Cadence13 Sets July 8th for Premiere Of “Almost Famous” Chapter of Critically Acclaimed “Origins” Podcast Series


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Cadence13 Sets July 8th for Premiere Of “Almost Famous” Chapter of Critically Acclaimed “Origins” Podcast Series

Award-winning journalist and bestselling author James Andrew Miller talks with writer/director Cameron Crowe and the stellar cast to share the never-before-told journey behind the making of the iconic film in celebration of its 20th anniversary 

Bingeable five-part series features new, in-depth interviews with Crowe, stars Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Fallon, Patrick Fugit, Jason Lee, artists Peter Frampton and Nancy Wilson, and the real Penny Lane

New York, NY (June 18, 2020)—Cadence13, a leading premium podcast company, today announced the July 8th premiere of Origins: Almost Famous Turns Twenty—the sixth chapter of the hit C13 podcast series.

Join award-winning journalist and bestselling author and Origins host James Andrew Miller as he uncovers bold beginnings of success stories in the worlds of television, movies, sports, music, and business as told by the insiders who were there from the start, bringing listeners all the unpredictable moments, pivotal junctures, and those sheer strokes of luck that turn great ideas into even greater realities.

Origins is written and hosted by Miller, and executive produced by Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13, and Miller. Previous chapters of Origins have focused on Curb Your Enthusiasm, ESPN, Nick Saban and Alabama’s Crimson Tide, Saturday Night Live, and Sex and the City.

On Origins: Almost Famous Turns Twenty, Miller shares his revealing and intimate conversations with all of the film’s key players—writer/director Cameron Crowe stars Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Fallon, Patrick Fugit, Jason Lee, artists Peter Frampton and Nancy Wilson, casting director Gail Levin, rock photographer Neal Preston and Pennie Trumbull, the real-life inspiration for Penny Lane— as they explore the making of the Oscar film based on Crowe’s early life. You’ll hear never before told stories from behind the cameras—and away from the set—and explore the movie’s cultural impact; its music; what the Almost Famous experience means to the cast and creative team, and how it changed their lives. Learn why the movie still resonates with millions of fans around the world twenty years after its initial release.

All five episodes of Origins: Almost Famous Turns Twenty will be available to binge on July 8, 2020, via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RADIO.COM and everywhere podcasts are available. Listen to the trailer and subscribe to the series here:

“Between his personable style, and the exhaustive research behind his wonderful questions, Jim Miller managed to summon all the spirit and emotion of ‘Almost Famous’ with the original cast,” says Cameron Crowe. “It’s a little bit of a magic trick. He put the band back together."

“I’ve loved ‘Almost Famous’ since Day One. It’s easy to argue this is one of the greatest films of the past quarter century, and it was on my Mt. Rushmore of movies to share with my daughter. What I wasn’t expecting, however, was that Cameron and the cast would—twenty years after the movie’s release—remember so much and be so keenly affected by the experience of making the film together,” said Jim Miller. “Their memories and deeply personal reflections were raw, and fans of the film will hear a great many new revealing anecdotes and candid observations from all of them. ‘Almost Famous’ is a national treasure, and I’m thrilled to launch this incredible new chapter of ‘Origins’ with my wonderful partners, Cadence13.”

“‘Almost Famous’ is a true classic—a beloved, iconic part of our culture whose impact on movie making, the careers of many stars, and rock and roll has been deep and wide,” says Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13. “There’s no better way to peel back the curtain and go behind the scenes for this nostalgic journey than with Jim Miller and our next chapter of ‘Origins.’”

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.” His most recent book, Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency, was also a New York Times best seller, and his next book is a comprehensive history of HBO.

Follow Jim Miller on Twitter @JimMiller, and visit and for more information.

About Cadence13:

Cadence13, a leading premium podcast company, is part of Entercom’s podcast network 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 Sophia Amoruso, David Axelrod, Rachel Brathen, Brené Brown, Dean Budnick, Emma Chamberlain, Deepak Chopra, Gotham Chopra, Lauren Conrad, Remi Cruz, Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, David Dobrik, Ethan Dolan, Grayson Dolan, Jon Favreau, Emily Jane Fox, Malcolm Gladwell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joe Hagan, Andrew Jenks, Tony Kornheiser, Michael Lewis, Payne Lindsey, Michael Lombardi, Jon Lovett, Alisha Marie, CJ McCollum, Jon Meacham, James Andrew Miller, Mike Murphy, Leon Neyfakh, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Peck, David Plouffe, Zac Stuart-Pontier, Paul Rabil, Ben Reiter, Rhett and Link, Rick Rubin, Michael Sheehan, Maria Shriver, Marc Smerling, Tommy Vietor, Adnan Virk, 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 the Peabody-nominated C13Originals, and has a broad range of programming partners including Comments by Celebs, Conde Nast, Crooked Media, Entertainment Weekly, Girlboss Media, goop, Granity Studios, Headspace, HISTORY, Meredith, Mythical Entertainment, Pushkin Industries, Ramble, Seven Bucks Productions, Smosh, Sports Illustrated, Tenderfoot TV, theSkimm, The Try Guys, TNT, 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.



Hillary Schupf
VP, Publicity | Cadence13