Gabourey Sidibe to star in new satirical, paranormal podcast for Realm

If I Go Missing the Witches Did It podcast cover art - Courtesy of Realm
If I Go Missing the Witches Did It podcast cover art - Courtesy of Realm /

As podcasts become increasingly popular, it’s not surprising that we’ve seen an uptick in creatives turning to this exciting audio storytelling experience to share experiences and create new stories. 1428 Elm has learned that the audio entertainment company Realm is producing a satirical podcast starring Academy Award-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe with paranormal elements called If I Go Missing the Witches Did It.

Set to release in September, If I Go Missing the Witches Did It is a timely and relevant podcast about a white woman with a savior complex who becomes obsessed with the disappearance of a Black author. As the title suggests, you can expect some witchcraft and more creepy content throughout the show’s run.

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Realm specializes in fiction podcasts and audiobook stories. They have several other exciting podcasts in the works, like Orphan Black: The Next Chapter, for which several show stars will return, including Tatiana Maslany. Realm is also behind the #1 hit fiction podcast Memory Lane, written by Pretty Little Liars author Sara Shepard.

If I Go Missing the Witches Did It release date

The podcast officially releases its first episode on Sunday, September 26. New episodes will follow each Sunday.

Gabourey Sidibe
Gabourey Sidibe headshot – Courtesy of Realm /

Who is Gabourey Sidibe playing?

Gabourey will portray the lead character Jenna Clayton, a writer who mysteriously vanishes after spending a summer in Westchester to experience how the other half lives. While there, Jenna started researching a group of influencers she believed were experimenting with magic to achieve popularity. When Jenna disappears, the only thing podcast host Elise (Sarah Natochenny) finds is a series of voice memos left behind.

How many episodes are in if I Go Missing the Witches Did It?

There are nine episodes of the podcast total.

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If I Go Missing the Witches Did It starring Gabourey Sidibe premieres Sunday, September 26 and will be available on all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.