The Podglomerate Taps Former Gimlet Media Showrunner As New Lead Producer

The award-winning podcast services firm The Podglomerate has hired Katelyn Bogucki – who was previously executive producer of Gimlet Media’s Archetypes, the podcast hosted by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex – as their new Lead producer.

In this newly created role reporting to Chris Boniello, The Podglomerate’s Vice President of Production Services, Bogucki will be integral to the near- and long-term success of The Podglomerate’s production department, which services both internal and external stakeholders. She will help expand the firm’s slate of original podcasts, including their recently-released original show Podcast Perspectives and the company’s Signal Award-winning podcast Missing Pages, as well as the Podglomerate’s slate of client podcasts.

“I admire what The Podglomerate has built,” says Bogucki. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with an entrepreneurial team who strives for innovative audio, and helping to expand the company’s production slate.”

Bogucki joins The Podglomerate after spending the past decade as a prolific podcast producer, during which she oversaw the production of Vox Media’s podcast The Grey Area; produced episodes for Vox Media’s podcast The Weeds; served as the show runner of Gimlet Media’s acclaimed podcast How to Save a Planet, and was a founding producer of Gimlet’s Creative, Gimlet’s award-winning in-house creative studio. Bogucki also launched HuffPost’s inaugural slate of podcasts in 2014.

“We’re excited to see how Katelyn’s multifaceted skill set and audio experience will enhance our work with critically-acclaimed and award-winning podcasts,” says Chris Boniello, The Podglomerate’s VP of Production Services.

“Not only are we very thrilled to have Katelyn join our production arm, but her appointment comes at an opportune time as we move further into original production and meet growing demands for our production services,” says The Podglomerate Founder and CEO Jeff Umbro. “Her wealth of knowledge in the space will be an asset to the company, as well as to our partners and clients.”

Since its start in 2017, The Podglomerate has grown to represent more than 70 podcasts accounting for more than 30 million monthly downloads, with shows topping the podcast charts and receiving features on every major podcast distribution app with national coverage across print, digital, radio, and television.

The Podglomerate’s high-profile list of podcast clients includes the perennially chart-topping and award-winning podcast Freakonomics Radio, NHPR’s “Bear Brook” (named the best true crime podcast by Stephen King) and “The 13th Step” (named a finalist for the 2024 DuPont-Columbia University Awards and featured as a best podcast of 2023 by The New Yorker, NPR, Vogue, Vulture, and Paste), and Magnificent Noise’s “This is Dating” (named “one of the best podcasts of 2022” by Vulture), as well as PBS, NPR, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, A+E Networks, The History Channel, Lifetime, Lit Hub, and The Progress Network, among many others.

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