, recorded and post-produced at Union Editorial in Los Angeles, and the FOUND app are the next installations in a franchise conceived and created by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and "This American Life" contributor Davy Rothbart.
Rothbart, who hosts the series, launched the FOUND brand in 2001 when he stumbled upon a note meant for a cheating boyfriend that had been mistakenly placed on the windshield of his car. This launch marks the 15-year anniversary for FOUND Magazine.
Over the last two decades, FOUND has evolved from a magazine publication that inspired a cult following, to three New York Times best-selling books, a hit Off Broadway world premiere musical and television and radio segments on "Late Night with David Letterman," "This American Life" and "20/20".
The acclaimed stage production FOUND, the musical from creators Hunter Bell, Lee Overtree and Eli Bolin, which inspired the new podcast and app, will hit the stage again this fall with the Philadelphia Theatre Company's production that begins performances in November, marking the first time a podcast and an app have been produced in concert with a musical.
For Wondery, a media company specialized in mobile and on-demand audio storytelling, FOUND is its first original series.
Listeners can subscribe to the FOUND podcast on iTunes. The series will also be available on wondery.com/found and Google Play, among others. Full episodes will be available every other Wednesday premiering on July 13, followed by weekly updates. The format will include a diverse roster of guest hosts and dramatized storytelling.
The FOUND app will be available for download via the Apple AppStore and fans can interact with the FOUND podcast by way of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @FOUNDpodcast.
FOUND is a fresh new musical that isn't just based on one true story, but on hundreds of them. FOUND features unique storytelling with a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree and music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin. Featuring hundreds of real found letters culled from Davy Rothbart's popular FOUND Magazine, this original musical is a humorous and moving exploration of human connection, friendship, communication and the beautiful weirdness in everyone. For more information, visit FoundTheMusical.com.
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Wondery is a brand-new media company specialized in mobile and on-demand audio storytelling, that connects wonderers and brands to a world of entertainment and a world of knowledge. For more information, visit wondery.com.