The Dodo Expands Into Audio-First Storytelling With Inaugural iHeartRadio Podcast “An Animal Saved My Life”

12-Episode Season One Premieres Weekly Beginning Thursday April 9
Company Release
April 5, 2020

NEW YORK – (April 4, 2020) – The Dodo, the most-engaged with media brand on mobile and no. 1 engaged with media brand in the world [source: Tubular, December 2019], in partnership with iHeartRadio, the no. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally, will expand into audio-first storytelling with its inaugural podcast, "An Animal Saved My Life" on Thursday, April 9. "An Animal Saved My Life" will feature Emmy-nominated host Rocky Kanaka as she shares heartwarming and inspiring stories of animals who have saved people's lives around the globe. From a dog pulling his human off train tracks, to a horse that gave her owner hope after a tough time, The Dodo’s new, original podcast tells incredible true stories that remind us why we are solucky to have animals in our lives.

Listen to the first episode of the podcast here.

"At The Dodo, we believe in the power animals have to change -- and in some cases, save -- lives," said The Dodo’s President, YuJung Kim. “Podcasts are an entirely new form of storytelling for The Dodo; we’re excited to bring these incredible stories, featuring animals who’ve gone above and beyond to save their humans, to iHeartRadio.”

The Dodo’s "An Animal Saved my Life" is an iHeartRadio Original Podcast and is distributed through the iHeartPodcast Network. It is the fourth podcast from Group Nine Media’s portfolio-wide podcast partnership with iHeartMedia. Listen now on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are available.

About The Dodo:
The Dodo is the #1 media brand for reach on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, November 2019], and the most engaged media brand globally across all content genres [Tubular, December 2019]. We tell fun, entertaining, emotional stories about animals that make people laugh, cry happy tears, feel ALL the feels, and fall in love with animals. In December 2016, The Dodo joined forces with NowThis, Thrillist and Seeker to form Group Nine Media — the #1 videopublisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, November 2019].

About iHeartMedia:
iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 150 markets; digital radio via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its on-air influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audioindustry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit for more company information.



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