First Look Media, the politically progressive media company funded by billionaire and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has been dipping its toes in a bunch of different media projects.
This week, First Look is releasing the first episode of its newest project: A political comedy podcast co-hosted by W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu called “Politically Re-Active.” Both are lefty stand-up comics, and you might recognize Bell’s name from his FXX show “Totally Biased,” which ended its run in 2013.
Their podcast’s first episode debuts on Wednesday, June 29; here’s a quick promo that will give you an idea of what it’s like.
The podcast, First Look’s first, is a joint effort from First Look and Slate.com’s podcast network Panoply, which makes the shows of high-profile people like Malcolm Gladwell and Vox.com Editor in Chief Ezra Klein*.
It has been a busy few months for First Look. The company recently relaunched the comics vertical The Nib (which used to be run on and by Medium), and the Intercept — its national security and politics site co-founded by Glenn Greenwald — took home a National Magazine Award for its columns from imprisoned journalist Barrett Brown.
Though virtually every major digital media company — Recode proprietor Vox Media included — is adding podcasting bits to their business, the real game is video.
First Look produced last year’s Oscar-winner “Spotlight,” and they’re funding other video projects like docu-series with Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. The most recent movie from Laura Poitras, filmmaker and Intercept co-founder, premiered at Cannes last month. It’s gotten good reviews so far.
* Vox.com and Recode are both owned by Vox Media.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.