The podcast company Cadence13 is branching into original programming, launching a new division tasked with developing original storytelling and IP.
The division, C13Originals, will be led by Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer of Cadence13, with Zak Levitt serving as executive vice president of production.
Levitt most recently served as the writer, director and producer of the podcast “Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia,” which has led the podcast charts. That podcast was produced by the cable network TNT in partnership with Cadence13.
Cadence13 made a name by joining with high-profile partners to create and distribute podcasts. The company counts Kobe Bryant, Crooked Media, Conde Nast, Malcolm Gladwell, and Deepak Chopra among its hosts and partners.
Now, it wants to further expand its presence in the originals space.
The first C13Originals series will be “Gangster Capitalism,” a docs-series looking at white-collar crime in America. The series will be hosted by Andrew Jenks, who also hosts the Cadence13 podcast “What Really Happened?” The first season of the series will focus on the recent college-admissions scandal.
“Gangster Capitalism” will launch in May on most podcast platforms. The company plans to announce the next slate of programming for its originals roster later this spring.