Bloomberg Media and iHeartMedia Announce Lineup of New Original Podcasts

Programs cover a range of topics from crypto and financial crime to daily news and local politics 

New York -- May 27, 2022 – Bloomberg Media and iHeartMedia, the No.1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, today announced its lineup of new original podcasts for 2022, featuring a mix of daily and weekly news programs and narrative-style limited series. These five shows will be the first podcasts to debut as part of a multiyear agreement to co-produce and distribute more than a dozen new original podcasts. The full slate of shows is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and can be heard on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are available. 

The slate of upcoming podcasts for 2022:

- Bloomberg Crypto (Premiering June 2022): Bloomberg’s reporting team will tease out what’s actually important in the crypto conversation in this daily podcast. Led by stacy-marie ishmael, the newsroom’s managing editor for crypto, Bloomberg Crypto will draw on reporters from every region around the globe and highlight credible voices in the industry. Expect informed discussions of everything from regulation to alt coins to the environmental impact of an asset class that is already changing the landscape of finance. Listen to the trailer for Bloomberg Crypto HERE.

- Bedrock, USA (Premiering July 2022): In a super-divided, pandemic-era America awash in conspiracies and misinformation, Bedrock, USA is about a group of people who didn’t like what they saw happening in their local governments, and decided to get involved – whether that meant holding a rally, recalling an official or storming their government with bullhorns and threats. Their stories show how far-right ideologies enter into local politics – sometimes quietly, other times at full volume. Hosted by Bloomberg CityLab reporter Laura Bliss, Bedrock, USA will be a limited series podcast about political extremism, small town life and the fight for democracy.

- In Trust (Premiering September 2022): In Trust will be a limited series about how members of one of the wealthiest families in Osage County, Oklahoma – home to the federally recognized Osage Nation – came to own more land in the area than anyone else. The series will uncover a massive transfer of wealth a century ago, out of Osage hands and into white ones – facilitated by the United States government -- and how the Osage Nation is fighting to reverse decades of land loss today.

- The Big Take (Premiering September 2022): Listeners will become immersed in the most urgent stories of the day – on business, markets, economics, finance, politics, technology and more – with The Big Take, a new daily podcast that will feature in-depth, original reporting from Bloomberg's journalists around the world. Hosted by Weston Kosova, The Big Take will take the audience behind the news to make sense of what's happening, and why it matters, with richly told stories that can't be found anywhere else. 

- Crash Course (Premiering October 2022): Hosted by Bloomberg Opinion senior columnist Tim O’Brien, Crash Course will bring listeners directly into the arenas where epic business and social upheavals occur. Every week, Crash Course will explore the lessons to be learned when creativity and ambition collide with competition and power -- on Wall Street and Main Street, and in Hollywood and Washington.

Bloomberg Media’s podcasts offer unparalleled insights and analysis into the financial and business worlds through a mixture of timely reporting and narrative style programs. Drawing on the journalistic strength of a global newsroom of more than 2,700 journalists and analysts, Bloomberg Media’s podcasts deliver quality audio content that cover an extensive range of topics across business, finance, economics, technology, healthcare, and more. Its offering of podcasts already includes Foundering, Masters in Business, Odd Lots, The Pay Check, Prognosis, Stephanomics and more. 

About Bloomberg Media 

Bloomberg Media is the world’s leading multi-platform media company for business and finance, which draws on the editorial resources of more than 2,700 editorial professionals globally in more than 120 countries. Bloomberg Media is the consumer-facing media organization of Bloomberg L.P.


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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