The Danish version is narrated by the renowned journalist Cecilie Beck.
“Elizabeth Holmes not only fooled Bill Clinton and Joe Biden, but also seasoned business journalists and seasoned investors who threw millions of dollars at what turned out to be an air castle. How that kind of scam is played out and how the psychological mechanisms in it work has always fascinated me, and the story in The Dropout has it all, ”says Cecilie Beck.
It is the first localized podcast by the Walt Disney Company to be launched in the Nordics.
Over the past year, 30 percent of Danes have listened to a podcast, and the majority prefer to listen to Danish. It's a great starting point to offer one of the, in my personal opinion, best true crime podcasts ever, created by the incredible team at ABC News. I am very proud to work with Podimo to give Danes the opportunity to experience this extraordinary story in their own language, ”says Hans van Rijn, SVP and Country Manager for the Walt Disney Company Nordic & Baltic.
The podcast will be available through a subscription to Podimo.
"We are excited to partner with Disney to offer the thought-provoking story of 'The Dropout' to a new audience, tailored to their own language," said Podimo Chief Content Officer Sachin Doshi. "Podimo believes that a great story should be accessible to all and that local voices are the best storytellers."
"The Dropout" has received several awards, including Podcast of the Year at the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards in 2020 and an Edward R. Murrow Award in the Podcast category in 2020. Rebecca Jarvis, Victoria Thompson and Taylor Dunn are the authors and reporters behind The Dropout. ”
The full season of the podcast launches ahead of the drama series "The Dropout" from Searchlight Television and Disney Television Studios '20th Television - part of ABC News' parent company, Disney - based on the ABC Audio podcast. In the series, Amanda Seyfried stars as Elizabeth Holmes, and Naveen Andrews plays Sunny Balwani. "The Dropout" is created by Liz Meriwether, who is also a producer, and premieres at Disney + on April 20 with the entire season at once.
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About ABC Audio:
ABC Audio is America's leading source for radio news, entertainment, lifestyle content, and podcasts. ABC News Radio reaches more Americans than any other commercial provider through its network of more than 1,900 radio stations and digital distributors. ABC Audio also offers stations access to Air Power, which provides on-demand access to original video and social media content, and to ABC Digital, a 24/7 service that offers stations digital news, entertainment and lifestyle text stories. ABC Audio is also part of a top-rated podcast network with its partners at ESPN and National Geographic. ABC's growing podcast portfolio includes ABC News' daily flagship news podcast "Start Here" as well as the critically acclaimed, chart-topping hits "The Dropout" and "In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson."
Podimo was founded in Copenhagen in 2019 and offers a comprehensive catalog of more than 1000 original and exclusive, ad-free podcasts and audiobooks in both short and long audio formats, and via RSS feeds everyone is offered access to their favorite podcast no matter where in the world you are located. Podimo supports storytellers by sharing its subscription revenue directly with the content creators on the platform based on the content members listen to each monthAs a full-service production house, Podimo is committed to providing space for important voices, with something at heart - through investigative journalism, partnerships with iHeartMedia, Wondery, Paramount Network España, the German audio platform FYEO and influential voices such as Norwegian bestselling crime writer Jo Nesbø and Sebastian Fitzek and more.With a dedicated focus on local language content, Podimo is currently available in Denmark, Norway, Germany, Spain and Latin America - with further expansion this year.