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French Podcast Studio Paradiso, Releases It's First U.S. Series

Image: Paradiso, Love Under Lockdown

Paradiso, the French narrative-driven podcast production studio, is making its English-language debut with “Love Under Lockdown,” an audio series that plunges us into the intimate daily lives of four couples quarantining together in the pressure cooker of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paradiso is Europe’s first podcast studio to expand to U.S. soil. The company opened in France in September 2019 and opened its american offices in LA only five months later.

On October 14 the studio launched all six episodes of Love Under Lockdown on Stitcher Premium, an ad-free platform. The first episode of the new series has then been made available on all podcast platforms on Oct. 29 with Studio71 distributing new episodes of the series weekly.

Over the course of six episodes, Love Under Lockdown chronicles the the highs and lows of four couples quarantining together amid the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Whitney and Sariy, who have been dating for only four months when they both contract the virus and are forced to quarantine together. 
  • Brandee and Mary, who have just ended their three-year relationship, but continue living peaceably together—until they start dating other people. 
  • Jess, an ER doctor who is exposed daily to the virus, and makes the heart-wrenching decision to quarantine away from her fiancé and toddler to keep them safe.
  • And Edwin and Kelcey, who must protect their immunocompromised son while dealing with Edwin’s job loss.

Love Under Lockdown is both a time capsule of the strangest year of our lives, and a timeless meditation on love in all its forms.

The series is created by Jeanne Boëzec, and produced by Pallavi Kottamasu (Dr. DeathLenny Says), with original scoring by French composer Cedryck Santens. Managing Director of Paradiso US, Emi Norris, served as executive producer, with story editing by Brandon Fibbs and additional production by Molly O’Keefe and Brendan Galbreath on behalf of Paradiso.