know mercy with steven a smith

Audacy’s Cadence13 Launches “Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith”

know mercy with steven a smith

Audacy’s Cadence13 Launches “Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith” 

As Smith goes beyond the world of sports to explore broad cultural topics and social issues, he’ll be joined by a wide range of notable guests including Snoop Dogg, Sean Hannity, LL COOL J, Sue Bird, and Chris Cuomo


New York, NY (September 22, 2022)—Leading premium podcast studio, Cadence13, an Audacy company, today released the trailer and announced initial guests for Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith, the first-ever podcast hosted by media giant Stephen A. Smith, on which he’ll bring his trademark insight and analysis to the day’s headlines and the biggest stories from the worlds of politics, entertainment, social issues, business, and more. Smith will regularly be joined by a wide range of notable guests and thought leaders. 

Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith will launch on Monday, September 26, 2022, on the Audacy app and everywhere podcasts are available. New episodes will be released Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Listen to the trailer and follow the show here: Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith

In the coming weeks, Smith will be joined by distinguished guests including Snoop Dogg, Sean Hannity, LL COOL J, Chris Cuomo, and Sue Bird. 

Know Mercy will feature regular segments including “Just a Thought,”  with Smith opening each episode with a personal anecdote that shaped his unique voice and perspective. Throughout the episodes, his famed career and layered life experiences will frame a central theme of breaking barriers, helping establish a new set of ground rules for knowing when to show  mercy. At the end of each episode, Smith will offer his signature closing remarks in the “Bottom Line” segment. 

“Ecstatic doesn’t begin to describe how I feel about the opportunity to do this Podcast. My Podcast. My content. Completely within my control, and extending far beyond the world of sports. A podcast with no limitations is a dream come true after years of limiting myself to one genre. I’m excited for what the future holds — primarily because I’m not aware of how far it may take me," said Stephen A. Smith. "There’s something to be said about finding out exactly how far that could potentially be. It’s a ride I’ve been waiting for, I can’t wait to see who’ll join me, and I'm excited to do it with Cadence13."

“We’re beyond thrilled that Stephen is bringing his incomparable talents and inimitable voice, energy, and style to the podcasting space for the first time,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer and Founding Partner, Cadence13. “‘Know Mercy’ will be a must-listen for millions of fans eager to hear what’s on Stephen’s mind as well as his wide-ranging conversations with high profile guests from all walks of life.”  

Stephen A. Smith is represented by WME.

Stephen A. Smith rose from a reporter on high school sports at The New York Daily News and a college and NBA beat reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer to become one of ESPN’s most prominent and popular commentators and a leading voice in the industry. He is the star of the #1 morning sports talk show, First Take, a premiere analyst on NBA Countdown throughout the NBA season and the host and producer of the podcast “Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith.”  He is a 1991 HBCU graduate from Winston-Salem State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and Brand Ambassador for the HBCU Week Foundation. Stephen A has helped enroll over 2,000 high school students into HBCUs and raised over $12 million in scholarships to assist students who want to attend HBCUs. Smith has more than 12 million followers across social media platforms, and his opinions on sports make daily headlines. 


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Follow Stephen A. Smith on Twitter @StephenASmith and Instagram @StephenASmith.  Follow Know Mercy on Twitter @KnowMercyPod, Instagram @KnowMercyPod, TikTok @KnowMercyPod, and Facebook @KnowMercyPod. Follow Cadence13 on Twitter @Cadence13_ and Instagram @Cadence13.


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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, Elise Loehnen, Karina Longworth, Kate Mara, Jon Meacham, James Andrew Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Plouffe, Doc Rivers, Rhett and Link, 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