Believe It or Not: New Podcast Coming Your Way from Herzog

The word is out: a new podcast is being recorded at the historic Herzog studio space, and it’s for none other than Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (really!).


In an announcement last month, Ripley’s Entertainment said:

Adventurer, collector, and father of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoon, Robert Ripley traveled the world documenting the hard-to-believe oddities for which the public had an insatiable appetite. Now, 100 years after the legacy began, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is continuing the quest for strange-but-true tales, launching a new weekly podcast featuring interviews with odd-thorities from around the globe.

The interview format program, officially named Ripley’s Believe It or Notcast, features hosts Ryan Clark and Brent Donaldson, who travel the world interviewing experts, celebrities, and authorities on topics ranging from curious and odd to truly weird and out of this world.

Podcast Continues Legacy of Outreach and Education

It’s only the latest in a stream of exciting news and programming coming out of the historic Herzog space. Located in downtown Cincinnati, it operated as a recording studio from 1945-55 for early King Records artists like Bull Moose Jackson under the direction of Henry Glover. Others, like Hank Williams and Patti Page, would also record there. In our modern era, the space is headquarters for the non-profit Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation which oversees educational outreach with the community. On the first floor, Herzog Music offers lessons, instrument repair, books, records and more.

Of the news, Foundation co-founder Elliott Ruther said, “while we discover more radio broadcast history from Herzog’s heyday of 1945-1955, it’s fun to announce a new broadcast, a podcast, in fact, for our modern era in the historic space - Ripley’s Believe It Or Notcast. Featuring local hosts Ryan Clark and Brent Donaldson, as well as theme music by (local artists) Wussy, as well as a plug to visit Herzog Music.”

The latest episode kicks off with a few words from Funk legend George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic, who was visiting the Herzog space for a private tour while it was being recorded.

Other Podcasts and Streaming Radio from Herzog

This is not the first podcast to be recorded at Herzog - check out our archive of Lost on the River, which was recorded last year. During its first season, Lost on the River attracted an enthusiastic audience tuning in from around the world. Inhailer Radio also recently moved its headquarters to the historic space.

The Ripley’s Believe It or Notcast is available on Google, Apple and other podcast platforms.