SiriusXM's podcast push brings original shows to its app

The expanded lineup of SiriusXM podcasts includes three new Marvel Comics shows.

Marvel's Wastelanders, a new multi-part original scripted series available exclusively on SiriusXM starting in 2021, will feature Marvel heroes Old Man Star-Lord, Grey Widow, Old Man Hawkeye, Old Man Wolverine, and more. (Sirius XM Holdings Inc.)

Spending $325 million on Stitcher was a sign that SiriusXM takes podcasting seriously, and now its selection of “exclusive, original, and popular podcasts” are available to subscribers via the mobile app and online here.

The company announced a slew of original new podcasts, including Kevin Hart’s first solo effort, a sports history show from Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo and I Want My 80s from former MTV VJs Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, and Alan Hunter.

Most notably however, SiriusXM announced three exclusive original Marvel podcasts from its deal with the comic publisher, and said subscribers would have early access to several others. The new original podcasts include Declassified, a nonfiction narrative series focusing on Marvel Comics history that will be co-hosted by Lorraine Cink and Evan Narcisse.

Marvel/Method premiered today, with Method Man interviewing a series of celebrity guests and talking Marvel-related stuff, while Marvel's Wastelanders will debut next year as a scripted original series with heroes like Old Man Star-Lord, Grey Widow, Old Man Hawkeye and Old Man Wolverine.

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