WNYC Studios has entered a partnership with Science Friday, which will join its portfolio effective January 12. Science Friday includes a podcast, radio show, videos, and digital presence. Its programming focuses on fun and educational stories about science and technology.
WNYC Studios will lead the sponsorship for Science Friday and the documentary-style podcast spinoff Undiscovered. The deal will see both parties working together on distribution, sponsorship, and possible content collaborations. They will also work to grow Science Friday’s live and digital audiences.
“We’re excited to join forces with WNYC Studios,” said Ira Flatow, Science Friday’s host and executive producer. “Like us, they produce great audio while always looking towards the future.”
“People have been rabid fans of Ira and Science Friday from the launch of the show, for nearly three decades,” said Dean Cappello, chief content officer for WNYC and head of WNYC Studios. “There’s something about the way the show brings you back to that feeling of wonder and curiosity, to an appreciation of the way the world works. And given the attack on science itself in recent years, we’re thrilled to partner with Science Friday to continue raising important and urgent issues.”