Emily Morse’s “Sex with Emily” – considered the longest running sex and relationship podcast in the industry – has signed a distribution and monetization agreement with Acast.
The show, which launched in 2005 from its San Francisco apartment, ranks consistently at No. 1 in the sex section of the Apple Podcast. Under the agreement, Acast will host and distribute “Sex with Emily” across all podcast listening platforms, work to expand the show’s footprint worldwide, and sell advertising and sponsorship for the show.
Morse hosted and executed the radio show “Sex with Emily” on SiriusXM from 2018 to the beginning of this year. He will now exclusively focus his efforts on the podcast series, which is available for free to all listeners.
“I am thrilled to be partnering with Acast, a true leader in the industry,” Morse said in a statement. “With their innovative technology and expert team, the ‘Sex with Emily’ brand will be able to continue our strong growth trajectory. Acast’s proven success around the world prompted her to be the perfect partner for ‘Sex with Emily’ so that it could achieve its goal of effectively freeing up conversations about sex worldwide.
For podcasts, listeners are able to call a hotline to record their questions, which addresses Morse Podcast and its recently relaunched YouTube channel. In addition to hosting podcasts, Morse’s “Hot Sex: More Than 200 Things You Can Try Tonight!” Jamie Waxman’s co-author! Morse also created an online course on sex and communication in a masterclass.
“Emily is an icon in the world of podcasts: an early adopter who turned her passion for sex education into a sustainable business that educates and inspires people every day,” said Rebecca Steinberg, Acast’s development director.
Morse has been reinstated by the UTA, which negotiated a deal with Acast on his behalf. “Sex with Emily” is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Amazon, Overcast and other podcast platforms.
Founded in 2011, Acast allows advertisers to target podcast audiences through dynamic ad insertion and provides podcast creators with tools for monetization and audience-development. Acast currently hosts more than 30,000 events. By 2020, the company has recorded nearly a billion listeners for authorized podcasts. According to the Stockholm-based Acst, annual revenue has risen from 21 21 million in 2018 to 66 66 million in 2020.