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Wondery Strikes Global First-Look Deal with Campside Media for a Multi-Project Slate

Wondery Strikes Global First-Look Deal with Campside Media for a Multi-Project Slate


March 7, 2024

CULVER CITY, California – March 7, 2024– Today, podcast studio Wondery announced an audio first-look deal with Campside Media, a leading podcast production company known for its award-winning and critically acclaimed journalistic storytelling. Under the multi-project commitment, Wondery and Campside will produce Limited Series podcasts, including non-English language titles, to be distributed by Wondery globally.

Building further on the relationship, Wondery and Campside have collaborated previously, including three seasons of “Suspect” with the fourth season coming later this year, “Sports Explains The World” from Wondery and Meadowlark, and Campside Co-founder Matt Shaer reporting and hosting Wondery’s “Over My Dead Body”. Campside and Wondery both strategically align in creating compelling podcasts that serve as the building blocks for television and film adaptations. Currently, Suspect is being developed as a TV series at Amazon MGM Studios with Wondery and Campside Media producing.

“We have worked with Campside on several projects, including ‘Suspect,’ and I’m honored we’re expanding our collaboration with them,” said Marshall Lewy, Chief Content Officer, Wondery. “Their instinct for fascinating stories and excellence in journalism fits perfectly with Wondery’s commitment to delivering captivating narratives to audiences worldwide. I am particularly thrilled that this partnership includes global investigative series, and it marks a big milestone as we continue to bring the most bingeable, groundbreaking and thought-provoking series we can to our listeners.”

“Marshall Lewy and George Lavender, now Wondery’s Head of Creative Production, were my introduction to audio––they helped teach me how to make a successful narrative podcast,” Matt Shaer, Co-Founder of Campside Media said. “This deal feels like a genuine full circle moment: From those early days of the medium, to collaborating on the ‘Suspect’ franchise, and now working in partnership on a broad new range of shows. As a creator, I can’t think of a better home for Campside’s work than Wondery.”

Renowned for their compelling journalism-first approach and creator-driven content, Campside Media was recently recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2023, producing over 40 limited series podcasts, with 20 television and film adaptation projects in development. Wondery is an industry leader in transitioning podcasts into television shows and to date has produced 6 prestige limited TV series.

About Wondery

Wondery is a podcast studio known for character-driven, binge-worthy stories including Dr. Death, British Scandal, Even the Rich, and Business Wars, and distribution of hit partner shows SmartLess, Morbid, and How I Built This. Wondery was behind six of the “Top 25 New Shows of 2023”, according to Podtrac, including Ghost Story, Exposed, and Stolen Hearts. Over 55 shows from Wondery have hit No. 1 on Apple Podcasts, including Scamfluencers and Stolen Hearts. Many Wondery podcasts have been adapted for scripted television or streaming series, including Dr. Death and Joe vs Carole on Peacock, The Shrink Next Door and WeCrashed on Apple TV+, and upcoming Gladiator and Dying For Sex for FX. Wondery has gained critical acclaim and commercial success for its immersive approach to sonic, emotionally driven storytelling. The Wondery app offers a unique, personalized podcast listening experience, including access to its premium ad-free offering Wondery+. With Wondery+, fans experience early access, exclusive shows and episodes, and ad-free listening.

About Campside Media

Specializing in deeply-reported narrative non-fiction podcasts, Campside Media’s award-winning shows have been downloaded more than 100 million times, and featured on “best of” lists compiled by editors at the New Yorker, the New York Times, and New York magazine. Campside, which was co-founded in 2020 by the veteran magazine journalists Josh Dean, Vanessa Grigoriadis, and Matthew Shaer, and the screenwriter and producer Adam Hoff, is the creator of the Chameleon and Suspect franchises, the former of which one the Podcast Academy Award for “Podcast of the Year” in 2022 for its third season, “Wild Boys.” Campside, which is based in New York City, was named as one of Fast Company’s 10 most innovative media companies in 2023.