Handler and co-host Brandon Marlo to answer listeners’ questions to help empower and offer fresh perspectives to those looking for direction
NEW YORK – April 29, 2021 – iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally, today announced “Dear Chelsea,” a new iHeartRadio Original Podcast hosted by comedian, best-selling author and television host Chelsea Handler. “Dear Chelsea” episodes will give listeners the opportunity to submit questions about life and get candid answers on the podcast. “Dear Chelsea” will premiere on May 6 with new episodes releasing every Thursday. Listeners can hear the official audio trailer now on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.
Alongside her co-host and long-time assistant, Brandon Marlo, “Dear Chelsea” plays on the idea of “Dear Abby,” as Handler and Marlo will help listeners to answer any and all questions going on in their lives. Unlike “Dear Abby'' letters, “Dear Chelsea” episodes will have a hilarious-edge where Handler and Marlo won't shy away from giving their honest and raw opinions on situations to provide listeners with the advice they need to hear. The new podcast will also feature surprise celebrity and expert guest appearances to help weigh in on the listeners’ questions.
“iHeartRadio has been a great place for me to share all of my wild, unvarnished thoughts,” said Chelsea Handler. “I’m excited to start this journey with ‘Dear Chelsea’ to help people figure out what they need in life -- I’m more than happy to be that kick in the pants or shove that will give someone a new perspective on a situation and help them to make a decision.”
“Chelsea has been a part of our iHeartPodcast Network family for a few years now and we are thrilled to add ‘Dear Chelsea’ to the iHeartPodcast Network,” said Will Pearson, COO of the iHeartPodcast Network. “Chelsea’s comedic talent is incredible and we believe she will offer listeners great, raw advice to help them find more direction with life’s biggest and smallest questions.”
“Dear Chelsea” is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network. Listeners can visit iHeart.com/apps to download iHeartRadio and listen to the official trailer today on their favorite device.
About Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler is a comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate whose humor and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture. After a strong seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated Chelsea Lately, a tenure in which Handler was the only female late-night talk show host on-air, she then launched her documentary series Chelsea Does followed by her talk show Chelsea on Netflix in 2016. She has penned six best-selling books, five of which have reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, including 2019’s Life Will Be the Death of Me. Most recently, she released her first stand-up special in over 6 years, the critically acclaimed Chelsea Handler: Evolution on HBO Max
About Brandon Marlo
Brandon Marlo is the longtime assistant and right-hand to Chelsea Handler. He got his start with Chelsea in 2014 after attending a book-signing for Uganda Be Kidding Me in Tempe, Arizona, where he provided Handler his resume for an internship on her hit show, Chelsea Lately. Shortly after the show wrapped in 2014, Marlo was brought back in a permanent role as Handler's assistant overseeing all of her various ventures. Marlo co-hosted her 2019 iHeart podcast Life Will Be The Death of Me, and was recently credited as an associate producer on her latest stand-up special, Evolution, on HBO Max.