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SiriusXM Launches "Point of Origin" Podcast with Sameer Gadhia of Young The Giant

SiriusXM, the leading audio entertainment company in North America, has announced the debut of "Point of Origin," a groundbreaking podcasted hosted by Sameer Gadhia, the frontman of the acclaimed multi-platinum selling alternative rock group Young the Giant. This original podcast, which premiered last week on the SiriusXM app, is dedicated to amplifying the voices of color within the alternative and indie rock music scene while challenging the homogenous narrative that often dominates the industry.

Sameer Gadhia Point of Origin

Expanding upon Sameer's established "Point of Origin" series, which first debuted on SiriusXM's Alt Nation in 2020, the podcast will feature in-depth interviews with diverse artists who are making waves in the alternative rock scene. By sharing untold stories and tracing points of origin that unite us through the love of music, "Point of Origin" offers listeners a unique opportunity to discover new music and gain insight into the lives of talented artists from around the world.

The premiere episode features a conversation between Sameer and four-time GRAMMY award-winning artist Brittany Howard. As the former lead singer of Alabama Shakes, Brittany discusses he recent single "Prove It To You" from her new solo album, What Now, which was released February 9. Throughout the episode, Sameer and Brittany delve into various topics, including musical inspirations, mental health on tour, and personal interests such as parenting, farming, and fishing.

Listeners can access the "Point of Orgin" podcast on the new SiriusXM app, where each episode will be accompanied by a curated "Life Playlist" featuring the favorite songs of the featured artists, spanning from their childhood to the present.

Sameer Gadhia, known for his advocacy for greater cultural diversity within the music industry, bring his passion for amplifying diverse voices to the airwaves with "Point of Origin." As a first-generation Indian-American, Sameer has long been vocal about his unique experiences navigating the world of alternative music, and he is dedicated to championing new talent facing similar challenges.

"Forbes" has praised Sameer's commitment to cultural diversity, citing "Point of Origin" as a prime example of his efforts to spotlight diverse artists within the industry. Throughout its run on SiriusXM's Alt Nation, the show has provided exposure and charting opportunities for culturally-diverse artists, including binki, Simpson, Junior Mesa, and many more.

With "Point of Origin," SirisuXM continues its mission to provide listeners with diverse, engaging content across its portfolio of audio platforms. Eligible customers can enjoy their first three months of SiriusXM steaming for free, signifying SiriusXM's commitment to delivering premium entertainment to audiences everywhere.

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