Audible and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind “Sesame Street,” has announced the return of their original “Sesame Street” podcast. Hosted by new monster on the block, Foley, it’s the first podcast of its kind from the children’s show – with original music, interactive games, jokes and visits from friends like Elmo in every episode.
“The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley & Friends” will launch its second season on Jan. 27, with 15 new episodes. Season Three will follow later. A Spanish-language version of the first season will also be released on the same date.
“‘The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley & Friends’ started as a bold experiment – a Sesame Street Muppet had never hosted a podcast before,” says Jen Ahearn, vice president of strategic partnerships, Sesame Workshop. “But we’ve been thrilled to see how well families have responded to the series, and we can’t wait to share more of Foley and Mikee’s adventures. Alongside partners like Audible, we’re putting our early childhood expertise to work to create engaging audio-first content that will encourage the next generation of listeners.”
Available exclusively on Audible, “The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley & Friends,” season 2 will continue to provide educational family entertainment that parents expect from Sesame Workshop. Foley and her microphone pal Mikee return with plenty of new sounds to share with their listeners. This season, they’re playing games, singing and talking about all kinds of things: dogs, musical instruments, the circus, even a dinosaur dance party. And it wouldn’t be a day on Sesame Street without special appearances by Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover and of course, Elmo.
“We’re honored to continue our collaboration with Sesame Workshop, one of the most respected names in family entertainment for over 50 years,” says Rachel Ghiazza, executive vice president, head of U.S. content, Audible. “Foley’s first turn at the mic was a fun and engaging listen for preschoolers, and we’re excited to bring Foley and the gang back for two more seasons. ‘The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley & Friends’ is one of the many ways in which Audible is expanding our commitment to original kids’ programming by focusing on immersive audio content that is both educational and entertaining for families.”