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Press Release

April 25, 2018

The Weather Channel Television Network Launches First-Ever “Weather Geeks” Podcast

The Weather Channel television network just launched their first-ever podcast, Weather Geeks, stemming from their popular TV show with the same name. Hosted by Dr. Marshall Shepherd, director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia and 2013 president of the American Meteorological Society, the podcast looks at how weather intersects with technology, pop culture, industry -- and everything in between -- bringing listeners in-depth conversations from the biggest names in weather and earth sciences.

Some of the podcast’s initial guests include:

  • Jim Cantore – On-Camera Meteorologist and Storm Tracker at The Weather Channel for more than 30 years
  • Dr. Greg Forbes – Severe Weather Expert at The Weather Channel
  • Dr. Victor Gensini – Tornado Expert & Research Meteorologist; Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University
  • Dr. Howard "Howie" Bluestein – Tornado Expert & Research Meteorologist; George Lynn Cross Research Professor at the University of Oklahoma

“We’re excited to introduce the new Weather Geeks podcast to our Weather Channel audience,” said Dr. Marshall Shepherd. “In this new format, we’ll continue to have the same level of guests and content on the podcast, but with more in-depth conversations and accessibility to the show and episodes available to download on multiple platforms.”

The Weather Geeks podcast will release episodes every week on Wednesday mornings, and is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, We Love Weather, as well as several other podcast partners.

About The Weather Channel

For more than 35 years, The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation’s only 24-hour source of national storm coverage. For eight years in a row, Harris Poll has ranked The Weather Channel as the “TV News Brand of the Year.” With trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather - its expertise is unrivaled. Engaging with fans and delivering content to feed their fascination with all things weather is paramount to the network’s mission. With its community platform, weloveweather.tv, the network created a 2-way dialogue with fans, establishing an ongoing relationship with those that have a passion for weather. In March 2018, The Weather Channel’s parent company, Weather Group, was purchased by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios (entertainmentstudios.com). This acquisition allows Entertainment Studios to expand into the increasingly important live and local news category, while providing opportunity for The Weather Channel to further expand its reach and influence in the media space. For more information visit weathergroup.com.