Recount and the radio big have teamed to co-produce a collection of weekly podcasts main as much as Election Day on Nov. 3.
“Hell and Excessive Water with John Heilemann,” “Battleground with David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt” and “Simply One thing About Her with Jennifer Palmieri” are the primary three podcasts to come back from the partnership.
“Getting sensible on politics is not non-compulsory,” mentioned Nomi Ernst Leidner, government VP of programming and improvement for Recount. “Partnering with iHeartMedia permits us to enterprise into podcasts and proceed producing prime quality content material that educates folks on politics in a digestible and interesting method.”
The primary title scheduled for launch is “Hell and Excessive Water,” which can bow Sept. 8. Heilemann is co-founder and government editor of Recount. Heilemann will converse with influential figures in politics, leisure, know-how and enterprise to discover how the nation is transferring ahead by way of the present turbulence.
“The 2020 election is, with out query, an important election of our lifetime, and this thrilling trio of podcasts from hosts who’ve operated on the highest stage of politics will assist listeners minimize by way of the bull—- and perceive the large image of what’s taking place forward of Election Day and past,” Heilemann mentioned.
David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s 2008 marketing campaign supervisor, and Steve Schmidt, chief strategist for the late Sen. John McCain, who was Obama’s Republican opponent in 2008, will host “Battleground.” That podcast is ready to debut Sept. 14 and can cowl present political battles in addition to varied difficulties and key points the following administration must deal with.
“Simply One thing About Her” options Palmieri, who served because the communications director for the Obama administration. The podcast goals to discover the challenges going through girls in enterprise, politics, artwork and journalism. It’s focused for a late September premiere.
“The Recount is an knowledgeable in understanding the right way to attain audiences on social media in right this moment’s digital world. Persons are checking the information extra regularly and need entry to the simplest format attainable,” mentioned iHeartPodcast Community president Conal Byrne. “Pairing our community with the Recount’s deal with accessible content material creates a powerhouse slate of political podcasts that can assist our listeners higher perceive politics as we strategy the 2020 election.”
All podcasts shall be distributed by the iHeartPodcast Community, which options greater than 750 unique podcasts that generate greater than 225 million downloads a month.