EXCLUSIVE: Podcasts are evolving. Jujubee, one of the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Racehosts a dating game show podcast queen of hearts for Dr. Death producer Wondery and Finding Raffi Rococo Punch producer.
Jujubee will serve as a wing woman as she guides real-life singles through a love quest filled with sexy games. Building on the tendency to find new ways to connect, passionate daters play to win the heart of the suitor using only their voice.
The performer leads a diverse cast of contestants through a series of fun games as they get to know each other, laugh together, and maybe fall in love. Most importantly, candidates are only heard, not seen – there’s no swiping, profile curation, filters, or catfishing to distract from the authentic connection sparked by pure conversation. Through a series of quirky dating games like The Bone Zone, a sex quiz asking very personal questions, or Say It Sexy, which challenges contestants to do a mundane phrase like “where are the paper towels?” sound titillating, the bachelorX will decide whether he chooses to venture beyond the mic and meet for a date in real life — courtesy of Jujubee.
The ten-part series will launch on Amazon Music and Wondery+ on June 14 before launching on all other podcast platforms on June 21.
The series is co-produced by Wondery and Rococo Punch and is produced by Lauren Dee and Morgan Jones of Wondery and John Perotti and Jessica Alpert of Rococo Punch.
“We all know dating can be a serious drag,” Jujubee said. “Why not use some of my greatest skills – being a killer host, a fearless wing lady and an all-around comedy queen – to help some poor souls on the path to romantic enlightenment? I think we have cooked up something that audiences have never really experienced before that will open their ears and hearts to just how amazing and unique other humans can be. We’re giving new meaning to the term “hot mic” and I’m so excited for everyone to hear all the sexy silly fun i’m having in the first season of Queen of hearts.”
The agreement was brokered by WME and Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP on behalf of queen of hearts.