iHeartMedia’s Cool Zone Media Premieres “Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)” Hosted by Jamie Loftus –– A New Podcast Focused on the Internet’s Most Viral Main Characters

Launching today, the first episode of the weekly series will feature an interview with viral internet personality Antoine Dodson about the 'bed intruder' saga of 2010

Listen to the first episode HERE

WHAT: Premiering today, “Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)” is a weekly show hosted by Jamie Loftus that takes a closer look at the internet’s main characters – one part reported, one part interviews and one part Loftus collapsing her permanently internet-damaged brain. Whether it’s an enduring meme or a dreaded Character of the Day distinction, it’s the kind of notoriety that often results in little money, unwarranted attention and a confusing blurred line of consent. This new podcast from iHeartMedia’s Cool Zone Media will dive deep into viral internet culture and explore the question: “What do you do when you get more attention and judgment than any one person is built to handle?” Listeners will tune-in to “Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)” each week to hear what “viral” really feels like from the people who have been frozen inside an often unintended sensational internet moment.

WHEN: Listen to “Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)” today, May 7,2024 with new episodes every Tuesday. 

WHERE: “Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available now on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard. 

WHO: Jamie Loftus is the Emmy-nominated, Webby-winning comedian and podcaster behind shows like “The Bechdel Cast,” “My Year in Mensa,” “Lolita Podcast,” and “Ghost Church.” Her debut book “Raw Dog: A Naked History of Hot Dogs” was a New York Times and Indie bestseller, and she most recently served as a writer and co-producer on “Star Trek: Lower Decks” and “Teenage Euthanasia.” She has one baby tooth left for some reason.

SHOW PAGE: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-sixteenth-minute-of-fame-172216473/

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Cool Zone Media is a podcast network helmed by investigative journalist Robert Evans and executive producer Sophie Lichterman, with a mission to build a brighter future through storytelling from vital voices. With more than 435 million downloads across its podcasts, Cool Zone Media chronicles the divisive truths of the past and present with a message to bring about a better, more informed future. Current slate spans more than a dozen shows including hit podcasts “Behind the Bastards,” which ranks among the top 3 most downloaded shows across the iHeartPodcast Network and Top 20 in Chartable’s global charts; “It Could Happen Here;” “Better Offline;” “Hood Politics with Prop;” “Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff;” “Sad Oligarch;” and “Ghost Church.” Cool Zone Media is distributed by iHeartPodcasts.

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 500 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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