Podcast creators are continuing to secure investment dollars. Post Script Media, the producer of podcasts focused on climate change, has raised $2 million in seed funding round. The money will be used to grow Post Script’s staff and support the launch of additional podcasts on the intersection of climate change with critical areas of our economy, including food, fashion, transportation, urban tech, travel and finance.
Post Script is behind such podcasts as The Carbon Copy, The Big Switch, and Catalyst in partnership with Canary Media. It also produces shows for other companies, including the Google-backed Where the Internet Lives and Columbia Energy Exchange, which is produced with Columbia University.
"We truly believe that climate is an 'everything' story. We're building a media company to reflect that in the audio space," said cofounder and Executive Editor Stephen Lacey in the announcement. Prior to founding Post Script Media in 2018, Lacey and cofounder Scott Clavenna, were Editor-in-Chief and CEO at Greentech Media where they created the podcasts The Energy Gang and The Interchange, now Wood Mackenzie podcasts.
New podcasts launching this month include Climavores, a show about eating on a changing planet and Hot Buttons, featuring weekly observations and lively debate about the future of the fashion industry as it reckons with its impact on the climate, natural resources, and worker rights.
"We have an opportunity here to help bring more people into the conversation around sustainability and climate change," said Clavenna. "In addition to our podcasts on clean energy tech and solutions, we think it's important to have discussions that center on people's passions and interests first, what they eat, wear and drive. We're excited to get to work developing our new slate of shows."
The funding round was led by Prelude Ventures, which similar to Post Script Media, is focused on climate change. The venture capital fund focuses its investments on companies that are addressing the changing planet and the transition to a low-carbon economy.
"We believe that solving climate depends both on building better systems and communicating about the challenges in powerful, relatable ways," said Gabriel Kra, Managing Director at Prelude Ventures. "We are proud to partner with Scott and Stephen, master storytellers, to explain not only how these problems relate to our lives, but also how we can solve them."