The Washington Post and WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, today announced a new partnership to produce the podcast, The Edge of Fame, hosted by Washington Post National Arts Reporter Geoff Edgers. Blending in-depth interviews with revealing field recordings, Edgers delivers intimate, surprising audio portraits of actors, musicians and comedians: from beloved performers people think they already know to up-and-comers bursting onto the scene.
“Geoff is a master interviewer who knows how to draw out the most unexpected and insightful information from anyone he profiles,” said Jessica Stahl, podcast editor at The Washington Post. “We’re excited to partner with WBUR, one of the most talented and respected podcast producers in the business, to bring a new audience into Geoff's conversations.”
“We have been fans of Geoff’s engaging reporting for a long time, starting from his early days in Boston,” said Iris Adler, Executive Director for Programming and Podcasts at WBUR. “We are thrilled to now collaborate with him and The Post to produce these rich, narrative profiles, bringing to the podcast the audio production qualities public radio is known for.”
Each episode will be dedicated to one performer who Edgers has shadowed for a significant amount of time, including director Ava DuVernay, performer “Weird Al” Yankovic, TV host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, and more. Listen to a sneak preview episode in which Edgers follows comedian and former SNL star Norm Macdonald on his road to reinvention.
“I’m lucky enough to have spent time with some of the most creative people in the world, to really dig into what drives them and what keeps them up at night,” said Edgers. “Now, all of the folks hearing the podcast can basically be there, in the room, in the recording studio, or backstage, listening to these one-of-a-kind conversations.”
The Edge of Fame podcast will launch on February 15, 2018 with weekly installments available to stream live and for download on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app. To subscribe, learn more and sign up to be notified when the podcast becomes available, please visit washingtonpost.com/edgeoffame. The debut season is sponsored in part by Zip Recruiter.