September 13, 2017 Last Updated 11:13 am

OZY Media launches reimagined home page, launches its first podcast series — ‘The Thread’

Mountain View, Calif. — September 11, 2017OZY Media, the daily information source for important stories told nowhere else, today revealed a reimagined homepage, bringing the company’s 40+ million readers, watchers, and listeners a more sleek, stylish, and seamless way to experience OZY. The homepage redesign comes just days after the premier of OZY’s new prime-time show on PBS, Third Rail with OZY.

“At a time when more people than ever before are consuming OZY through TV shows and live events, we fundamentally believe in the iconic power of the homepage to keep them coming back for more,” says Carlos Watson, OZY co-founder and CEO. “Beautiful visuals and powerful storytelling are core to who we are and what we believe, and we are constantly reinventing ourselves with the goal of better sharing those stories and visuals with our addicts.”

The latest evolution of the OZY homepage features a number of improvements to the user experience, including increased personalization to help readers, watchers, and listeners find stories they may have missed. One of the new modules of the site “OZY Recommends”, takes OZY.com’s signature “Good Sh*t” column and breaks it down by category; TV & Movies, Books, Music, Travel, Food, Style, and Tech to make it easy to search for the cultural knowledge you crave. The new homepage also features a revamped watch player to make it easier and more enjoyable to watch your favorite OZY videos.


Mountain View, Calif. — September 11, 2017 — OZY Media, the daily information source for important stories told nowhere else, announced today the launch of their first podcast, The Thread, a six-part series that takes listeners through nearly a century of great American stories. A trailer of the series and the opportunity to presubscribe is available now via the Apple Podcast App. The first episode will be released Monday, September 25, 2017.

“Pulling on the strands of history,” The Thread With OZY is unexpectedly woven together. OZY Senior Writer and host of The Thread Sean Braswell takes listeners on a journey beginning in 1980 with the assassination of rock star John Lennon, and turns back the clock to connect it to Russian communist leader Vladimir Lenin. Along the way, listeners will meet some of the 20th century’s greatest artists and writers.

“Equal parts exciting, enlightening and educational, The Thread is an example of OZY’s storytelling at its best,” said Carlos Watson, co-founder and CEO of OZY Media. “We’re excited make our debut on the audio stage with such a compelling series, and people should expect to be hearing much more from OZY.”

The launch of the new podcast comes on the heels of numerous achievements across platforms at OZY Media. The company recently premiered a new primetime show on PBS, Third Rail with OZY and launched a dedicated platform for educators and nationwide college tour, OZY EDU. The company also revamped their signature homepage, OZY.com, and added an innovative weekly email offering, The Special Briefing, presenting a deep dive into one issue driving the news cycle.

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