Washington, D.C. (March 29, 2018)— As part of its multi-platform expansion, The Atlantic is growing its podcast division. Katherine Wells will return to the newsroom from Gimlet Media to be executive producer of The Atlantic’s growing portfolio of original podcasts, editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg announced today. The Atlantic is also set to launch its third podcast, Crazy/Genius, in May. Hosted by Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson, the weekly show will explore the intersection of technology and culture, focusing on how new ideas and inventions are changing the world.
In each episode of Crazy/Genius, Thompson will dive into some of the biggest arguments on where technology and culture are heading, interviewing leading voices and sharing insights and conclusions along the way. Thompson has been writing for The Atlantic since 2008, covering economics, business, culture, and media. He is the best-selling author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.
Crazy/Genius is exclusively underwritten by the HBO series Westworld ahead of its season two premiere. The first episode of the podcast will be available for download in early May on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify.