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iHeartMedia and Michael Smith Partner to Create the “Inflection Network”

iHeartMedia and sports journalist Michael Smith are partnering to create the “Inflection Network,” “an innovative new sports podcast network.” Smith, along with partner Terrence Williams, an entertainment attorney, are launching the network with season three of the podcast series “Comeback Stories” hosted by New York Giantsim tight end Darren Waller and mental health and mindfulness coach Donny Starkins, with new originals joining the slate soon. Williams says, “We are thrilled to embark on this new journey with iHeartPodcasts. With the help of iHeart’s unmatched expertise and platform, we are building a robust content slate and what I believe will be an enjoyable and unique listening experience.” Smith adds, “IN’s approach is guided by inspiring and transformative power-rich storytelling and authentic, entertaining and thought-provoking conversation. We want to elevate and empower creatives, amplify diverse voices and perspectives, and enlighten, entertain and engage our audience. At IN our mantra is, ‘Louder for the folks in the back!’”