Star Trek is getting a new official podcast! The new podcast was (re)announced by Tawny Newsome (Beckett Mariner) during the Star Trek: Lower Decks panel today as part of the Star Trek Day festivities hosted by CBS All Access.
Star Trek: The Pod Directive
The new podcast, titled Star Trek: The Pod Directive, is already available to subscribe to at StarTrek.com, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and anywhere else you get your podcasts—and it will make its debut on Monday, September 14th.
The hosts will be Newsome herself and comedian/actor/writer Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman, Mr. Show with Bob and David, Comedy Bang! Bang!). The duo will welcome guests from all walks of life who are Star Trek superfans; they’ll talk to celebrities, writers, behind-the-scenes creatives, scientists, astronauts, politicians, and more about the themes of Star Trek and how it has affected their lives. Each episode will feature one guest in an in-depth personal interview and include coverage of a Star Trek event or a discussion of a specific topic.
Guests already lined up: Ben Stiller, Michelle Hurd, Stacy Abrams, and more
The guest line-up so far:
Ben Stiller (actor/producer)
Reza Aslan (author/commentator)
Michelle Hurd (Raffi, Star Trek: Picard)
Kendra James (managing editor, StarTrek.com)
Angelica Bastien (staff writer, Vulture.com)
Mike McMahan (creator/executive producer/showrunner Star Trek: Lower Decks)
Stacey Abrams (politician/activist),
Tig Notaro (Jett Reno, Star Trek: Discovery)
Samantha Cristoforetti (ESA astronaut)
Bill McKibben (author/environmentalist/
Jeff Russo (producer/composer, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Short Treks)
Trailer available now
New episodes will drop weekly on Mondays through Nov. 9.
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