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May 5, 2021

In March we announced the Creator First Program, a way to help more creators focus on doing what they do best. There’s so much work that goes into making a show successful – the creative brainstorming, the innovation or invention of a format, the social promotion and audience outreach – so we built this program to support new creators with tools and resources to help unlock their creativity on Clubhouse so that they can share it with the world.

With thousands of incredible submissions, we want to thank everyone who took the time to apply. We’ve been blown away by the depth and diversity of the ideas that the community has put forth and we look forward to future opportunities to work with even more creators as this program grows. Narrowing down the list was the hardest part, but today we’re excited to introduce the shows that will participate in Pilot Season. Pilot Season is a throwback idea from the entertainment industry with a modern Clubhouse spin. A process where we go from thousands of submissions to dozens of pilots, or proof of concept episodes, to a handful of ongoing series.

Over the coming weeks, these selected finalists will be sharing their pilot episodes with everyone on Clubhouse. You’ll be hearing from creators around the world including in the US, Indonesia, UK, Argentina, Canada, Colombia and Japan on topics as wide-ranging as you would expect from our community. Whatever your interests – from sports and space, to psychics and psychedelics, to history and healthcare – there’s something for everyone. All pilots will be hosted live on Clubhouse beginning May 10th via Clubhouse HQ. In the meantime, read more about all the amazing shows in the pipeline:

  • “The Lobby” hosted by Adrian Grant: A pop-up internet scavenger hunt game hosted by AI "The Lobby" and its human cohost @AdrianGrant. Players compete to win prizes from sponsors by submitting the correct answer using their Clubhouse avatar.
  • “The Global Lowdown” by Alissa Miky and Michael Rosenzweig: Two hosts take on global news, direct-to-consumer, AI, sustainability, politics, and more in both English and Japanese to provide an opportunity for listeners learning Japanese and English to practice their skills.
  • “The Salty Vagabonds Club” by Amanda Dishman, Lauren Ettinger, and Alex Parrish: A series of rooms exploring the concepts, realities, and intricacies of Alternative Living such as water/sea living, outlanding, bike packing, expat life and living on the road. — #vanlife, #boatlife, RV and Skoolies
  • “Shift Happens” by Anthony Trucks: A bi-weekly interview show centered on how people have handled major shifts and hardships in their life — such as layoffs, divorce,  moving away from home, financial loss, or even death of a loved one —  and pivoted to achieve their greatest success and goals.
  • “Loss and Gain” Arden Cartrette: Normalizing speaking about miscarriage, this bi-weekly room invites those who have experienced a miscarriage to listen or share their stories. Experts will join in to bond the room through loss, grief, reproductive health struggles, and educational information.
  • “Plant R&R” by Brandon Batstone: A network of psychedelic experts and enthusiasts assemble to create a safe space for sober individuals to explore and integrate alternative recovery methods through plant medicine.
  • “Beats, Rhymes & Strings” by Butterscotch: Music lovers and professionals assemble in this LGBTQIA-inclusive, weekly performance series that ends in a unique combination of Q&A and group performance.
  • “The Frontier Psychiatrists Daily” by Carlene MacMillan, MD: The go-to daily destination for what’s next in mental health, exploring oft-underrepresented topics such as the intersection of creativity, mental illness, and psychedelics.
  • “Be Well, Sis” by Cassandre Dunbar: A weekly interactive show where women with diverse expertise and experiences come together to have an incredibly open and honest conversation that aims to make wellness more inclusive and give the audience real-time actionable insights to improve their wellbeing. Discussions range from the Black Maternal Health Crisis to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome to Incorporating Mindfulness in Daily Living and everything in between.
  • “Comedy Court” by CoreyBe Sherrill, Tina Graham, and Shaina Farrow: Have you been hurt by the justice system? Slighted by law? Or even just lost an argument with yourself in a mirror? There’s only one show where you can be unfairly judged by a panel of comedians. Speakers present their wrongly dismissed cases, grievances, and disputes to a jury of comedians and improvisers for a second opinion.
  • “SEX PROFITEERS” by Cyndi Pham and Magali Rheault: Dissecting the many ways that the concept of “sexy” is marketed, consumed, and monetized.
  • “Inside K-Pop” by Danny Chung: Three K-Pop experts take on the ins and outs of the industry, what it takes to make it, and K-Pop’s impact on culture at large.
