ViacomCBS Unveils Unified Podcast Slate with Inaugural Participation at IAB Podcast Upfront 2020

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Entertainment & Youth Group Inks Three-Year Pact with iHeartMedia

ViacomCBS today announced a unified podcast slate during its first-ever IAB Podcast Upfront presentation, where the company unveiled a comprehensive list of new premium originals and renewed fan-favorites from Awesomeness, CBS News, CBS Sports Digital, CNET, ComicBook, GameSpot, Giant Bomb, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, PopCulture, SHOWTIME Sports, Star Trek, TechRepublic, ZDNet and VH1.

“Powered by an expansive portfolio of leading brands and iconic IP, ViacomCBS is accelerating its fortified momentum in the podcasting space,” said Domenic DiMeglio, EVP, head of operations and chief marketing officer for ViacomCBS Digital. “With a robust slate of new and returning series, we are building from an incredible foundation to super serve our global audiences wherever they choose to listen.”

New additions to the ViacomCBS podcast slate include: All Things Covered with Bryant McFadden from CBS Sports Digital; SpongeBob BingePants: The Rewatch, an Avatar / Korra Airbender Universe podcast and a PAW Patrol podcast from Nickelodeon; an upcoming Catfish podcast from MTV in partnership with Wondery.

ViacomCBS also announced the continuation of the following renowned podcasts: Fantasy Football Today, Nothing Personal with David Samson, The First Cut, Cover 3, Pick Six, Fantasy Baseball Today, Eye on College Basketballand 40 dedicated 247Sports team and recruiting podcasts from CBS Sports Digital; The Daily Show: Ears Edition from Comedy Central; Blue’s Clues & You: Story Time with Josh & Blue, Listen Out Loud with The Loud Houseand The Casagrandes Familia Sounds from Nickelodeon; All the Smoke with Matt Barnes & Stephen Jackson, Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub and Morning Kombat with Luke Thomas and Brian Campbellfrom SHOWTIME Sports.

Today’s presentation follows a three-year deal announced yesterday between iHeartMedia and ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth brands — a portfolio comprised of MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Smithsonian Channel, Pop TV, CMT, VH1, TV Land and Logo — to create dozens of original podcasts that cater to every demographic and age group through diverse and inclusive audio offerings. Initial series from the partnership will include correspondent driven expansions of The Daily Show with Trevor Noahand Yo! MTV Raps.

The full list of new and returning ViacomCBS podcasts include the following series.


  • Twin My Heart

CBS News

  • CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell
  • CBS This Morning
  • Face the Nation
  • Sunday Morning
  • The Takeout
  • Weekly Roundup
  • 48 Hours
  • 60 Minutes

CBS Sports Digital

  • All Things Covered with Bryant McFadden
  • Cover 3
  • Eye on College Basketball
  • Fantasy Baseball Today
  • Fantasy Football Today
  • Fantasy Football Today in 5
  • Nothing Personal with David Samson
  • Pick Six
  • The First Cut
  • Barton & Bud (247Sports)
  • Bucknuts Morning 5 (247Sports)
  • On the Bench: An FSU Football Podcast (247Sports)
  • The College Football Daily (247Sports)
  • The Late Kick with Josh Pate (247Sports)
  • The Michigan Insider (247Sports)


  • I’m So Obsessed
  • Making Space: The Female Frontier
  • Tech News Now
  • The Cheapskate Show
  • The Daily Charge

Comedy Central

  • Every Day Decision with Jo Firestone
  • The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
  • The Daily Show Podcast Universe
  • Stand-Up with Tom Thakkar


  • A Wild Podcast Has Appeared!
  • ComicBook Nation


  • GameSpot After Dark
  • Wrestle Buddies

Giant Bomb

  • The Giant Beastcast
  • Giant Bombcast


  • Catfish (Title TBC)
  • Yo! MTV Raps


  • Avatar / Korra Airbender Universe
  • Blue’s Clues & You: Story Time with Josh & Blue
  • Listen Out Loud with The Loud House
  • Nickelodeon Animation Podcast
  • Nick Throwback (Title TBC)
  • PAW Patrol Podcast (Title TBC)
  • SpongeBob BingePants: The Rewatch
  • The Casagrandes Familia Sounds


  • GroupChat


  • All the Smoke with Matt Barnes & Stephen Jackson
  • Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub
  • Morning Kombat with Luke Thomas & Brian Campbell
  • Showtime Boxing
  • 4th and Forever

Star Trek

  • Star Trek: The Pod Directive


  • VH100


  • TechRepublic’s Dynamic Developer with Bill Detwiler
  • TechRepublic Top 5


  • Jason Squared: Two Nerds Talk Tech
  • The Tonya Hall Innovation Show
  • ZDNet Security update

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