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2022 FLASHBACK: Launching Our Podcast Network

Dec 28, 2022 The Lever
This past year, The Lever launched several podcasts, taking its independent journalism to the next level.
2022 FLASHBACK: Launching Our Podcast Network

During this holiday break, The Lever is resurfacing some of our most important efforts of 2022. Today, we focus on the launch of our current lineup of podcasts this year. We will return to our normal publishing schedule in the new year.


Friends:

This has been a truly historic year for The Lever: Our staff has almost doubled in size, we produced more original reporting than ever before, and we launched The Lever’s podcast network.

We began in June with the launch of Lever Time, our flagship podcast hosted by myself. Lever Time has given us the chance to amplify our work to an entirely new audience, bringing our original reporting to podcast players around the world. In just nine short months, we’ve interviewed dozens of journalists, industry experts, entertainers, and politicians. This includes actress Susan Sarandon, Amazon Labor Union president Chris Smalls, MSNBC host Chris Hayes, Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill-Johnson, famed environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, director Judd Apatow, and U.S. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Brian Schatz.

On Lever Time Premium, the extended version of Lever Time which is exclusively available for supporting subscribers, we produced a variety of bonus segments. That included interviews with climate futurist Alex Steffen, Atomic Days author Joshua Frank, and Petroleum Papers author Geoff Dembicki; a deep-dive on the British monarchy with UK political organizer James Schneider; and our critiques of liberal media in the Pod Is Not Saving America round-ups.

In October, we launched our second podcast, The Audit, hosted by comedian Dave Anthony and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson. The Audit is a humorous and informative look at how powerful people attempt to launder their histories and reputations through supposedly educational content. In the duo’s first mini-season, they audited the entirety of President George W. Bush’s MasterClass (and somehow made it out alive). In their current mini-season, the hosts are joined by Senator Nina Turner, and the study group is trudging their way through political consultants David Axelrod and Karl Rove’s joint MasterClass on campaign strategy.

We’re extremely proud of the podcasts we’ve produced this year as The Lever continues to build an alternative to corporate media. If you haven’t gotten a chance yet, learn how to sign up for our podcasts below. Also, keep your eyes peeled in 2023 for some new exciting podcasts as we continue to expand our podcast network.

Rock the boat,

Sirota


Hosted by David Sirota, Lever Time comes out every Wednesday morning and features exclusive reporting from The Lever’s newsroom, high-profile guest interviews, and expert analysis from the sharpest minds in media and politics.

Click the buttons below to find Lever Time on your preferred podcast player; once you do, be sure to subscribe:

Apple Podcasts ~ Spotify ~ Google Podcasts ~ iHeartRadio

Amazon Music ~ Stitcher ~ Overcast ~ Pocket Casts

Additionally, we produce a premium version of Lever Time which includes extended interviews and bonus content, exclusively available for The Lever’s supporting subscribers. If you want access to Lever Premium Podcasts, click here.


Hosted by comedian and WGA-nominated TV writer Dave Anthony and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson, The Audit is an “educational” series in which Dave and Josh audit a variety of online classes, docuseries, and other media products created by noxious political figures and boil them down to the good stuff. By which they mean… the bad stuff. An episode of The Audit is like listening to a book report  — except all the authors are deranged lunatics poisoning American culture.

Click the buttons below to find Lever Time on your preferred podcast player; once you do, be sure to subscribe:

Apple Podcasts ~ Spotify ~ Google Podcasts ~ iHeartRadio

Amazon Music ~ Stitcher ~ Overcast ~ Pocket Casts

Additionally, we produce a premium version of The Audit with bonus content, and supporting subscribers receive early access to every Audit mini-season ahead of its weekly release. If you want access to Lever Premium Podcasts, click here.


In addition to our free podcast content, All of The Lever's supporting subscribers get access to Lever Premium Podcasts, a private podcast feed which includes extended episodes and bonus content from our podcasts Lever Time and The Audit.

How do I access Lever Premium Podcasts?

  • If you’re a supporting subscriber who has not activated their Lever Premium Podcasts account: Email us at support@levernews.com and we’ll send you the link to the private podcast feed.
  • If you’re not a supporting subscriber but would like access to Lever Premium Podcasts: Go to levernews.com/membership to subscribe. Not only will you get access to Lever Premium Podcasts, you’ll receive all of The Lever’s subscriber-only content like our weekend newsletters and live events, and you’ll be directly supporting The Lever’s independent journalism.

If you enjoy The Lever’s original podcasts, feel free to pitch into the tip jar — it helps us do this kind of reporting:

Thanks so much for supporting the work we do at The Lever — you’re helping us build a powerful independent voice to take on corporate media.


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