iHeartMedia and FOX Sports Radio Launch "The Book of Joe" Podcast with Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci
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LOS ANGELES, October 10, 2022 – iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, and FOX Sports Radio (FSR), a division of Premiere Sports Network providing 24/7 live programming, announced today the launch of an iHeartPodcast Original, “The Book of Joe.”
In this new podcast, which borrows its name from the highly anticipated, forthcoming book “The Book of Joe,” three-time MLB Manager of the Year Joe Maddon and three-time Sportswriter of the Year Tom Verducci provide exclusive insight, commentary and discussion on the MLB postseason, from the stars to the strategy. Debuting today, October 10, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and airing through the World Series, listeners of the twice weekly podcast will learn and laugh about the real stories behind how postseason games are won and lost.
As manager of the 2016 Cubs team who broke a 108-year championship drought, Maddon knows what it takes to navigate October pressure. Part Phil Jackson, part Yogi Berra, Maddon brings unique and entertaining takes on not just dugout strategy, but also life lessons and leadership. A five-time Emmy winner with Fox Sports and MLB Network, Verducci has behind-the-scenes access to the players and managers throughout the postseason.
“We are here to tell you what we think, not what we’ve heard,” shared Maddon. “No regurgitation and original thoughts are valued.”
“Like its namesake book, the podcast will be full of surprises and insight,” said Verducci. “From game strategy to baseball history to leadership lessons - and maybe to some rock n’ roll and classic cars - we’ll cover more ground than a Gold Glove shortstop on the most illuminating and interesting podcast in baseball.”
“The Book of Joe” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Visit iHeart.com/apps to download iHeartRadio and listen on your favorite device.
About Joe Maddon
Joe Maddon is a three-time Manager of the Year award winner. Among his 19 years managing, most recently with the Los Angeles Angels, he led the Tampa Bay Rays to their first World Series and the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title in 108 years.
About Tom Verducci
Tom Verducci is the lead baseball writer for Sports Illustrated and a lead analyst and reporter for MLB Network and Fox Sports. He is a three-time National Sportswriter of the Year award winner, a five-time Emmy Award winner, and a member of the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame.
About FOX Sports Radio
The FOX Sports Radio Network, based in Los Angeles, Calif., is a division of Premiere Sports Network in partnership with FOX Sports. All entities have combined their considerable resources to develop a turnkey, personality driven sports programming network for radio stations nationwide. The FOX Sports Radio Network reaches nearly 15 million monthly listeners on more than 600 radio stations, and can also be heard on iHeartRadio and FOXSportsRadio.com. Fans can also follow the network on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.
iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next two podcast publishers combined and has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand, and the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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