In The Forbes Interview, a branded series premiering Jan. 17 on the PodcastOne Network, singer-songwriter Jason Derulo tells host Steve Bertoni (pictured) that he is currently at work on a Broadway musical, trying out versions of possible songs in animation form.
Bertoni’s mission is to engage in deep dives with billionaires, entrepreneurs and influencers. In another episode, IEX CEO and founder Brad Katsuyama revisits his landmark decision to bypass further personal enrichment. While at the Royal Bank of Canada, he discovered a high-speed trading wrinkle and decided instead to educate the masses about it.
The Bertoni program will be followed Feb. 1 by the launch of Forbes Under 30, a weekly look at the various individuals who fit the mandate of the magazine’s namesake franchise. Past, present and potential future honorees will be interviewed by Forbes contributor and former PBS host Steve Goldbloom.
“Two additional formats will closely follow those releases,” PodcastOne founder and executive chairman Norm Pattiz tells FishbowlNY. “Forbes List, hosted by Jordan Harbinger, host of the immensely successful Art of Charm podcast, and Forbes Sports Money. We intend to work closely with Forbes to produce even more podcasts over the balance of the year.”
Another initial Forbes Interview guest is Adam Carolla, who was one of the very first to recognize the unlimited potential of the podcast format. “I came from a world where nothing really every worked out and no one ever got to do what they want to do,” Carolla says. “Not for a living.”
The Forbes podcasts arrive on the heels of some record totals for November U.S. traffic to the magazine’s website. “PodcastOne is the perfect platform for us to bring our unparalleled access and expert voices to consumers who prefer the audio format for their information needs,” chief product officer Lewis D’Vorkin tells FishbowlNY.