Podcast of the Month: Homecoming

With two highly-downloaded seasons and a brand new Amazon show featuring Julia Roberts, Homecoming is a pretty big deal. It’s already shaking up the podcasting world and sucking in millions of listeners, so if you haven’t check it out yet, you should!

Homecoming, Gimlet’s first scripted series created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, features top notch voice acting from an all-star cast including Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, Amy Sedaris, and David Cross. Part mystery thriller and part office drama, the podcast follows a caseworker at an experimental facility, her ambitious supervisor, and a soldier eager to restart his civilian life.

The episodes unfold as a series of therapy sessions, phone-calls, and overheard conversations, dropping listeners into an immersive audio experience and challenging them to stitch together every interaction to decipher what is actually happening at homecoming.

And if you’re a die-hard Homecoming fan who binged the TV adaption on Amazon the week it premiered, you’ll love the new episodes discussing how the hollywood show was made. In the episodes, Gimlet CEO sits down with stars of the show, like Julia Roberts and Stephan James, and the director Sam Esmail to chat about how the ambitious project.

Episode Highlight: "Mandatory”

The pilot episode had us all hooked. A therapist greets her new client. A customer asks for his bill (and a bit more information). A man rants about airport signage. It’s sure to leave you itching to press play on episode two.