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In the Know First Look From Peacock

Peacock has set a January 25, 2024, premiere date for the adult animated comedy series In the Know, from Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office), Brandon Gardner, and Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill).

All six 30-minute episodes of In the Know will be available on January 25. The streaming service has also provided Vital Thrills with portraits of the characters from the show, which you can view by scrolling down.

In the series, Lauren Caspian is NPR’s third most popular host. He’s a well-meaning, hypocritical nimrod, just like you and me. He’s also a stop-motion puppet.

Each episode follows the making of an episode of Lauren’s show In the Know, in which Lauren conducts in-depth interviews with real-world human guests. Lauren collaborates with a diverse crew of NPR staff. They are also puppets and nimrods.

In the Know First Look From Peacock

“We love public radio. It’s engaging and comforting. But it also reflects aspects of ourselves that we’re embarrassed by. Which is why we created a show about an NPR host who is, sadly, an only slightly exaggerated version of ourselves,” said creator, showrunner, executive producer, and star Zach Woods and creator, showrunner, and executive producer Brandon Gardner.

“We’re privileged, well intentioned, guilty hypocrites. We buy ethically-sourced dog treats and have them delivered by people who are penalized for bathroom breaks. We put ‘No Justice No Peace’ signs next to our home security lawn decals. We’re sanctimonious doofuses who should be ridiculed more.”

Woods and Gardner added: “As we get more isolated in our respective echo chambers, we’re desperate to connect with people who are different from us through honest conversation and humor. We try to provide both on the show. (And even if you think our comedy is literal trash, we hope you’ll enjoy the gorgeous animation from the stop-motion geniuses at ShadowMachine.)

“We want this show to start funny, scary, friendly conversations. We want to portray people who are possibly irredeemable but hopefully still loveable. And at the center of all of this is a frail overconfident male puppet with a woman’s name: Lauren Caspian.”


ZACH WOODS voices “Lauren Caspian,” host of the “In The Know” radio program.

In the Know

CAITLIN REILLY voices “Fabian,” researcher and fact checker.

CHARLIE BUSHNELL voices “Chase,” a college intern.

J. SMITH-CAMERON voices “Barb,” co-executive producer of “In The Know.”

CARL TART voices “Carl,” sound engineer.

MIKE JUDGE voices “Sandy,” culture critic.