Introducing the new Guardian podcast series

The Guardian launches today (Thursday, November 3). Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph, a brand new weekly podcast series that explores the biggest stories everyone’s talking about.

In every episode Pop culture host, writer and journalist, Chanté Joseph will be joined by guests for fun, open and stimulating conversations.

Guests will include people at the heart of the stories providing first-person views, as well as industry experts who will help delve into the impact of pop culture and the internet on our daily lives. From the latest social media trends, to the reality behind reality TV, Gen Z culture and true crime obsessions.

The first episode looks at the return of the pop and cultural icon Rihanna to the music scene. After six long years of releasing new music, Chanté is joined by writer and broadcaster, Afua Hirsch, who spent a night interviewing Rihanna in 2020, to find out what makes the singer work and explore how she is still so successful. after so long.

Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph will run for ten episodes, with a new episode every Thursday. The first episode is now available at theguardian.com/audio, you can also search, subscribe and listen wherever you find your podcasts. Listen to the podcast trailer for a preview.

Chanté Joseph, presenter of Pop Culture, said:
“Hosting the Guardian’s Pop Culture podcast is a real dream come true. I’ve devoured so many of the Guardian’s great podcasts over the years, so it’s an honor to be able to host mine now. Pop culture is my way, I’ve been writing about it for so long and I’ve built a platform by sharing my opinion on hot topics. I’m so excited that this podcast launches and delves into the stories we’re obsessed with, hoping to teach everyone something new every week. “

Nicole Jackson, head of audio, Guardian News & Media, said:
“Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph is another fantastic audio offering from the Guardian, adding to the unique range of podcasts currently on our list. This podcast will delve into the biggest stories of the week by speaking with reporters, writers and people who know to deliver. intelligent and fun analyzes. I am thrilled to work with Chanté: he is a great talent with a genuine passion for everything related to pop culture. “

Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph builds on the success the Guardian has had in creating podcasts for over fifteen years. The Guardian is one of the UK’s leading podcast producers, with a combined podcast network enjoying millions of plays every month, including:

  • Award-winning Today In Focus, providing a unique and in-depth insight into the story behind the headlines every day of the week.

  • Charts Top Real Crime Investigative Podcast Can I Tell You A Secret ?, detailing the story of a prolific cyberstalker who has been terrorizing people in his hometown and beyond for over a decade.

  • Popular and award-winning Football Weekly, available to all football fans, who often dominate the UK podcast rankings.

  • Women’s Football Weekly which recently returned in support of the Women’s Super League 2022/23 following the success of the special edition series that took place during the Women’s Euro this summer.

  • Successful interview with the Comfort Eating with Grace Dent program, now in its fourth season, with famous guests including Malorie Blackman, Dawn O’Porter and Graham Norton.

Look for the next special episodes of Politics Weekly America to be held during the midterm elections in the United States. We also have special Football Weekly episodes starting in November to provide a unique insight into every 2022 World Cup match of Max, Barry and their guests.

Pop Culture with Chanté Joseph is hosted by Chanté Joseph. The series was produced by Hattie Moir and produced by Maz Ebtehaj. The original music by Axel Kacoutié and the sound design are by Mau Loseto. The commission’s publisher is Nicole Jackson, the Guardian’s chief audio officer.

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For more information, contact media.enquiries@theguardian.com.

Notes to editors

Information on Guardian News & Media
Guardian News & Media (GNM) publishes theguardian.com, one of the world’s leading English-language news sites. Traffic from outside the UK now accounts for around two thirds of the Guardian’s total digital audience. In the UK, GNM publishes the Guardian newspaper six days a week, first published in 1821, and the world’s oldest Sunday newspaper, The Observer.

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