Director Debuts New WHYY and NPR Podcast: The Statue

Monument Lab Director, Paul Farber, goes on a six-part personal journey to survey the biography of the Rocky Statue, where life imitates art and we are thrilled to partner on it.

The Statue, produced by WHYY Digital Studios, examines a monument to the most famous Philadelphian who never lived: “Rocky Balboa” of the Oscar Award-winning film Rocky (1976).

The brand new podcast illuminates the stories of real-life Philly boxers, explores the neighborhoods around the city that run parallel to the statue, shares what makes a monument, and more. 

New episodes release weekly on Tuesdays on Apple Podcasts, NPR One, and wherever you get your podcasts.

Credit: Cover, The Statue (William Hodgson/WHYY)