iHeartPodcasts and Imagine Audio Unveil “The Tao of Muhammad Ali” — A Riveting New Podcast Series Delving into Untold Personal Stories of the Icon's Life and Legacy

Based on the #1 international best-selling book, the engaging podcast series tells the story of an unlikely friendship and Ali’s life after boxing.

Features exclusive accounts from those who knew ‘The Champ’ best, including his Daughter Rasheda Ali, Reverend Al Sharpton, and renowned author and podcast narrator Davis Miller.

Listen to “The Tao of Muhammad Ali” – HERE.

WHAT: iHeartPodcasts and Imagine Audio today announced the next podcast in their slate of shows together, “The Tao of Muhammad Ali.” The riveting eight-episode series is adapted from Davis Miller’s best-selling book by the same name and will explore the remarkable tale of an unexpected friendship, giving listeners profound insights into the life of the legendary Muhammad Ali beyond the boxing ring.

The limited series podcast will feature exclusive firsthand stories from individuals who shared intimate, life-changing connections with “The Champ,” including his daughter Rasheda Ali, renowned activist Reverend Al Sharpton and distinguished author and podcast narrator Davis Miller, who credits Ali for saving, transforming and enlarging his life.

“The Tao of Muhammad Ali” will offer a unique perspective on Ali's enduring spirit as a global humanitarian and role model for millions. Throughout this deeply immersive audio journey, listeners will experience previously untold stories with unparalleled depth, exploring Ali's post-boxing experiences and the transformative power of one man's legacy.

WHO: Narrated by Davis Miller, an American author notable for a series of works that combine reportage and autobiography, and a mentee of Ali himself. Miller's books include “The Tao of Muhammad Ali” and “The Tao of Bruce Lee: a martial arts memoir” both of which have been number-one international bestsellers and cult favorites. 

“The Tao of Muhammad Ali” tells the story of how ‘The Champ’ saved a bullied young boy (Miller) from paralyzing depression. Years later, Miller was reunited with a Parkinson ridden Ali who once again inspired him to become a successful writer. Miller’s most recent book, “Approaching Ali,” shares more related stories.

Miller’s narrative "My Dinner with Ali" earned recognition as one of the top twenty American literary sports stories of the twentieth century. The Miami Herald nominated his personal essay, "The Zen of Muhammad Ali," for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. Additionally, "My Dinner with Ali" was honored by Cool News as one of the world’s finest magazine stories ever published.

Miller's transformed-by-Muhammad-Ali tales have also been developed into a Washington National Opera by composer D. J. Sparr.  

“The Tao of Muhammad Ali” Executive Producers include Kara Welker, Mark Bauch, Nathan Kloke and Derek Jennings.  This podcast series features original music by D.J. Sparr and Isaac Miller.

WHEN: The first episode launches February 20, 2024, with subsequent episodes dropping weekly on Tuesdays.  Listen HERE now.

WHERE: “The Tao of Muhammad Ali” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and will be available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard. 

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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