Issue Extra,  published February 19, 2021

Extra: Adam Davidson is leaving Three Uncanny Four

Adam Davidson is leaving Three Uncanny Four, the podcast company he co-founded just under two years ago, according to an internal email.

In the email, Davidson wrote:

I have decided to leave Three Uncanny Four. I’m so proud of the work we’ve done, especially the podcast Broken. We made several amazing podcasts that will be launching in the coming weeks and I’ll be rooting, enthusiastically, for every one.

The podcast industry is changing so rapidly and it has become clear that I have a different view of how to best move forward.

With enormous mutual respect for Laura and our partners at Sony Music, I have decided to step down and pursue a new path. While this decision was difficult to make, I’m comforted that I leave this company in the capable hands of Laura Mayer.

Three Uncanny Four was formed in May 2019 as a joint venture with Sony Music and Laura Mayer, the former executive producer of show development at Stitcher. Its programming portfolio includes Broken, Do The Work, and Things You Don’t Need To Know with Ari Cagan, which, interestingly enough, just launched yesterday.

Davidson is perhaps most known in audio circles as the co-founder of Planet Money, and is nowadays also a contributing writer to The New Yorker.

I’ve reached out to Davidson for comment, and have not heard back. Sony Music declined to comment.

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