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iHeartPodcasts and Moonbug Entertainment Team Up to Launch “Blippi & Meekah’s Road Trip” Audio Podcast Series image

iHeartPodcasts and Moonbug Entertainment Team Up to Launch “Blippi & Meekah’s Road Trip” Audio Podcast Series

NEW YORK – iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher according to Podtrac, and Moonbug Entertainment, a subsidiary of Candle Media, and the most popular live-action preschool brand, Blippi, today announced the launch of a new family podcast series “Blippi & Meekah’s Road Trip.” The first four episodes will premiere together on April 10th, with new episodes posting each week following the debut. Families can listen to the first four episodes now, here.

“Blippi & Meekah’s Road Trip” will follow best friends and beloved children’s characters Blippi and Meekah as they hop in their BlippiMobile and take imaginative road trips driven by curiosity. Each adventure is packed with interactive sounds, fun facts, songs and games as they visit exciting destinations like a vrooming monster truck rally, a singing rainforest and the roaring prehistoric era.

“We’re thrilled to team up with Moonbug Entertainment to bring the wildly popular Blippi to our youngest listeners and their families,” said Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts. “We hope this whimsical new series will spark kids’ imaginations and encourage learning as we follow Blippi and Meekah on their exciting audio adventures.”

Blippi, with his iconic orange glasses, turns the world into a playground for preschoolers everywhere. The brand encourages a lifelong love of learning which helps to instill confidence and curiosity at a young age. Over the last decade, Blippi has become a worldwide sensation with more than one billion monthly views across global streaming platforms and garnered millions of fans around the world.

“‘Blippi and Meekah’s Road Trip’ provides a new way to connect with children and families beyond the screen,” says Mathew Reiffe, Head of Music at Moonbug Entertainment. “Each road trip is packed with adventure and interactive games like ‘Follow Your Ears’ and ‘What’s Outside Your Window,’ perfect to listen to on the road or at home. This partnership with iHeartPodcasts comes at the ideal time as we celebrate Blippi’s 10th anniversary.”

“Blippi & Meekah’s Road Trip” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and will be available on the iHeartRadio app and all major podcast platforms beginning April 10, 2024.

About Blippi 
Blippi, the world’s most popular live-action preschool brand, turns the world into a playground for preschoolers everywhere.  The brand encourages a lifelong love of learning which helps to  instill confidence and curiosity at a young age. Blippi has become a worldwide sensation with more than one billion monthly views across platforms including Netflix, HBO Max, Cartoonito, Sky, Amazon and YouTube and millions of fans around the world.  The franchise has expanded rapidly since it was acquired by Moonbug Entertainment in 2020.  Blippi is available in more than 20 languages, including ASL, and is distributed by more than 30 global broadcast and streaming partners. Blippi’s buddies Meekah and Juca have spun off into their own shows and Blippi lives off the screen with sold-out live events, popular music tracks, and in-demand toys available at all major retailers.

About Moonbug Entertainment
The company is behind some of the biggest kids’ entertainment brands in the world including CoComelon and Blippi. Moonbug believes every child should have access to entertaining and enriching content, making its shows available on more than 150 video platforms globally including Netflix, Disney+, BBC iPlayer and YouTube Kids. The company is also a global leader in pre-school music and audio experiences, available on 100+ audio platforms globally. Moonbug brands extend far beyond the screen to include streaming music, consumer products and live events.

Moonbug is part of Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. By bringing together elite talent operating at the intersection of content, community, and commerce, it helps to position leading entertainment businesses for accelerated, sustainable growth in the current market and beyond. Candle is run by its Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, and backed by investment capital from funds managed by Blackstone’s flagship private equity business.

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.

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