…Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Spotify said Meghan MarkleThe Archetypes podcast will be temporarily suspended. “New episodes of Archetypes will be put on hiatus during Her Majesty The Queen’s official period of mourning,” the show’s page reads. He did not specify when the next episode will be released. Markle’s show proved to be an early success, toppling The Joe Rogan Experience on Spotify’s charts for a short time. Spotify’s Gimlet studio signed a $25 million multi-year deal with Markle and Prince Harry’s Archewell Audio in December 2020 to produce podcasts.
…The ABC News The morning show “Good Morning America” is expanding its lineup of podcasts. In addition to making the morning program available as a podcast, it does the same for its midday sister “GMA3”. ABC Audio launches podcast GMA3: What you need to know. The network says it will give fans the ability to listen to the news, health and lifestyle program co-hosted by Amy Robach and TJ Holmes wherever they go. The show is posted on Good Morning America’s main podcast feed.
…Actor Kelsey Grammar (Cheers, Frasier) is back on board for the second season of the Will Packer media and iHeartMedia co-production The Lower Bottoms. Packer, a Hollywood producer, has also recruited a long list of actors to fill roles in the fictional series, including Debbie Allen (Grey’s Anatomy, Fame), Amber Riley (Glee), Theo Rossi (Army of the Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Luke Cage), Annie Ilonzeh (Peppermint, Person of Interest, Chicago Fire), among others. The Lower Bottoms is described as a “dark” podcast series told through the voices that make up a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in West Oakland, California. The new season kicks off Monday, September 12.