September 2, 2020
Hosted by new character “Foley,” The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley & Friends Debuts Exclusively on Audible October 15
(NEWARK, NJ AND NEW YORK, NY) – Audible Inc., the world’s largest producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, today announced the launch of an original Sesame Street podcast. Hosted by new Sesame Street character Foley, it’s the first podcast of its kind from the iconic children’s show – with new original music, interactive games, jokes, and visits from friends like Elmo, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster in every episode. Crafted especially for preschool listeners, The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley & Friends will begin its release exclusively on Audible on October 15, 2020.
“Sesame Workshop has been one of the most respected names in family entertainment for over 50 years, and we’re honored to bring this unique Sesame Street podcast to listeners,” said Rachel Ghiazza, Executive Vice President, Head of US Content at Audible. “Audible offers immersive audio entertainment for a wide array of listeners, and we’re thrilled to expand our children’s content with this exceptional release. The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley & Friends delivers what parents need most now: educational entertainment that little ones will love, guaranteed.”
“As families’ media habits evolve, Sesame Workshop is ready to meet them wherever they are with engaging content that sparks playful learning. Together with Audible, we’re creating a rich audio-only world that will come to life in kids’ imaginations,” said Scott Chambers, Sesame Workshop’s Senior Vice President/General Manager, Educational Media and Licensing, North America. “We can’t wait for our friends at home to explore the sounds of Sesame Street in a whole new way. Welcome to the neighborhood, Foley!”
The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley & Friends will provide the kind of high-quality educational family entertainment that parents expect from Sesame Workshop. Join Foley at the Sesame Street Community Center as she and her sidekick Mikee the Microphone tell jokes, sing songs, and host familiar guests from the neighborhood. Each 15-minute episode will revolve around a different preschool-friendly topic, from vehicles to birthdays to learning the alphabet. Young listeners will love the energetic Foley, who has a special knack for making silly sound effects, and they’ll anticipate recurring moments such as “Elmo’s Joke of the Day,” a podcast game show, original songs, and beloved songs like “The Letter of the Day.”
Available exclusively on Audible, The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley & Friends will include 15 episodes, releasing Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Thursday, October 15, 2020. The podcast premieres in the Audible Plus catalog.
ABOUT SESAME WORKSHOP
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit sesameworkshop.org.
ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.
Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the world’s largest producer and provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible content includes more than 525,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.