“Newt’s World” Launches Presidents’ Day Weekend With Stories, Conversations, and Context on All Aspects of Our Society
New York, NY – February 15, 2019: Westwood One, America’s largest audio network, and Newt Gingrich, historian, futurist, and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, have partnered to create Newt’s World, a weekly, original podcast for independent thinkers. Launching on Sunday, February 17, this show will offer stories, conversations, and context on a different topic each week, from history to health, national security to science, and much more. It will be promoted across the entire Westwood One platform and Newt’s enormous following of influencers and fans.
Newt’s World isn’t a podcast about politics; it’s a show that explores the past, present, and future to help listeners contextualize current events and important discoveries across all aspects of our society. The inaugural episode of Newt’s World features the father of our country, the man who led the first Americans to freedom, George Washington.
The second episode, also launching on February 17, will describe what people are calling the largest U.S. House cover-up in history. Other soon-to–be-released episodes include, “Sally Can See – How Gene Therapy is Curing Childhood Blindness” and “5G – The Next Industrial Revolution.” Future episodes will explore the perils of opioid addiction, great leaders in history, advancements in organ transplantation, the nuances of spycraft, and many other interesting topics.
Newt Gingrich said, “I spend most of my time doing two things: learning and teaching. I’m looking forward to bringing others on the journey with me to fully explore fascinating topics together. Some weeks we’ll be talking about history, some weeks we’ll learn about the future, and others we’ll look at what is happening right now in culture, science, and events. We live in an amazing world, and there’s an enormous amount to learn and share.”
“Newt is a passionate intellectual with a gift for teaching,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Marketing for CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One. “In his new podcast, Newt shares his lifetime of knowledge and access to the world’s most interesting minds and brands to uncover new perspectives and insight into our world today.”
About Newt Gingrich
An intellectually fearless visionary and historian, Former Speaker Newt Gingrich is one of the foremost economic, social, political, and security-focused conservative thinkers today. He is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing a majority in the United States House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Newt was also a Republican candidate for president of the United States in 2012. Today, Newt is chairman of Gingrich 360, a full-service American consulting, education, and media production group that connects the past, present, and future to inspire audiences, solve challenges, and develop opportunities. The company serves a fortune 500 client base with consulting services and creates award-winning, entertaining media projects. At Gingrich 360, Newt continues to promote American values as he works toward thinking through and helping to solve our nation’s greatest challenges in health care, education, national security, and many other areas.
About Westwood One Podcast Network
Westwood One Podcast Network is the fastest organically growing podcast network in America, engaging listeners with original content in political talk, sports, and entertainment powered by a massive, multi-platform engine to grow this business. Westwood One Podcast Network’s content and advertising partners tap into the passion, energy, and creativity of a start up within an audio powerhouse, capitalizing on our enormous promotional reach, established national sales team, and preferred relationships with major podcast buyers, as well as high quality production capabilities across the country. It was the first to launch multi-platform extensions with monetization at scale in the commercial segment, most notably with The Ben Shapiro Show.
About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news, and entertainment content to 245 million listeners each week across an audio network of 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio broadcast network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and the American Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.
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