TUNE IN: New iHeartPodcast "Finding Matt Drudge" will explore the legacy of Drudge Report Founder

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NEW YORK – January 31, 2024 – Today, iHeartPodcasts debuts episode two of “Finding Matt Drudge,” a riveting limited series podcast hosted by longtime political journalist Chris Moody, who sets out to uncover the mysteries surrounding the Internet’s most enigmatic media mogul. The new investigative audio series will delve deep into the life and career of Matt Drudge, the reclusive figure and founder of The Drudge Report, with the ultimate goal of convincing Drudge to sit down for his first interview in years. 

“Finding Matt Drudge” will embark on a mission to take listeners into Matt Drudge's reclusive world in the hopes of better understanding Drudge and his motivations. Through exclusive interviews with former colleagues, media insiders, and political figures, the podcast will paint a vivid picture of Drudge’s meteoric rise and his site's lasting impact, while exploring why Matt Drudge decided to become increasingly reclusive, why he supported and then turned on Donald Trump and whether Drudge still even runs the site that bears his name. 

"Matt Drudge pushed the news industry into the Internet age and his site has remained relevant and engaging for decades," Moody said. "But he hasn't given an interview in years. We'd like to hear his thoughts on his career, the media, politics and the state of the world. Drudge matters, and we're interested in what he has to say. Call us, Matt!" 

Listeners can provide tips or stories of encounters with Drudge by calling 301-200-2414.

"For over two decades, Drudge has wielded incredible influence from the shadows, shaping political discourse and influencing what millions of people see on the news," co-executive producer Jamie Weinstein. "We know so little about him and the many questions swirling around him. We intend to answer those questions in this podcast." 

“Finding Matt Drudge” is a co-production of iHeartMedia and JMW Productions, a new production company founded by media personalities Jamie Weinstein and Michelle Fields.

Finding Matt Drudge” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts.

New episodes of "Finding Matt Drudge" will be released every Wednesday on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

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iHeartPodcasts Premieres “The History of Curb Your Enthusiasm” – The Official Rewatch Podcast Hosted by Series Stars Susie Essman and Jeff Garlin

Premiering today, the on-screen spouses will be joined by guests like Larry David, Cheryl Hines, and Richard Lewis, to break down every episode of the critically acclaimed HBO series ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Listen to the first three episodes – HERE

WHAT: iHeartPodcasts today premieres “The History of Curb Your Enthusiasm” with Susie Essman and Jeff Garlin, a recap podcast on every episode of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”…ever! Listen in to hear exclusive behind the scenes tidbits of your favorite “Curb” moments, featuring guests like Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, Bob Odenkirk, and more. Just like “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the podcast is full of hilarious improv and banter. The series is co-produced with HBO.

WHO: About Susie Essman: Susie Essman is an actress, author, and stand up comedian based out of New York City. Susie began her career as a working comic, catching the eye of Larry David who cast her in her now iconic role of the strong-willed 'Susie Green' in HBO's long-running series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Since becoming a household name on 'Curb', Susie has branched out into numerous other TV projects including recurring roles in “Law and Order: SVU,” “'Those Who Can’t”, “Bless This Mess” and most recently the critically acclaimed HBO series “Hacks.” Susie also received a Critic's Choice Award nomination for her recurring role as Ilana Glazer's mother on the hit Comedy Central series “Broad City.”

Susie's streetwise vernacular is perfectly suited for her life in Manhattan, where she has been a veteran of the world of stand-up comedy for thirty-five years. She has appeared in her own half-hour HBO comedy special, made numerous appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “The View,” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to name a few. Susie’s book, What Would Susie Say – Bullshit Wisdom About Love, Life and Comedy is published by Simon & Schuster, and is now available in paperback. Susie divides her time between New York City and the Hudson Valley where she lives with her husband and her one-eyed Shih Tzu. 

