The new network champions excellence in audio storytelling with a focus on cutting-edge, sound-rich and innovative audio content
Tribeca Audio kicks off with its flagship curatorial podcast – “Tribeca Audio Premieres” – on July 13 and has a full slate of original audio series in development.
Tribeca Enterprises announces the launch of Tribeca Audio, the company’s first-ever audio storytelling network and the latest installment in year-round programming. Announced live on stage at the 2022 Tribeca Festival, Tribeca Audio brings the curatorial values and identity of the Festival to the world of sound. Tribeca Audio combats the discoverability problem faced by podcast listeners and creators as a known destination for discovery.
His flagship curatorial audio series, “Tribeca Audio Premieres,” debuts July 13. Tribeca Audio also produces a full slate of original audio content and has five series in development: a scripted miniseries with a full cast made for spatial audio, an audio documentary series, an experimental microcast, and an episodic podcast that combines theater from New York to an indie audio drama. All Tribeca Audio work will be accompanied by transcriptions for accessibility.
“As Tribeca expands its lineup of programming throughout the year, Tribeca Audio will further expand our curatorial footprint in the world of audio storytelling, one of the fastest growing storytelling mediums today,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises. “Through its flagship series, ‘Tribeca Audio Premieres,’ the network will champion the work of today’s top audio artists while connecting their work to new and expanded audiences.”
Hosted by Davy Gardner, Head of Tribeca Audio and Curator of Audio Storytelling at the Tribeca Festival, “Tribeca Audio Premieres” is a festival in audio form, airing every two weeks. Each episode will premiere the first full episode of a new podcast series along with an interview with the creators, hosts, performers and musicians behind the making of the selected show.
The first two episodes will highlight two different podcast premieres with a common theme – mother-son relationships. “Radiotopia Presents: My Mother Made Me” by Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author and National Ambassador for Children’s Literature, explores his relationship with his mother, Isabel. Crooked Media and Audacy’s “Mother Country Radicals” by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Zayd Dohrn, documents her experience growing up in hiding under the FBI with her fugitive mother, Bernandine Dohn, America’s Most Wanted Woman.
“At PRX’s Radiotopia, we strive to support independent creators who take storytelling to new heights. We’re thrilled that Tribeca, a longtime champion of independent producers, is now branching out into audio. We feel a kinship creative with Tribeca – we are honored to have “Radiotopia Presents: My Mother Made Me” presented by Tribeca Audio,” said Julie Shapiro, Vice President of Editorial at Radiotopia and PRX and Audrey Mardavich, Senior Director of Content at Radiotopia of PRX. Shapiro and Mardavich are co-executive producers of “My Mother Made Me”.
The podcast will feature new independent audio series, as well as productions from companies such as Campside Media, QCode, Crooked Media, Audacy, USG Audio, PRX’s Radiotopia and Atypical Artists, among others. Each curated season of selected premieres will conclude with a live episode of the Tribeca Festival celebrating the year’s collection of standout audio projects.
“For podcast listeners, finding the best stories can be a challenge, and Tribeca is known for finding them,” says Gardner. “By bringing the infrastructure of a major international festival into the audio space, we aim to expand podcast listening to new audiences and set the industry standards for creators in the tradition of our festival.”
Listeners may find “Tribeca Audio Premiereson Tribeca Audio’s Apple Podcast Channel, and wherever you get your podcasts starting July 13.
About Tribeca Businesses
Tribeca Enterprises is a cross-platform storytelling company, founded in 2003 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff. It provides unique platforms for artists to expand the audience for their work and expands consumer access to experience storytelling, independent film and media. The Company operates a network of entertainment businesses, including the Tribeca Festival; the Tribeca Television Festival; its branded entertainment production arm, Tribeca Studios; and creative production company, m ss ng p eces. In 2019, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems bought a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together Rosenthal, De Niro and Murdoch to grow the business.