Jennette McCurdy will dig into emotions she’s been struggling with in a new weekly podcast, “Hard Feelings,” launching this fall.
The author and former actor will employ “her characteristic candor and dark humor” in the podcast, according to Lemonada Media, the independent podcast network that is producing “Hard Feelings.” McCurdy, author of bestselling memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” starred in the original run of “iCarly” on Nickelodeon.
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“I’m thrilled and utterly terrified to launch my new podcast, which will be an intimate look at my experience processing hard feelings,” McCurdy said in a statement.
According to Lemonada, McCurdy’s podcast will be like a raw, unscripted voicemail you might get from a friend. On the show, she will tackle topics like jealousy, shame, expectations and social anxiety. “Join Jennette each week as she laughs through the pain of the funniest thing of all — the human condition,” the podcast company said in announcing “Hard Feelings.” A premiere date has not be released yet.
“We talk a lot these days about the importance of authenticity, but it’s hard to find a truly authentic voice — someone who is unabashedly themselves. Anyone who’s read Jennette’s stunning memoir knows that this is precisely what she brings to the table,” said Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Lemonada’s chief creative officer. McCurdy’s podcast is “so intimate, raw and honest, and we know her audience is going to fall head over heels in love with it,” added CEO Jessica Cordova Kramer.
McCurdy previously hosted a podcast called “Empty Inside,” but most of the episodes of that show are no longer available.
McCurdy’s “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” published in August 2022, stayed at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list for eight weeks and has remained on the list for more than a year. In the book, she writes about her struggles as a former child actor, including dealing with eating disorders, addiction and a complicated relationship with her mother — and how she retook control of her life. McCurdy last year closed a multimillion-dollar two-book deal with Ballantine, which will include her debut novel to be released in 2024. She also launched a book club highlighting her favorite fiction and nonfiction books each month.
L.A.-based Lemonada was founded in 2019 by Cordova Kramer and Wittels Wachs. The company’s original series include “Wiser Than Me With Julia Louis-Dreyfus,” which spent 29 consecutive days at No. 1 overall on Apple Podcast’s charts earlier this year; “Funny Cuz It’s True With Elyse Myers”; Gracie award-winners “Last Day” and “Believe Her”; “Choice Words With Samantha Bee”; “In the Bubble With Andy Slavitt”; “Add to Cart With Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak”; and reality show “Being Trans.”
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