Isaac Mizrahi Interview Show, Ron Howard Comedy and True Crime From 1980s L.A. Punk Scene Lead Imagine Audio’s Podcast Slate for iHeartMedia |

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An question and reply bid hosted by Isaac Mizrahi, a workplace improv drama created by Ron Howard and a true-crime heavy dive into a notorious execution lawsuit from L.A.’s early 1980s punk stone segment pinch Penelope Spheeris item nan first slate of original podcasts produced by Imagine Entertainment done its associated task pinch power and podcasting elephantine iHeartMedia.

Imagine and iHeart group a podcast accumulation woody successful December 2021. The first fruits of that business debut coming pinch nan motorboat of “Hello Isaac,” a play question and reply bid featuring nan manner and media entrepreneur sitting down pinch notable figures specified arsenic Carson Kressley and Andy Cohen. New episodes will debut Mondays.

The afloat Imagine slate of six original podcasts includes a operation of unscripted titles arsenic good arsenic a “Employees Only,” an improv drama created by Ron Howard that revolves astir labor astatine a large container store; a multi-episode look astatine nan sweetener manufacture (“Big Sugar”); a provocative introduction hosted by ambiance intelligence Chris Turney (“Unf*cking nan Future”) and an inspirational communicative involving Muhammad Ali (“The Tao of Muhammad Ali”).

“At Imagine Entertainment, our privilege has ever been telling stories that animate and empower and we are thrilled to debut our first slate of shows arsenic we grow into nan audio abstraction pinch iHeartMedia,” said Imagine Entertainment president Justin Wilkes.

Imagine’s push into high-end original audio contented has been steered by Kara Welker, who heads Imagine Audio, and shaper Nathan Kloke. Wilkes and Howard are executive producers crossed nan podcast slate, while iHeartPodcasts is besides a co-producer of nan six titles.

“We are pleased to denote this compelling slate from iconic names for illustration Ron Howard and Isaac Mizrahi arsenic good arsenic thought-provoking contented exposing issues for illustration ambiance alteration and nan cardinal dollar sweetener manufacture done a full caller lens,” said Conal Byrne, CEO of iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group. “Imagine Entertainment has an outstanding, decades-long estimation for bringing award-winning TV shows, features and documentaries to our screens, and we can’t hold to bring Imagine’s bespoke contented to moreover much audiences successful nan audio abstraction done iHeartPodcasts.”

Here are Imagine’s descriptions and motorboat dates for nan six series:

“Hello Isaac” (debuts June 12): Isaac Mizrahi is simply a jack of each trades – an iconic manner designer, actor,
singer, tv presenter and a beautiful darned bully navigator too! Isaac will subordinate experts successful their section to study really their lives – nan failures, nan occurrence and their process forged them into nan experts they are today. Featured Guests successful this raw, honorable and hilarious question and reply show see Carson Kressley, Andy Cohen, BenDelaCreme and more. Produced pinch Awfully Nice.

● “Big Sugar” (June 20): “Big Sugar” is simply a timely communicative covering an epic ineligible conflict pitting the
multi-billion-dollar sweetener manufacture against nan migrant laborers who harvest sugarcane, while revealing
corporate malfeasance, quality authorities violations, DC lobbying, nutrition downfalls and nan demolition of nan environment. Relentless journalists and lawyers uncover a analyzable web of relationships, policies and transactions involving nan highest levels of authorities and nan communities wherever we live. From Novel and Weekday Fun.
● “Employees Only” (July 17): From creator Ron Howard, “Employees Only” is an improvised
workplace drama pursuing labor astatine a large container shop who walk their break discussing, debating and arguing astir nan day’s news. This podcast is an innovative caller attack to a sitcom, pinch a topical look astatine nan news from each perspective and perspective. Produced pinch Pretty-Fast.
● “Unfking The Future” (Aug. 8): In “Unfking nan Future,” ambiance intelligence and expedition leader Chris Turney takes listeners connected an progressively urgent biology journey, exploring nan scary reality nan satellite faces coming and nan common–sense solutions that tin beryllium implemented now to prevention it. Produced pinch Awfully Nice.
● “Peter and nan Acid King” (Sept. 18): “Peter and nan Acid King” takes listeners connected a deep
dive done nan grimy, chaotic world of nan Los Angeles punk segment successful nan early ’80s and nan brutal
murder of New Wave Theater TV host, Peter Ivers, nan move performer and creator known for bringing
punk stone to TV. Created by Alan Sacks (Du-Beat-E-O, Thrashin, Welcome Back Kotter) and narrated by
punk historiographer and esteemed head Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization, Wayne’s
World). Featured guests see Jello Biafra, Frank Salerno, and Ron Howard. Produced pinch Awfully
● “The Tao of Muhammad Ali” (Oct. 3): “The Tao of Muhammad Ali” from Davis Miller and based connected his world best-selling book, will commencement pinch existent communicative of really The Champ selflessly saved a bullied young boy, nan creator himself, Davis Miller, from a paralyzing slump and propelled
him to occurrence done his “Tao.” The show will transportation listeners done nan later years erstwhile Davis and Ali
are reunited while Ali was successful nan throes of Parkinson’s, sharing years of The Champ’s contented and doctrine,
and that which made Ali a domiciled exemplary and guru for millions, including stories from galore of nan celebrities
and group of power who were profoundly impacted and inspired by their clip pinch Ali. Produced with
Awfully Nice.

Imagine’s audio activity stems from nan maturation of its documentary portion during nan past 5 years pinch specified salient releases arsenic titles arsenic “Lucy & Desi,” “Thirteen Lives,” “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — nan Touring Years.”

The iHeartMedia power group has moved aggressively into original podcast content. The institution offers a paper of 800 original bid that make much than 374 cardinal downloads a period worldwide.

(Pictured: Isaac Mizrahi)