C13Originals and James Andrew Miller Launch New Chapter of Critically Acclaimed “Origins” Podcast Series, Focused on HBO


C13Originals and James Andrew Miller Launch New Chapter of Critically Acclaimed “Origins” Podcast Series, Focused on HBO

Bingeable five-part series “Origins: HBO: Present, Past, and Future” offers deep dive on the media giant, features interviews with key players including Jeff Bewkes, Casey Bloys, Sheila Nevins, and Richard Plepler 


  • New York, NY (March 29, 2022)C13Originals, the Peabody Award-nominated documentary division of leading premium podcast studio Cadence13, an Audacy company, today announced the launch of Origins: HBO: Present, Past, and Future, the seventh chapter of the hit podcast series written and hosted by award-winning journalist and bestselling author James Andrew Miller, featuring new interviews with the most important figures who shaped HBO’s half-century drive to fundamentally change television. 
  • In his recent critically acclaimed book Tinderbox: HBO's Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers, Miller told the explosive and uninhibited true story of HBO and how it burst onto the American scene and screen to detonate a revolution and transform our relationship with television forever. Now, in Origins: HBO: Present, Past, and Future, Miller offers new material and interviews with top executives, programming chiefs, and executive producers for a deep dive on the business side of the blockbuster media company that has revolutionized the industry time and again. 
  • All five episodes of Origins: HBO: Present, Past, and Future will be available to binge on March 30, 2022, everywhere podcasts are available. Listen to the trailer and follow the series here: Origins
  • In the Origins franchise, Miller uncovers the bold beginnings within success stories in television, movies, sports, music, and business, as told by the insiders who were there from the start, bringing listeners all the unpredictable and pivotal moments, and the sheer strokes of luck that turn great ideas into even greater realities.
  • Origins: HBO: Present, Past, and Future begins with the highly uncertain future HBO faces as well as insights into the current competitive landscape. From there, the narrative structure will go back in time so listeners can understand important inflection points in HBO’s history — the triumphs and the lost opportunities, hearing directly from the most important figures who shaped HBO’s half-century drive to fundamentally change television.
  • Guests include former Time Warner chairman Jeff Bewkes; current HBO and HBO Max Chief Casey Bloys; former CEOs Richard Plepler and Chris Albrecht; HBO Documentary legend Sheila Nevins; David Simon, creator, executive producer, head writer, and showrunner of The Wire; Prentice Penny, showrunner, Insecure; Carolyn Strauss, former head of HBO’s entertainment division; Amy Gravitt and Nina Rosenstein, current HBO EVPs, Programming; Francesca Orsi, current EVP, Head of Drama, HBO; producer Nina Noble; and Nick Nicholas, former co-chief executive officer of Time Warner. 
  • “This chapter of ‘Origins’ reflects interviews conducted since the publication of my HBO book, and I hope it gives listeners the opportunity to hear new and personal thoughts from key individuals in HBO’s history,” said James Andrew Miller. “I’m thrilled to be back with my longtime partners at Cadence13 to tell this riveting story.” 
  • “Once again, Jim's masterful interviewing and storytelling skills are on full display for this exciting new chapter of ‘Origins,'" said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer and Founding Partner, Cadence13. “We're excited to bring the fascinating stories of the rise of HBO to listeners.”
  • Download the cover art for Origins: HBO’s Present, Past, and Future here.
  • Origins is written and hosted by Miller, and executive produced by Miller and Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer and Founding Partner, Cadence13. Previous chapters of Origins have focused on Curb Your Enthusiasm, ESPN, Nick Saban and Alabama’s Crimson Tide, Saturday Night Live, Sex and the City, and Almost Famous.
  • James Andrew Miller is an award-winning journalist who has worked in politics, media, and entertainment in a career spanning more than 20 years. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN and Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, which was named by Fortune as one of the top 75 “Smartest Books We Know.” He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency and Tinderbox: HBO's Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers
  •  Follow Jim Miller on Twitter @JimMiller and Instagram @JimMiller. Follow C13Originals on Twitter @C13Originals and Instagram @C13Originals. Visit and for more information
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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.” 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 and personalities reflects the diverse conversations and interests happening in the world, led by a collection of voices that include Lili Anolik, Carmelo Anthony,  Pete Carroll, Dana Carvey, Emma Chamberlain, Darren Criss, Remi Cruz, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, Glennon Doyle, Kevin Durant, Elle Fanning, Jon Favreau, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Gigi Gorgeous, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Justine Harman, Shawn Levy, Demi Lovato, Este Haim, Andrew Jenks, Tony Kornheiser, Payne Lindsey, Jed Lipinksi, Elise Loehnen, Michael Lombardi, Karina Longworth, Jon Lovett, Kate Mara, Alisha Marie, CJ McCollum, Jon Meacham, James Andrew Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen Pompeo, JJ Redick, Doc Rivers, Rhett and Link, Adam Scott, Kiernan Shipka, David Spade, Tommy Vietor, Andrew Yang, and many more. These storytellers represent both established and emerging personalities across sports, business, tech, politics, entertainment and news. Cadence13 has a broad range of programming partners including: American Public Media, Comments by Celebs, Crooked Media, goop, HISTORY, Meredith, Mythical Entertainment, OBB Sound, Puck, PushBlack, Ramble, SB Projects, Seven Bucks Productions, Tenderfoot TV, theSkimm, The Try Guys, 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. Follow @Cadence13_, @C13Originals and @C13Features on Twitter and @Cadence13, @C13Originals and @C13Features on Instagram.
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