WHAT: Today, iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, and Novel, the ascendant UK podcast studio behind the ambitious global No. 1 podcast “Harsh Reality: The Story Of Miriam Rivera,” announce their new podcast “The Fighty Pucks.”
Hosted by Claire Crofton, an award-winning audio producer who has made work internationally for the BBC, Radio New Zealand and ABC Radio National, “The Fighty Pucks” is the story of one of the most violent minor league hockey teams in history – The Danbury Trashers. The team of bad boys, misfits and bruisers led by 17-year-old AJ Galante, became widely known for its brawls at Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, Connecticut. AJ and his father, a powerful businessman with mob ties, ran the team as they went rampaging on a violent path to glory. But all the while, the team was being secretly watched by their toughest opponent of all - the FBI.
In episode one, “Game One: The Galantes of Danbury,” Claire Crofton will introduce listeners to the Galante family the city of Danbury, Connecticut, where the story unfolds.
WHEN: “The Fighty Pucks” is available today with new episodes launching every Thursday. Listen to episode 1 HERE.
WHERE: “The Fighty Pucks” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Listen on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.
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Novel is the largest independent podcast production company in Europe. The company produces ambitious original podcasts and award-winning shows for brands like Spotify, Audible, Wondery and iHeart, including an Apple Global #1 (Harsh Reality: The Story Of Miriam Rivera), multiple UK Apple #1s (Fantasy Premier League Podcast, The Bellingcat Podcast), and successful forays into avant comedy (Futile Attempts), music (Charli XCX’s Best Song Ever), and LGBTQ+ culture (Call Me Mother). They have launched over 40 shows, produced over 400 hours of content, and have won 25 awards.