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Next Big Podcast Competition

Posted by APATA | Aug 10, 2020

iHeartRadio is on the hunt for The Next Great Podcast. They want to pump your show into earbuds all across the globe! Submit your pitch for a chance to develop and launch a show on The iHeartPodcast network, funded by iHeartRadio!


  • Up to ten (10) semi-finalists will be awarded $1,000 towards the production of a 10-minute pilot episode of their podcast
  • One (1) grand prize winner will receive a special interview with Dan Patrick and will work closely with iHeartRadio to develop their idea into a podcast series, to be distributed by The iHeartPodcast Network


  • Your podcast can be about any topic and in any format. Submissions can come from anywhere in the world. It just has to get us EXCITED!
  • A panel of judges will select 10 semi-finalists to record 10-minute pilot episodes
  • Fans all over the globe will vote for their favourite podcasts
  • Submit your pitch for the podcast you’ve been dreaming of making


  • Pitches will be evaluated by a panel of podcast luminaries, led by head judge Dan Patrick
  • Your pitch should include a short synopsis of your podcast, links to your past work, and a treatment outlining your series in more detail
  • You can include a 1-minute audio trailer and a pitch video introducing yourself to iHeartRadio in your pitch if you want to
  • The final production budget for the winning podcast series will be determined by iHeartRadio and the Grand Prize Winner


  • If you have any issues with your submission, please reach out to us at info@tongal.com at least 2 hours before the deadline. Submissions are due by noon PT on August 27, 2020

GET STARTED HEREhttps://tongal.com/project/TheSearchfortheNextGreatPodcast#!/tab-brief

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