Mamamia launches first comedy podcast, Cancelled
Mamamia has entered the realm of comedy podcasts.
Its latest offering, Cancelled, will take a sideways look at celebrity cancel culture.
It will be co-hosted by twins Jessie Stephens (assistant head of content) and Clare Stephens (editor in chief).
The podcast’s launch partner is streaming service Stan, owned by Nine.
Clare Stephens said right now, people need escapism and they need a laugh.
“Cancelled is a comedy podcast which takes the internet’s constant outrage as seriously as it deserves to be treated – which isn’t very. Comedy is a growing genre in podcasting which is, as it stands, very male-dominated. Mamamia has heroed women’s voices for more than 14 years, and Cancelled is an approach to pop culture that’s fresh and funny.”
Jessie Stephens said the duo and the publisher are so excited to launch this project, which is unlike anything they’ve done before.
“This is a podcast we’ve desperately wanted to make in response to a culture that calls ‘out’ rather than calls ‘in’. We want to examine the absurdity of cancel culture by telling the stories of celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Ellen DeGeneres, Lance Armstrong and Chrissy Teigen, with a raised eyebrow,” she said.
Cancelled comes out each Tuesday.