Cumulus Media Launches Talk Ville, a “Smallville” TV Show Re-Watch Podcast with Series Stars Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum


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NEW YORK, July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) welcomes Speak City at the Cumulus Podcast Network on July 13, 2022. The podcast series will be hosted by Tom Welling, who played Clark Kent/Superman, and Michael Rosenbaum, who played Lex Luthor on the hit TV show “Smallville,” on one of the favorite superheroes. The podcast series will revisit each episode of the TV series show by show, as Welling and Rosenbaum re-watch “Smallville” and share behind-the-scenes tidbits and tidbits.

A new episode of Speak City will be released each following Wednesday and will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts and Google Podcasts, among other platforms. The Cumulus Podcast Network will distribute, market and monetize Speak City.

“I’m glad we’re finally able to do this!” I look forward to rewatching the series, sharing stories and revealing insights from my time on ‘Smallville’,” Welling said.

“‘Smallville’ has been one of the most successful shows on TV and it’s the most successful thing I’ve ever been on,” Rosenbaum added. “Rewatching those old episodes with Tom is like stepping back in time…and it’s a happy place.”

About Tom Welling
Welling, an American actor, director, producer and model, is best known for his role as Clark Kent in “Smallville”. The show debuted in October 2001 and became the highest-rated launch for The WB, with 8.4 million viewers. Welling was nominated and received several awards for her performance in the role. He was named one of People magazine’s “Breakthrough Stars of 2001”, won the Teen Choice Award as “Choice Breakout Star (Male)” in 2002, and won another Teen Choice Award as “Choice TV Actor (Action Adventure)” in August 2009. After the third season, Welling was interviewed by Smallville Magazine and said that if he could play any character on the show that wasn’t Clark Kent, it would be Lex Luthor. In addition to acting, Welling directs and produces. His films include “Cheaper by the Dozen” (2003), “Cheaper by the Dozen 2” (2005), “The Fog” (2005), “Draft Day” (2014) and “The Choice” (2016).

About Michael Rosenbaum
Rosenbaum shared the screen with Bradley Cooper, Kristen Bell, Charlize Theron, Christopher Walken, Steve Martin and Clint Eastwood. He has starred in over 20 feature films, including ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’, ‘Urban Legend’, ‘Bringing Down the House’, ‘Sweet November’, ‘Sorority Boys’ and ‘Poolhall Junkies’. He recently starred alongside Bill Fichtner in the indie thriller “The Neighbor.” Known for portraying what many journalists, fans and the late Stan Lee believed to be the best Lex Luthor, Rosenbaum shaved his head and transformed for the role for seven seasons on the hit “Smallville.” After “Smallville,” Rosenbaum shared his acting skills, playing fan-favorite Dutch Nilbog on the show “Breaking In” and the lead role of Buddy Dobbs on “Impastor,” for which he also served as an executive producer. Rosenbaum wrote, directed and starred in the film “Back in the Day” alongside Morena Baccarin and Nick Swardson. A man of many talents, Rosenbaum is also the singer of the group Sun Spin, available on all platforms. Rosenbaum also hosts the podcast inside of you for the Cumulus Podcast Network.

About Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-focused media company that delivers premium content to more than a quarter of a billion people every month, wherever and whenever they want it. Cumulus Media engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 406 owned-and-operated radio stations in 86 markets; features national sports, news, talk and entertainment programming from iconic brands like the NFL, NCAA, Masters, CNN, AP, Academy of Country Music Awards and many other class partners worldwide among more than 9,500 affiliates. stations via Westwood One, America’s largest audio network; and inspires listeners through the Cumulus Podcast Network, its rapidly growing network of smart, entertaining and engaging original podcasts. Cumulus Media provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through digital, mobile, social and voice-enabled broadcast and on-demand platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, research and insights, and live event experiences. Cumulus Media is the only audio media company to offer advertisers local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information, visit

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