Cadence13 Partners with PushBlack for New Season of Critically Acclaimed “Black History Year” Podcast


Cadence13 Partners with PushBlack for New Season of Critically Acclaimed “Black History Year” Podcast 

Limited-run series from nation's largest nonprofit media platform for Black people explores current events and the Black history and culture left out of the history books

New York, NY (April 19, 2021)— Leading premium podcast studio, Cadence13, an Audacy company, today announced a partnership with PushBlack—the nation's largest non-profit media platform for Black people, serving over nine million across all platforms—for the third season of Black History Year, a weekly show featuring compelling, narrative-driven stories about Black history, culture, and current events that connects listeners to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of mainstream conversations.

Black History Year, Season Three: Fighting Forward is available on Apple Podcasts, Audacy, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are available. New episodes will be available on Mondays through May 24, 2021. Listen and subscribe to the series here:

On the weekly show, host Jay and guests explore a wide range of issues and topics, including: the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921; Fred Hampton and the legacy of the Black Panther Party; environmental racism; the systemic silencing of Black girl’s voices and the importance of raising them; Black art and its power to liberate; the modern-day slavery of prison labor; language and Black linguistics; the exotification and hypersexualization of Black bodies; the systemic obstacles Black boys in America face; Afrofuturism; the killing of former Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo Patrice Lumumba; and Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and other psychological theories.

“The history lessons, cultural and societal issues, and perspectives we explore in the new season of ‘Black History Year’ are more relevant and crucial than ever,” said Julian Walker, CEO of PushBlack and Executive Producer of Black History Year.  “We’re thrilled to partner with Cadence13 to tell these stories and power our mission to not only engage with listeners of all ages, but to make a lasting impact as well.”

“We’re proud to partner with PushBlack for this thought-provoking show that spotlights these important voices, moments in history, and cultural and social issues,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13. “‘Black History Year’ is a powerful and significant addition to Cadence13’s lineup of premium content.”

PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit media organization for Black Americans, currently serving over nine million people across all platforms. PushBlack uses the power of narrative, especially Black history and news, to educate and activate subscribers to build their personal power and create lasting economic and political change. In addition, PushBlack’s initiatives include fighting for criminal justice reform and voting campaigns geared towards African Americans.

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About Cadence13:

Cadence13, an Audacy company, is a leading podcast studio dedicated to premium storytelling and production and was named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.” Our roster of critically-acclaimed shows and personalities reflects the diverse conversations and interests happening in the world, led by a collection of voices that include, Lili Anolik, Rachel Brathen, Dean Budnick, Alejandra Campoverdi, Emma Chamberlain, Lauren Conrad, Remi Cruz, Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, Heidi D’Amelio, Marc D’Amelio, Ethan Dolan, Grayson Dolan, Kevin Durant, Elle Fanning, Jon Favreau, Emily Jane Fox, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Demi Lovato, Joe Hagan, Andrew Jenks, Sarah Knight, Tony Kornheiser, Payne Lindsey, Michael Lombardi, Karina Longworth, Jon Lovett, Alisha Marie, Johanna Maska, CJ McCollum, Jon Meacham, James Andrew Miller, Elle Mills, Mike Murphy, Leon Neyfakh, Michaela Okland, Darienne Page, Anna Palmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Plouffe, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, JJ Redick, Davis Reid, Ben Reiter, Duncan Robinson, Rhett and Link, Jake Sherman, Tommy Vietor, Adnan Virk, Jessica Wapner, Tim Weiner, Ashley West, iO Tillett Wright, Andrew Yang, and many more. These storytellers represent both established and emerging personalities across sports, business, tech, politics, entertainment and news. Cadence13 is the home of C13Features, the pioneering podcast studio focused on creating a wide-ranging slate of feature-length fictionalized audio “movies for your ears,” and the Peabody Award-nominated C13Originals documentary studio, and has a broad range of programming partners including: Comments by Celebs, Crooked Media, Entertainment Weekly, goop, Granity Studios, Headspace, HISTORY, Meredith, Mythical Entertainment, Punchbowl News, PushBlack, Ramble, Seven Bucks Productions, Smosh, Sports Illustrated, Tenderfoot TV, theSkimm, The Try Guys, ThreeFourTwo Productions, TNT, Unsolved Mysteries, Up and Vanished, Vanity Fair, Who? Weekly and Yoga Girl, among others. Cadence13 is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Hillary Schupf
VP, Publicity, Cadence13