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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With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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