iHeartMedia and Amy Brown Launch the Amy Brown Podcast Network on October 23
The network will feature a slate of health and wellness podcasts
NEW YORK – October 22, 2020 – iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally, and Amy Brown, co-host of iHeartMedia’s CMA and ACM Award-winning Country radio program The Bobby Bones Show and host of the popular 4 Things with Amy Brown podcast, announced today a partnership to launch The Amy Brown Podcast Network. The agreement includes a slate of health and wellness podcasts that will be co-produced by Brown and iHeartRadio.
“Our goal is to provide the highest quality programming across every podcast genre – and health and wellness is one of the most important categories in the medium right now, given the engagement of the listeners and the authenticity of the content,” said Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartPodcast Network. “Amy is an incredible podcast talent – not just as the host of her own show, but someone who has a great eye for recruiting and developing new podcasts, too – and we want to support that however we can.”
The Amy Brown Podcast Network will launch this week with three podcasts: “OUTWEIGH with Amy Brown & Lisa Hayim,” “You Need Therapy with Kathryn DeFatta” and “The Truthiest Life with Lisa Hayim.” The new shows will be available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.
“I’m so thankful for the opportunity to team up with iHeartRadio to highlight these brilliant women and give them a platform to share their voices through The Amy Brown Podcast Network,” said Amy. “The work they’re doing to empower people and improve their lives is inspiring. I can’t wait to share these shows, and others to come, with listeners!”
“OUTWEIGH with Amy Brown & Lisa Hayim”: Amy Brown and Lisa Hayim (registered dietitian and founder of The Well Necessities & F*RK THE NOISE) aim to break the stigma and expose the truth about disordered eating. They expose the ‘grey area’ of eating disorders - the subclinical tendencies many people partake in but fail to get help for. Having overcome their own struggles with disordered eating, Amy and Lisa share their personal experiences, as well as stories from real people who found their food freedom, and conversations with experts who share their guidance. “OUTWEIGH” is an iHeartRadio Original Podcast that started as a mini-series within Amy’s “4 Things” podcast. The weekly podcast will be available on Saturdays beginning October 24.
“You Need Therapy with Kathryn DeFatta”:
Licensed therapist Kathryn DeFatta invites listeners into conversations around what it’s like to live fully in a world where we’ve become accustomed to shutting parts of ourselves off. The podcast offers listeners a space that welcomes discomfort, tough questions, and hard truths - a space where figuring yourself out is just as fun as it is scary. In this show, listeners will get weekly doses of both education around mental health from licensed professionals and real stories from individuals that feel like friends. “You Need Therapy” aims to spread the message that therapy isn't just for people who have something wrong with them - therapy is for everyone. You may not want it, but the truth is, “You Need Therapy.” DeFatta will guest host “4 Things with Amy Brown” today, October 22. The first episode of “You Need Therapy with Kathyrn DeFatta” will debut Monday, October 26.
“The Truthiest Life with Lisa Hayim”: In the age of social media, filters and highlight reels, we work tirelessly to make sure no one sees our cracks, faults and the messy moments. But what if we let our human show? What if instead, we strived for unconditional vulnerability? Only then could we stay soft in life’s hardest moments and show up as our TRUE selves – the version of us the world needs. In this iHeartRadio Original Podcast, Lisa Hayim shares tips, tools and conversations that will leave listeners inspired and ready to live their own truthiest life. “The Truthiest Life with Lisa Hayim” will be available weekly each Friday beginning October 23.
iHeartRadio is available on more than 2,000 different connected devices — including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, televisions and gaming consoles. Visit iHeart.com/apps to download iHeartRadio and listen to The Amy Brown Podcast Network on your favorite device.
About Amy Brown
Amy Brown’s career in radio began in 2006 when she joined iHeartMedia’s “The Bobby Bones Show” as a co-host. Broadcasting live from Nashville, the popular Country morning show is syndicated by Premiere Networks and reaches millions of listeners on 170 stations in the U.S. and Canada. For their work on the show, Brown and the cast have been honored with two CMA Awards for “National On-Air Personality of the Year” (2019 and 2017), and four ACM Awards in the same category (2020, 2018, 2016 and 2014). In 2014, Brown was honored by the Alliance of Women in Media with their annual Gracie Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement – Morning/Afternoon Drive Personality.”
In addition to the weekday show, Brown co-hosts two nationally-syndicated weekend programs: “Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones,” a four-hour weekend music countdown show heard on 225 stations nationwide; and “Women of iHeartCountry,” a one-hour weekend program produced by Bobby Bones that features music from established female artists and up-and-comers, which can be heard on 135 iHeartCountry stations across the U.S. In 2018, Brown launched her first podcast, “4 Things with Amy Brown” on Bobby Bones’ Nashville Podcast Network Each week, Brown features “4 Things” listeners can do to promote an overall healthy well-being and maintain an attitude of gratitude, while sprinkling joy and giving back in their daily lives. The theme of the podcast is based on the 4 Things® Custom Tote, which was co-created by Brown and The Shop Forward Founder/CEO Meri Barnes under their Espwa® brand, which they launched together to spread hope and raise funds for those in need in Haiti. For more information, visit www.BobbyBones.com or follow @RadioAmy on Twitter and Instagram and RadioAmyAmy on Snapchat.
iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; through its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; other digital products and newsletters; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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