Jun 15, 2023
Time Ventures Into Original Podcasts With ‘Person Of The Week’; Ethan Hawke & Elliot Page To Be Among First Guests
EXCLUSIVE: Time has today unveiled Person of the Week, its first original podcast, hosted by Senior Correspondent Charlotte Alter, which will feature candid conversations weekly with the people shaping our world.
Produced by the Emmy-winning Time Studios in partnership with Michael Sugar’s management and creative platform Sugar23, Person of the Week is as an extension of Time’s century-old storytelling mission that draws inspiration from the company’s globally recognized Person of the Year franchise, which since 1927 has recognized the person or group of people who had the greatest influence on the events of the year.
Alter’s interviews with newsmakers across industries will highlight the trends, ideas and personalities driving the news, shedding light on the way our world works. Kicking off the podcast is a chat with 4x Oscar-nominated actor Ethan Hawke, which is currently available for streaming on Time.com and all podcast apps. Upcoming guests include Congressman Maxwell Frost, actor and author Elliot Page, Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright James Ijames.
Sugar23 Head of Audio Mike Mayer developed Person of the Week with Time and oversees production alongside Sachar Mathias, who joined Time Studios as Head of Audio from Pushkin Industries last year. The pod is just the latest joint project to emerge from Time Studios’ partnership with Sugar23, following their collaboration with Trevor Noah’s Day Zero Productions on The Turning Point, a docuseries tackling the big issues of our era, from voting rights to civil rights, human rights, climate change and the fight for American democracy on MSNBC.