Independent podcast company Acast has added non-binary model, creative director, and HIV/AIDS and sobriety activist Myles Sexton to its creator network with the launch of their new podcast Our Private Bits.
The new podcast series provides a space for Sexton, and their fiancé Tyler Austin, to discuss conversations that are usually unspoken or ignored, and will focus on a range of topics including gender identity, sexuality, mental and sexual health, and harm reduction.
By joining the Acast Creator Network, brands can advertise on the podcast through the network’s ad marketplace with either direct or programmatic buys and sponsorship opportunities. Acast will also distribute the podcast across all podcast platforms.
“I am so excited to work with Acast because many of my favourite podcasts are a part of the Acast family, but also because Acast is a global podcast platform and I hope that our words can reach people all over the world,” said Sexton.
The first episode of the podcast, released today, features both Sexton and Austin in conversation about Austin’s journey as a transgender man and coming out to friends and family, as well as what their relationship taught them about themselves.
“Since launching in 2014, Acast has championed these conversations all around the globe and effectively fostered a place for creative expression for podcasters as well as created sources of information and inclusivity for listeners,” said Acast Canada’s managing director Heather Gordon in a blog post. “We’ve also invited brands to take part and support these authentic conversations since day one, which has led to an astounding quarter of a billion dollars being paid directly into the pockets of our podcasters to date.”
“We’re far from taking our foot off the gas, and in Canada specifically, proud to say the most recent voice to bring these conversations to the RSS feed comes from our very own slice of the world.”