Beauty Maven Bobbi Brown and Author Anjali Kumar Team Up With iHeartRadio to Launch Original Podcast, “The Important Things”

NEW YORK (March 3, 2022) -- iHeartMedia, the number one commercial podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, today announced the launch of “The Important Things with Bobbi Brown and Anjali Kumar,” a weekly iHeartRadio original podcast that asks the age-old question: how can you lead a life of fulfillment? “The Important Things with Bobbi Brown and Anjali Kumar,” can be heard on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard and debuts on March 3, with new episodes launching bi-weekly on Thursdays. Listen to the first episode featuring feminist icon Gloria Steinem HERE.

The ongoing pandemic has required us all to reexamine what matters most and prioritize what brings us true contentment. Through candid conversations with friends, thought leaders, creators and entrepreneurs, beauty industry titan Bobbi Brown and best-selling author and attorney, Anjali Kumar, will explore the strengths, skills, habits, and mindsets that have helped their guests live their most authentic and gratifying lives.  “The Important Things” is not a podcast littered with platitudes and advice – it’s a fresh new forum designed to give its listeners the practical strategies necessary to transform, grow and thrive in our new normal.  

The inaugural episode will feature renowned activist Gloria Steinem, followed by upcoming guests such as designer Jennifer Fisher, soccer legends Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris, philanthropist Christy Turlington Burns and Jeopardy champion Amy Schneider.

“I am thrilled to be returning to iHeartMedia with "The Important Things," that will explore one of my favorite topics right now which is how world-class thinkers and leaders are constantly reprioritize and reinvent themselves,” said host Bobbi Brown.  “During the pandemic, I know I simplified my life to focus on only what mattered most to me, and I’m excited to hear how our guests have done the same thing and share their collective wisdom with our audience.”  

 “I’m looking forward to bringing what I know will be thoughtful, riveting — and funny conversations to iHeartRadio, especially alongside the legendary and insightful Bobbi Brown,” said co-host Anjali Kumar.

“The iHeartPodcast Network is thrilled to introduce a new iHeartRadio Original podcast, "The Important Things," with Bobbi Brown and Anjali Kumar,” said Will Pearson, Chief Operating Officer for the iHeartPodcast Network. “Unfortunately, the ongoing pandemic has been hard on everyone. However, it has also led many of us on a personal journey in which we examine and understand more clearly what matters most to us. This podcast delves deeper into these discussions with its remarkable lineup of guests, and both Bobbi and Anjali bring incredible energy to the most relatable conversations.”

Co-hosts Bobbi Brown and Anjali Kumar are both admired leaders and sought-after public speakers. In addition to launching two successful beauty brands – Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Jones Road Beauty – this will be Bobbi’s second iHeartRadio original podcast following her 2019 podcast, “ Beyond the Beauty with Bobbi Brown,” which featured interviews with top-notch experts across the fields of makeup, wellness, fashion, and entrepreneurship. Anjali’s TEDWomen talk, My Failed Mission to Find God – and What I Found Instead, has been watched by over four million people around the world and translated in to 22 languages. 

The Important Things with Bobbi Brown and Anjali Kumar” is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network. Listeners can visit to download iHeartRadio and listen to the premiere episode today on their favorite device. New episodes will post biweekly each Thursday.

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About Bobbi Brown, Makeup Artist/Founder, Jones Road Beauty

Bobbi Brown is a beauty industry titan, world-renowned makeup artist, best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and serial entrepreneur. As a professional makeup artist, Bobbi created the ten simple lipsticks that launched her billion-dollar brand, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Bobbi left her namesake brand in 2016 to return to her roots as an entrepreneur, launching three new businesses --, a digital editorial content site; The George, a 31-room boutique hotel in Montclair, NJ, and Beyond the Beauty with Bobbi Brown, a podcast that interviews innovative founders and entrepreneurs. In October 2020, Bobbi made her triumphant return to the beauty industry and launched Jones Road – a collection of edited and indispensable clean beauty products for all ages, skin types, and skin tones.

About Anjali Kumar, Advisor, Author, Attorney, Speaker, angel investor, “Idea Acupuncturist”

Anjali Kumar is an advisor to entrepreneurs and executives in all stages of business, focusing on early-stage tech, consumer products, and luxury fashion companies with a social conscience.  She’s a renowned public and inspirational speaker, known particularly for her talks dealing with innovation and diversity.  She’s been called the “Idea Acupuncturist,” because she brings a spiritual approach to the business world.  Anjali is the author of the international best-seller Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In, and her influential TED Talk of her journey researching the book has garnered more than five million views worldwide.  She began her career as an attorney and was the founding general counsel at Cheddar, Warby Parker, Acumen, and senior counsel at Google.  She was on the NYC Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board and the board of GrowNYC, and currently serves on multiple boards, including iFundWomen, Amplifier, and POV.  Anjali lives in New York City and upstate New York with her husband and daughter.


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.

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