Emily Morse’s “Sex With Emily” – billed as the industry’s longest-running sex and relationship podcast – has signed a distribution and monetization deal with Acast.
The show, which Morse launched in 2005 from his San Francisco apartment, consistently ranks # 1 in the sexuality category of Apple Podcasts. As part of the deal, Acast will host and distribute for “Sex With Emily” on all podcast listening platforms, work to expand the show’s footprint globally, and sell commercials and sponsorships. for the show.
Morse also hosted and produced the radio show “Sex With Emily” on SiriusXM from 2018 through early this year. She will now focus exclusively on the podcast series, which is available free of charge to all listeners.
“I am delighted to partner with Acast, a true industry leader,” Morse said in a statement. “By tapping into their innovative technology and team of experts, the ‘Sex With Emily’ brand will be able to continue on its high growth trajectory. Acast’s proven success in the global marketplace makes Acast the perfect partner for “Sex With Emily” to fulfill its mission of expanding its reach to effectively unleash the conversation about sex around the world.
For the podcast, listeners can call a hotline to record their questions, which Morse responds to on the podcast and his recently revived YouTube channel. In addition to hosting the podcast, Morse is co-author with Jamye Waxman of “Hot Sex: Over 200 Things You Can Try Tonight!” Morse has also created an online MasterClass course on Sex and Communication.
“Emily is an icon in the podcast world: one of the first to embrace her passion for sex education into a sustainable business that educates and inspires people every day,” said Rebecca Steinberg, Director of Development at Acast.
Morse is replaced by UTA, who negotiated the deal with Acast on his behalf. “Sex With Emily” is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, Overcast, and other podcast platforms.
Acast, founded in 2014, enables advertisers to target podcast listeners through dynamic ad insertion and provides podcast creators with monetization and audience development tools. Acast currently hosts over 30,000 shows. In 2020, the company recorded approximately 3 billion listenings to affiliate podcasts. Stockholm-based Acast said its annual revenue increased from $ 21 million in 2018 to $ 66 million in 2020.