iHeartMedia, Blumhouse Television and Aaron Mahnke’s Grim & Mild Launch Fourth Season of Award-Winning Podcast, “13 Days of Halloween: Penance” Starring Natalie Morales

The new season follows a young woman’s attempts to reach freedom after being falsely imprisoned

Listeners can check out the trailer HERE 

WHAT: iHeartMedia, Blumhouse Television and Aaron Mahnke’s Grim & Mild today announced the fourth season of Webby Award-winning podcast “13 Days of Halloween.” Starring Natalie Morales (The Morning Show, Parks & Recreation, Dead to Me), the 13-episode season is subtitled “Penance” and will air daily from October 19 through Halloween with a trailer premiering today, October 12th. With three-dimensional, binaural sound design that transports the listeners into the storytelling, the first three seasons of the thriller anthology have been downloaded more than 10 million times.

This season follows Sayuri Martinez (Morales), a young woman who has been locked up in the mysterious Pendleton Rehabilitation Center without explanation. Listeners will follow Sayuri’s journey as she attempts to seek answers about why she was imprisoned in the labyrinth-like facility and how she might escape. But is Pendleton really just a prison? And was Sayuri truly brought here by accident? Listen to the new season to find out.

WHEN: First episode debuts October 19, with new episodes airing daily through Halloween. Listen to the trailer now and binge previous seasons, here. 

WHERE:13 Days of Halloween: Penance” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

About Blumhouse

Blumhouse is a multimedia company regarded as the driving force in horror. The company has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $5 billion. In film, the company has produced iconic, genre, film franchises like Halloween, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and prolific films like the box-office juggernaut M3GAN; Scott Derrickson’s The Black Phone; Glass, The Visit and Split from M. Night Shyamalan; Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman; Get Out from Jordan Peele; among several others. This year, the company has David Gordon Green’s The Exorcist and Emma Tammi’s Five Nights at Freddy slated for a theatrical release. The television company operates in genre and provocative programming through acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as new series The Horror of Dolores Roach, starring Justina Machado, for Amazon; The Thing About Pam, starring two-time Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger, for NBC; the upcoming original series The Sticky, produced by Jamie Lee Curtis for Amazon; Worst Roommate Ever for Netflix; The Jinx for HBO; and the lauded Showtime series The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, among others. The company also produces streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and a slate of horror/thriller films for MGM+.

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 over 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.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.