Laverne Cox Launches Podcast on iHeartRadio


Shondaland Audio has announced that “The Laverne Cox Show”, a weekly podcast series hosted by the Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy-winning producer, and equal rights activist Laverne Cox will debut in February 2021.

Each week, The Laverne Cox Show will feature intimate conversations with guests who provoke thought and potentially new outlooks.

The show was created in hopes that it may foster perspectives that might inspire new behavior in each of us, to in turn get us closer to becoming the very best versions of ourselves, all the while inviting Laverne, guests, and listeners to undergo a spiritual makeover together.

Cox says, “I’m thrilled to be continuing and expanding my relationship with Shondaland by doing my first podcast with Shonda’s amazing team along with iHeartRadio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the incredibly interesting conversations I have had with my guests.”

“Laverne Cox is a one-of-a-kind talent and we are so excited that our Shondaland Audio division provides us the opportunity to continue our relationship with her,” says Sandie Bailey, Shondaland Chief Design and Digital Media Officer.

“We all know her onscreen talents and her role as a producer, but this show affords Laverne the opportunity to produce something very personal. She’s clearly interested in engaging her listeners and herself in ways she hasn’t before. And we’re committed to supporting her in doing just that.”

Co-produced with iHeartRadio, “The Laverne Cox Show” (wt) joins a lineup of other podcasts under the Shondaland Audio slate, further expanding Shondaland’s mission of storytelling across formats, genres, and mediums. The upcoming podcast is Cox’s second project with Shondaland, with the first being “Inventing Anna,” the upcoming Shonda Rhimes-created limited series for Netflix about the Instagram-legendary German heiress, Anna Delvey who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene, which is currently in production and slated for release next year.

Early next year, Shondaland Audio and iHeartMedia will also premiere a companion podcast to Shondaland’s highly-anticipated regency era series “Bridgerton,” debuting on Netflix on Christmas Day. The upcoming behind the scenes Bridgerton podcast, like “The Laverne Cox Show” (wt) marks Shondaland’s focus on the creation of synergistic opportunities to connect its various content divisions, Shondaland Audio, and its streaming partnership with Netflix.

In August, Shondaland Audio and iHeartMedia launched three new iHeartRadio Original Podcasts; “You Down? with Obama’s Other Daughters” hosted by the Black female comedy troupe of the same name, “Go Ask Ali” hosted by actress and author Ali Wentworth, and “Criminalia,” a historical true-crime podcast with a playful take on the genre, hosted by veteran podcaster Holly Frey and co-host Maria Trimarchi.

Next year, a podcast from producer dream hampton, “#Matter,” and “American Coup” will also debut, with the latter two as Shondaland Audio’s first foray into scripted podcasts. Shondaland Audio’s first podcast, “Katie’s Crib,” hosted by “Scandal” and “Waitress” actress Katie Lowes is currently in its third season.