Rogers’ Frequency Podcast Network has announced a release date for its forthcoming podcast series on late Toronto mayor Rob Ford.
The Gravy Train, an eight-part investigative podcast exploring Ford’s rise to power, will premiere Oct. 31. Rogers has timed the launch to coincide with the anniversary of the day in 2013 that Toronto Police confirmed they had video evidence of Ford smoking crack cocaine.
The podcast is hosted by Jordan Heath-Rawlings, director of Digital Radio and Podcasts at Rogers, who also serves as host of daily news podcast The Big Story.
Rogers says podcast producers dove into the CityNews and 680News (CFTR-AM) archives to dig up never-before-heard audio that’s woven into the podcast, in addition to more than 25 original interviews with key players in the Ford saga, including journalists, campaign staff, members of the Ford family, and former Toronto council colleagues, among others.
The Gravy Train is the latest addition to the Frequency Podcast Network, which launched in June 2018. Other new offerings include The Lawn Chair Prophets, hosted by Garner Andrews and Bryce Kelly from Sonic 102.9 (CHDI-FM) Edmonton; The Biggs & Barr Show from CHEZ Ottawa; Someone Else’s Movie, from Canadian film writer Norm Wilner; The Adventures of Starship Coconut, a voice-acted, sci-fi comedy podcast; and The Coup, a podcast about cultural disruption, hosted by marketing expert Ron Tite.
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