Unbound launches audio and podcast arm

Unbound launches audio and podcast arm

Crowdfunding publisher Unbound is to launch a new audio and podcasting arm Unbound Audio, with an exclusive new audio project "Inside Donald Trump" from broadcaster and comedy writer Andy Hamilton.

Produced by Hamilton alongside Claire Broughton, "Inside Donald Trump" will consist of three 20-minute episodes and willl be fronted by journalist Michael Buerk, interviewing the people that have encountered Trump on his rise to the top. The show intends to find out "exactly what makes Donald tick". Helping Buerk’s investigations is a "highly talented" team, including actors Hugh Dennis, Ronni Ancona, Claire Skinner, Jimmy Mulville, Philip Pope, Lewis McLeod, Demetri Goritsas, Lorelei King and Corey Johnson.

Supporters will pay for exclusive access to each of the episodes in advance of them being released to the general public, as well as a number of other  rewards. Pledges can be made on the project's funding page.

John Mitchinson, co-founder and publisher at Unbound, said: “This marks an exciting new departure for Unbound. We are looking to apply what we’ve learnt about the direct funding of books over the past five years, to the vibrant and rapidly growing market for podcasts and audio content. As with our books, we want to work with the best talent and the most imaginative business partners, so the combination of Andy Hamilton and Hat Trick is the perfect place to start. Unbound Audio is open for business.”

Jimmy Mulville from production company Hat Trick, which will be working with Unbound to create the show, said: “Andy Hamilton is the best writer around of topical comedy but now we’re very excited that he’s moving into the world of ground breaking documentaries with Inside Donald Trump. Unbound have been perfect production partners. We couldn’t have made it without them."