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Ronald Reagan in The Podcast Spotlight

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Cadence13, an Audacy company, announced that it’s working with bestselling author Shawn Levy for Glitter and Might, a C13Original podcast looking at Ronald Reagan’s origins and how he rose to power alongside labor lawyer Sidney Korshak and Hollywood exec Lew Wasserman.

Season One slated to launch this fall is hosted by author Shawn Levy and will explore the relationship between legendary Hollywood mogul Lew Wasserman, a young Ronald Reagan, and notorious labor lawyer Sidney Korshak, and the story of how they came together and rose to become, respectively, the most powerful executive in Hollywood, the most powerful lawyer in the country, and the most powerful man in the world, forever changing the entertainment industry and the country itself. 

“The most remarkable part of Ronald Reagan’s political career,” said Shawn Levy, “is that it was largely fostered by forces that had nothing to do with what we normally think of as ‘politics.’  As wielded by men like Lew Wasserman and Sidney Korshak, power could seep into any place where there was a vacuum and something to be gained by filling it, whether that was the movie industry, the casino business, the upper echelons of organized labor, or even the White House. I’m thrilled to join forces with C13Originals to tell this incredible story.”

“Lew Wasserman is still one of the most admired pioneers and moguls to ever come out of Hollywood, and his rise to power and helping to shape and influence a young Ronald Reagan is a fascinating story C13Originals is thrilled to tell,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13 and Executive Producer, C13Originals. “Having Shawn Levy guide us through this story with his incredible knowledge and access to this critical time in the history of Hollywood’s evolution is beyond exciting.”

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