  • “Beauty Headlines” by Darian Symoné Harvin: A weekly show that keeps you up to speed on the latest beauty news as the intersection of politics and pop culture, and how it affects you — even when you don’t realize it.
  • “In the Locker Room” by Darius Butler: Current, former, and future pros are asked to discuss their personal experiences and current events in sports.
  • “Veterans Network: Front & Center” by David "DP" Pineda, Amy Lacy and Brian Lofton: Through impactful interviews with Veterans, game changers and rainmakers plus audience exchange, we create a community with compassion and quality content, focusing on mental & physical health, entrepreneurship, entertainment and more.
  • “Offsiders” by Pablo Giralt, Alex Candal, Claudio "Turco" Husain, Samuel Vargas, Eliana Nieto, Agustin Rodriguez, and Maria Paula Trujillo: For the most passionate soccer lovers, this Spanish-speaking show hosts the most up-to-date conversations and debates about the sport globally.
  • “The Food Porn Trading Desk” by Elie Ayrouth: A rotating panel of the Internet's top food creators meet to share their creations and allow space for green foodies to get feedback and inspiration from the pros.
  • “Sacred Realms” by Eric James Montgomery and Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri: An anthropological look into religion, 'myth', 'magic', and science. A new way to share and grow knowledge about all things sacred, especially "other ways of knowing" from cross-cultural BIPOC communities spanning the arts, social sciences, and humanities.
  • “Facial Recognition Comedy” by Fizaa Dosani: An interactive stand-up comedy show highlighting a lineup of comedians from underrepresented demographics. Comedians bring the audience members on stage, creating an immersive and uniquely hilarious experience.
  • “Maze Runnerz” by Gabby Cole: Mothers create a safe space to normalize the concept of proactive self-care in motherhood through, discussion, storytelling, and Q&As.
  • “The Iron Mics” by Hamza, Isiah C., and Alex C.: Hip-hop enthusiasts share and defend their opinions on the latest rap releases and answer some of the most critical questions in the genre, such as the best decade for hip hop and what criteria make for true GOATs.
  • “NNPR: Not National Public Radio” by Henry Kaiser, Lindsay Ames, Robert Kirkhuff and Judith Elisabeth: NNPR is a powerful public radio parody, featuring a dynamic roster of characters, hosts, and guests providing comedic programming on arts & culture in an organically fun and interactive way.
  • “Serial Killer Speed Dating” by Jacob Patterson and Abel Horwitz: Eligible daters try to find a potential match, all while trying to figure out and avoid the one who is a serial killer. “Shoot your shot” has never been so real.
  • “Behind the Beauty” by Jaleesa Jaikaran: This show takes you on a journey with the industry's most inspiring voices. From creators, founders, and the artists you love — join us weekly for a candid conversation on life, business, and beauty.
  • “Nightmare Fuel” by Jed Shepherd and Barbara Crampton: The leading voices in horror let the fans in on interviews, reviews, previews, and Q&As for all things horror-related.
  • “Hash It Out” by JESSICADRUE: Bring your fights and feuds to the stage so we can work it out together! Debates ranging from the most intimate and interpersonal to office offenses are brought to light with periodic breaks for current events.
  • “Look What You Did” by Jordan Rubin and Aaron Lee: In the vein of DVD commentary tracks, filmmakers and entertainers watch and discuss one of their own films with movie-fan hosts.
  • “Heart to Heart” by Julian Broadus: Julian Broadus seeks conversation with other intellectuals.
  • "Pretty Bad, Pretty Cool” by Kacie Willis: Giving A-list air time to B-list movies, television shows, and music to discover the value in every creation, even the very good/bad.
  • “Bippity Boppity...Who?” by Karen Summerton and Megan Lohne: Disney lovers test their knowledge of the magical world to compete for the chance to say they know the House of Mouse best, an interactive trivia with special guests that will magically appear.
  • “The Pop Spot” by Katrina Mitzeliotis Lanza: An entertainment news operation covering all the gossip and headlines in the world of celebrity and the film and TV industries. A rotating panel of celebrities, comedians, and guests co-host give insight into all things pop culture.
  • “Career Crush” by Kelsey Alpaio: Professionals with “dream jobs” — Twitch streamers, software engineers, photographers, and more — for the millennial- and Gen-Z-minded share what it takes to get a job like theirs with an editor at Harvard Business Review.
