PRX, PBS, and KQED San Francisco are teaming up to produce a joint television, radio and podcast series. PRX and KQED will both present Kelly Corrigan Wonders, a podcast and radio show that features Corrigan in conversations with guests. On PBS she will host a companion interview series.
Corrigan is the author of four bestselling memoirs and has grown a following for her readings, live events, and TV appearances. Her most recent book was “Tell Me More.” On the podcast, she will approach what the companies say are pivotal questions in a unique month-long mini-series format. New episodes will be released weekly on Tuesdays. In the opening series, she will debunk various pieces of conventional wisdom with four celebrated authors and podcasters: Kate Bowler, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Dani Shapiro, and Annie Jean-Baptiste. In the second series, Corrigan will be joined by renowned educator and thinker Wanda Holland Greene.
The first two series are supported by production partner, Medium, which will provide a platform for content and engagement at medium.com/@kelly. A third series, sponsored by Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, will explore how things change — both on a societal level and an individual level.
“Kelly is fearless about getting to deeper truths through empathy and incisive questioning,” said John Barth, Chief Content Officer at PRX. “Grounded in our common humanity, the Kelly Corrigan Wonders podcast is right for this moment,” he said in the announcement.
The podcast will debut Oct. 6. KQED (88.5) will be airing episodes of “Kelly Corrigan Wonders” on a weekly basis throughout the fall and into 2021. The airtime for the podcast on KQED will be Wednesdays at 8 pm, with a subsequent airing on Saturdays.
“We are thrilled to have Kelly Corrigan back on KQED,” said Holly Kernan, Chief Content Officer at KQED. “Her show offers inspiration, information, and good humor, something our audience is craving right now.”
On television, the “Tell Me More” series will debut today (Oct. 5).
“I’ve always been fascinated by how knowing more and feeling more can help us to do more and be better,” said Corrigan. “At a time when so many people are feeling lost, I hope this programming from PBS, PRX, and KQED will help shine a light and lead viewers and listeners to new perspectives and more fulfilling connections — regardless of our circumstances.”