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National Football League and iHeartMedia Announce 'NFL's Podcast Network' Programming Lineup

With the 2021 NFL regular season set to kick off on Thursday, September 9, the National Football League and iHeartMedia announce the NFL's Podcast Network programming lineup.

Earlier this year, the NFL and iHeartMedia announced an exclusive partnership to launch the NFL's Podcast Network which includes the distribution of NFL Media's existing podcasts, certain Member Club podcasts, and the co-production and distribution of two dozen new original shows with the iHeartPodcast Network. All podcasts will be available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

"We are excited to bring this new slate of podcasts to NFL fans everywhere, representing the best storytelling, access and talent from NFL Media and NFL Films," said Meredith Battin, NFL Vice President, Head of Business Operations & Club Media. "Through the NFL's partnership with iHeartMedia and the launch of the NFL's Podcast Network, it will be even easier for fans to discover great new podcasts from the NFL and participating Clubs."

"We are proud to team up with the NFL to roll out an incredible lineup of podcasts," said Will Pearson, Chief Operating Officer, iHeartPodcast Network. "Just as this football season kicks off, we're thrilled to introduce such an expansive slate of shows featuring amazing talent across the NFL that will appeal to both casual fans and diehard fans around the globe."

NFL Media's existing podcast lineup includes the Around the NFL crew of Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler as they break down the latest football news. Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks break down the latest news and action from a scout's perspective. On the NFL Fantasy Football Podcast, Marcas Grant and Michael F. Florio provides detailed fantasy football analysis, combining in-depth stats and film study to help you win your leagues. Each morning, Good Morning Football hosts Kay Adams, Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt discuss the national NFL news and local stories, along with Will Selva. Super Bowl champion Michael Robinson, NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo and former/current players take you inside the locker room for unique stories that have never been told on NFL Total Access: The Locker Room. The NFL Players Podcast is an unscripted series sharing the stories and personal journeys of the NFL players community – as told by the players.

New podcasts coming to the NFL's Podcast Network include NFL explained, hosted by Aditi Kinkhabwala and Mike Yam, takes fans behind-the-scenes of the inner workings of the NFL. Hosted by Rhett Lewis, NFL Inside Report takes you beyond the headlines with NFL Media's reporters and experts providing game recaps, the biggest news and in-depth storytelling. Hosted by Dan Orlovsky, Bob Wischusen and Scott Pioli, Tape Heads is a twice-weekly, in-season X-and-O's podcast giving the fans the "whys and the hows" of each week's NFL action. Split Ends, hosted by Colleen Wolfe and Erica Tamposi, is a new podcast that provides fans with a fresh, irreverent and decidedly different perspective on NFL headlines. Hosted by Andrea Kremer, NFL Films Tales from the Vault features full-length interviews conducted by the late Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Sabol with some of the game's all-time legends that have never been heard in their entirety before. Earnin' It:

The NFL's Forward Progress is a groundbreaking new podcast that will feature the stories of women in the NFL, breaking "grass" ceilings from the field to the front office. Earnin' It is hosted by the NFL's Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion Sam Rapoport, a former professional quarterback who dreamed of creating a women's pipeline to bring talented football minds into the game – which has become a reality today. The story of this forward progress is told by NFL head coaches, owners, players, and of course, the women themselves. Earnin' It – produced by Rapoport and Jane Skinner Goodell – launches in the fall.

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