NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the release of The Path to Pride, an audio comedy special featuring coming out stories from a group of talented performers and friends. Hosted by Lance Bass and Nikki Levy, the special features Frank DeCaro (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Zeke Smith (Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X and Survivor: Game Changers). In honor of Pride Month, Audible is offering The Path to Pride free for download until July 31st at Audible.com/PathtoPride.
In The Path to Pride, Lance Bass describes his years of touring as a teen pop star and the series of events which led to him publicly coming out in his mid-twenties. Frank DeCaro hilariously discusses his high school crush, Nikki delves into her close relationship with her mom, and Zeke Smith tells the tale of his particularly public outing. The special live storytelling offers heartwarming insight to each of their personal coming out experiences and celebrates their individual stories in an intimate and joyful listening experience.
“I’m honored to host this great comedy special for Audible and share my coming out story alongside the heartfelt and hilarious stories of my friend Nikki Levy and our guests,” said Lance Bass. “In celebration of Pride Month, Audible is offering The Path to Pride for free and we’re hoping everyone will enjoy hearing our personal experiences and find they are not alone in their journey.”
“Coming out is literally a storytelling process,” said co-host Nikki Levy. “It’s telling someone your truth, your story and sticking to that story no matter what they say! We’re so excited to share these gems on Audible in honor of Pride Month.”
“The Path to Pride is a celebration of powerful storytelling that commemorates personal stories through laughter. Each performer delivers a uniquely touching and deeply funny story about their personal journeys,” said Audible Originals Editor in Chief, David Blum.
Lance Bass and Nikki Levy will also host a live event inspired by The Path to Pride at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village on June 25th to continue the Pride Month celebrations. All proceeds for the event go to The Trevor Project, and tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.
Among the acclaimed performers who have narrated for Audible are Nick Offerman, Zachary Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Emma Thompson, and Jesse Eisenberg. Audible Studios has won a Grammy Award, for its production of Janis Ian’s memoir Society’s Child, and has also been recognized with the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year, for Colin Firth’s performance of Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair. Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2017, listeners around the world downloaded over two billion hours of Audible content.
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Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 425,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.