A.J. Jacobs to Star in the Twice Removed Podcast Series

By Maryann Yin 

AJ JacobsJournalist A.J. Jacobs plans to host a new podcast called Twice Removed. With this genealogy-themed project, he will attempt to prove that every person on earth is related to one another in some way.

Here’s more from the press release: “In each episode of Twice Removed, A.J. and team dive deep into a guest’s family tree. They build a road map down through that tree to the most interesting people and stories. At the end of that road map is a mystery relative.”

Some of the guests who have signed on to appear this season include writer Dan Savage, comedian Abbi Jacobson, and Food Network star Ted Allen. Through this interviews, a variety of different topics will be explored such as bootleggers, political scandals, and African revolutions. Gimlet will release the first episode on December 13.