Vox Media is seeking to strengthen its podcasting arm with the acquisition of Cafe Studios, a podcast company co-founded by Preet Bharara, former US attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. However, Bharara and executive producer and content manager Tamara Sepper will join Vox Media under the new deal.
Cafe Studios podcasts typically revolve around law and politics and their intersection with technology, politics, and business. Bharara hosts the flagship podcast, Stay tuned with Preet. The company also operates a subscription program that offers members exclusive podcasts, newsletters, articles and live events.
The acquisition of Cafe Studios marks a trend in expansion deals that Vox Media has struck over the past three years. Vox Media grabbed the headlines in late 2019 buying New York Media, publisher of New York Magazine and other digital media like Cut and Vulture. The conglomerate also bought Epic, a production studio and commentary platform Coral.
Vox Media podcasts number more than 200. Among them are Pivot, Decoder and Today explained. Their portfolio of news sites includes Braked, Eater, Polygon, Recode, SB Nation, The edge, Vox.com, among others