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Cadence13 Launches “Free Period” Podcast with Artists and Best Friends Sasha Spielberg and Alana Haim

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Cadence13 Launches “Free Period” Podcast with Artists and Best Friends Sasha Spielberg and Alana Haim  

On the weekly show, the pair revisit the awkward and embarrassing moments of their pre-teen years, including first kisses, heartbreak and Bat Mitzvah themes, with special guests


New York, NY (October 11, 2022)Leading premium podcast studio, Cadence13, an Audacy company, today announced the launch of Free Period, a weekly podcast hosted by best friends 

Sasha Spielberg, musician and screenwriter, and Alana Haim, Golden Globe and Grammy-nominated actress and musician, on which they take a trip back in time to explore their most awkward stage, the pre-teen years, and share embarrassing memories and stories with special guests. 

On Free Period, Sasha and Alana will explore a time full of braces and acne, where achieving your first kiss might as well be as easy as discovering an element on a periodic table, and when your bar or bat mitzvah theme was the most important decision of your life.  

The best friends will divulge their most embarrassing stories from the most frightening years of their life and how those moments made them into the women they are today, joined by friends, family and special guests including Este and Danielle Haim, Jessica Capshaw, Kate Berlant, Rashida Jones, Lady Efron, and Benny Drama.  

Free Period launches on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, on the Audacy app and everywhere podcasts are available. New episodes will be available on Tuesdays. Listen to the trailer and follow the series here: Free Period.

Embeddable Free Period video trailer available here.

“We’re best friends who bonded over our super cringy childhood experiences and now, with ‘Free Period,’ we’re excited to share our diary entries and our personal and intimate conversations with the world,” said Sasha Spielberg and Alana Haim. “We look forward to laughing with our friends, family and guests in reflecting on our most embarrassing and formative years, and we’re thrilled to be on this nostalgic journey with Cadence13.” 

 “We could not be more excited to partner with Sasha and Alana, whose talent, wit, candor, and longtime friendship make ‘Free Period’ relatable and fun,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer and Founding Partner, Cadence13. “We welcome them to the Cadence13 family, and look forward to the great things they’ll do in this space.”

Download the cover art for Free Period here.

Sasha Spielberg is a musician and screenwriter, also known by her stage name Buzzy Lee, whose critically acclaimed albums include Spoiled Love and two EP’s, Facepaint EP and a collaborative EP with Tommy Mandel entitled Close Encounters of Their Own Kind. She has been featured on JPEGMAFIA’s album “All My Heroes Are Cornballs” and Denzel Curry’s “Melt My Eyez See Your Future.” She has opened for Dirty Projectors, Haim,  JPEGMAFIA, and more. In 2014, she sold “Girls Without Boys,” a TV show to ABC, and has continued writing TV and features.  She also is a pet portrait artist, and has a pet portrait business called “By Sashy.” 

Alana Haim is the guitarist for her eponymous band HAIM with her sisters Danielle and Este, nominated for a GRAMMY for Album of the Year for “Women in Music Pt III.” HAIM won the 2021 Brit Award for International Group, and an NME Award for Best International band. Haim is also a BAFTA and Critics Choice-nominated actress for her breakout role in the critically acclaimed film Licorice Pizza.  

Follow Sasha Spielberg on Twitter (@SashaSpielberg) and Instagram (@SashaSpielberg). 

Follow Alana Haim on Instagram (@AlanaHaim). Follow Cadence13 on Twitter (@Cadence13_) and Instagram (@Cadence13). For more information, visit


About Cadence13:

Cadence13, an Audacy company, is a leading podcast studio dedicated to premium storytelling and production. Cadence13 is the home of C13Features, the pioneering studio focused on creating a wide-ranging slate of feature-length podcast movies, the Peabody Award-nominated C13Originals documentary studio, and Ramble, a podcast network of some of the most influential digital stars in the world.  Our roster of critically-acclaimed shows reflect the diverse interests and conversations happening in the world, led by a collection of storytellers across sports, business, tech, politics, entertainment and news, including Carmelo Anthony, Dana Carvey, Emma Chamberlain, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Glennon Doyle, Elle Fanning, Andrew Jenks, Tony Kornheiser, Payne Lindsey, Jed Lipinksi, Karina Longworth, Kate Mara, Jon Meacham, James Andrew Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Plouffe, Doc Rivers, Rhett and Link, Gretchen Rubin, Adam Scott, Kiernan Shipka, Stephen A. Smith, David Spade, Andrew Yang, and many more. Cadence13 has a broad range of programming partners including American Public Media, Campside Media, goop, OBB Sound, Puck, PushBlack, Tenderfoot TV, Unsolved Mysteries and Vanity Fair, among others. Cadence13 was named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019,” and is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles. Follow @Cadence13_, @C13Originals and @C13Features on Twitter and @Cadence13, @C13Originals and @C13Features on Instagram.


About Audacy: 

Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best collection of local music, news and sports brands, a premium podcast creator, major event producer, and digital innovator. Audacy engages 200 million consumers each month, bringing people together around content that matters to them. Learn more at, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).



Hillary Schupf

VP, Publicity |Cadence13