By Sahil Patel
Medium, the digital publishing platform founded by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, has launched its first original series.
Dubbed “Foreword,” the weekly series will feature interviews with well-known authors and writers including screen talent like Jason Segel and John Cleese, as well as novelists like Margaret Atwood and Anne Lamott. Spanning 12 episodes, the series is hosted by New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan, who describes the series as ”akin to a late-night graduate school conversation with some of the most interesting and thoughtful people on the planet.”
The first episode welcomes BJ Novak of “The Office” as the guest. His books “One More Thing” and “The Book with No Pictures” spent several weeks on the Times’ bestseller list.
Others scheduled to appear during the show’s 12-episode run include Mary Roach, Nicholas Kristof, Walter Isaacson, Norman Lear, and Daniel Handler.
Taking place at Medium’s offices, the interviews are filmed before a live audience. Once an episode is published on Medium, viewers will be able to participate in the dialog via posts, comments, and responses in the Foreword Collection.