iHeartPodcasts Teams Up With Jonathan Stern’s Abominable Pictures and Honorable Mention to Launch a Slate of Both Scripted and Unscripted Comedy Podcasts

Premiering today, the first comedy to launch is “Brewster High,” a 10-part scripted series following a group of students looking into the mysterious disappearance of their star ultimate-frisbee player

Listen to the first three episodes of ‘Brewster High’ HERE

NEW YORK (January 10, 2023) – iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, today announced a new iHeartPodcast slate of scripted and unscripted shows in collaboration with Abominable Pictures and Honorable Mention, Abominable Picture’s audio production arm -- this slate furthers the growth of the iHeart’s robust list of over 750 original podcasts. Founded by Jonathan Stern, Abominable Pictures is the production company behind popular comedy series including Murderville (Netflix) “Wet Hot American Summer” (Netflix),“Children’s Hospital” (Adult Swim), and “Burning Love” (Hulu).

“Ever since I was an infant, I’ve been a podcast enthusiast,” said Jonathan Stern, founder of Abominable Pictures and Honorable Mention. “But I always wanted to hear more comedies. Fortunately, so does iHeart.”

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Jonathan, Abominable Pictures and Honorable Mention to bring our audiences more hilarious shows,” said Will Pearson, President, iHeartPodcasts. “He and his team are responsible for countless cult-classics in comedy and we can’t wait to share these brilliant new podcasts with listeners everywhere.”

The first show to launch from the slate is “Brewster High” -- which premiered today, January 10th. This 10-part scripted comedy follows a group of students who suspect the official story about the mysterious disappearance of their beloved Ultimate Frisbee star is a lie. They do some digging, uncovering mysteries that don't quite add up -- a Frisbee gambling ring, a biker gang (well, dad cyclists), a rigged talent show and all sorts of torrid affairs. As our crew gets consumed by their quest for the truth, their personal lives struggle but they gain good material for their college application essays.

The first three episodes of “Brewster High,” executive produced by Stern and Keith Quinn, are available now with new episodes releasing every Tuesday on iHeartRadio and all major podcast platforms. Listen now, HERE.

iHeartPodcasts’ upcoming slate with Abominable Pictures and Honorable Mention also includes:

  • Debunked,” Launching 2023, Unscripted
    From former CIA officers John Sipher and Jerry O’Shea, and executive producers Adam Davidson and Jonathan Stern. Two former CIA operatives look at a new conspiracy every week and figure out how to pull it off themselves.
  • Table Read,” Launching 2023, Unscripted
    An improv-sketch hybrid from sketch group The Cook County Social Club (Greg Hess, Brendan Jennings, Andy Miara and Mark Raterman), “Table Read” features a group of aspiring screenwriters as they workshop dubious scripts and then try and pitch the “best” of them.

About Abominable Pictures

Abominable Pictures is a L.A.-based production company that develops and produces comedic content for both scripted and unscripted television, podcasts and film. It was formed in 2006 by Emmy Award winning producer Jonathan Stern. Past television projects include “Wet Hot American Summer" (Netflix), all seven seasons of “Childrens Hospital” (Adult Swim), “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (Netflix), “Medical Police” (Netflix), “The Hotwives of Orlando/Las Vegas” (Hulu), “Burning Love” (Yahoo! and E!), “Shrink” (Seeso), “Scooby-Doo Where Are You Now!” (CW), "Brews Brothers" (Netflix), "Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy" (Sony Crackle), “Garfunkel & Oates” (IFC), “Do You Want to See a Dead Body” (YouTube Premium), "Critters: A New Binge" (Shudder), “NTSF:SD:SUV::” (Adult Swim), “DriveShare” (Verizon Go90), “Newsreaders” (Adult Swim), “BEEF” (Paramount Television), “Filthy Preppy Teen$” (Fullscreen), multiple award-winning digital series, dozens of late night shorts, and segments for “Funny or Die: Presents” (HBO). Past feature films include "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" (Netflix), Scotland PA, and The Vagina Monlogues (HBO). Currently airing is the continuation of the hit show “Murderville” on Netflix and, coming soon, the documentary feature “Film Geek,” as well as an upcoming slate of podcasts for iHeartMedia launching in January, 2023.

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.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.