About Jeff Garlin: Jeff Garlin’s talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting, stand-up comedy and photography. He is known as the Executive Producer and co-star of the critically acclaimed HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Garlin’s Netflix stand-up special, “Jeff Garlin: Our Man in Chicago” is currently streaming on the platform. Filmed in his hometown, Chicago, the one-hour special is ripe with Garlin’s signature blend of storytelling and improv. Garlin has had photography shows at the Leica Galleries in Los Angeles and Boston, and at the Tamarkin Gallery in Chicago. The show, “Big Bowl of Wonderful” will continue with future shows in Mexico City and New York. Upcoming, he will be releasing a book of his photography under the same name. 

He has written, directed, and starred in three films, “Handsome,” the first Netflix murder mystery, “Dealing with Idiots,” and “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With.” His extensive voice-over credits include Disney Pixar’s “WALL-E” (The Captain), “Toy Story 3” and “Toy Story 4” (Buttercup the Unicorn), and “Paranorman” (Perry Babcock). 

Garlin currently owns the store: “Bagels, Dreidels, and Puddin’.” The shop is a delight featuring those three items, plus all the “Old West Collectibles” that you can fit in a medium-sized bag. Come on by. We’re on 3rd Street. Open 24 hours a day. Toddlers welcome. 

WHEN: Listen to “The History of Curb Your Enthusiasm” today, February 1, 2024, with new episodes released every Thursday.

WHERE: “The History of Curb Your Enthusiasm” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available now on the iHeartRadio app, Max and all major podcast platforms. Additionally, fans can watch the video podcast on the Max app

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iHeartMedia Announces Nominees for The 2024 iHeartPodcast Awards Presented by The Hartford Live at SXSW on March 11

Podcast of the Year presented by The Hartford nominees include “Crime Junkie,” “The Daily,” “My Favorite Murder,” “New Heights,” “Normal Gossip,” “On Purpose with Jay Shetty,” “The Retrievals,” “Scamanda,” “SmartLess” and “Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus”

Maggie Freleng and Jason Flom of “Wrongful Conviction” and Jonathan Goldstein of “Heavyweight” to be honored with Icon Awards, and “Rotten Mango” as the recipient of the Innovator Award presented by YouTube

The event will also broadcast on select iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide, digitally through the iHeartRadio app and video stream in partnership with YouTube

NEW YORK AND AUSTIN, TEXAS – February 5, 2024 – iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, today announced the nominees for the 2024 iHeartPodcast Awards presented by The Hartford live at SXSW. The awards, which will honor the very best in podcasting from 2023 and celebrate the most innovative talent and content creators in the industry, will feature 29 categories spanning podcast genres. This year, iHeartMedia teamed up with South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals to host the live and in-person ceremony in Austin, Texas at the Fairmont Hotel on Monday, March 11 at 8 p.m. CT. The ceremony will also broadcast on select iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide, digitally through the iHeartRadio app and video stream in partnership with YouTube on the iHeartRadio Channel. The event will additionally be available on demand following the initial live stream on YouTube.

“As the podcast industry continues to rapidly grow, this past year has clearly proven that podcasters are always innovating in the audio space and finding new ways to reach and engage new audiences,” said Conal Byrne, CEO of iHeartMedia’s Digital Audio Group. “The nominees for the 2024 iHeartPodcast Awards reflect the results of honing that creativity and we’re thrilled to celebrate and once again empower these creators and elevate the podcast industry together live in person at SXSW.”

Nominees across categories include podcasts from all creators, distributors and platforms with a judging panel composed of blue-ribbon podcast industry leaders, creatives and visionaries who will determine the winners in categories including comedy, crime, news, tv and film, sports, food, business and more. Each year, podcast fans help decide the winner of the coveted Podcast of the Year presented by The Hartford award by voting online at iHeartPodcastAwards.com from Feb. 5 through Feb.18. This year’s nominees include “Crime Junkie,” “The Daily,” “My Favorite Murder,” “New Heights,” “Normal Gossip,” “On Purpose with Jay Shetty,” “The Retrievals,” “Scamanda,” “SmartLess” and “Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus.” Fan voting begins today and will run through February 18.

