WABE Studios Unveil Four New Podcasts

Atlanta (Feb. 14, 2024) – WABE Studios is premiering four new podcasts on the NPR Podcast Network this month, with others heading to the platform in March. The new series join an already robust slate of 15+ originals in the WABE Studios podcast portfolio. All are available on WABE.org/podcasts and other podcast platforms.

WABE Studios is committed to providing a range of original, inclusive multimedia storytelling to cater to various interests and demographics. From food and comedy to social impact and books, the original content aims to inspire, educate, and engage audiences of all ages. 

Series launching in February 2024 on WABE’s NPR Podcast Network include:

SAVORY STORIES  (Wednesdays, starting Feb. 14)

Hosts Chef Asata Reid and Akila McConnell look at Atlanta’s culture, through its cuisine, food history, and culinary creators.

WHAT’S GOOD, ATLANTA? (Fridays, starting Feb. 16)

Looking for an uplifting take on the world around us? Each week, comedians Mark Kendall and David Perdue highlight their favorite Atlanta news stories.

THE PODCAST WHERE THEY READ STORIES (Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Feb. 20)

A storytime show for WABE’s youngest listeners featuring guest readers, notable Atlantans and local performers reading classic and contemporary children’s books. Each episode will also feature mini-explainers for vocabulary words, historical figures, or other big concepts that deserve a “story within the story.”

SOCIAL IMPACT LEADER (Wednesdays, starting Feb. 28)

Produced by Plywood People, the show explores the ambitious world of change-makers through interviews with pioneers in business, sports, activism, and entertainment. Upcoming guests include Heisman Trophy winner and philanthropist Danny Wuerffel, Emmy Award-winning documentarian Rudy Valdez, Executive Director of RICE Jay Bailey, leading sports therapist Dr. Kensa Gunter, Founder of To Write Love on Her Arms Jamie Tworkowski, author of How to Buy Nothing for a Year Elizabeth Malpass, and founder of Good Grit magazine and agency Laura Quick.

Coming on March 5, Chef Max Hines (Breaker Breaker, The Lawrence, Stolen Goods) has open and honest conversations about what it’s like to work as a chef in Atlanta and how values and culture show up in the food and beverage industry here, from urban farmers to artisans.

Also in March, Wake Up and Create, WABE Studio’s partnership with CreativeMornings Atlanta, returns on March 18. The podcast features clips from the CreativeMornings Atlanta speaker series archive as well as interviews from local creatives, all to provide a jumpstart of inspiration to start each week.

About WABE

WABE is Atlanta’s original, independent, non-profit source for news and local stories and the choice for NPR and PBS. Our stations deliver fact-based journalism and inclusive, engaging, cultural content that informs, inspires, reflects, and empowers the millions who call the Greater Atlanta area home. In addition, WABE’s programs, podcasts, and events make Atlanta’s stories and storytellers accessible and relevant across various platforms for our diverse audience of listeners, viewers, visitors, and members. WABE original programming, along with national NPR and PBS content, is available on WABE 90.1FM, WABE.org, WABE TV (PBS-30), and WABE-HD1/ WABE-HD2 as well as streaming on the WABE Mobile App, Hulu + Live, YouTube TV,  Chromecast, PBS.org, Local Now, Roku, Android TV & mobile, Amazon Fire TV & tablets, iOS, tvOs, Android TV live streams. Go to wabe.org for additional information.