  • “Jury Duty” by Lavender: The hottest topics are put on the docket to be debated before a panel of 12 jurors with input from the audience. Everyone gets the chance to speak and make predictions.
  • “The Psychic Pool Party” by LeoRising Scott, Heather Carlucci, Garciela Asher: A social room for guests in the fields of personal power and psychic aptitude. We seek the intersection between clairvoyant viewpoints, pop culture, politics, and metaphysical ethics.
  • “Positively Sex” by Lila Donnolo: The show that investigates intimacy (of all kinds) with care and respect, in a series of deep, dynamic, and pleasurable discussions on complex sex-positive topics.
  • “SuperMom” by Lynn Mendelsohn, Jessica Jokisch and Tamara Vexler O’Malley: An out-reach network from and for mothers of children with disabilities, providing resources and discussing the ins and outs of motherhood.
  • “History Of Hair” by Nibi Lawson: We’ve all experienced how conversation flows at the hair salon or barbershop. Through this series – in a virtual, texture-inclusive salon – we create a space to explore the history and culture of hair in all its wonderful, diverse glory.
  • “A Comedy Musical and Concert for Clubhouse” by PK: An original comedy musical specifically written for Clubhouse.
  • “Thought Experiment” by Rahaf Harfoush and Kat Cole: A weekly exploration of thought provoking ideas to help us better lead at work and at home. Leading thinkers. Intimate discussion. Actionable Insights.
  • "Command Your Brand” by Rich Cardona and Hala Taha: Experts and content creators audit an audience member’s existing personal brand or help them build one of their own.
  • “A Thousand Words” by Rick Smolan: A conversation with the world’s leading photojournalists, examining their portfolio and technique.
  • "Clubhouse Squares” by Robert Keniston, Miz Diagnosis (AKA Dobbs DeCorsey), and Jack Lamont: Two contestants play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe by "agreeing” or "disagreeing" with the answers provided by a panel of celebrities/influencers to simple trivia questions.
  • “UFOLOGY” by Roderick Martin: Uncover the possibility of new truths and lies you never knew you were told, in a recurring UFO and extraterrestrial focused show hosted by one of the world’s only Black certified UFO investigators. This show asks for believers to not look up to the stars, but what’s happening here on earth with those who have been impacted.
  • “Letters To My Younger Self by Areanoir.co” by Ruby Holland, Kate Masage and Patsy Florent: Hosted by founder Ruby Holland. A weekly collaborative live healing session. Audience members come on stage to share a letter of love, advice, or reflection for their former selves.
  • “Culture Collector” by Samia Grand-Pierre and Lois Sakany: Weekly thought-provoking conversations centered around sneaker culture, fashion, music, art collecting, and media headlines.
  • “Are You Trippin'?” by Shawn Kathleen: Let’s make flying awesome again! The intersection of travel, human behavior and life - with a comedic twist. A weekly show highlighting the circumstances that only happen while traveling, and helping to build a respectful community around the places and people we visit.
  • “Poetry in Motion” by Tar'kesa Colvin: A three-part poetry showcase for up-and-coming spoken word poets to publish a set of books.
  • “Dingers” by Tyler Childs, Robert Rose, and Jonathan Mason: A fantasy baseball show focused on sound decision-making and strategies, going beyond data and analytics.
  • “Radio Play” by Tyron Hoisten: An updated version of the radio drama. This immersive original scripted series is performed live on a rotating basis and then discussed by the audience.
  • “Red, White and Boujie” by Victoria Blackwell and Elizabeth Joseph: A captivating transatlantic commentary on social issues and current events. Featuring American and British co-hosts, these millennial women offer their cultural perspectives by defining issues of the day with a delightful mix of comedy and cold hard facts.
  • “The Young & The Thirsty” by Willonius Hatcher: A semi-improvised daily comedic soap opera.
  • “#Hairology” by Yomi Onashile and Jennifer Ukegbu: A weekly late-night chat show where we cover hair & beauty news and discuss the black hair experience through guest interviews, followed by an audience mixer and a sponsored live interactive game.
  • “When Things Go South”by Taryn Southern: Cancer survivor & creative technologist Taryn Southern sits down with authors, scientists, entrepreneurs, and other thought leaders to shine a light on the practical tools and unconventional habits they employ to transcend life’s most challenging moments.
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