iHeartMedia and Charlamagne Tha God, one of the most influential and authoritative voices in media, announced The Black Effect Podcast Network. It is a joint venture partnership.
The Black Effect Podcast Network is positioned to become the world’s largest podcast publisher dedicated to Black listeners, bringing together the most influential and trusted voices in black culture for stimulating conversations, around social justice, pop culture, sports, mental health, news, comedy, and more.
The multi-genre venture will feature a luminous roster of marquee talent and culture-shifting voices committed to enlightening, educating and entertaining audiences curated by Charlamagne himself. The programming will provide a bridge to understanding and interaction rooted in diverse perspectives.
The Black Effect Podcast Network creatives will include comedian/actress Jess Hilarious, Social Justice Activist Tamika Mallory, American attorney and TV host Eboni K. Williams, and many more. The Black Effect Podcast Network has also partnered with other widely successful podcasts like All the Smoke, Drink Champs, and The 85 South Show, and will debut with 18 podcasts this fall on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are available.
The Black Effect Podcast Network will also produce exciting limited series podcasts in conjunction with various high wattage creators and talent, musical artists, actors, actresses, sports and literary superstars to support their upcoming films, music releases, and related projects. All shows on The Black Effect Podcast Network will be distributed through the iHeartPodcast Network.
The Black Effect Podcast Network launch lineup will include:
- Drink Champs with N.O.R.E and DJ EFN
- All The Smoke with Matt Barnes
- The 85 South Show with Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean
- Whoreible Decisions with Mandii B and Weezy
- Dropping Gems with Devi Brown
- Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams
- Carefully Reckless with Jess Hilarious
- Street Politicians with Tamika Mallory and Mysonne
- Hot Happy Mess with Zuri Hall
- Untitled with Bonang Matheba
- Hello Somebody with Senator Nina Turner
- P.O.D. with Ashley and Tammy
- Straight Shot No Chaser with Tezlyn Figaro
- Laugh and Learn with Flame Monroe (executive produced by Tiffany Haddish)
- Checking In with Michelle Williams
- Cut To It with Steve Smith Sr.