“Playing Dirty: Sports Scandals” Joins The Dan Patrick Podcast Network

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Listen to the trailer and first episode HERE

NEW YORK – February 1, 2024 – iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, award-winning multiplatform broadcaster Dan Patrick, and Never Ever Productions, helmed by executive producers Maia Glikman and Jennifer Clary, today announced the addition of “Playing Dirty: Sports Scandals” to The Dan Patrick Podcast Network.

Co-produced by Patrick, iHeartPodcasts, Workhouse Media, Never Ever Productions, Jenn Brown and Francey Hakes, the new podcast features stories from the dark side of sports - from passport doping and armed assault to car chases and sex scandals. Narrated by veteran ESPN personality Jay Harris and written by Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster Jenn Brown and federal prosecutor Francey Hakes, “Playing Dirty” tackles a variety of complex and controversial cases. From the Marcus Dixon trial that incarcerated a black high school football stand-out sparking a national civil rights debate, to MMA star Cain Velasquez’s ongoing saga that confronts our justice system’s handling of vigilantism, “Playing Dirty” doesn’t shy away from difficult questions and insider details.

“Playing Dirty: Sports Scandals” launches today, February 1, with new episodes available every Thursday on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard. Listen to the trailer and part one of a two-part episode covering the Marcus Dixon trial HERE.

“It’s been a fascinating journey telling these stories and going deeper into the lives of some of the greatest athletes,” said Jay Harris. “I was drawn to hosting this show because it really does bring a fresh perspective to the interplay between sports and society, and being a partner to my guy Dan Patrick is such an incredible opportunity.”

I’ve been a fan of Jay Harris for a long time,” shared Dan Patrick. “I’m proud that he has decided to join my podcast network with this exciting new show. I know our fans will love it.”

“We love how multi-layered the true crime stories in ‘Playing Dirty: Sports Scandals’ are, and I’m so proud of our team’s thoughtful execution,” added Never Ever Productions Co-Founder and CEO Maia Glikman. “Never Ever Productions was established to tell exceptional stories and every behind-the-scenes sports tale explored in this podcast is deeply informative and engaging. We’re thrilled to be on this journey with Dan Patrick, a legendary broadcaster, and with iHeartMedia, the number one audio company in the United States.”

Playing Dirty: Sports Scandals” and the entire Dan Patrick Podcast Network are distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Visit iHeart.com/apps to download iHeartRadio and listen on your favorite device.

Dan Patrick is represented by Paul Anderson of Workhouse Media.

About Dan Patrick
Dan Patrick is one of America's legendary sports journalists and a revered member of the national media industry.  In 2021 he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame and in 2020, he was inducted into the National Sports Media Association (NSMA) Hall of Fame. Winning the 2018 and 2012 Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year, “The Dan Patrick Show” is known for extensive A-list interviews from the world of sports entertainment. Nationally syndicated by FOX Sports Radio, the program airs on more than 360 stations nationwide, in addition to being available on FOX Sports Radio’s channel on iHeartRadio and www.FOXSportsRadio.com. The show also streams on Peacock every weekday, with the show’s audio available on NBC Sports Audio Channel 85 on SiriusXM. Patrick also hosts the Amazon Music Original, “That Scene with Dan Patrick.” For more information, visit www.DanPatrick.com.

About iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America,
reaching over 90% of Americans every month. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next four podcast publishers combined, and has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand, and the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts.  The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

About Never Ever Productions
Never Ever Productions is the entertainment company of award-winning producers Maia Glikman and Jennifer Clary. Visit https://www.nevereverproductions.com for more information.

About Workhouse Media
Workhouse Media, Inc. is a leading audio first multi-platform talent + content management and production company. Visit https://www.workhousemedia.com/ for more information.
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Media Contact:
Rachel Nelson
iHeartMedia/Premiere Networks



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