iHeartPodcasts and Aaron Mahnke’s Award-Winning Grim & Mild Announce “Consumed” a New Scripted Thriller Podcast

The 12-Episode Series Invites Fans of Horror into a Frightening New Supernatural Tale

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WHAT:          iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, and Grim & Mild, Aaron Mahnke’s darkly historical production company, today announced “Consumed,” an original scripted audio thriller from Executive Producer Aaron Mahnke, (Lore13 Days of Halloween12 Ghosts). Created by screenwriter Carlos Foglia (Lore, Wolfpack, Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol) and inspired by Mahnke’s novel of the same name, the new 12-part podcast will transport listeners into a dark and frightening, supernatural tale set in New England. 

SYNOPSIS:   When struggling journalist Sarah Simmons finds herself stranded in a small, idyllic town for a weekend, her unexpected vacation turns into a nightmare. Steeped in history and filled with legends and lore about the woods near the centuries old cemetery, the residents of Danville, New Hampshire soon learn that the past is not always meant to be forgotten. Their tranquil lives will be forever changed, while the hope of a future without terror rests on the shoulders of a stranger who may hold the keys to the past.


  • Rachel Rosenbloom (Good Trouble, Silicon Valley) as Sarah Simmons, an aspiring but out of work journalist compelled to investigate a string of mysterious deaths in Danville. 
  • Arturo Castro (Broad City, Narcos, Alternatino with Arturo Castro) as Gordon Morales, a fish-out-of-water intellectual librarian that teams up with Sarah to re-examine the dark history of this small town.  
  • Ruth Connell (Supernatural, Dead Boy Detectives) as Sheriff Max Allen, an overqualified police officer who has found herself the head cop in this normally sleepy town that has just seen its first murder in decades. 
  • Genevieve Padalecki (Supernatural, Flash Forward) as Rema Brooder, the matriarch of one of the town’s founding families who will do the unthinkable to keep her family safe. 
  • Misha Collins (Supernatural, Gotham Knights) reprising his role as Professor Jeremy Bradshaw, a professor of folklore straddling the line between skeptic and believer, from the smash-hit podcast “Bridgewater.”

WHEN:          The first and second episode will launch January 31 with subsequent episodes dropping weekly on Wednesdays. 

WHERE:       “Consumed” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and 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 over 450-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 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 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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