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Our Purpose

The Unbothered Network is a groundbreaking podcast and production company created by award-winning journalist Jemele Hill. Unbothered seeks to elevate the voices, stories, agency, and nuance of Black women by producing high-quality audio experiences that center us. Our premium content drives conversation and builds community, all through the power and intimacy of podcasting. At The Unbothered Network, Black women are primary, when it comes to audience, creators, and behind-the-scenes leadership. Join us as we boldly change the audio landscape.

Jemele Hill

Emmy Award winning journalist, Jemele Hill is the Co-founder of Lodge Freeway Media and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. 

 

In April of 2019, Hill debuted Jemele Hill is Unbothered on Spotify. The three-time Webby award-winning podcast features in-depth, thought-provoking conversation with some of the biggest newsmakers across entertainment, culture, music and politics. Hill also explores topical and controversial issues with humorous, candid commentary.  Previous Unbothered guests have included, Vice President Kamala Harris, Ava DuVernay, Rapsody, Spike Lee, Gabrielle Union, Chelsea Clinton, Dan Rather, Stephen Colbert, Issa Rae, Taraji P. Henson, and Soledad O’Brien. 

 

Unbothered was not Hill’s only contribution in the podcast.  On April 15, 2020, Hill along with Van Lathan launched the podcast, The Wire: Way Down in the Hole. The podcast breaks down every episode on the HBO classic series. The hosts recap each show, break down signature moments, scenes, and characters.

 

In addition breaking new ground as a podcaster, Hill also continued her celebrated television broadcasting career. On August 19, 2020, Hill along with her longtime friend, former ESPN anchor Cari Champion, launched a weekly, late-night show on Vice Network called Cari & Jemele: Won’t Stick to Sports. The show covered politics, sports, news, current events and pop culture. 

 

Hill also is stretching her muscles behind the camera. She is set to produce the ESPN documentary on former NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick. Hill is also currently developing a comedy series for Showtime with acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union.

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