GeekWire to launch branded podcast with Steve Ballmer’s USAFacts

GeekWire has partnered with Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and founder of USAFacts, for a new branded podcast. Numbers Geek will cover interesting statistics from government, business, sports, and entertainment. Todd Bishop, GeekWire’s co-founder and editor, will host the show. Ballmer is a regular guest on the podcast, and other participants include Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me; Steve Kerr, coach of the Golden State Warriors; and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

“A picture can be painted with numbers, and it’s a picture then that lets you think about something conceptually and develop theories — whether it’s in business or sports or understanding government – numbers to me are a storyteller,” said Ballmer.

“We’re excited to be working with Steve Ballmer and his USAFacts team on the new Numbers Geek podcast,” Bishop said. “Through GeekWire’s reporting and interviews for Numbers Geek, we’ve already seen how numbers can change public discourse for the better, by turning heated rhetoric into informed discussion and debate.”

Anna Washenko