Fictional Fantasy Podcast Carcerem Debuts September 22 with Exclusive Ad Sales Representation from cabana

Fictional Fantasy Audio Emerging as Newest Podcast Genre

In Aaru, a land torn apart by a fear of magic, and ruled by brutal mercenaries, two young friends leave the only home they’ve ever known to find the one who could save them all.

New York, NY – September 15, 2020 – cabana, the digital audio business of AdLarge Media, has signed fictional fantasy podcast Carcerem for exclusive ad sales representation. Carcerem is an original audio fantasy series from Shane Salk Productions that features a star-studded cast, original music, and immersive sound design. More like a movie than an audio play, the captivating series puts listeners in the middle of the action. Featuring sword fights, monster attacks, giant battles, heart break, and humor, the first season of Carcerem launches September 22 with 32 episodes and more than 120 characters.

“Carcerem is the next step in the evolution of audio entertainment,” predicts Gary Schonfeld, co-Chief Executive Officer and co-Founder of cabana and AdLarge Media. “Audio fantasy is the newest genre in the growing podcast space, and Carcerem is setting the bar with an epic story, an original music score, and professional actors. It’s a completely immersive experience for listeners. The intense audience engagement that Carcerem will deliver is exactly what our podcast advertisers are looking for.”

Carcerem producer Shane Salk, who has had a lifelong love affair with audio fiction stories, stated, “We could tell right away that the entire team at cabana were creative and innovative, which made them the ideal ad sales partner for us. They ‘got it’ and saw the potential for Carcerem’s success with both listeners and advertisers.”

The impressive cast includes well-known actors, such as  Jane Lynch (Glee) and Piper Laurie (Carrie, Twin Peaks), Neil Flynn (Scrubs, The Middle), two-time Emmy Award winner Maurice LaMarche (Pinky and the Brain, Futurama), Grey Griffin (Scooby Doo, The Simpsons), and more.

Carcerem is the debut production of Shane Salk Productions LLC, which was co-founded by Salk and William Holmes. Salk has produced award-winning series such as We’re Alive, which launched in 2009 and has over 200 million downloads. The Guardian recently called We’re Alive “the gold standard of contemporary apocalypse shows. Salk and Holmes also produced an award-winning audio version of A Christmas Carol starring the Emmy-winning voices of Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen.

To listen to the Carcerem trailer, please click here.


cabana is dedicated to connecting advertisers with the highest quality digital audio environments. The growing portfolio features over 165 podcasts including top shows in true crime, female lifestyle, sports, gaming, comedy, and more – all with IABv2 compliant downloads. cabana’s exclusive sales partners include the #1 true crime podcast Crime Junkie, The New York Post, Voices for Justice, TEGNA’s Vault Studios, and So Money with Farnoosh Torabi — and content networks audiochuck, Critical Frequency, and Recorded History. cabana works with several research and ad tech partners to bring advertisers best in class capabilities, transparent measurement, and cutting edge attribution tools. cabana is an AdLarge Media company, the industry’s leading independent audio ad sales company. Let’s grow together.


AdLarge Media is the leading independent audio ad sales and content company in the industry, specializing in lifestyle-driven audio environments across podcasts, streaming, AM/FM, and on-demand. The diverse portfolio at AdLarge reaches 207 million weekly listeners across 5,000 radio stations and generates over 45 million downloads per month across digital platforms. Since starting in 2011, AdLarge founders Cathy Csukas and Gary Schonfeld have overseen significant expansion, which led to the creation of their digital portfolio, cabana. AdLarge has a presence across the country – team up with them from anywhere at

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