EXCLUSIVE: “I had nothing to offer anyone except my own confusion,” wrote Jack Kerouac in his classic On the road.
Now, however, it appears that the iconic beat writer may offer the world a series of podcasts.
Jack Kerouac Estate has partnered with authors and podcast hosts Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman to produce a new podcast series based on their writing.
They will launch a three-season show, each season will consist of ten episodes, based on Kerouac Belief and technique of modern prose, which were his reflections on the creative process requested by Allen Ginsberg.
The team is currently building the show and planning episodes with a wide variety of musicians, writers, actors, and others who have been influenced by Kerouac’s writing.
Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, authors of the ‘Patriots Day’ and ‘Finest Hours’ films, launching the Saints, Sinners & Serial Killers True-Crime podcast
The untitled series will be produced by Wedge and Sherman, Fort Point Media and Sal Paradise Media, the content development arm of the Jack Kerouac Estate that includes music and film producer Jim Sampas, who is the literary executor of the estate, and a music industry veteran and content creator. Sylvia Cunha.
Kerouac wrote a large number of books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as poetry and audio recordings, including The Dharma Wanderers other Big South.
Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman (left), who host and produce the true crimes podcast Saints, sinners and serial killers, has written five bestsellers, including Boston Strong: a city’s triumph over tragedy, which was adapted for the 2017 movie, Patriot day starring Mark Wahlberg, 12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight for Redemption, Hunting Whitey: The Inside Story of the Capture and Murder of America’s Most Wanted Crime Boss, other The last days of John Lennon.
The producers are currently in talks with various networks for its distribution.
“The legend of Jack is only growing and this partnership is the next step in bringing his spirit and words to new generations seeking artistic inspiration,” said Sampas. “Dave and Casey’s unique brand of immersive storytelling and track record of success make them the perfect partner in bringing Jack’s groundbreaking work into the podcast space.”
“Jack fans will, of course, love this project, but all podcast listeners will be excited about the talent roster this show will feature,” added Cunha.
“As writers who were influenced by the era of the counterculture that Kerouac helped create, we are honored and proud to partner with the Kerouac Estate to share their genius with the podcast world,” added Wedge and Sherman. “This is a dream project for us and we can’t wait for people to hear the stories of how Kerouac influenced some of our most beloved artists and musicians.”