Fatherly, a parenting site for millennial dads, has partnered with audio company iHeartMedia to launch a new podcast featuring interviews with celebrity dads, called “The Fatherly Podcast.”
The podcast is sponsored by Hum by Verizon, TLC and ADT Home Security.
The first episode, which debuted today on the digital radio platform iHeartRadio, features documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discussing his new project, Vietnam, and his four daughters.
The first season of “The Fatherly Podcast” includes interviews with Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown from “This is Us,” NFL hall of famer Michael Strahan and celebrity chef Tom Colicchio. Brief conversations with children from around the country will also be in “The Fatherly Podcast” to discuss what matters to kids now.
The tagline for the podcast is “the perfect podcast for imperfect parents.”
The podcast is hosted by journalist, author and Fatherly editor-at-large Joshua David Stein.
“Our goal is to create a podcast that makes fathers feel more empowered,” stated Andrew Burmon, editor-in-chief of Fatherly. “This is about bringing private sentiment into the public square, and we do that well.”
Throughout the series, Stein will draw on advice from Fatherly science editor Josh Krisch to cite the latest research, data and advice from scholars and academics.
Episodes will air each Tuesday.
The podcast is the product of $4 million raised through a Series A funding round led by BDMI, announced in August. At the time, Fatherly said the money was earmarked for launching podcasts, developing original video series and creating experiential events.