Inspirational Religious Leader Joel Osteen Joins The iHeartPodcast Network

New York – January 14, 2020 – iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally, and Joel Osteen, the New York Times bestselling author and pastor in Houston, Texas, announced today that the popular “Joel Osteen Podcast” has joined the iHeartPodcast Network. The daily “Joel Osteen Podcast” features new inspirational messages every Sunday in conjunction with Osteen’s weekly televised sermons, with classic sermons from the past four years airing Monday through Friday on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.

Hosted by Joel Osteen, the senior pastor of Lakewood Church—a vibrant and diverse church that Forbes calls the largest and fastest-growing congregation in America, and his wife Victoria, the “Joel Osteen Podcast” inspires people to reach for their dreams, find fresh beginnings and live their best life. Each episode will bring to life a new spiritual teaching such as the healing power of laughter, how to receive God's mercy, trusting God, developing good habits and many more. There are daily thoughts and devotions known as “Today’s Word” pulled from Joel’s messages that reach more than 1.3 million people per day via email across all devices and now will reach millions more via the iHeartPodcast Network.

“Our goal is to carry the message of hope to as many people as possible, and we believe iHeart is an ideal partner to help us do just that,” said Osteen. “Their dedication to building a topflight podcasting operation is impressive, and we are pleased to be a part of it. We’re confident that together we will change countless lives for the better and make a positive impact throughout our nation.”

Listen to the “Joel Osteen Podcast” now and follow the podcast on iHeartRadio to be alerted when new episodes are available.

About Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen is a New York Times bestselling author and the Senior Pastor of America’s largest church, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. More than 10 million viewers watch his weekly inspirational messages through television, and over 60 million people connect with Joel each week through his digital platforms worldwide. Joel can be heard 24/7 on SiriusXM 128 — Joel Osteen Radio. Connect with Joel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit his website at

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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