The No. 1 health and wellness podcast joins the network as the flagship show in an initiative to help prioritize mental wellbeing and self-improvement through audio
NEW YORK -- April 4, 2023 – iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, and Jay Shetty today announced that the No. 1 health and wellness podcast, “On Purpose with Jay Shetty,” has joined the iHeartPodcast Network. The mission: to reach people in today’s global, hyper-connected world – as 1 in 4 people have suffered from loneliness and depression – the biggest factor this generation has ever faced. Despite the pandemic pushing people into overload, creators like Jay Shetty have opened up their heart, mind and platform to reinforce today’s greatest lesson – that vulnerability is a great strength and that people are stronger together.
Hosted by global best-selling author, award-winning storyteller, former monk and Chief Purpose Officer of Calm Jay Shetty, “On Purpose With Jay Shetty” brings fascinating conversations with some of the most insightful people in the world; with the mission to help others find purpose. Known for making “wisdom go viral,” Shetty shares insights he has gained through his awe-inspiring journey, while conveying complex, fascinating subjects and perspectives that might open up someone’s mind. From discussing childhood trauma with Oprah, and how experiences at a young age can mold our adult life; unpacking mental health with Selena Gomez; engaging with one’s inner child with Kendall Jenner; tackling fame as a drug with Kevin Hart; Will Smith’s commitment to family; having a second chance at love with Alicia Keys; tackling racism with Lewis Hamilton; finding purpose in troubled times with Jennifer Lopez; to Kobe Bryant on inspiring others, Shetty brings mindfulness and health to the forefront. A platform where cultural luminaries as well as some of the great minds and figures of today can be vulnerable and open up like never before.
“‘On Purpose’ is on a journey to help make people happier, healthier and more healed,” said Jay Shetty. “Through insightful and vulnerable conversations with icons, experts and cultural figures and weekly workshops, ‘On Purpose’ is dedicated to giving our community the habits and tools to live a more fulfilling life. I’m so grateful for our loyal and ever growing community who come back every day to listen, learn and grow. As the podcast has scaled globally it made perfect sense to join together with the number one podcast publisher- iHeartMedia. We are so excited for this new chapter for ‘On Purpose.’”
With episodes published every Monday and Friday, and more than 20 million monthly listeners, “On Purpose with Jay Shetty” is an award-winning podcast that consistently ranks in the top of the podcast listening charts. “On Purpose” is The Webby Awards People’s Voice winner - Podcasts - Health & Wellness (General Series); won Best in Health & Wellness at the 11th Shorty Awards; honored with the Outstanding Achievement Online Award at The Asian Awards; and most recently, iHeartRadio Podcast Award nominee for Podcast of the Year, Best Advice & Inspirational Podcast and Best Host; and Signal Awards nominee for Best Video Podcast Show - Individual Episodes, and Health & Wellness - Individual Episodes. In addition, Shetty was also listed in The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful People in Podcasting.
“Since launching ‘On Purpose’ just 4 years ago, Jay has become one of the most influential voices in podcasting, especially when it comes to conversations around mental health and wellness,” said Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts. “Podcasts are a powerful, intimate medium, so it’s not surprising that we’ve seen such a tremendous number of listeners turning toward this medium as a mental health resource. We’re thrilled to be joining forces with Jay to help him bring his wisdom to an even broader audience and to expand what we’re doing in this category in such a meaningful way.”
“On Purpose with Jay Shetty” will join the network’s existing roster of highly popular shows focused on the topic including "Therapy for Black Girls” with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Pushkin’s “The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos," and “A Slight Change of Plans” with Dr. Maya Shankar, “Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani,” “Ice-T’s Daily Game,” “Unbreakable with Jay Glazer” and a dozen others as listeners increasingly seek resources for self-improvement and mental wellbeing through audio. These podcasts are distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.
About Jay Shetty
Jay Shetty is a global bestselling author, host of the #1 Health & Wellness podcast “On Purpose,” Chief Purpose Officer of Calm, Co-founder of Joyo Tea, former monk and purpose coach, dedicated to helping people train their mind for peace and purpose every day. In 2017, Forbes named him to their 30 Under 30 List for his game-changing impact in media. His viral videos have been viewed more than 10 billion times and he is followed by over 50 million people across social media. In 2019, Jay created On Purpose, now the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast. Both of his books, Think Like a Monk and 8 Rules of Love, became instant New York Times Bestsellers upon release. He’s been a keynote speaker around the world, invited to Google, Microsoft, Netflix and American Express, among many others. Over two million people have attended his Online School, and his Genius Coaching community provides weekly programming on health and wellness to thousands of members in over 100 countries.