WNYC, Nerdist Debut Sara Schaefer's 'Lies' Podcast
October 7, 2014 at 10:27 AM (PT)
NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO News-Talk WNYC-A-F/NEW YORK and the NERDIST PODCAST NETWORK are partnering on a new weekly comedy podcast, “LIES,” hosted by actor/comedian SARA SCHAEFER. The show has celebrity guests instructed to lie about everything they say, making each episode “completely improvised and totally fake.” The debut episode, premiering TODAY (10/7), features comic and actor JIM GAFFIGAN.
SCHAEFER, known for co-hosting MTV’s “NIKKI AND SARA LIVE” and for her work on NBC’s “LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON,” said, “LIES was inspired by my own personal fatigue of confessional-style podcasting. On my own podcast,YOU HAD TO BE THERE, I felt like I had told all my stories. There was nothing left. No secrets just for me. So I wondered, what if I gave myself -- and my guest -- permission to reveal nothing at all?”
NERDIST INDUSTRIES Pres. ADAM RYMER said, "We are thrilled to bring SARA and her amazing talents into the NERDIST PODCAST NETWORK. Well, that's a lie. Actually, that's a lie too."
WNYC Chief Content Officer DEAN CAPPELLO added, “With shows like RADIOLAB, FREAKONOMICS, and ON THE MEDIA, we feel like we have a handle on the truth on WNYC. But thanks to SARA SCHAEFER we get to expand our portfolio to the much maligned category of lying. We’re also huge fans of the NERDIST empire and look forward to the start of a great relationship.”