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  • New Season of Critically Acclaimed Podcast Series From Neon Hum, “Spectacle: Las Vegas,” Premieres Today
  • Feb 10, 2022

New Season Reveals the Unfiltered True Story of How Las Vegas Became Sin City; First Episode Features Conversation with Renowned Magician Penn Jillette 

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New York, NY – February 10, 2022 – Neon Hum, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, today announced the second season of its critically acclaimed podcast, “Spectacle” with the premiere of “Spectacle: Las Vegas,” a deep dive into what Sin City tells us about American culture. The 12-part series explores the cultural legacy and importance of the city on American society as it examines the complex ways in which Las Vegas became a place that explores people’s deepest desires. The first episode, which features a wide-ranging conversation with renowned Las Vegas magician Penn Jillette of “Penn & Teller,” is available now

As a city that has defined popular culture, with its buzzing neon signs and world-class performers, Las Vegas attracts travelers to come to Sin City from around the world to explore their deepest desires through casinos, showgirls, and all you can eat buffets. Hosted by Las Vegas historian and artist Brent Holmes, “Spectacle: Las Vegas” dives deeper into the history of Las Vegas, exploring everything from shotgun weddings to the early days of the mob to the social engineering behind mega-casinos, as it dissects the critical moments that transformed the city into what it is today: an oasis in the desert.

“Las Vegas is more than an escape from reality; it’s a city on the cutting edge. Where Vegas goes, America follows,” said host Brent Holmes. “This city has been on the forefront of transgressive cultural shifts, beginning with legalized gambling and anti-prohibition drinking. We’re excited to share that trajectory with listeners and hold up Las Vegas as a window into American culture.”

“Spectacle: Las Vegas” is produced by Neon Hum. Joanna Clay is the Senior Producer, Catherine Saint Louis is the Executive Editor, Stephanie Serrano is Associate Editor, Navani Otero is the Associate Producer and Jonathan Hirsch is Executive Producer.

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Listeners can subscribe to “Spectacle: Las Vegas” on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. For more information on “Spectacle: Las Vegas” and all other Sony Podcast shows, follow @SonyPodcasts on Twitter and Instagram.

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