iHeartMedia To Launch “Now What? With Brooke Shields” -- A New Original iHeartPodcast That Examines Pivotal Moments In People’s Lives
Launching October 11, each week Brooke will chat with experts, authors and celebrity guests about the things that knocked them off their feet, and what they did to get back up
NEW YORK (September 16, 2022) --- iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, last night announced its newest original iHeartPodcast “Now What? With Brooke Shields” -- which is set to launch on Tuesday, October 11. Hosted by the acclaimed actress, model, author and entrepreneur -- “Now What? with Brooke Shields” is a podcast about pivotal moments, and the decisions that people make as a result -- from career changes and personal missteps to moving through grief (or just plain moving on). Each Tuesday, Brooke will chat with experts, authors and celebrity guests about the things that knocked them off their feet, and what they did to get back up. Some are funny, others are gut-wrenching – but they all have one thing in common: every success and every setback is accompanied by a choice, and that choice is the answer to one question – “Now, What?”
Brooke broke the news herself on-stage yesterday at the 10th annual Forbes Power Women’s Summit where she spoke with Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer of Forbes, on the topic of “Harnessing the Power of Now.” “I want listeners to feel inspired and to not let life’s “now what” moments prevent them from moving forward,” Shields says of the show. “My goal for this podcast is to highlight the struggles we all face, shed light on how universal our experiences are, and the importance of not giving up or in.”
Upcoming guests include actress Selma Blair who will discuss moving through life’s darkest moments; actor Kal Penn to talk race and casting in Hollywood and why he waited to come out; New York Times bestselling author Celeste Ng on how her own experiences have influenced her writing; as well as award-winning actress Julianna Margulies on her decision to leave “E.R.”
“Brooke Shields is such an iconic and powerful figure in entertainment, and we are honored to add her show to our rapidly growing slate of original iHeartPodcasts,” said Will Pearson, COO of iHeart Podcast Network. “We hope this show gives our audience a newfound understanding on how to grow from the unexpected moments life brings you.”
“Now What? With Brooke Shields” will be distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard beginning Tuesday, October 11.
About Brooke Shields
Actress, Model, Author and Entrepreneur, Brooke Shields started her career at only eleven months of age, when she was selected as the Ivory Snow Baby. Shields began her extensive film career at age 9, and rapidly gained fame after starring in Louis Malle's "Pretty Baby," the Palme D'or Award winner at the Cannes Film Festival, and the coming-of-age tales "Blue Lagoon" and "Endless Love." As a model, Brooke has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines, most notably Time Magazine as the "Face of the Eighties". In addition to her film achievements, Shields has maintained successful and critically acclaimed television and theatre careers. Her work on The NBC hit "Suddenly Susan" garnered her a Golden Globe nomination, and she received rave reviews for her roles in the musicals "Grease,” "Chicago", "Wonderful Town", and "Cabaret." In 2011, she assumed the iconic role of Morticia Addams in the hit Broadway show, "The Addams Family." Today, Shields continues her prolific appearances in a broad range of worldwide publications. She is the best-selling author of several books, including the critically acclaimed "Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression." Her latest entrepreneurial project Beginning Is Now, is a global digital platform and brand aimed at inspiring women over the age of 40 to live their fullest lives, have their voices heard, and find strength, wisdom, and humor in each other. In addition to her professional career, Brooke continues to be a strong advocate for women’s issues and keeping the arts alive in schools. She is a happily married mother of two beautiful daughters.