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Seeker and Discovery+ Partner on “The Good, the Bad, and the Science” Podcast and Video Series

Premieres August 10th and Humorously Breaks Down the Science of Original discovery+ TV Shows and Films
Company Release
August 9, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – (August 9, 2021) – Seeker, the #1 science brand on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, April 2020], is partnering with discovery+ on a series of new episodes of its popular podcast, “The Good, The Bad, and The Science.” The 15-episode run takes a look at the deeper science in a select number of discovery+ properties, including Judi Dench's Wild Borneo Adventure, The Laundry Guy, Queen of Meth, Chopped 420, Homemade Astronauts, Attack of the Murder Hornets, and Seeker’s The Swim. The video and audio episodes premiere every Tuesday beginning August 10th and are available everywhere podcasts are heard, as well as on the discovery+ YouTube channel. The video episodes will feature clips of the podcast panelists integrated with discovery+ video content.

“Discovery+ is the perfect partner for our show that mixes the science and entertainment worlds and we're excited to discuss the fascinating discovery+ shows and films on the podcast,” said Brett Kushner, VP of Podcasts at Group Nine. “Bringing together our podcast and video offerings is a fresh way to educate, inspire, and connect with our ever-curious audience across mediums and to teach them the science behind some of their favorite shows.”

“Discovery+ is excited to begin this new collaboration with Seeker, as our definitive real-life streaming service is designed to give our fans more of what they love. And this podcast partnership brings audiences an even more in-depth look at some of our most popular shows,” said Tom Lofthouse, Vice President of Multiplatform Content for discovery+. “The Good, The Bad, and The Science is a great opportunity to give both Seeker and discovery+ audiences a new way to engage with our collaborative content across the platforms where they spend their time.”

The Good, The Bad, and The Science, formerly known as Bad Science, launched in 2018 and has racked up over 2M total downloads. In each episode, host and comedian Ethan Edenburg (Conan, Just For Laughs: New Faces) pairs a scientist and another comedian to break down the scientific elements of a popular film or TV show. The first episode of the discovery+ podcast series will take a deep dive into the science behind the Seeker-produced documentary, The Swim. Seeker premiered The Swim on discovery+ in April 2021, and the film follows long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte as he embarks on a historic 5,000-mile-long swim across the Pacific Ocean to gain awareness on the state of ocean health from pollution. The Good, The Bad, and The Science is available free to audiences on-demand via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Audible, and across podcast listening platforms as well as the discovery+ YouTube channel.

About Seeker:
Seeker is the #1 science brand on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, 2020]. We empower the curious to understand the science shaping our world. We tell award-winning stories about the natural forces and groundbreaking innovations that impact our lives, our planet, and our universe. In December 2016, Seeker joined forces with Thrillist, The Dodo, NowThis and POPSUGAR to form Group Nine Media -- the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, June 2020].

About discovery+:
discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.

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