C13Originals and Jon Meacham Podcast Studio Launch Daily History Series


C13Originals and Jon Meacham Podcast Studio Launch Daily History Series

On “Reflections of History,” Meacham reflects on critical moments in world history spanning politics, entertainment, culture, society, health, and business
Series premiere on April 4 marks the creation of NATO


New York, NY (March 31, 2022)—Shining City Audio, a history-focused podcast studio joint venture between C13Originals and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham, today announced Reflections of History, a short-form daily podcast series on which Meacham reflects on critical moments in global history and how they continue to impact the world today. C13Originals is the Peabody Award-nominated documentary division of leading premium podcast studio Cadence13, an Audacy company. 

Every weekday, Meacham will guide listeners on a brief historical journey through an event  which occurred on that date, offering a glimpse into the past as well as a guide for the present.

Reflections of History will launch on April 4, 2022, with the first episode marking the anniversary of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)’s creation on April 4, 1949. New episodes will be released Mondays - Fridays, everywhere podcasts are available. Listen to the trailer and follow the series here: Reflections of History

Other key events explored in Reflections of History include the polio vaccine’s approval; the birth of Francis Ford Coppola; Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball; Paul Revere’s ride; the sinking of the Titanic;William Shakespeare’s Macbeth staging at the Globe; the beginning of the Battle of Shiloh; LBJ’s signing of the 1968 Civil Rights Act; and the birth of Queen Elizabeth II. 

“I’m glad to have the opportunity to reflect on the past and offer a quick look back at the interesting and important–and sometimes both–things that happened on a given date,” said Jon Meacham, Co-Executive Producer, Shining City Audio. “I’m honored to be working with the C13Originals team to bring this series to life.”

“To be able to hear a daily history lesson from Jon Meacham is something very special, period,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer and Founding Partner, Cadence13 and Co-Executive Producer, Shining City Audio. “We’re incredibly proud of the continued expansion of the Shining City Audio slate, and creating these impactful projects with Jon.”

C13Originals and Meacham have also collaborated on It Was Said, a documentary podcast series produced in association with The HISTORY Channel, focused on some of the most important, impactful and relevant speeches in history and winner of the 2021 Webby Award for Best Podcast Series; It Was Said: Sports with Doc Rivers; Hope, Through History; 

Fate of Fact; and a forthcoming series from Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr.


Download the cover art for Reflections of History here.


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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, Glennon Doyle, Kevin Durant, Elle Fanning, Shawn Levy, Andrew Jenks, Tony Kornheiser, Payne Lindsey, Jed Lipinksi, Elise Loehnen, Karina Longworth, Kate Mara, CJ McCollum, Jon Meacham, James Andrew Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen Pompeo, JJ Redick, Doc Rivers, Rhett and Link, Adam Scott, Kiernan Shipka, David Spade, Andrew Yang, and many more. Cadence13 has a broad range of programming partners including American Public Media, Campside Media, Crooked 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.



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