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Rosamund Pike Stars in New Historical Fiction Podcast ‘Edith!’

Certain intervals in historical past are so ripe for dramatization, it’s arduous to imagine they haven’t gotten the therapy sooner.

Shortly after surviving a bout with the flu in the course of the 1918 pandemic, negotiating the Treaty of Versailles, and reducing brief a prepare tour to advertise the formation of the peacekeeping League of Nations on account of well being points, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a severe stroke. Protective of her husband and his energy, First Lady Edith Wilson shielded him from intruders and helped him run the nation from his bedside whereas he recovered.

Historians have lengthy debated the extent of Edith’s involvement in governing. Some have even referred to her because the nation’s first lady president. Edith herself denied making any necessary selections in her autobiography. But nobody is aware of for positive.


Enter the satirical historic fiction podcast Edith!, premiering June twenty first from Qcode and Crooked Media. Rosamund Pike stars in the narrative sequence as a no-nonsense, F-bomb–dropping Edith Wilson who’s right here to set the historic file straight.

Pike is flanked by Clark Gregg, Esther Pavitsky, D’Arcy Carden, and different comedic abilities. With a witty, irreverent script by TV writers Gonzalo Cordova and Travis Helwig, the eight-part sequence follows Edith’s story in the course of the aftermath of Wilson’s stroke. Antics and carryings-on ensue. “Spending time in Edith Wilson’s world was an emotional rollercoaster, one which was made out of wood and built before safety inspectors existed,” Cordova stated in a press release.

The sequence is the primary fiction providing from Crooked Media, higher recognized for politics podcasts like Pod Save America. “Travis and Gonzalo blackmailed me into making this show,” stated Crooked co-founder Jon Lovett. “Now that I’ve heard it, I’m thrilled they did.”



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