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Manifest Media Announces Strategic Partnership With Realm to Expand its Creative Influence in Podcasting

Manifest Media Announces Strategic Partnership With Realm to Expand its Creative Influence in Podcasting


January 24, 2024

Los Angeles, CA, Jan 24, 2024 – Manifest Media, the award-winning creative studio behind acclaimed podcasts such as “Table Read” and Ryan Kavanaugh’s “Failure,” is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Realm, an industry-leading podcast studio and one of the world’s fastest-growing independent podcast networks.

Led by former book publishing executive Molly Barton and team members from CAA, Disney, Warner Brothers, Spotify, and NBC Universal, Realm brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the partnership.

Manifest Media is gearing up for the second season of its flagship podcast “Table Read,” with partnerships featuring notable figures like Tom Holland, Scooter Braun, Sonny Postiglione, and other rising stars. Among the other upcoming podcasts is “Hot Love,” a collaboration with Brenda Jackson, the New York Times and USA Today’s best-selling author, bringing her distinctive narration and audio drama style to real-world love stories. In the horror genre, the team is partnering with Tom Holland, the mastermind behind “Child’s Play” and “Fright Night,” to introduce the horror classicist to the podcast scene with “Resurrection,” a podcast that promises to resonate with the thriving horror audience with its terrifying and humorous elements. The collaboration also extends to the “12th Woman” podcast, featuring writer/producer Tarana Mayes, daughter of NFL pioneer Cleveland “Chick” Harris.

Additionally, the studio is set to launch “Failure” with Ryan Kavanaugh this month, where he speaks with celebrity guests about their stories of failure and growth. The 24-episode series will explore Kavanaugh’s own varnished past as a film financier and feature stories from those in the realms of entertainment, business, sports, and government. “Failure” will be available on all podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify, and iHeart. Listen to teasers here.

Mark Knell and Jack Levy, industry veterans and founders of Manifest Media, expressed their enthusiasm for the collaboration. Levy stated, “This partnership will allow us to elevate the podcasting experience for our audience. We’re excited for all the upcoming podcasts we’re launching and aim to deliver exceptional content that resonates with listeners globally.” Knell added, “Our focus is to tap into the creative minds of gifted, proven content creators, delivering content at its finest.”

Nicole Kreutter, Realm’s Head of Network, stated about the partnership, “Mark and Jack are seasoned Hollywood veterans who seamlessly leveraged their industry expertise in audio entertainment, as demonstrated by their successful podcast lineup. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Manifest Media to introduce their impressive catalog of audio fiction to the Realm audience and beyond.”

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Led by former book publishing executive Molly Barton and team members from CAA, Disney, Warner Brothers, Spotify, and NBC Universal, Realm is an industry-leading studio and global podcast network. Realm partners with top-tier talent and entertainment companies, including Blumhouse, Paramount, Warner Bros, DC, AMC Networks, Marvel, Spotify, and iHeart, to develop, produce, distribute, and monetize immersive audio series that deeply engage audiences.

Realm has brought more top-charting fiction shows to audiences than any competitor, with 8 shows hitting #1 on Apple Podcasts. Realm’s podcasts have been nominated for and won numerous awards, including Audies, Ambies, Webbys, Signal Awards, and iHeart Podcast Awards. Realm Originals have been translated into 12 languages, reaching listeners in over 200 countries and territories. 8 Realm Originals are currently in development for Film/TV.

Notable titles include the #1 Spotify podcast HARLEY QUINN & THE JOKER: SOUND MIND starring Christina Ricci and Billy Magnussen, THE FLASH: ESCAPE THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS starring Max Greenfield, and fan favorites OUTLIERS voiced by Rory Culkin, IF I GO MISSING THE WITCHES DID IT starring Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe; ORPHAN BLACK: THE NEXT CHAPTER and POWER TRIP starring Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany; MARIGOLD BREACH starring Jameela Jamil and Manny Jacinto; and ECHO PARK starring Harry Shum Jr. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.


Manifest Media is an innovative and forward-thinking company revolutionizing podcasting by partnering with established content creators from various industries, including film, television, sports, and publishing, to develop emotionally engaging content that captivates audiences. Founded by industry veterans Mark Knell and Jack Levy, Manifest Media has worked with the best in the business, from award-winning writers to Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, Oscar and Emmy winners, influencers, and rising stars, to produce content that leaves a lasting impression on our listeners and the entertainment market.


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