Chelsea Clinton and iHeartMedia Announce New Original Podcast
“In Fact with Chelsea Clinton” will open up the world of public health through conversations with experts, advocates, celebrities, and more
Listen to the official trailer now, here.
NEW YORK (April 6, 2021) -- iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally, announced today “In Fact with Chelsea Clinton,” a new iHeartRadio Original Podcast hosted by former First Daughter and public health expert, Chelsea Clinton. The show will join the iHeartPodcast Network — which includes “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton” and “Why Am I Telling You This? with Bill Clinton.” Listeners can hear the first episode launching April 13 on iHeartRadio and all major podcast platforms.
“In Fact with Chelsea Clinton” will pull back the curtain on some of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Each week on the podcast, Clinton — who holds a doctorate in international relations, a masters in public health, and teaches at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health — will sit down with experts, activists and an assortment of surprising guests who share her passion for science, evidence and, of course, facts. Through conversations with guests including actress Jane Fonda, Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of D.C. Muriel Bowser, actor Dax Shepard and more, Clinton will connect the dots between past and present public health crises and highlight stories that demonstrate how public health affects us all. From HIV/AIDS to environmental justice to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, “In Fact with Chelsea Clinton” will leave no topic unexplored.
In the podcast’s debut episode, Chelsea will sit down with Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, who has been a vocal advocate for people with HIV/AIDS since publicly sharing his own HIV-positive status in 2019; activist Peter Staley; and Dr. Oni Blackstock, an HIV physician and health equity advocate, to explore the trajectory of HIV/AIDS from the early days of activism through modern day.
“With more attention than ever being paid to public health, we have an opportunity to expand awareness beyond COVID-19 to other real and pervasive issues that impact us all,” said Clinton. “On this podcast, I’m looking forward to bringing conversations with some of the smartest and most interesting people I know to a new audience. From stigma to choice to the environment, my hope is that listeners will walk away from each episode informed, entertained, inspired, and with a better understanding of why public health matters — certainly in this moment and always.”
The iHeartPodcast Network has grown rapidly over the past year and has built up an impressive library of “citizenship” podcasts, which are conversational podcasts focused on news and politics. “In Fact with Chelsea Clinton” will join the company of titles including “The Deciding Decade with Pete Buttigieg,” “How to Citizen with Baratunde,” “Reopening America,” “Contakt World: Truth in Health” and others.
“Chelsea has devoted her career to advancing important discussions around public health, and we’re honored to partner with her on a podcast that will further that important work,” said Conal Byrne, CEO of the iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group. “Her passion for fostering awareness and understanding around these topics makes her a natural arbiter for these conversations. ‘In Fact’ cuts directly through the noise and leaves listeners with the facts.”
Listeners can visit iHeart.com/apps to download iHeartRadio and listen to the official trailer today on their favorite device.
About Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton is an outspoken advocate for those who need it most. She uses her voice, platform – and unique life experience – to address issues of human rights, public health, the environment and climate change, and to combat the spread of misinformation, particularly online. Chelsea is vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, teaches at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia, holds a doctorate in international relations at Oxford University examining the first decade of the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria and is the co-author of Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? with Devi Sridhar. She is also the author of several children’s books including the #1 New York Times bestselling She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, and the co-author of The Book of Gutsy Women and Grandma’s Gardens with her mom Hillary Clinton. Chelsea lives with her husband Marc, their children Charlotte, Aidan, and Jasper, and dog Soren in New York City.