iHeartPodcasts and Novel Announce New True Crime Podcast “The Girlfriends”

Developed in collaboration with domestic and sexual violence prevention charity NO MORE, the new true crime series tells the true story of a group of women who came together to bring a murderous ex-boyfriend to justice

Listen To Episode One Now

NEW YORK – July 10, 2023 – iHeartPodcasts and Novel announced today the launch of a new, true crime podcast “The Girlfriends,” in collaboration with NO MORE, a global nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence.

The podcast tells the true story of a group of women who formed a club to put a murderous ex-boyfriend behind bars. The story illuminates the ways women unite to protect each other when systems of justice fail them. The first episode of the weekly podcast is available today, distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Listen to episode one here and on all major podcast platforms.

Unlike your typical true crime, The Girlfriends is not about the murderer, Bob. It’s about his wife Gail, and the other women who dated him that could have suffered the same fate. It’s about Gail’s sister Alayne, who never gave up the fight for justice. It's about the gratitude she felt when she learned that a sisterhood of women in Las Vegas and New York were on her side.

Hosted by Carole Fisher, one of 'The Girlfriends', the series is hard-hitting, but also empowering and galvanizing, with heart-warming moments. Set to an original choral score by Luisa Gerstein from Deep Throat Choir, women’s voices are at the center of this true justice series.

The Girlfriends” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Listeners can hear episode one now on the iHeartRadio app, and everywhere podcasts are heard.

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About Novel

Novel is the leading independent premium podcast company making shows that go long on story, rich in detail and heavy on sonics.

The world is now building a new kind of relationship with audio and Novel is at the forefront of shaping that landscape. Their stack of chart-topping, award-winning podcasts include Stolen Hearts, which recently reached the global number one spot, as well as Harsh Reality, Superhero Complex and Filthy Ritual. By drawing deeply from their tastes and maintaining a magpie eye for the new and the next, they're truly championing their mantra of 'Brave New Audio'.


The NO MORE Foundation is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action, and fueling culture change. With more than 1,400 allied organizations and state, local, and international chapters, NO MORE sparks grassroots activism, encouraging everyone—women and men, youth and adults, from all walks of life—to be part of the solution. The Foundation creates and provides public awareness campaigns, educational resources and community organizing tools free-of-charge for anyone wanting to stop and prevent violence. First launched in 2013, NO MORE has brought together the largest coalition of advocacy groups, service providers, governmental agencies, major corporations, universities, communities and individuals, all under a common brand and a unifying symbol in support of a world free of violence.

About Carole Fisher

Carole is a first-time podcaster. Firstly, she's a mother and a grandmother. Secondly, a successful businesswoman in the world of palliative care. And thirdly, she dated a man for six months who turned out to be a murderer, and after nearly 30 years, she's telling her st

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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.

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