iHeartRadio and Blumhouse Television Launch Second Season of Horror Podcast, Aaron Mahnke's “13 Days of Halloween” in 3-D Audio

The new season starring Kathy Najimy and Bethany Anne Lind explores a mysterious coastal town where not everything is as it seems

WHAT: iHeartRadio and Blumhouse Television today launched the second season of Aaron Mahnke’s “13 Days of Halloween,” an original scripted horror podcast. The show was produced in 3-D audio, an innovative approach to audio entertainment that reproduces the effect of surround sound to immerse listeners in the podcast’s environment.  

Season one starred renowned actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key as the caretaker of the Hawthorne Manor, where every room contained a new secret or mystery. Now, the second season of “13 Days of Halloween” transports listeners to the eerie New England village of Direbrook. When a mysterious stranger awakens on the town’s rocky shore, residents pitch in to restore her past — but not everything in town is what it seems.

Season two stars Kathy Najimy — a fan-favorite known for roles in classic movies like Hocus Pocus and Sister Act, as well as the television series Younger — and Bethany Anne Lind, who recently appeared as Grace Young in Netflix’s Ozark. Between its all-star cast and the breathtaking sounds of 3-D audio, the show offers a thrilling spooky story just in time for Halloween.

WHEN: Today, October 19 with new episodes dropping daily through October 31.

WHERE: “13 Days of Halloween” is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and is available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.

COVER ART: Download official show logo + cover art HERE.

About Blumhouse

Blumhouse is known for pioneering a new model of studio filmmaking: producing high-quality micro-budget films and provocative television series. Regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance, Blumhouse has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $4.8 billion. The company has produced iconic, genre, film franchises like Halloween, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and prolific films like Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man; Glass, The Visit and Split from M. NIght Shyamalan; Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman; Get Out from Jordan Peele; among several others. Blum’s television company operates in horror programming - with streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and a slate of horror/thriller films for Epix - and has also expanded beyond genre with provocative and acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, for Showtime; The Loudest Voice, starring Golden Globe winner Russell Crowe for Showtime; A Wilderness of Error (FX); The Jinx for HBO; A Secret Love, from executive producer Ryan Murphy, for Netflix; and lauded HBO series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, among others.

About Aaron Mahnke

One of the most successful podcast producers in the world, Aaron began his career in 2015 with the launch of Lore, which went on to become a breakout hit. Aside from racking up over 325-million downloads to date, Lore was adapted for two seasons of television on Amazon Prime, and as a three-book set from Penguin Random House / Del Rey. Aaron has also toured extensively, taking the Lore storytelling experience to tens of thousands of people across the country.

These days, as founder and president of Grim & Mild Entertainment, Aaron stays busy writing, voicing, and producing a number of wildly popular shows, including the 2021 breakout hit Bridgewater. In 2019, Aaron also published his first comic book series, Wellington, through IDW.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.