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Vox Media Adds Celebrity Memoir Book Club to Its Portfolio via Podcast Partnership

Vox Media Adds Celebrity Memoir Book Club to Its Portfolio via Podcast Partnership

Vox Media

June 4, 2024

Vox Media today announced a strategic partnership with comedians Ashley Hamilton and Claire Parker, who are bringing their popular show, Celebrity Memoir Book Club, to the Vox Media Podcast Network. After launching their show in 2020 to read and discuss celebrity memoirs, Celebrity Memoir Book Club has grown a cult following of hundreds of thousands for their dishy and humorous dissections of memoirs from celebrities like Prince Harry, Britney Spears, Trevor Noah, and Mindy Kaling, among many others. This wide-ranging partnership will see Vox Media take on sales, marketing, and distribution duties for the show, which will continue to publish weekly on Tuesdays in both audio and video on platforms that include Apple, Spotify, TikTok, YouTube, or Instagram.

“We’re so excited to bring the podcast we’ve poured our hearts into to a network that uplifts funny but thoughtful conversations about culture,” say Parker and Hamilton.

Founded in 2020 by New York-based comedians and best friends, Parker and Hamilton, Celebrity Memoir Book Club has been hailed as one of the best podcasts by Vogue, Esquire, The Guardian, and more, and topped charts in dozens of countries. With reach across platforms that span audio, video, and social media, Parker and Hamilton have built a business around Celebrity Memoir Book Club that includes a subscription product, merchandise, and live events (the show is currently on tour in the United States).

“Ashley and Claire have built an amazing community of engaged fans that follow the show from platform to platform,” says Vox Media’s executive director for podcasts, Lillian Xu. “Every episode of Celebrity Memoir Book Club is infused with their infectious humor, smart takes, and sharp wit, and we’re so excited to welcome them to Vox Media.”

One of the top 10 podcast publishers according to leading industry tracker, Podtrac, Parker and Hamilton will take their place at Vox Media among a lineup of influential audio creators that includes journalist Kara Swisher and NYU Stern Marketing professor Scott Galloway (co-hosts of Pivot), research professor Brené Brown (host of Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead), former Manhattan U.S. attorney Preet Bharara (host of Stay Tuned), technology reviewer Marques Brownlee (host of Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast), acclaimed psychotherapist Esther Perel (host of Where Should We Begin?), former NBA stars Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner (host of Point Forward), The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel (host or Decoder), and more.

About the Vox Media Podcast Network:

Home to award-winning shows like Today, Explained, Criminal, Pivot, and Stay Tuned with Preet, the Vox Media Podcast Network features industry-leading voices and storytellers from Vox Media’s editorial networks and beyond. From daily news and tech to culture and sports, and talk and interview shows to news and rich narrative storytelling, the Vox Media Podcast Network is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically diverse collections of premium podcasts. Learn more about the Vox Media Podcast Network here.