Podcasts are the future. That’s not hyperbole, and, no, that’s not entirely a fact either, but it’s a notion that’s generally agreed upon by the leading figures of New Media, industry analysts, and advertisers alike. As Wired reported, podcast listeners are “a holy grail of engagement,” making the medium not just a bubble, but a boom — “and that boom is only getting louder.”
In keeping with the times, Consequence of Sound formed the Consequence Podcast Network (CPN). Founded in April 2018, the network plans to shift the publication’s 13-year-old brand into the podcast arena with a series of exciting shows that reflect, evolve, and expand Consequence of Sound‘s original content in new and refreshing ways.
Check out our ever-expanding roster of series:
The Opus: Consequence of Sound and Sony bring you an exploration of legendary albums and their ongoing legacy. Explore how masterpieces continue to evolve: shaping lives, shaking rafters, and ingraining itself into our culture. Maybe you’re a longtime fan who wants to go deeper. Maybe you’re a first-time listener curious to hear more – either way, you’re in the right place. The first season of the anthology series covered Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, while the 10th season dissected Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut. Stay tuned to see who’s next.
Going There: Sound Mind Live and Consequence of Sound present Going There. Hosted by licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Mike, the weekly series aims to create a safe space for musicians to have honest, healthy conversations about mental health. Each episode covers the experience of artists and creatives as it pertains to specific issues, be it depression, anxiety, addiction, whatever they bring to the table. In the end, the goal is to de-stigmatize these topics and learn from each other.
This Must Be the Gig: Every fan has a gig that changed their life—and so does every musician. Every other week, senior editor Lior Phillips will head backstage to talk to artists and industry personalities about their first concert, pre-show rituals, trends in the festival scene, and much, much more. She’ll also host roundtable discussions during the weeks in between with critics and professionals to go over an assortment of topics.
Assembly: A quarterly documentary podcast series that looks at what brings us together. Hosted by Robert Milazzo, each season features a moment in time, told first-hand through the voices touched and the lives changed. You’ll hear the sounds and stories of creators, communities, and crowds that come together, all while events in art, culture, and beyond become legacy.
Kyle Meredith With…: An interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.
The Losers’ Club: A Stephen King Podcast: Formed in 2017, this bi-weekly series offers an exhaustive, chronological deep-dive into the Master of Horror’s best-selling bibliography, starting from 1974’s Carrie and working all the way to his latest blockbuster. The hosts also keep tabs on all the trending news involving King and talk to the countless filmmakers, writers, and stars involved in the many adaptations of his stories.
The Side Track: Their obsession. Their words. Someone else’s movie. Hosted by Paul Davidson, the weekly series interviews filmmakers, producers, writers, actors, and film fanatics, then hands them the mic to present their own personal feature-length audio commentaries of the movies that moved them and made them who they are today.
Ghost Echoes: A bi-weekly music history podcast with secret rules. It begins in 1970 and it will proceed up to the present day, discussing one musical recording per episode. Some of them are famous and acclaimed, others utterly obscure. Some are classical, most are pop. The list of recordings that Ghost Echoes will focus on throughout its run is already decided and set in stone, having been chosen in accordance with the podcast’s non-negotiable secret rules. In sum, it’s the story of music — and everything else.
Halloweenies: A Horror Franchise Podcast: A monthly podcast for fans of all horror. Each season, The Losers’ Club co-hosts McKenzie Gerber, Dan Caffrey, Justin Gerber, and Michael Roffman will slice through an iconic series one movie at a time. In 2018, they started in Haddonfield, Illinois with Halloween, in 2019, they dreamed through Springwood, Ohio for A Nightmare on Elm Street, and in 2020, they’re heading to Camp Crystal Lake for Friday the 13th. There will be tricks, there will be treats, and, yes, there will be blood.
The Horror Virgin: A weekly podcast that finds horror fans Jenn and Mikey taking Horror Virgin Todd through the encyclopedia of horror one movie at a time. Together, they discuss classics as well as fan favorites, with the occasional new release thrown in for good measure. Mikey will make inappropriate jokes, Jennifer will gush over Stephen King, and Todd will scream like a little girl at every jump scare. Every. Single. One. It’s hilarious. Prepare yourself for spoilers, tangents, and lots of irreverent fun.
Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast: A bi-weekly podcast that analyzes a horror film through the lens of mental health. Co-hosts Jenn Adams (The Horror Virgin, The Losers’ Club), Lara Unnerstall (Halloweenies, The Losers’ Club), and therapist Mike Snoonian (The Pod and the Pendulum) will discuss a mental health topic (e.g. anxiety, PTSD, and/or toxic relationships) and how it applies to the film’s narrative and characters. Naturally, they’ll also discuss their own mental health experiences and love of horror.
The Fifth Dimension: A Twilight Zone Podcast: A limited series podcast that opens the door into Jordan Peele’s new revival of The Twilight Zone. Host Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman is joined by Editorial Director Matt Melis, Eleanor Edwards, and contributing writer Samantha Kuykendall to recap new episodes and decode their themes, characters, and lessons.
Stay tuned for all news and updates by following CPN’s Facebook and subscribe to any or all of the aforementioned podcasts above. And, if you love these shows, please do rate and review them on Apple Podcasts to spread that love around.