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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