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CNBC Leans into Podcasts, Bolstering Slate with New Originals

"Squawk Pod" to Join Podcast Lineup that Includes "Squawk on the Street," "Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer" and "American Greed"

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., September 25, 2019 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the launch of "Squawk Pod," a new daily podcast from the production team behind the network's flagship morning show "Squawk Box" (M-F 6AM – 9AM ET), which will publish around 10am ET each weekday.

The podcast features excerpts from the show's most newsmaking interviews from co-anchors Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin, highlighting iconic guest hosts and powerful moments of debate and discussion—from the heated to the hilarious—and exclusive, behind-the-scenes commentary from "Squawk Box" Senior Producer Katie Kramer.

"Squawk Pod" is available to listen, download or subscribe at: and across all major platforms, including: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

"With the launch of 'Squawk Pod,' we are leaning further into our commitment to bring CNBC's most iconic brands and franchises to new and existing audiences across all platforms, meeting consumers' ever-evolving consumption preferences," said Satpal Brainch, President of CNBC Business News Worldwide. "Our rapidly expanding podcast lineup reflects our network-wide priority to provide the very best in credible reporting, dynamic storytelling and compelling conversation."

"Squawk Pod" joins CNBC's robust portfolio of existing podcasts including:

  • "American Greed" – Scams, sex, and even murder, all in the name of a perverted American dream. Enter a corrupt world where crime pays well, until you get caught. CNBC's unprecedented original true-crime series, "American Greed," takes you inside the shocking stories that expose how some people will do anything for money. Award-winning stage, screen, and television actor Stacy Keach narrates the show. Original podcast miniseries include "The Promescent Affair" and "Madoff 10 Years Later," and features "American Greed" Executive Producer Chuck Schaeffer, CNBC Special Correspondent Scott Cohn, and CNBC Special Correspondent Jane Wells.
  • "Fast Money" – Hosted by Melissa Lee and a roundtable of top traders, "Fast Money" breaks through the noise of the day, to deliver the actionable news that matters most to investors.
  • "Fortt Knox with Jon Fortt" – Jon Fortt co-anchors "Squawk Alley" on CNBC, and has covered technology and innovation for more than 15 years. In this weekly interview series, Fortt sits down with powerhouse guests across industries and sectors, including the likes of IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty, Olympic champion Michael Phelps, and Ariel Investments Founder and Chief Executive Officer John Rogers, Jr. Each episode gives listeners inside access to rich ideas from powerful people that are fueling today's technology, business, and society, covering how they made it, what they value and what makes them tick.
  • "Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer" – "Mad Money" takes viewers inside the mind of one of Wall Street's most respected and successful money managers for free. Cramer is listeners' personal guide through the confusing jungle of Wall Street investing, navigating through opportunities and pitfalls with one goal in mind—to help you make money. "Mad Money" features the unmatched, fiery opinions of Jim Cramer and the popular Lightning Round, in which he gives his buy, sell and hold opinions on stocks to callers.
  • "Nightly Business Report" – This long running, award-winning nightly business news program, which airs on public television, is also available as a podcast. Join Bill Griffeth and Sue Herera as they provide in-depth coverage of business and economic news, as well as market analysis. Industry experts also appear to provide guest commentaries.
  • "On the Money" – Whether planning for retirement, thinking of buying or selling a house, or looking for the new trends in technology, "On the Money" brings listeners the latest information to make your financial lives better. With Becky Quick as host, regular features include interviews with top financial executives and policy makers, discussions of current business trends and effects on consumers, stock picks, personal finance suggestions and reviews of new products.
  • "Options Action" – "Options Action," hosted by Melissa Lee, features option traders from some of the top firms on Wall Street. Each week, they gather for a fast-paced, half-hour show that focuses on how to increase profits and limit losses using common option techniques. Fresh from the trading desk, the "Options Action" panel demystifies the daunting terminology often used when talking about options, and simplifies this fast-growing and crucial corner of the market.
  • "Speakeasy with John Harwood" – CNBC Editor-at-Large John Harwood sits down with 2020 election candidates, top political decision makers, and key influencers, from Elizabeth Warren to Gary Cohn to John Legend, in their favorite hangouts for relaxed, in-depth conversations that reveal who they are and what drives them.
  • "Squawk on the Street" – The opening hour of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" with Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber is broadcast from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, on site at the opening bell with the up-to-the-minute news investors need to know and interviews with the most influential Chief Executive Officers and greatest market minds.
  • "Strange Success with Jane Wells" – Jane Wells finds rags-to-riches stories with a twist. "Strange Success" is about people who come up with crazy ideas to solve problems many people would likely not even realize exist. They take an even crazier journey to success, filled with failures, rejection, and stupidity. This is the go-to podcast for anyone who likes weird stories with profitable outcomes.

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