In addition, the 2024 iHeartPodcast Awards presented by The Hartford will present industry Icon Awards to pay tribute to the creators, organizations and podcasts that have made groundbreaking contributions to podcasting’s expanding role in today’s popular culture. Maggie Freleng, a Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter and producer, and Jason Flom, former Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records, Virgin Records and Capitol Music Group, activist and Lava for Good CEO who works with The Innocence Project, will both be honored with the 2024 Social Impact Award Presented by Audible for their work on the podcast “Wrongful Conviction.” Jonathan Goldstein, audio industry veteran, author and podcast host of “Heavyweight,” will be honored with the 2024 Pioneer Award.

The Awards will also honor the podcast “Rotten Mango” with the Innovator Award presented by YouTube. The Innovator Award celebrates the voices that are breaking new creative ground in podcasting, and “Rotten Mango” continues to show unique storytelling through both audio and video.

Last year, the virtual 2023 iHeartPodcast Awards, hosted by actor and comedian Brian Baumgartner, featured a variety of appearances by award nominees, celebrity presenters and special guests including Jason Alexander and Peter Tilden, Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett, Mayim Bialik, Alex Borstein, Zach Braff and Donald Faison, Nicole Byer, Charlamagne Tha God, Colin Cowherd, Bob Costas, Malcolm Gladwell, Draymond Green, Bethany Joy Lenz, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang, Enrique Santos, Iliza Shlesinger, Questlove, Angela Yee and more. Click HERE for more highlights from the 2023 iHeartPodcast Awards.

The full 2024 category nominees are:

Podcast of the Year presented by The Hartford:

  • Crime Junkie
  • The Daily
  • My Favorite Murder
  • New Heights
  • Normal Gossip
  • On Purpose with Jay Shetty
  • The Retrievals
  • Scamanda
  • SmartLess
  • Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Best Business & Finance:

  • Direct Deposit 
  • How I Built This
  • MoneyWatch with Jill Schlesinger
  • Networth & Chill with Your Rich BFF 
  • Planet Money

Best Comedy:

  • Baby, This is Keke Palmer
  • Handsome
  • SmartLess
  • This Is Important
  • Why Won't You Date Me

Best Crime:

  • Crime Junkie
  • The Girlfriends
  • The Retrievals
  • Scamanda
  • Something Was Wrong

Best Pop Culture:

  • Las Culturistas
  • I've Had It
  • Just B with Bethenny Frankel
  • Search Engine
  • Watch What Crappens

Best Food Podcast Award Presented by Planet Oat:

  • Cereal Killers
  • Hungry for History
  • Recipe Club
  • The Splendid Table
  • Sporkful

Best Wellness & Fitness:

  • Huberman Lab
  • Maintenance Phase
  • The Mel Robbins Podcast
  • On Purpose with Jay Shetty
  • Therapy For Black Girls

Best History:

  • Mobituaries with Mo Rocca
  • Revisionist History
  • Slow Burn
  • Throughline
  • You're Wrong About

Best Kids & Family:

  • Good Inside with Dr. Becky
  • Kids Short Stories with Mr. Jim
  • Sound Detectives
  • Story Pirates
  • The Suga

Best Music:

  • Disgraceland
  • Million Dollaz Worth of Game
  • Popcast
  • Questlove Supreme
  • Song Exploder

Best News:

  • The Daily
  • Pivot
  • Pod Save America
  • Today Explained
  • Up First

Best Fiction:

  • Ad Lucem
  • Full Body Chills
  • The Mantawauk Caves
  • Radio Rental
  • The Space Within

Best Sports:

  • Around The NFL
  • Club Shay Shay
  • The Dan Le Batard Show
  • New Heights
  • Pardon My Take

Best Science:

  • Hidden Brain
  • Inner Cosmos
  • Ologies
  • Radio Lab
  • StarTalk

Best Technology:

  • All-In
  • Hard Fork
  • Lex Fridman Podcast
  • TED Radio Hour
  • Vergecast

Best Ad Read:

  • Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend
  • Heavyweight 
  • How Did This Get Made?
  • Say More with Dr. Sheila
  • SmartLess

Best Overall Host:

  • Joe Budden (The Joe Budden Podcast)
  • Jonathan Goldstein (Heavyweight)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Wiser Than Me)
  • Laci Mosley (Scam Goddess)
  • Nicole Byer (Why Won’t You Date Me?)

