PRX is proud to announce that as of today, Radiotopia will be welcoming Millennial as the 14th show in our award-winning lineup. Millennial is a show that chronicles the life of host Megan Tan, as she learns to maneuver her 20s.
To listen to the latest episode of Millennial, which documents the drama and excitement of joining Radiotopia, go to Radiotopia.fm or Millennialpodcast.org/radiotopia. Listeners can also subscribe to Millennial in iTunes, or listen via podcast players like Stitcher or TuneIn.
Check out all of the details in this press release below.
Radiotopia Welcomes Millennial’s Fresh, New Voice to the Podcast Network’s Award-Winning Lineup
Real life in real time: Producer Megan Tan reveals the next chapter for her show—and her life—on the May 17th episode of Millennial.
Cambridge, MA (May 17, 2016) — Radiotopia, the award-winning podcast network from PRX, welcomes Millennial as the 14th show in its award-winning lineup. In real time, Millennial follows the trials and tribulations of host and producer Megan Tan as she chronicles a subject rarely taught in school—maneuvering your 20s. To listen to the latest episode of Millennial, which documents the drama and excitement of joining Radiotopia, go to Radiotopia.fm or Millennialpodcast.org/radiotopia. Listeners can also subscribe to Millennial in iTunes, or listen via podcast players like Stitcher, Spotify or TuneIn.
Tan’s accessible, honest and candid accounts of life, love and career have been played over 540,000 times by listeners of all ages since she launched the show from her closet in January 2015. By the end of the year, The Atlantic picked Millennial as #14 in their top 50 podcasts of 2015, noting, “Serialized podcasts are still relatively rare, especially memoire-style ones like these, and especially ones that are this good. Be warned: you’re going to want to binge season one.”
Tan has been called “more likeable than anyone in Girls” by The Guardian. “I am so excited to join the Radiotopia family and to continue doing what I love: making a podcast with honesty and sincerity while I grow and experiment,” said Tan. “This certainly doesn’t mean I’ve figured out my 20s, but I am feeling pretty good about this podcast thing right about now.”
Anchored by the wildly popular 99% Invisible, Radiotopia is a curated network of 14 extraordinary, story-driven podcasts, including Criminal, Song Exploder, and Strangers. Radiotopia empowers independent producers to do their best work, grow audience and increase revenue. The network now sees over 12 million downloads per month, and its recent talent search for new podcasts resulted in 1,537 entries from over 50 countries. Radiotopia is a partnership between PRX and Roman Mars, creator of 99% Invisible, supported by the Knight Foundation, and led by Executive Producer Julie Shapiro. In 2015, the network was named one of Fast Company’s ‘World’s 10 Most Innovative Companies Backed by Kickstarter’.
“Radiotopia exists to support creative and independent voices across the podcast landscape, and Millennial fits in perfectly,” said Shapiro. “Megan is a talented and passionate producer, who has impressively built up her show all on her own so far. Now we are excited to offer Radiotopia’s support in helping Megan do her best work, increase revenue and grow her audience—both among traditional podcast listeners and with a younger demographic, who will hear their own experiences reflected in Millennial.”
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