NEW YORK, NY – February 9, 2022 – CUMULUS MEDIA and DCP Entertainment today announced that the new season of DCP’s podcast democracy-ish on the Cumulus Podcast Network will feature Wajahat Ali “Waj” as the new co-host alongside veteran host Danielle Moodie. The podcast hosts aim to keep it real, blunt, and entertaining as they discuss how to achieve a multiracial democracy, cover all the ground left behind by mainstream media, and seek to make sense of the nonsense. democracy-ish, dedicated to fighting for democracy and preserving audiences’ sanity, drops each Thursday and is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Pandora, among other platforms. Cumulus Podcast Network distributes, markets, and monetizes DCP podcasts.

About Wajahat Ali

Wajahat Ali is a new kind of public intellectual: young-ish, exuberant, optimistic, and funny. Ali brings a new dynamic to the show as a Muslim Pakistani man who was born and raised in the US. He is a Daily Beast columnist and former New York Times contributing op-ed writer, TV host, highly sought-after political commentator, TED speaker, award-winning playwright, attorney, and consultant for the United States Department of State. Ali is also an author of the new book “Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American”.

About Danielle Moodie

In addition to hosting democracy-ish, Moodie also hosts Woke AF Daily, where she explores the many facets of what it means to be “woke” in our modern life. She is a political columnist at Medium’s Zora Magazine and has been published in a myriad of outlets including GEN, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Essence, The Atlantic, Ebony, the Huffington Post, among other media outlets. Moodie is a recovering lobbyist and former educator turned PR/Comms specialist and media maven. She makes frequent appearances on MSNBC, CBC, PBS, and BBC America. Additionally, Moodie has scripted, developed, produced, and/or co-hosted podcasts and miniseries for both radio and TV. She has been an unapologetic commentator about America’s love affair with white supremacy and our crumbling democracy. She made waves on election night in 2016 when she called Donald Trump’s win “white supremacy’s last stand”—video clips of which went viral.

About DCP Entertainment

DCP Entertainment’s mission is to provide a platform for people of color, women, and LGBTQ communities; and to highlight stories around mental health, disability, and overcoming adversity. Current productions include Say Their Name, which won a 2021 “People’s Voice” Webby, 2021 New York Festival Radio Awards for “Narrative/Documentary Podcast” and “Social Justice Podcast,” and was nominated for the 2021 Ambies Award “Podcast of the Year”; and Toure Show: The Central Park 5, which was a 2020 Webby Award “Best Crime & Justice Episode” honoree. Other productions include Democracy-ish, Make It Plain, Woke AF, and Who Was Prince? For more information, visit www.dcpofficial.com.

About Cumulus Media

CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-first media company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 406 owned-and-operated radio stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 7,300 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through the CUMULUS Podcast Network, its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. CUMULUS MEDIA provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through broadcast and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. CUMULUS MEDIA is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit www.cumulusmedia.com.

Contact:

Karen Glover | CUMULUS MEDIA | kglover@westwoodone.com