iHeartRadio and HowStuffWorks Announce New iHeartRadio Original Podcast, The End of the World With Josh Clark
Launching on November 7, Stuff You Should Know co-host Josh Clark explores the future of humanity and the imminent dangers that lie ahead
NEW YORK-- October 17, 2018 -- iHeartMedia, the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally with over 20,000 podcasts available on its platform, today announced the upcoming launch of The End of the World in collaboration with HowStuffWorks. The new podcast will be hosted by Josh Clark, co-host of the award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know. On the new show, Josh will discuss the existential risks humankind faces and assess how they may be coming in the form of the technology we’re beginning to develop today. He will be joined by a number of experts across the podcast’s ten episodes, from astrobiologists to philosophers to economists and transhumanists. Fans can hear the official trailer now.
The first three episodes of The End of the World With Josh Clark debuts on November 7 and subsequent episodes will air weekly each Wednesday and Friday. Clark’s compelling and insatiable curiosity will guide listeners through a dark debate around the astoundingly odd and unique nature of human intelligence and how that might either destroy or save the species. The podcast will discuss pending threats to human life and the importance of mastering emerging technology – like high-energy physics, risky biotech experiments, and nanotechnology – in order to secure a future for humanity that could last for billions of years. The episodes in the series focus on fascinating and cerebral concepts like the Fermi paradox, artificial intelligence, digital consciousness and something called the Great Filter – which may or may not spell the end of the human race in the next century or two.
“Over the course of creating this series, I’ve gone from just interested in this stuff to coming to believe that humanity is in real danger of going extinct by our own hand soon,” said Josh Clark, host of The End of the World. “During these ten episodes on The End of the World, I hope listeners will come to see it too and that we’ll all start to do something about it.”
For the past ten years, Clark has co-hosted 1,100 episodes of Stuff You Should Know, which have generated more than 900 million downloads across the world and built an immense fan-following for the show and his unique style. In addition to the on-demand podcast, Clark has hosted live shows in cities across the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. A 12-minute version of the podcast titled Short Stuff was recently released as well.
“Josh is an excellent storyteller who has engaged and excited fans for many years with his iconic show Stuff You Should Know,” said Conal Byrne, President of iHeartMedia’s Podcasting Division. ”We’re thrilled to have him join the iHeartRadio Podcast Network as he continues to delight both his loyal fans and new listeners with this show, which tackles a fascinating and daunting topic — whether the human race might accidentally drive itself to extinction.”
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, is partnered with all major podcast publishers ranging from NPR and WNYC to ESPN and Gimlet. iHeartMedia also recently acquired Stuff Media, LLC, the leading for-profit publisher of entertaining and informative podcast content, which includes the HowStuffWorks podcasting business. With iHeartRadio, listeners can enjoy their music and podcasts side-by-side across more than 250 unique platforms including in-car, in-home, on wearables, across gaming consoles and more – making their favorite audio content available everywhere they are, on the devices they use most. Visit iHeart.com/apps to download iHeartRadio and listen podcasts on your favorite device.
About Stuff Media
Stuff Media is the leading for-profit publisher of entertaining and informative podcast content. With more than 30 brands, including Stuff You Should Know, Stuff You Missed in History Class, Atlanta Monster and Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities, the Stuff Media team reaches a highly engaged fan base across multiple platforms and distribution partners and has amassed a library of more than 10,000 podcast episodes and driving more than 1 billion downloads to date.
With this expansive and award-winning collection of audio podcasts, Stuff Media’s HowStuffWorks is ranked #2 in global downloads and streams. Stuff Media is headquartered in Atlanta, and also operates studios and teams out of Los Angeles and New York.