Pharrell Williams Launches New Podcast Company, OTHERtoneMedia, and will be the spearhead of the network’s first program, OTHERton with Pharrell, Scott and Fam-Lay, which is slated for release on December 7, with new episodes available every Monday.
OTHERton is derived from Pharrell’s Beats 1 radio show, which he co-hosted with Scott Vener – a music supervisor for shows like Ballet flats, Entourage, and How to do it in America – who will follow Pharrell in the new series. Fam-Lay (born Nathaniel Johnson), the show’s third co-host, is an artist, manager, and media director, who has been close to Pharrell since signing his Star Trek imprint in 2002.
By a press release, OTHERton will feature interviews with people from the worlds of music, technology, business, art and fashion, with the aim of offering “insight into the spirit of unicorns in our culture – how they think life, art and all the rest “. The initial guest list includes Zendaya, Rosalía, Clairo, Tristan Harris, and Jaron Lanier, while there were also unique quest pairs, like Malcolm Gladwell and Kenya Barris, and Eric Andre and Harmony Korine.
In a new trailer for the series, Pharrell explained his hope of OTHERton, saying, “I want to uplift people and I want people to be inspired by people who inspire us.”
Vener added in a statement, “We look forward to preparing topics and people in a way that allows the audience to be a fly on the wall by listening to conversations between artists that most people don’t hear. “