The Next Great Podcast

The Next Great Podcast

Who cares about the last great podcast? iHeartRadio's talent scouts are on the hunt for the freshest, funniest, and most compelling voices out there... but we need your help! From a true crime show out of Texas, to an investigation into high school basketball scandals, to a mother-daughter pair who love to tell outrageous dating stories, we've sifted through thousands of incredible entries. Now we're giving ten lucky teams the chance to impress. But to be crowned The Next Great Podcast and produce a show with iHeart, they'll need your support.Join us to listen and then vote NOW through December 8th for your favorite at NextGreatPodcast.com!

Episodes

November 24, 2020 26 min

Jerry Mallory, Detroit, MI

Synopsis: The riveting true story of how a local Metro Detroit wrestling fan hotline in the 90s was co-opted by nefarious players to prey upon unwitting teenage boys.

Fun Fact: Jerry was born on Super Bowl Sunday 1985 DURING the game. So he likes to say, “I didn’t choose sports (specifically football)... it chose ME!”

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Alexis Haut, Brooklyn, NY

Synopsis: An investigative look into the long con that is the high school basketball recruitment circuit.

Fun Fact: Alexis is a former middle school teacher and basketball coach who has watched He Got Game more times than she can count.

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November 24, 2020 28 min

Sabrina Furminger, Vancouver, BC

Synopsis: Celebrating the most embarrassing and awkward moments of our lives as told by comedians, activists, actors, and, well, human beings, all around the world.

Fun Fact: Sabrina is dedicated to full awkward transparency, which is why she let us know that for most of the 90s, she had a six-foot tall cardboard cutout of Commander William T. Riker (Star Trek: The Next Generation) in her bedroom.

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November 24, 2020 33 min

Sol Harris, Manchester, UK

Synopsis: Host Sol Harris explores the history of the most exciting and outrageous movie-projects that never finished being made.

Fun Fact: Sol has been cited as an expert on The Simpsons in a number of places, being interviewed for radio, in print, and having written a few pieces on the show.

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November 24, 2020 32 min

Lianna Holston, Los Angeles, CA

Siena Jeakle, Seattle, WA

Synopsis: Most people like movies, but those people are not hosts Siena and Lianna! Listen as they review a different film from AFI's "100 Greatest American Movies Of All Time" in each episode. Do they promise to enjoy these movies? Well frankly, my dear...

Fun Fact: Siena and Lianna have both sported some unusual Halloween costumes: Siena as Global Warming (in midd...

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November 24, 2020 32 min

DeMira Pierre, Compton, CA

"Mama P," Compton, CA

Synopsis: Hosted by mother-daughter duo DeMira Pierre and Eula Jordan ("Mama P"), Life Is A MUTHA explores life's ups and downs through conversations ranging from dating, finances, sexuality, mental health and so much more.

Fun Fact: DeMira once worked at Stevie Wonder's radio station and Mama P is no stranger to doling out advice as she recently published a self...

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November 24, 2020 11 min

Jonni Vegaz, Los Angeles, CA / Bronx, NY

Synopsis: A sandwich review show where the hosts review the best sandwiches across the globe.

Fun Fact: Some things were just meant to be. A perfect Philly cheesesteak shared between Jonni and co-host Nathan inspired the idea for this show, and the rest is history.

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November 24, 2020 21 min

Shannon McGarvey, Austin, TX

Synopsis: A chilling 8-part historical thriller that explores a world of serial murder, racism, and martial law inside Austin's infamous Jack the Ripper case.

Fun Fact: Austin's prominent moon towers, made famous by Matthew McConaughey in Dazed And Confused, were actually erected as a public safety measure in response to the Servant Girl Annihilator killings.

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November 24, 2020 21 min

Jeff Thurman, Pleasantville, NY

Synopsis: A science-infused mystery podcast for 8 to 12-year-old kids that follows the adventures of a group of friends and their charismatic, resourceful leader, Sadiqa (Sadie) Said.

Fun Fact: At age 9, after driving through Las Vegas with his family, Jeff created a casino in his basement. Not sure who said the house never loses, because Jeff lost the entire penny jar swiped from his dad and got groun...

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November 24, 2020 27 min

Alexandra D'Amico, Dallas, TX

Thiago Nascimento, Dallas, TX

Eric Lara, Dallas, TX

Synopsis: A scripted historical dramedy that dives into the fictionalized life and times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Allie: In addition to playing French horn and singing, Allie plays halfback for Dallas’ Gaelic football club Fionn MacCumhaill. What is Gaelic football, you ask? A fun, crazy sport that’s like soccer and rugby if someone had a...

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