The partnership will see several LGBTQ+ podcasts produced in 2019-2020. It will kick off with the launch of The Outcast, an iHeartRadio Original podcast co-produced with Out Magazine. Hosted by Fran Tirado, Deputy Editor of Out, the weekly podcast will explore queer and queer-adjacent topics as they pertain to politics, pop culture, fashion, relationships, money, and more. The first episode will launch on July 18.
“At iHeartMedia, our goal is to connect exceptional content with diverse audiences,” said Conal Byrne, President of iHeartMedia Podcast Network. “Pride Media has been an authentic voice for the LGBTQ+ community for years, and this partnership would not be possible without their unique expertise. We are proud to partner with them to create and distribute exciting new podcasts for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.”
iHeartMedia will also welcome Food 4 Thot, a podcast hosted by four queer men who discuss sex, relationships, race, and identity, to the iHeartPodcast Network this month.