iHeartPodcasts Delves into the Wacky Mystery of Nicolas Cage’s Stolen Comic in “Stealing Superman”

WHAT: It was the most unlikely art heist of all time. At a 1999 New Year’s Eve party in actor Nicolas Cage’s palatial estate, the unthinkable happened: someone stole one of Cage’s most prized comic books, his priceless copy of Action Comics #1—the first appearance of Superman and the birth of the superhero genre. With police baffled and collectors shocked, the decade-plus story has fascinating twists and turns to rival some of Cage’s most epic movies. Listeners will unravel the story in the iHeartPodcast Original “Stealing Superman” and join host Dana Schwartz as she teams up with the country’s only art detective and one determined comic book dealer to investigate the mysterious theft of the most important comic in the world. 

Billionaires, police stings, body doubles and a reformed art thief make for the ultimate pop culture mystery: Who stole Superman from under Cage’s nose?

WHO: Dana Schwartz, host of the chart-topping podcasts “Noble Blood” and “Haileywood” and author of several books including the New York Times best-seller “Anatomy: A Love Story,” unravels this wacky mystery. Her writing also appears in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, Bustle and more.

WHEN: “Stealing Superman” premieres today, November 2, with new episodes posting every Wednesday. Fans can listen now, HERE.

WHERE: “Stealing Superman” 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 250 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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