Show Shouts highlights noteworthy new and upcoming podcasts from across the vast and fast-growing category.
The History of Standup: A Castbox original, The History of Standup charts the evolution of standup comedy from vaudeville to Netflix specials. Wayne Federman is the expert in this show, and he chats educationally with Andrew Steven on the subject. The show is self-described as a “conversational history class.” Guests include Judd Apatow, Jimmy Pardo, journalist Julie Seabaugh, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff, and others. It’s a six-part series followed by a final episode featuring a panel discussion about the future of standup. Launching September 18.
Future State: From Cadence13, a 10-episode series starring Richard Clarke, who spent 10 years in the White House with three presidents. Access to high-level politicians is promised here, the first guest being Bill Clinton. Susan Price and Madeleine Albright are queued up later in the series. Launch: September 10.
White Boy Rick: Panoply’s latest show hops on the true crime bandwagon. White Boy Rick tells the story of how, at 14 years old, Richard Wershe Jr. became a drug informant about cocaine dealing in Detroit. Kevin Dietz hosts the program, which is out now ahead of a movie from Sony Pictures with the same title and topic.