One of the pioneers of podcasting draws a new frontier. Marc Maron’s long-running and beloved podcast WTF with Marc Maron has a new home in Acast. The comedian has signed on to join fellow creators like Anna Faris and Margaret Cho on a three-year deal with the podcast company.
What does this mean for the devoted WTF Fans? New episodes will still be available to everyone, but Acast will be “the exclusive host and business partner of the podcast, its full catalog, and other related media,” according to a press release. Really dedicated fans can sign up to Acast+ for paid bonus content.
Acast CEO Ross Adams called the partnership “a huge win ‘for the company’ and for the public. podcasting landscapebecause this agreement guarantees that the podcast can continue to be listened to by everyone, everywhere and on their favorite listening platform.
“We have amassed an incredible catalog over the years and Acast gives us the opportunity to make it available like never before, especially in international markets. We’ve released two episodes every week for nearly 13 years and don’t plan on stopping any time soon.” Brown said in a statement. “Acast won’t stop us from doing the show the way we want to do it, the way we love to do it, the way we always have. They are excited and focused and I think the partnership will be very productive.
Co-creator and producer Brendan McDonald added, “We take great pride in maintaining the high quality and universal accessibility of WTF, and we know that we are in very good hands with Acast. We will use both their expertise and their innovative technologies, such as Acast+, to ensure that our podcast stays ahead of the game. We look forward to sharing more and more quality content with our listeners.