Good things come to those who wait, and podcasters Rory Farrell and Jamil “Mal” Clay are a testament to this.
After dedicating six years to “The Joe Budden Podcast,” Rory and Mal stepped into their own lane launching the “New Rory and Mal” podcast just two months following an ordeal that would lead the duo to part ways with podcaster Joe Budden. In 2020, AfroTech reported that Budden once decided to leave a multi-million dollar deal with Spotify on the table due to feeling “undermined” and “undervalued.” Now, in 2021, Rory and Mal have a deal of their own on the table.
Announced in a press release, the New Rory and Mal podcast will now be streamed through Stitcher — a subsidiary of SiriusXM and Triton-ranked No. 1 podcast company.
“The love we’ve received with the New Rory & Mal podcast has been incredible,” says MAL in a press release from PR Newswire. “We look forward to changing the optics of ‘media culture’ and having fun with the content we create with SiriusXM and Stitcher. Just know that we’re here and that my karma is still beautiful.”
Rory shared the same sentiments, stating: “I’ve listened to some of my favorite people on SiriusXM for years. We’re honored to join the Stitcher family and are excited to have their support in creating the content we’ve wanted to create in a much cooler way. They’ve been instrumental in pushing the podcast genre further, and we look forward to growing with them.”
Fans will be able to access the podcast through Stitcher’s More Sauce label.
“Rory and MAL embody what More Sauce is all about,” Jazmine Henley-Brown, Executive Producer of More Sauce, said in the release. “They come with hilarious takes, deep industry connections and stories; but most of all, they seem like the friends you’d love to have at your dinner party or kickback.”
The partnership will provide production support to “bring listeners new stories, new laughs and new random hot takes that no one asked for.”
Their first episode is set to be released Nov. 2 with new episodes dropping every Tuesday and Friday.