Best Overall Ensemble:

  • The 85 South Show
  • Handsome
  • New Heights
  • SmartLess
  • Today, Explained

Best Political:

  • The Ben Shapiro Show 
  • CNN Inside Politics
  • Countdown with Keith Olbermann
  • NPR Politics Podcast
  • Pod Save America

Best TV & Film:

  • Drama Queens
  • Films to be Buried With
  • Give Them Lala w/ Lala Kent
  • How Did This Get Made?
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour

Best Spanish Language:

  • La Brega
  • Cassettes
  • Duolingo Spanish
  • Leyendas Legendarias
  • Transportista: Who Murdered Captain Coral? (Spanish version)

Best Advice / Inspirational:

  • Getting Curious
  • Dear Chelsea
  • Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast
  • This Keeps Happening with Vienna Pharaon
  • We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

Best Beauty & Fashion:

  • Add to Cart with Kulap Vilaysack & SuChin Pak
  • Articles of Interest
  • Fool Coverage with Manny MUA and Laura Lee
  • The Goop Pursuit: Healing in a Sick Society
  • Lipstick On The Rim

Best Travel:

  • As Told By Nomads
  • Atlas Obscura
  • The Travel Hacking Mom Show
  • Travel With Rick Steves
  • Women Who Travel

Best Green:

  • Climate of Change
  • Discarded
  • Living on Earth
  • TED Climate
  • Sea Change

Best Spirituality & Religion:

  • The Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz
  • The Bible Recap
  • Elevation with Steve Furtick
  • On Being with Krista Tippett
  • Woman Evolve with Sarah Jakes Roberts

Best Branded Podcast: 

  • Crimson Hearts Collide (Hallmark Media)
  • Love In Gravity (ViiV Healthcare)
  • Mind the Business (Intuit Quickbooks)
  • Symptomatic (Novartis)
  • Townsizing (HGTV)

Best Emerging:

  • Classy
  • Handsome
  • How to Destroy Everything
  • I’ve Had It
  • The Really Good Podcast with Bobbi Althoff

Best International:

  • CTV Question Period with Vassy Kapelos (Canada)
  • Dichosa Sexualidad (Mexico)
  • The Fold (New Zealand)
  • The Imperfects (Australia)
  • Rocio Cordova (Mexico)

The 2024 iHeartPodcast Awards is part of iHeartMedia’s roster of nationally recognized events including the iHeartRadio Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Festival, the nationwide iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, iHeartCountry Festival and iHeartRadio ALTer Ego. Additional information including guest hosts, presenters, celebrity appearances and more will be announced soon.

Proud partners of this year’s iHeartPodcast Awards include presenting partner The Hartford, a leading small business insurer, YouTube, Audible and Planet Oat with more to be announced.

For more information about the 2024 iHeartPodcast Awards, click HERE

 

About SXSW

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film and television, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music, and comedy showcases, film and television screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2024 will take place March 8–16 in Austin. Learn more at sxsw.com. To register for the event, please visit sxsw.com/attend.

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iHeartPodcasts Announces New Original Podcast “Our Way with Paul Anka and Skip Bronson” -- A Weekly Interview Series Hosted By Music Legend Paul Anka and Business Visionary Skip Bronson

Premiering February 7, the two friends will sit down for intimate chats with Hollywood icons across film, music, television, sports and technology including Jason Bateman, Michael Buble, Mark Burnett and more

Listen to the trailer HERE

NEW YORK – January 31, 2024 – Music legend Paul Anka and business visionary Skip Bronson have teamed up with iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally, to launch a weekly on-the-record interview podcast that will offer listeners exclusive, intimate, behind the scenes accounts of the most talked-about events and people. "Our Way with Paul Anka and Skip Bronson" will premiere February 7. Fans can listen to the trailer now, here.

