Luminary & New York Magazine Unveil a New Podcast Tabloid and Its Premier Season — “The Making of Ivanka Trump”

New Podcast by Acclaimed Writer Vanessa Grigoriadis Launches August 5, 2019 Only on Luminary and Features Interview With Ivana Trump

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HearLuminary–Luminary Media and New York magazine today unveiled a new podcast Tabloid, and its first eight-episode season, “The Making of Ivanka Trump.” Acclaimed journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis will host the original new podcast that will debut exclusively on Luminary on August 5, 2019.

Tabloid stories are not just guilty pleasures, they are revelatory ones, pushed into the center of our gossip and conversation because they are electrified by the tripwires of culture, class, celebrity, and politics. Each season of the Tabloid podcast from New York Magazine will tackle a flashy tabloid tale, researching it to the hilt and revealing whole new depths of intrigue—and drama.

Season one, hosted by Vanessa Grigoriadis, is “The Making of Ivanka Trump” — a full-life inquiry into the evolution of Ivanka, from the child of a very public 1980s divorce to the teenage party girl and her trophy-collecting father’s very favorite trophy. From the very beginning of Donald’s presidential campaign, Ivanka has been a mesmerizing, inscrutable, maddening enigma, but those people who grew up in New York in the same world, like Vanessa, know exactly where she came from—the pages of the city’s tabloids. For this in-depth investigation Grigoriadis interviews Ivanka’s mother, Ivana Trump, writer Bob Colacello, Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox, Vogue and New York contributing writer Jonathan Van Meter, former Donald Trump attorney Jay Goldberg and many other insiders.

Tabloid host Grigoriadis is the winner of a National Magazine Award and the author of the 2017 bestselling book, Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus.

Tabloid will debut exclusively on Luminary on August 5th and the first season will run for eight episodes complete with two bonus episodes, chronicling the story of Ivanka Trump and the role the tabloids played in shaping her.

Listeners can sign-up for a free 30 day trial to listen to Tabloid, with a monthly subscription of only $7.99/mo after. The subscription will allow them to listen to more than 40 Premium podcasts coming this year, such as On Second Thought with Trevor Noah, The C-Word with Lena Dunham, Karamo from Karamo Brown, and Hear to Slay with Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom.

About Luminary

Luminary is a podcast technology and content company offering a free podcast app with simple user interface and smart content discovery, and a premium subscription network of high quality and premium podcasts available only on Luminary. Driven by the singular mission to improve the podcasting experience for both listeners and creators, Luminary is making it easier for podcast listeners to find great content and for podcast creators to do their best work. Luminary Premium will have more than 40 shows and more than 1,000 hours of premium originals available only on Luminary, featuring some of the most recognizable voices in podcasting, legendary entertainers, and diverse and emerging voices. The free Luminary app — where listeners can listen to Luminary Premium shows and their favorites among hundreds of thousands of publicly available podcasts — is available for free on iOS, Android, and web.

Luminary offers all listeners a one-month free trial of Luminary Premium, with a monthly subscription of $7.99 following the first month for U.S. subscribers. Luminary Premium is also available in Canada (CA$8.49/month), the U.K. (£6.99/month) and Australia (AU$7.99/month), also with a one-month free trial.

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About New York Media

New York Media energizes people around shared interests, igniting important conversations with a cosmopolitan point of view and providing the map to shrewdly navigate a fast-moving culture. The company publishes beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York; the up-to-the-minute news and service website; Intelligencer, delivering national news and sharp commentary across politics, business, technology, and media; Vulture, the premier site for culture news, criticism and service; the Cut, at the forefront of women’s digital media; Grub Street, home to food news and authoritative restaurant criticism; and the Strategist, dedicated to shopping the internet smartly. New York Media brings these brands to life in print, digital, video, and events.

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Liz Biber

On behalf of Luminary

Lauren Starke

New York Magazine


Aude White

New York Magazine


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