Tenderfoot TV Founder and Podcast Host Payne Lindsey Teams up With iHeartPodcasts for New Weekly Talk Show “Talking to Death”

The Award-Winning Podcaster Brings His Investigative Background to a New Weekly Series, Featuring Deeply Unfiltered and Candid Conversations with Celebrities, Experts, and Friends

The Audio and Video Series Premieres on November 15, 2023

WHAT: If there is one thing podcast host Payne Lindsey is an expert at, it’s getting people to divulge information — whether it is clues that could lead to an arrest in a cold case, or simply getting a friend to share their most controversial hot takes. While Lindsey has traditionally utilized these skills to bring justice to victims on his award-winning series such as “Up and Vanished” and “Atlanta Monster,” he now wants to talk you to death with his first-ever weekly talk show, “Talking to Death,” which may or may not be about true crime at all.

The weekly series will take listeners on an exciting journey through crime, mystery, and fun, with a no-holds-barred approach. Offering authentic moments and showing previously unseen sides of renowned guests, the series will provide guests a platform to openly share new perspectives on their experiences. Aside from Lindsey’s friends and other colleagues in the true crime sphere, the series will feature raw interviews with notable podcasters, celebrities, and an array of experts spanning mental health, pop culture, the supernatural, and beyond.

“One of my favorite parts about my work is getting to meet people from all walks of life and develop meaningful relationships with them, bringing out new important information that has never been uncovered,” says host Payne Lindsey. “In ‘Talking to Death,’ I want to provide a platform for others, whether they’re my friends or people I look up to, to comfortably do the same, and show a side of themselves that they don’t normally show to the public.”

Listeners will be able to tune in weekly for some good old fashioned fun with Lindsey and his guests as they engage in unfiltered conversations that are full of surprising moments. Notable guests include Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marc Smerling (“The Jinx”), NewsNation Senior National Correspondent Brian Entin, and former Playboy Bunny who starred in E!’s hit reality television series “The Girls Next Door,” Holly Madison. The series premieres on November 15, with the first two episodes immediately available. Star of MTV's “Jackass” and fellow podcast host, Steve-O, joins Lindsey on the first episode for a conversation surrounding the death penalty and addiction.

“Talking To Death” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts.

WHEN + WHERE: The first two episodes of “Talking to Death” will premiere on November 15, and new episodes will be released weekly on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

WHO: Talking to Death” is hosted by Payne Lindsey, the renowned Atlanta-based director, award-winning documentary filmmaker and podcast host of the chart-topping series “Up and Vanished.”

As founder of the acclaimed podcast company Tenderfoot TV, Lindsey has continued to host and produce many more popular series, including “High Strange,” “Atlanta Monster,” “Dead and Gone,” and “Radio Rental” which stars actor and comedian Rainn Wilson.

About Tenderfoot TV
A leader in premium podcast content, Tenderfoot TV was founded by Atlanta director and independent filmmaker, Payne Lindsey, and music industry veteran, Donald Albright. The 2016 launch of the award-winning true-crime podcast, “Up and Vanished,” marked Tenderfoot’s entry and ascension in podcasting. The viral sensation became an international news story after influencing 2 arrests in a decade-old cold case and receiving over 450 million downloads across three seasons. Tenderfoot has since created additional breakthrough podcasts including the critically acclaimed “Atlanta Monster,” “The MLK Tapes,” “Radio Rental'' starring Rainn Wilson, and 2019’s AP Podcast of the year, “To Live and Die in LA.” With over 800 million downloads to date, Tenderfoot continues to develop fiction and nonfiction projects as podcasts, and has expanded into TV and film, airing the first season of “Up and Vanished” (TV series) on the Oxygen network in 2020. Having collaborated with the likes of HBO, Netflix, iHeart, Audible, Audacy, QCode, Spotify, and Issa Rae’s label Radio, Tenderfoot has become the premiere creative hub for podcasting, and aims to be a leader in multi-platform storytelling. Visit tenderfoot.tv for more company information.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

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.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.