“Who knew that at the tender age of 82 not only would I be still touring and performing as much as ever around the world, but I’d be doing a podcast!” said Paul Anka. “Wow. And being able to do it with my great friend Skip Bronson, who actually is more like a brother to me, well, that’s pretty cool too. Skip has what I call the Golden Rolodex. The man knows everybody! He and I have a list of guests for our podcast that is ‘off the charts.’ Together, it's showtime!”

“Paul and I have been friends for decades,” added Skip Bronson. “He is of course one of the most multi-talented entertainers of our time. Hardly a night goes by that we don’t talk on the phone. It could be just 5 minutes, or, it could be an hour but it’s ALWAYS a blast.  What fun for me!” 

“Our Way with Paul Anka and Skip Bronson” will give listeners a backstage pass to the lives of icons across film, music, television, sports and technology in a whole new way. Listeners will hear from guests across industries including Jason Bateman, Mark Burnett, Michael Buble, Bill Burr, Billy Bush, Gayle King, and even the President of France, Emmanuel Macron.

"We are thrilled to welcome Paul Anka and Skip Bronson, two icons in their own rights,” said Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts. "Their genuine friendship, shared experiences and incredible Rolodexes bring a unique dynamic to this podcast, providing listeners with an unprecedented look into the lives of legendary entertainers and icons."

A true music legend, Paul Anka is recognized as one of the most prolific singer-songwriters and performers of his generation. With an unprecedented career spanning over seven decades, Anka is known for hits like “Diana,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” the epic “My Way” and was a collaborator to the likes of Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra.  

Richard "Skip" Bronson is Chairman of The Bronson Companies, a national real estate development, investment, design and strategic advisory firm based in Beverly Hills, California. Inspired by Anka and Bronson’s close friendship and daily phone calls, their unique podcast will deliver an insightful and impactful perspective on iconic figures throughout the world.

“Our Way with Paul Anka and Skip Bronson” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and will be available on the iHeartRadio app and all major podcast platforms beginning February 7, 2024.

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Martha Stewart’s and iHeartPodcasts’ Hit Show “The Martha Stewart Podcast” Returns for A Second Season

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WHAT: In an all-new season of her iHeartPodcast, Martha Stewart sits down with a host of captivating individuals - business icons, entrepreneurs, artisans, old friends and new. In the season 2 premiere, Stewart talks to best-selling biographer, Walter Isaacson, about the visionaries he has chronicled, including his blockbuster profile of Elon Musk. Season 2 will be filled with even more personal and revealing moments, more trailblazers, live events, and listener questions. Tune in - you’ll learn something new in every episode. 

WHO: Martha Stewart, is an entrepreneur, a best-selling author of 99 (to date) lifestyle books, an Emmy Award–winning television show host, and a creator of the first multi-channel lifestyle company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She's been a household name for over four decades, beginning in 1982 with the release of Entertaining by Martha Stewart. The success of that first book ultimately led to the creation of Martha Stewart Living in 1990. She went on to create additional magazines, including Martha Stewart Weddings in 1995, and launch a successful merchandising business with products for the home sold at multiple retail and online outlets. Today, she works with her talented staff to provide trusted, timely and useful information to help make all aspects of everyday living a little easier, more beautiful, and more inspiring for her readers.

WHEN: The first episode is available today, January 31, 2024, with new episodes airing on Wednesdays

WHERE:The Martha Stewart Podcast” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard. 

