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MSNBC AND WONDERY LAUNCH NEW ORIGINAL PODCAST ON THE RISE OF KAMALA HARRIS

KAMALA: NEXT IN LINE TAKES AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE DEMOCRATIC VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE’S HISTORIC JOURNEY AS SHE FACES THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL AND TUMULTUOUS ELECTION OF OUR TIME

KAMALA: NEXT IN LINE LAUNCHES ON OCTOBER 5TH AND IS AVAILABLE ON ALL PODCAST PLATFORMS

(NEW YORK, September 22, 2020) – MSNBC’s award-winning podcast unit and Wondery, the largest independent podcast publisher in the world, announced the launch of an original podcast series, Kamala: Next In Line.The six-episode series goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-American woman to represent California in the Senate and now the first African-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. From Oakland to Howard University, California to Washington DC, experience her story as it has never been told before. This is an intimate and immersive dive into who Kamala is, what her critics say about her, and how she arrived at this moment

Helmed by New York Times bestselling author and host of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” Joy Reid, Kamala: Next In Line will provide an in-depth view of the Senator’s transformative years to how she became one of the leading voices in the Democratic party. The series, centered around her personal triumphs and determination to overcome difficult barriers, will feature notable interviews with those that know her best, including her younger sister, Maya Harris, members of her sisterhood from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at Howard University and many in democratic leadership who helped shape her into the force she is today.

The first two episodes will be made available on October 5, with a new episode released every Monday until the election on all podcast platforms.

NBC News and MSNBC have released several chart-topping and award-winning original podcasts into their portfolio of hits including Bag Man, The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, Dateline’s The Thing About Pam and Motive for Murder, Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes, The Chuck Toddcast,Into America and more. All original podcasts and showcasts are available via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and more. NBC News Group is a top 10 podcast publisher in the Podtrac monthly rankings.

About Wondery

Wondery is the largest independent podcast publisher in the world, known for character-driven, binge-worthy stories including “Dr. Death,” “Guru,” “Blood Ties” and “Business Wars.” Wondery is behind 8 of the Top 20 New Shows of 2019, according to Podtrac, with “The Shrink Next Door” landing at the #1 new show of 2019. Twenty-eight of Wondery’s shows have hit #1 on Apple Podcasts including its latest series, “Bunga Bunga” about the rise and fall of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Several of them have been, or are in the process of being, adapted for scripted television. Wondery has gained critical acclaim and commercial success for its immersive approach to sonic, emotionally immersive storytelling, which helps listeners to “feel the story”. Wondery's immersive podcast experience is now personalized for fans in the Wondery app. The app is home to their premium ad free offer, Wondery+, which has over 7,000 episodes, including exclusive podcasts, bonus episodes, and early release of some shows.

About MSNBC

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