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Runner’s World Series Joins Panoply Podcasting Network

The Runner’s World Show and Human Race will be available on the Network starting June 30

NEW YORK, NY and EMMAUS, PA –June 30, 2016 – Rodale Inc.’s Runner’s World today announced that it will be joining Panoply, the full service podcasting network from The Slate Group. Through the partnership, "The Runner's World Show,” a weekly podcast for all runners that is hosted by Runner’s World Editor-in-Chief, David Willey, and “Human Race," a long-form storytelling podcast hosted by Runner’s World Contributor Rachel Swaby, will now be available to listeners on Panoply.fm.

“We’re excited to be in the audio space and to have both of our shows on the Panoply network. Through this platform, we’ll reach new listeners and make it even easier for them to stay connected and subscribe to our podcasts,” says David Willey, senior vice president of Rodale Inc. and editor-in-chief of Runner’s World. “This, of course, will help advertisers connect with our ever-growing audience in a new and engaging way, bringing a key element to what was missing when we first started thinking about podcasting a few years ago: a solid business model.”

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming Runner’s World’s truly excellent podcasts to the Panoply fold,” said Brendan Monaghan, CEO of Panoply. “’The Runner’s World Show’ and ‘Human Race’ are perfect matches for Panoply’s audience and advertisers, and we’re delighted to be joining forces.”

The next episode of "The Runners World Show,” is scheduled for June 30. The special guests will be pro NASCAR drivers, Trevor Bayne and Landon Cassil, who will discuss the connection between NASCAR and running.

The next episode of “Human Race,"is scheduled for July 5. On the episode titled “Notorious,” listeners will follow Runner’s World Brian Dalek to Tennessee's Frozen Head State Park to report on the infamous Barkley Marathons, widely regarded as the most sadistic and difficult trail race on Earth. Organizers call it a 100-mile race, although it’s more like 130—if you finish all five loops. Since the race was founded in 1986, fewer than 1% of entrants have finished. Dalek will interview runners and the devious race director, Gary Cantrell.

Listeners can subscribe to the podcasts at Panoply.fm or through iTunes.

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About Runner’s World. Rodale Inc.’s Runner’s World, the largest and most influential media brand in the running space, is the essential guide for everyone who runs. The brand provides all runners—men and women, from beginners to hardcore marathoners—with the advice and information they need to pursue their goals, the inspiration and entertainment they crave, and a sense of authentic community they won’t find anywhere else. Runner’s World is everywhere its readers and customers are—in print, online, on-screen and on the ground. Through authentic events such as the award-winning Runner’s World Half & Festival and Runner's World Classic, as well as the Runner's World VIP program, Runner’s World editors forge deep connections and have meaningful interactions with our readers as an organic part of the running community. Runner’s World publishes 19 international editions: Argentina, Australia/New Zealand, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. For digital updates, visit RunnersWorld.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook,Instagram, and Pinterest.

About Panoply. Panoply, launched in 2015, is an innovative, full-service podcast network for premier media brands, authors, personalities and organizations. As the audio arm of The Slate Group, Panoply provides production, audience development, sales, and technology services for its expanding number of partners. With the launch of its content management system, Megaphone, in January 2016, Panoply became a full-service podcasting platform, making it possible for a wider range of new and existing podcasters to partner with the network. To learn more about Panoply’s new technology or to submit your podcast for consideration, please visit: http://announcements.panoply.fm/. To find out more about current Panoply programs or to subscribe to the network, please visit http://www.panoply.fm/ or search Panoply on iTunes.

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