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iHeartMedia Announces World Premiere of Billy Joel’s New Single “Turn The Lights Back On” to be Broadcasted Across 450 iHeartRadio Stations on February 1

Exclusive Interviews with Billy Joel and Producer Freddy Wexler Hosted by iHeartRadio Personalities Elvis Duran, Ryan Seacrest, Jim Kerr, Ellen K, Martha Quinn and Cubby and Cristine Will Also Broadcast on February 1 at 7 a.m. Local Time

WHAT:            iHeartMedia today announced the World Premiere of Billy Joel’s first new single in decades “Turn The Lights Back On” via Columbia Records to be broadcasted across 450 iHeartRadio stations nationwide on February 1, 2024 beginning at 7 a.m. local time. Leading into the premiere of the single on February 1, iHeartRadio will air exclusive interviews hosted by iHeartRadio personalities Elvis Duran, Ryan Seacrest, Jim Kerr, Ellen K, Martha Quinn and Cubby and Cristine with Billy Joel and his producer and co-writer, Freddy Wexler, sharing the extraordinary story behind how the song came together. 

WHO:              Billy Joel remains one of the most influential artists of all time and a generational storyteller without comparison. Beyond selling over 160 million albums around the world and emerging as “the fourth-best-selling solo artist in the United states,” he has garnered six GRAMMY® Awards out of 23 nominations. Among dozens of accolades, he earned induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame® in 1992, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® in 1999, and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame® in 2006. Moreover, he became the MusiCares “Person of the Year” in 2002 and received the Kennedy Center® Honors in 2013. Making history, his double-diamond Greatest Hits – Volume I & Volume II stands out as “the sixth most-certified album of all time.” Hits such as “Piano Man,” “Uptown Girl,” and “We Didn’t Start The Fire” have resounded through eras, even enshrining him among the Top Artists on Spotify. Upon his 100th sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, the state of New York (his home) declared July 18“Billy Joel Day.” In 2024, he shares his first new song in decades “Turn The Lights Back On.”

Freddy Wexler is a GRAMMY-nominated songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He has contributed to 10 Billboard #1s for artists including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Blackpink, Jonas Brothers, Pink, Selena Gomez, Celine Dion, and Laufey.

For more information visit www.billyjoel.com and www.freddywexler.com or on Instagram: @billyjoel @freddywexler.

WHEN:           Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 7 a.m. local time

WHERE:         Fans can tune-in to iHeartRadio CHR, AC, Hot AC, Classic Rock, Classic Hits and News / Talk stations on February 1 at 7 a.m. local time to hear the special interviews with Billy Joel and the World Premiere of his new single “Turn The Lights Back On.” Hot AC and Classic Rock stations will continue to highlight the track throughout the day, and AC, Classic Hits and Oldies stations will be broadcasting it every hour.

MORE:            “Turn The Lights Back On” is released through Columbia Records and was produced by GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer Freddy Wexler and written by Wexler, Arthur Bacon, Wayne Hector, and Joel.

 

 

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iHeartPodcasts Partners with New York Times Best-Selling Author Dana Schwartz for Fifth Podcast Collaboration, “Very Special Episodes”

An iHeartRadio Original Series, “Very Special Episodes” will feature one compelling narrative story each week – from stranger-than-fiction true tales about everyday people caught in extraordinary situations to stories that should be movies.

Listen to Episode 1: ”Boat Trip: The Attempted Sinking of ‘Titanic’ HERE

WHAT: Premiering today from iHeartPodcasts, “Very Special Episodes” is an iHeartRadio Original series hosted by New York Times bestselling author and screenwriter Dana Schwartz, investigative journalist Zaron Burnett, and iHeartPodcast producer Jason English. “Very Special Episodes” is a new podcast from people who’ve made some pretty good podcasts, and each episode will deliver with care one compelling narrative story. These are stranger-than-fiction true tales about everyday people caught in extraordinary situations. Stories that should be movies and stories you’ll want to tell your friends. Episode one, ”Boat Trip: The Attempted Sinking of ‘Titanic,’” tells the tale of how on the last day of filming the 1997 James Cameron classic, someone poisoned the cast and crew. But why? Almost three decades later, the hosts unravel a ‘90s Hollywood mystery.

