iHeartMedia Teams Up with Alec Bladwin To Bring His Popular Podcast “Here’s The Thing” To The iHeartPodcast Network

The esteemed actor, author and producer will move his star-studded interview podcast from its current home to the iHeartPodcast Network in January 2021 

NEW YORK – November 5, 2020 iHeartMedia, the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher, and Alec Baldwin announced today that Baldwin’s successful podcast “Here’s The Thing” will join the iHeartPodcast Network. Celebrating his tenth season of “Here’s The Thing,” Baldwin will continue his relentless pursuit of great conversations when the podcast moves to the iHeartPodcast Network in January 2021.

Since debuting the series in 2011, Baldwin has interviewed countless distinguished guests including Chris Rock, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel, Questlove and many more. “Here’s The Thing” invites listeners to peek behind the curtain into the lives of notable individuals including artists, policy makers and performers as they dig deep to uncover what motivates them, what inspires them and what keeps them up at night.

“With the shift over to iHeartRadio, we’re breathing new life into a project I’ve been passionate about for nearly a decade,” Baldwin said. “Hosting this show and speaking to so many remarkable people over the years has been such a joy, and I’m eager to see where we go from here.” 

The iHeartPodcast Network has grown rapidly in the last several years, partnering with some of the most influential names in entertainment and media. “Here’s The Thing” will add Baldwin’s distinct voice to the iHeartPodcast Network, joining the ranks of titles including “Stuff You Should Know,” “Next Question with Katie Couric,” “The Ron Burgundy Podcast” “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton” and “Atlanta Monster,” as well as extensive co-produced audio and TV/film partnerships with Shonda Rhimes’ production company Shondaland Audio, Will Ferrell, Charlamagne Tha God, Blumhouse and others.

“Alec is an unmistakable talent and he navigates the fascinating, oftentimes surprising conversations on ‘Here’s The Thing’ with remarkable intuition,” said Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartPodcast Network. “He’s a natural conversationalist, which explains why his show is so well-loved by listeners. We’re excited to grow the listenership of the series by putting the resources of the iHeartPodcast Network behind the show.”

Executive produced by Kathleen Russo and co-produced by Cavalry Media, all episodes of “Here’s The Thing” will be distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.

Fans can visit iHeart.com/apps to download iHeartRadio and listen to “Here’s The Thing” on their favorite device.

About Alec Baldwin

Since 1980, Alec Baldwin has appeared in numerous productions on stage, in films and on television. He has received a Tony nomination (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992) an Oscar nomination (The Cooler, 2004) and has won three Emmy awards, three Golden Globes and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC-TV's 30 Rock. His films include THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, MALICE, THE EDGE, IT'S COMPLICATED, BLUE JASMINE, STILL ALICE, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION, and THE BOSS BABY among many others.

Baldwin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1994 and has received honorary doctorates from NYU (2010) and Manhattan School of Music (2012). He serves on numerous boards related to the arts, the environment and progressive politics including the Hamptons International Film Festival and the New York Philharmonic. He is also the radio announcer for the New York Philharmonic. 

He has authored three books: A PROMISE TO OURSELVES, his memoir entitled NEVERTHELESS and, with Kurt Andersen, the Donald Trump parody YOU CAN’T SPELL AMERICA WITHOUT ME.

Baldwin is married to author and wellness expert Hilaria Thomas Baldwin. They have five children: Carmen, Rafael, Leonardo, Romeo and Eduardo as well as his eldest, Ireland Baldwin. Baldwin hosts ABC’s Match Game, the classic television game show; a portion of his fees are donated to charity through The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation.

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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