ABC Audio Launches ‘GMA’ Apple Podcasts Channel and Announces Three New Podcast Projects
New Content Includes ‘Good Morning America’ Podcast, ‘Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson’ Season Two and ‘Close Up’ Hosted by Kelley Carter
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ABC Audio launches its new “GMA” channel on Apple Podcasts and announced three new podcast projects: a “Good Morning America” podcast; the second season of “Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson”; and new entertainment podcast “Close Up,” hosted by Kelley Carter. ABC Audio’s free “GMA” channel will house these new projects, as well as all of ABC News’ lifestyle, culture and entertainment on-demand audio content, including its popular “In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson” podcast. All of ABC Audio’s podcasts are available across major podcast platforms.
Beginning today, the “Good Morning America” podcast will allow both the first and second hours of “Good Morning America” to be available to listeners as a podcast. Now, every day, listeners will be able to listen to the morning show wherever they go and stay up to date on the latest news, entertainment and Deals & Steals.
The trailer and first episode of season two of “Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson” are available now, with new episodes posting Thursdays. The second season comes on the heels of a successful first season, recently selected by Spotify as one of the “Best New Podcasts of 2021” and by GLAAD to receive a Special Recognition Award at their upcoming Media Awards. In season two, ABC News contributor and Emmy® Award-winning journalist LZ Granderson explores timely topics that impact the LGBTQ+ community, ranging from queer friendships, body positivity, non-monogamy, religion, parenting and on-screen representation. Granderson speaks with celebrity guests who help the community celebrate and cope, including award-winning actress Ariana DeBose; GRAMMY® winners Jody Watley, Stephanie Mills and DJ Tracy Young; TikTok sensation “The Old Gays”; New York Times best-selling authors Dan Savage, Rob Bell and Chasten Buttigieg; actor Daniel Franzese; celebrity fitness trainer Shaun T; and Ts Madison, reality TV star. In addition, Granderson speaks with experts who break down the latest research and information regarding these issues.
The new entertainment podcast “Close Up,” hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Kelley Carter, will feature interviews with Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Steven Spielberg, Aaron Sorkin, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Michael B. Jordan, Corey Hawkins, and Aunjanue Ellis, who discuss their careers and craft. Carter will also dissect the latest entertainment news with fellow industry experts. An audio preview is out now. The series will debut on Wednesday, Feb. 9, the day after the 2022 Oscar® nominations, with new episodes posting each Wednesday.
“Good Morning America,” “Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson” and “Close Up” will all be available for free on major listening platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn, Audacy and the ABC News app.
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January 24, 2022 6:30am ET by ABC Publicity