WHO: DANA SCHWARTZ: Dana Schwartz hosts the chart-topping iHeartPodcasts series Noble Blood, produced by Aaron Mahnke. She’s the author of several books, including the New York Times best-sellers Anatomy: A Love Story and Immortality: A Love Story.

ZARON BURNETT: Zaron Burnett is an investigative journalist and longform features writer based in Oakland. He’s the creator of the hit iHeart Original series Black Cowboys and Ridiculous Crime.

JASON ENGLISH: Jason English is an executive producer who heads up the iHeartRadio Originals podcast slate. He’s produced binge-worthy shows, such as Haileywood and Stealing Superman (with Dana Schwartz) and Black Cowboys (with Zaron Burnett).

WHEN: Premiering today, Wednesday, January 31, 2024 with new episodes airing weekly on Wednesdays.

WHERE: Distributed by iHeartPodcasts, the first episode of “Very Special Episodes” is now available on iHeartRadio and all major podcast platforms. 

SHOW PAGE: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-very-special-episodes-145325754/

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iHeartMedia Announces Jess Hilarious As New Co-Host For The Nationally Syndicated Hit Radio Show “The Breakfast Club”

NEW YORK – January 29, 2024 – iHeartMedia, the leading audio company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet, announced today that Jess Hilarious will join the wildly popular, nationally syndicated hit radio show “The Breakfast Club” as its new co-host, effective February 5, 2024. “The Breakfast Club” broadcasts weekday mornings from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET.

Jess Hilarious will join DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God on New York Power 105.1’s top-rated morning show “The Breakfast Club,” which is syndicated nationally by Premiere Networks on nearly 100 radio stations across the country reaching millions of listeners. “The Breakfast Club” connects listeners with unrivaled interviews and conversations with celebrities and Hip Hop artists, entertainment news and fresh music mixes, all with their signature blend of honesty and humor. The show’s programming and content is also available across various platforms including The Breakfast Club Channel on TheBreakfastClub.iheart.com, on iHeartRadio.com​ and on the iHeartRadio app, making it the most-listened-to Hip Hop morning show in the U.S.

“I’m very excited to have Jess Hilarious join The Breakfast Club. She is a force in her own right, an actress, comedian, podcaster, and now, the co-host of The Breakfast Club,” said Thea Mitchem, iHeartMedia Executive Vice President of Programming. “Jess was the standout choice to join Charlamagne and DJ Envy to build upon The Breakfast Club’s legacy of entertaining, informing and enlightening the community.”

Baltimore native Jess Hilarious is a comedian, actress and storyteller who brings everyday humor to life with her witty one-liners and an infectious sense of humor. On television, she's been a standout on shows like “Rel” and “Wild 'N Out,” leaving her mark on major networks. Her down-to-earth style and anecdotes have endeared her to more than 5.5 million followers on Instagram, while her sold-out shows across the country are a testament to her magnetic stage presence and ability to weave humor into captivating stories. Jess Hilarious is more than a comedian – she's a relatable, real-life figure who brings joy and humor to all who encounter her work.

“I’m looking forward to joining forces with one of the largest media platforms,” said Jess Hilarious. “I’m confident that taking the third seat at The Breakfast Club will show people that Jess Hilarious is not just comedy, but culture.”

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iHeartMedia World Premieres New Single from Justin Timberlake; Kicks Off National Flyaway Contest with The Killers

NEW YORK, N.Y. – January 26, 2024 – iHeartMedia recently celebrated new music and artists with World Premiere debuts and a new National Flyaway contest. On January 25, Justin Timberlake’s “Selfish” had a World Premiere Debut across iHeartRadio CHR, Hot AC and option Rhythm CHR stations. Last week, Marc Anthony’s “Punta Cana” had a World Premiere debut on January 19 across iHeartRadio Spanish Contemporary & Tropical stations; Cage The Elephant’s “Neon Pill” had a World Premiere debut on January 19 across iHeartRadio ALT stations; and Judas Priest’s “Crown of Horns” had a World Premiere debut on January 19 across iHeartRadio Classic Rock and Rock stations. Additionally, Mumford & Sons and Pharrell’s new single “Good People” had a World Premiere debut on January 16 across iHeartRadio ALT stations. 

