MTV Entertainment Studios, iHeartMedia, & World of Wonder Announce “Squirrel Friends: The Official Rupaul’s Drag Race Podcast” Hosted By Loni Love & Alec Mapa



WHAT: MTV Entertainment Studios today announced new podcast Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul's Drag Race Podcast, the official companion podcast for all things RuPaul’s Drag Race. Co-produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, iHeartRadio - the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac - and Emmy-winning media company World of Wonder, the podcast will be hosted by Image and Emmy Award-winning comedian, author, and host Loni Love and actor and comedian Alec Mapa as they recap and react to the latest Drag Race episodes, starting with All Stars Season 7. Plus, your favorite queens and celebrities from the show stop by to join in on the fun… and spill the tea. You won’t want to sashay away. Listen to the trailer HERE.

WHO: Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul's Drag Race Podcast is hosted by comedian, author, and host Loni Love (E!’s “Daily Pop,” 5-time guest judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” contestant on “Secret Celebrity Drag Race”) and actor and comedian Alec Mapa (guest judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Doom Patrol,” “Welcome to Pine Grove.”)

WHEN: The new series launches on Monday, May 23rd on iHeartRadio and all major podcast platforms, covering the first episode of the brand new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, launching May 20th on Paramount+. New episodes will be released every Monday, covering the season and other key franchise moments in real time.

WHERE: Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul's Drag Race Podcast will be available on iHeartRadio and globally across all major podcast platforms.

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About MTV Entertainment Group

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films

About World of Wonder

World of Wonder (WOW) has reshaped international pop culture, earning 24 Emmys, inspiring Oscar-winning performances, creating global network WOW Presents Plus across 190 territories and bringing drag culture to the world stage via “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and DragCon. 

WOW’s pioneering television portfolio includes other smash-hit franchises like “Million Dollar Listing.” Their film division, WOW Docs, produces groundbreaking documentaries including “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Party Monster” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” WOW also operates YouTube channel WOWPresents, music label World of Wonder Records, the WOW Podcast Network, and year-round international live events.

Co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have been profiled in Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report. Honors for their trailblazing work include the IDA Pioneer Award, Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and the OUT 100. Most recently, World of Wonder was ranked #2 among film and TV powerhouses in Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.

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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