iHeartMedia and Aaron Mahnke’s Grim & Mild Debut Christmas Thriller Podcast, “12 Ghosts”

The new show, delivered in immersive 3D binaural sound and starring Malcom McDowell, tells 12 ghostly tales for the 12 days leading up to Christmas

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WHAT: iHeartMedia and Grim & Mild today launched the first episode of “12 Ghosts,” an original fictional podcast from Aaron Mahnke, creator of “13 Days of Halloween.” The podcast, starring Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), is a 12-part ghostly anthology series with a festive twist, offering 12 spooky stories for the 12 days of Christmas and released daily through Christmas Eve.

In the midst of a massive blizzard, 11 strangers find themselves stranded in an old inn on Christmas Eve. With no escape, and strangely compelled by the old innkeeper (Malcom McDowell), each stranger discovers something they have in common: everyone has a secret spectral tale. Produced in 3D binaural sound, listeners will be transported to Mulligan’s Inn as they follow each storyteller into their nightmares and experience a timeless, frightening tale.

WHEN: The first episode launches today, December 14, with subsequent episodes dropping daily through Christmas Eve.

WHERE:12 Ghosts” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

About Aaron Mahnke

One of the most successful podcast producers in the world, Aaron began his career in 2015 with the launch of Lore, which went on to become a breakout hit. Aside from racking up nearly 400-million downloads to date, Lore was adapted for two seasons of television on Amazon Prime, and as a three-book set from Penguin Random House / Del Rey. Aaron has also toured extensively, taking the Lore storytelling experience to tens of thousands of people across the country.

These days, as founder and president of Grim & Mild Entertainment, Aaron stays busy writing, voicing, and producing a number of wildly popular shows, including the 2021 breakout hit Bridgewater.

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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