• Hang Up

    A reality dating show

    with no rings attached


    Love reality dating shows but tired of the same basic storylines?

    You've come to the right place.


    In each season, one person is matched with six prospective love interests. They go on dates over the phone and never see each other. After the dates, the Star chooses one person to “hang up” on and eliminate from the show.


    And there’s a twist— in the end, the final, winning caller makes their own choice: to either choose the Star back and take an all-expenses-paid vacation together or hang up on the Star and take a cash prize instead.


    Listen FREE wherever you get your podcasts.

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  • Call for a Good Time: Tuck Woodstock

    We have a treat for y’all! This episode is like a whole season of everything you love about Hang Up recorded in front of a live audience at On Air Fest in Brooklyn, New York.


    Our Star Tuck Woodstock from the Gender Reveal podcast will date multiple callers and eliminate them one by one, until one Caller remains. Tuck's Callers try to seduce him with their knock knock jokes and karaoke songs.


    And in the end, there’s a twist!

  • Meet Season One's Star and Callers:

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    Meet our Star, Maxine. She's a 26 year old bartender in Richmond, Virginia who has never been in a good relationship before, but now is her chance.


    She’s looking for someone snarky who can match her humor and avoiding people who love chewing gum and Harry Potter.

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    Kai is one of six Callers vying for Maxine's affection. He's 25 years old and loves cooking, anything near the water, and going to happy hours with his friends.

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    June is here to win this thing. They're a 27 year old comedian who loves 80s pop music and making people laugh, especially on stage with a microphone.

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    Sabo is in it to win it. They're a 27 year old bartender in Richmond, VA (sound familiar?) who loves karaoke, playing outside, and getting in trouble.

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    Osprey is here to play. They're a 27 year old student in Richmond, VA who loves to spend time outdoors, bird watch, and learn new things.

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    Charlie is bringing his A game to try to win over Maxine. He's a 27 year old dentist in Richmond, Virginia loves board games, walking around the city, and making playlists for everything including walking around and board games.

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    Sasha is here to compete for Maxine. She's a 33 year old artist in Richmond, VA who loves music, learning new things, and traveling.

  • The Team

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    Caitlin Pierce

    Creator and Producer

    Caitlin is an award-winning story editor, producer, and teacher based in Richmond, Virginia. Her work has appeared on Audible, WNYC's Death, Sex, & Money, KCRW's Bodies, BBC, CBC, NPR, and other acronyms. She is the instructor of Levels Up Academy and a founding member of the Rough Cut Collective.

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    Zakiya Gibbons

    Host and Story Editor

    Zakiya is an award-winning podcast story editor, host, and writer based in Brooklyn. She has worked at Gimlet, WNYC, Audible, Crooked, and more. Zakiya is a co-founder of the POC in Audio Directory, a resource created to fight the lack of racial diversity in the audio industry. In 2019, Zakiya and her collaborators were recognized by Bitch Media as among the top 50 "most impactful creators, artists, and activists in pop culture" for their work in advocating for racial equity in audio. She loves talking to strangers, dancing to trap music, getting pummeled by waves, and going on adventures all over the world. She's obsessed with interrogating human behavior and culture through storytelling and conversation. She's a Synclaire sun, Regine moon, and Maxine rising.

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    Ben Montoya

    Story Editor and Sound Designer

    Ben is a freelance podcast producer and engineer from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ben's produced shows for Conde Nast, Audible, Vox and Sonos as well as for small independent projects, universities and an NPR-affiliate radio station. They love podcasts of all kinds and have worked on shows across a wide variety of different formats including audio-first documentaries, celebrity interviews, pop culture chat casts and sound designed meditations. In addition to freelancing for various clients they're also an Audio Story Editor at NYU's American Journalism Online graduate program.

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    This is your chance...

    To make a tax-deductible donation to a reality show and snag some limited- edition swag. When you do, it gives our little indie three person team time to do what we love-- make another season of Hang Up!

    Every single gift makes a difference. Thank you so much!

    Let's Go Party: Become a monthly donor at any amount or make a one time donation of $15 for a video link to our LIVE REUNION EPISODE after it is recorded.


    Always Be My Baby: Donate $7/month (or $69 today ;), and we’ll send you a link to the video of the reunion show AND one sticker (we'll pick for you or leave a comment with your choice)


    For Tobacco Use Only: Donate $10/month (or $120 today), and we’ll send you a link to the video of the reunion show AND all three stickers or lighter (we'll pick for you or leave a comment with your choice).


    The Whole Package: Donate $20/month (or $240 today), and we’ll send every reward: a link to the video of the reunion show, all three stickers, a limited-edition lighter, AND a Hang Up hat!

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