FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From Larj Media to the Larj Network
Welcome to Your New Podcast Network. Created, Produced and Hosted by Women
Seattle, WA – March 20, 2018 Larj Media is proud to launch a podcast network created, produced, and hosted by women. According to Edison Research, even though women make up nearly half of all podcast listeners, only 21 of the top 100 podcasts on iTunes are hosted by women, and nine have women co-hosts. The Larj Network plans to close that embarrassing gap.
The network will feature original podcast programming created, produced, and hosted exclusively by women. Programming will be timely, thought-provoking and hilarious.
When Tina Nole started Larj Media, it consisted of a wine bag full of equipment, a plane ticket to Seattle, and the knowledge that radio was changing, and she was ready for it.
“I was flat out told in my radio career that women will listen to men, but men won't listen to women — so our target audience will always be men, ages 25-54.”
Over nearly a decade Tina, with her sister, Managing Director Joelle Nole, transformed Larj Media into a full-service audio production house, telling immersive stories for brands, thought leaders, and celebrities, including the University of Washington, Tom Douglas, and Nick Hanauer.
But, it’s not only for women!
Content will focus on an eclectic mix of topics including (though not limited to) news and politics, entrepreneurship, self-development, the future of feminism, and relationships and dating. The common threads that tie all of us — not just women — together.
“Now is the time to produce thoughtful programs that inspire and create change,” says Joelle Nole. “Our vision goes beyond just great podcasts. We want to create a platform for women of diverse backgrounds to have a distinct voice.”
The Seattle-based network currently has 3 shows in production with an impressive and active subscriber base, and 9 shows in development. Beyond engaging content, Larj seeks to nurture its hosts into experts and thought-leaders in their fields.
Shows currently in production:
On the Success Bully Podcast, Keita Williams (Success Bully Founder and Chief Strategist) breaks down those habits across time management, emotional state, goal setting, failure and accountability through relatable anecdotes and lively guests who are female founders and women in leadership.
MOUTHY, MESSY, MANDATORY
Katie Anthony and Ronit Feinglass Plank talk feminism, family, funny broads, fantastic dames, and so many other f-words in this mouthy, messy, mandatory weekly podcast.
Ishea and Jess are two friends navigating their way through life in their 30s. Never short of an opinion and blessed with the gift of gab, they love trading tales about love, sex and the general f*ckery of life. Listen along each week as they host candid conversations that will have you laughing, crying, and feeling a little less alone in this crazy world. Because we all know where dating and relationships are concerned, shenanigans will follow. So, about that...
*Shows in development*
Women & Weed (Cannabis)
Hosted by April Pride; podcast exploring the cannabis issues that impact women in a deeper and more personalized way.
NOT TODAY! (Personal Growth)
Kelly Heron was on a marathon training run when she ducked into a bathroom and was brutally attacked by a man hiding there. While in the fight of her life, Kelly repeated the mantra “not today mother fucker!” And indeed it was not the day she would be over taken. Kelly fought back and with the help of a stranger was able to escape the attack and hold the perpetrator in the bathroom until the police came to arrest him. Her podcast “Not Today”, explores the stories of women who overcome large obstacles to obtain their dreams.
The Great Big FBomb Breakfast Club To-Go Cup (business & tech news)
A highly caffeinated, steaming hot take on the week’s business, media, and technology news… with a feminist and foul-mouthed twist. Every Friday, FBomb founder Megan McNally and guests break down the fabulous and the fucking ridiculous. Plus, we’re tracking dollars and taking names in our monthly Venture Froth.
Life Goes Sideways/ working title (Personal Finance)
When life went sideways for Chanel, she found herself in a tail-spin of worry, fear, grief, and sadly, even regret. But when she told her story to others, the lessons were similar, and the feelings universal. Over half of the US is terribly unprepared to answer the relatively easy question: "What happens if something happens?" There has got to be a better way to plan for the best and be prepared for the worst – and that's what the GYST Podcast is here to do. For all of us.
To subscribe and listen, visit www.larjmedia.com.
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About Larj Media
Founded in 2011, Larj Media was born to help brands, thought leaders, and celebrities find their podcasting voice, and ensure their audience hears it. As the only full-service podcast production house in the northwest, Larj Media helps clients tell a compelling story with national network quality recording, production and editing and robust marketing strategies. Current client roster includes Seattle Kitchen featuring Seattle Chef Tom Douglas, Nick Hanauer with Civic Action’s The Other Washington, Overheard by Overlake Hospital and more.
Larj Media is also the parent company for The Larj Network which feature original programming developed, produced and hosted by women who like to live larj.