Cadence13 is joining the daily news podcast ranks with a partnership with Punchbowl News. The result is The Daily Punch, a podcast that will be hosted by political journalists Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, the former writers of Politico’s daily Playbook newsletter.
“Jake and Anna are at the top of their game—two of the best reporters in the country, with unparalleled access to the power players and forces driving the political news conversation,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer at Cadence13.
Sherman and Palmer launched Punchbowl News on January 4 after leaving Politico where for the past four years they were the co-writers of the inside-the-Beltway must-read Playbook newsletter. The name of their company refers to the Secret Service nickname for the Capitol. On The Daily Punch, Sherman and Palmer will bring their reporting skills and insight to the podcast space for the first time.
"There’s no shortage of partisan platforms and news outlets that play to the emotions of the audience – The Daily Punch isn’t one of them,” said Sherman and Palmer in a joint statement. “We’ll bring listeners an unfiltered look at the key players and the stakes of every major issue, and we’re thrilled to partner with Cadence13 for this key component of our new venture.”
Cadence13, part of Entercom’s Podcast Network, says The Daily Punch, will release new episodes each weekday morning beginning February 1.
“With the eyes of the world on Washington at this pivotal moment in our nation’s history, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the Cadence13 family to launch what will quickly become one of the most important sources of political news in the country,” said Corcoran.