The following projects in our slate are the stories that we are telling in the
following year. Some have been sitting in our notebooks for awhile now, some just cropped up in the last few weeks, but all are ideas that we find compelling.
We’re flattening the nation’s capital and rebuilding it, going behind the closed doors where the biggest decisions are being made, considering the current state of our military, bringing DC sports fans inside their favorite team and investigating one of the most serious pollution problems the world has ever faced.
Our 2020 slate is made of stories we’ve found in the places where others aren’t looking, and these stories are the ones we can’t wait to share. Goat Rodeo is open to and currently seeking to develop these series in partnership with audio content distributors , organization, and brands.
Unsustainable is an investigative audio series that explores the presence of dangerous PFAS chemicals in our world today. This podcast uncovers a deep narrative involving corporate coverups, legislative failure, and the poisoning of the American population.
Unsustainable aims to examine the concrete effects of PFAS, from health hazards to global pollution. But the show will push further than that, giving listeners the chance to reflect on what personal implications exist, how listeners themselves have been exposed to these chemicals, how they have unknowingly played into the problem, and what that means for the “green” movement overall.
The Room Where It Happened
The Room Where It Happened is an audio series that explores key policy decisions of the last 30 years, as told by the politicians, policy advisors and bureaucrats who made them. This long-form audio piece will explore moments in recent history like Syria’s Red Line, the implementation of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the financial collapse, and the first Gulf War. Each episode will explore a single event and bring listeners into the room where big decisions went down. Told through first-person interviews, newsreel, and narration, “The Room Where It Happened” is a unique look at the ways we think about the crucial moments in policy, politics, and history.
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In Washington D.C across the office buildings, metro cars, city streets, universities, and bars are thousands of the most interesting and diverse voices in the world. What would happen if you plucked them from their worlds and placed them into an intimate setting. This is a series to explore the simple concept of people coming together.
Each episode brings four guests from across the spectrum of D.C. from writers and academics to journalists and leaders.
Hosted by world renowned mixologist Derek Brown, and recorded in D.C's famed Columbia Room, the 2017 Spirited Award winning "Best American Cocktail Bar", Loggerheads is a show combines storytelling, conversation, and spirits.
Just beneath the surface of our modern world are millions of interconnected networks managing everything from the currency in our bank accounts to the critical infrastructures manning our arms control. Today, our digital domain is a wild west of chaotic events.
From non-state actors wreaking havoc on private companies, state sponsored terrorism committing financial crimes, to organized disinformation campaigns designed to disrupt democracy, this cyber landscape is changing everyday. In To Catch A Hacker, we tell the stories happening in the cyber world.
From the Ground Up
What if we took Washington D.C., flattened it, and built the entire city from the ground up? From The Ground Up is an audio series that redesigns our nation’s capital one episode at a time and explores the vision of modern cities in the 21st Century.
Using modern design theory, cutting edge technology and input from top thinkers on cities, From the Ground Up will incorporate the leading thoughts on design to get listeners to think aspirationally about cities, community, and our future.
Cadence is a program to breathe life into the multitude of narratives that focus on our military servicemen and women. Too often, these stories are told from a perspective that is far removed from the people involved. By allowing veterans, military spouses, battalion commanders, and others to share their stories, listeners will realize that the decisions made by the U.S. Government affect people intimately and profoundly. As Americans, we have done a great job of demonstrating our gratitude by waving our caps at ballgames, but we are missing a true understanding of what service means.
It is difficult to convey the reasons why you would want start a new outdoor activity. There are huge hurdles to overcome: the time and energy you need to educate yourself, the difficulty of finding the right gear, the intimidation of staring at a wall of hiking boots, the investment to buy the gear, and the learning curve to begin enjoying the activity.
This is an audio series that puts listeners into activities. They will feel the scale of a 14er, the flow-state leading to the next hold, the bond with your dog as you hit mile 8 on your trail run, the camaraderie of a campsite. By creating an immersive audio experience that brings the listener into the scene, we acknowledge them and speak directly to them.