iHeartPodcasts and Frolic Media Debut Dating Experiment Podcast “Exit Interview”

Listen to the trailer here

LOS ANGELES – March 7, 2023 – iHeartPodcasts and Frolic Media today announce the debut of “Exit Interview,” a new dating experiment podcast. The twelve-episode season is hosted and executive produced by Julie Krafchick and Yue Xu, who are best known for their long-running podcast “Dateable" (a Top 10 Dating Podcast according to The New York Times), and will feature daters willing to brave honest and often brutal feedback from their exes. The first episode will be available beginning March 9, with new episodes posting each Thursday. Listeners can hear the official trailer now, here.

“Exit Interview” will feature a deep dive into the experience of a featured dater, along with recorded feedback from their exes, friends and others in their life willing to offer insight into what might be going wrong in their dating life. From the single mom looking for her second chance to the sex coach struggling with his own intimacy, each episode will provide a nuanced look at a different dating experience. Other upcoming episodes will feature guests such as a gay man who has never been on a date, a reformed F-boy who may or may not actually be reformed, and a career-minded woman who worries she may be intimidating daters with her success.

"In every part of life we get feedback except our dating lives. We're often met with lines such as 'It's not you, it's me’ or ‘I'm just not ready,’ but how do you find out why that first date never went to a second or why that situationship didn't turn into a relationship?” said “Exit Interview” Co-Host Julie Krafchik. “We're thrilled to dive into this dating experiment to get the real answers and discover patterns of what may be holding daters back from having the love lives they've always wanted."

“Exit Interview” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and will be available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

About The Hosts

Yue Xu started off as a dating coach and vlogger in NYC and worked with clients all over the world. She's also experienced her own share of dating and relationships everywhere from NYC to Beijing. Once moving to San Francisco, she realized that her advice about “winning” over dates and traditional gender roles did not hold true in the modern age. She realized that she needed to re-examine everything she knew about dating and is on a mission to help people question the why.

Julie Krafchick is a technologist and researcher fascinated by human connection and relationships. She had been in the dating trenches from when online dating wasn’t a “thing” to when dating apps exploded. After feeling frustrated by the apps herself, she created the platform 500 Brunches, which facilitated meeting people more organically IRL. She saw firsthand the importance of connection in a world that's more disconnected than ever. She's on a mission to help people form deeper connections and create the love lives they've always wanted.

About Frolic Media

Frolic is an entertainment media brand that brings together a community of diverse voices including authors, fans and storytellers to deliver feel-good content to the voracious consumer who enjoys escaping into a great love story. Frolic is in your pocket, on your commute, in your reading nook, on your laptop, and in your social feed (in a totally non-creepy way). Frolic reaches audiences on all media platforms including film, TV, and podcasting. Frolic has distribution deals with some of the biggest media companies including Viacom, Audible, iHeart and more. Frolic’s Podcasting Network (FPN) reaches 4 million+ listeners across 40 podcasts. Frolic believes in the power of optimism where a good story can change your mood in an instant. We believe in celebrating life’s happily ever afters. For more information, shoot us a note at findus@frolic.media

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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