This week, iHeartRadio kicked off the latest National Flyaway contest, this time giving fans of The Killers the unique opportunity to catch a show of their just-announced residency “The Killers: Live in Las Vegas” and explore the band’s hometown of Las Vegas. One winner and a guest will receive round-trip airfare t to Las Vegas from August 13 – 15, 2024; a two-night hotel stay at Caesar’s Palace; two front-orchestra tickets to see The Killers perform at Caesar’s Palace on August 14; $200 gift card for ground transportation; a curated Las Vegas itinerary from The Killers; and a $500 Amex gift card. Additionally, the winner will go backstage with the band and take part in a magic trick by Caesar's magician, Mat Franco. Fans can listen to participating stations on the iHeartRadio app from January 24 to February 6 to qualify to win. Click here for more information. 

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Legendary Music Exec Jerry Clark and iHeartPodcasts to Relaunch “Storytime with Legendary Jerry” on January 31

Hosted by Music Executive, Jerry Clark, the Podcast Dives into Southern Hip Hop's Rap Scene with First Guest, Rapper & Producer Pastor Troy

Listen to the trailer now 

Atlanta, GA – January 25, 2024 – Today, iHeartPodcasts and legendary music executive Jerry Clark announced the return of his groundbreaking podcast, "Storytime with Legendary Jerry,” with a focus on Southern Hip Hop. Relaunching on January 31the eagerly anticipated podcast promises an authentic and captivating journey through the rich history of Southern rap music, with Atlanta at the heart, featuring exclusive interviews and compelling discussions with industry icons and executives. New episodes will be available on Wednesdays everywhere podcasts are heard and on YouTube @LegendaryJerryClark.

Check out the trailer here.

The debut episode, featuring Atlanta-born rapper and producer Pastor Troy, will set the tone for the podcast's commitment to providing intimate interviews as he and Clark reminisce on his "No Mo Play in G.A." performance at Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash at Lakewood Amphitheatre where headliner Master P said "he wasn't going on after Troy" and took him off the show. Atlanta legends, Goodie Mob still let Pastor Troy join them on stage, creating a viral moment before viral moments were even a thing. The two go on to discuss the early stages of his career, signing to Universal Records, and Atlanta's current rap scene.

With decades of experience shaping the careers of numerous renowned artists, Jerry Clark is a prominent figure in the music industry. "Storytime with Legendary Jerry" aims to offer listeners a peek into the South's pivotal role in Hip Hop culture, exploring its evolution over the years, influential figures, and groundbreaking moments.

With upcoming episodes with seasoned guests such as T.I., Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri, Killer Mike, and more, "Storytime with Legendary Jerry" is set to become a must-listen for anyone interested in the Southern rap genre, offering a unique and comprehensive perspective on its history and evolution.

This collaboration with iHeartPodcasts will offer a front-row seat to the "Golden Age" of Southern Hip Hop Culture from Clark's point of view, who witnessed it all from the genre's capital as he invites those to join him who lived through these pivotal moments in music. Listeners can expect to gain unique insights into the creative landscape, industry dynamics, and challenges.

Storytime with Legendary Jerry” will be available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

For more information about "Storytime with Legendary Jerry" and to stay updated on its release, visit iheartmedia.com/podcasts. For assets, click here.

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About Jerry Clark:

Jerry Clark has assisted in propelling some of the biggest names in urban music helping to make Atlanta a hotbed in the culture. Jerry is one of the industry’s most respected leaders, having worked with artists such as Killer Mike, Jeezy, Bone Thugs and Harmony, 8Ball & MJG, Three 6 Mafia and more. Having served as the VP of Promotions for Steve Rifkind’s SRC/Universal Music label and having been hand-picked by Jermaine Dupri and the late Shakur Stewart as the VP of Promotions for So So Def/Def Jam, Jerry’s name and reputation is forever stamped in Atlanta’s music history. 

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