About Us

Diversion brings real stories to life

Diversion Podcasts creates immersive non-fiction audio stories that will engage and amaze listeners. Through rare primary source interviews, elegant sound design, and author perspectives unavailable anywhere else, Diversion’s informative and entertaining productions take you deep into worlds and introduce you to characters you’ll never forget. From sports to spies, from true crime to true adventure, across history, music, and even war, Diversion brings real stories to life.

Scott Waxman is the CEO of Diversion Publishing Corp and The Waxman Literary Agency. Scott's company owns the publishing rights to over 2000 titles in fiction and non-fiction and publishes up to thirty original narrative non-fiction books per year. He created Diversion Podcasts to develop new, immersive, episodic audio versions of books that go beyond the traditional audiobook experience.

Mark Francis is a Co-Founder of Diversion Podcasts and the CCO. He is an award-winning veteran entertainment executive with more than 3 decades in the business as a writer, producer, and director. He helped launch the SiriusXM platform spending the last 15 years as the Senior Director of Talk Production shaping the sound of hundreds of shows and channels.