About Lemonada

Making life suck less, one podcast at a time.

Founded in 2019 by Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Lemonada is an award-winning, independent, audio-first podcast network, with a mission to make life suck less. In 2022, both Cordova Kramer and Wittels Wachs were named among the ‘Top 50 Most Powerful People in Podcasting’ by Podcast News Daily and Inside Radio. The company is also the creator of the audio reality™ podcast genre, and launched BEING Studios, where reality TV meets podcasting.

Lemonada has created hit original series including Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, which spent 29 days straight at #1 overall on the Apple Podcast charts; Blind Plea, which launched to #1 overall on the Apple Podcast charts; Funny Cuz It’s True with Elyse Myers, which launched to #1 in comedy on the Apple Podcast charts; Gracie award-winners Last Day and Believe Her, Choice Words with Samantha Bee, as well as Webby award-winners In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt, Add to Cart with Kulap Vilaysack & SuChin Pak and BEING Trans. Lemonada also co-produced and distributed The Letter, which launched to #1 overall on the Apple Podcast charts. In 2023, Lemonada partnered with Apple Books to launch “The Lemonada Book Club” -- a first-of-its-kind, free-to-join digital program that unites fans of nonfiction storytelling across books and podcasts. Lemonada’s roster of guests includes an array of luminaries from across the entertainment, media, politics and science worlds.

When life gives you lemons listen to Lemonada.

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Walter Thompson-Hernández speaks with formerly incarcerated young writers whose work will be read over the course of the season by creatives like John Legend, Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Karamo Brown, Jay Ellis, Keke Palmer, Julio Torres, and Jesse Williams. Vulnerable poems and honest stories play out against a tailored soundtrack with original music. From Lemonada Media and Black Bar Mitzvah. The voices of those locked up in the U.S. prison system have been all but written off, but no more. These aren’t voices you’ve missed; they’re voices that haven’t been heard.

Sponsored by Marguerite Casey Foundation and Spring Point Partners.

The Marguerite Casey Foundation supports leaders, scholars, and initiatives focused on shifting the balance of power in society — building power for communities that continue to be excluded from shaping how society works and from sharing in its rewards and freedoms. Click the above link to learn more.

Spring Point Partners is a social impact organization that invests in transformational leaders, networks, and solutions that power community change and advance justice for all. Click the above link to learn more.