THE NEW IHEARTPODCAST AND KIIS NETWORK ORIGINAL LAUNCHES TODAY
Re-live the breakups and makeups, the fall-out moments and the happy-ever-afters of the most fascinating love stories of all time in HOOKED, HITCHED & HUNG UP, a new Original Podcast from ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia, Deadset Studios and the KIIS Network.
In HOOKED, HITCHED & HUNG UP, hosts Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne – from the award winning podcast Life Uncut and KIIS Network’s Life Uncut Radio Show – unpack the headline making celebrity relationships that have enthralled the world. From the affair that brought down a president, to the fairy-tale love story of actor Lisa Bonet and Aquaman Jason Momoa, and the collapse of world champion golfer Tiger Woods’ picture-perfect marriage – Britt and Laura bring their trademark humour and relationship nous to every episode.
Other celebrity relationships to go under the microscope include Queen singer Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton; Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez; tech entrepreneur Elon Musk and musician Grimes; J Lo and Ben Affleck and actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.
Brittany Hockley said: “Our Life Uncut family know how much we love a good love story, so we are so excited to share our latest KIIS podcast. We are going to delve into some of the biggest celebrity relationships that have had us hooked over the years and share some details you probably didn’t even know about, because we didn’t!”
Laura Byrne added: “It’s the little-known details that make these affairs so juicy, and we have dug deep to unearth the true stories behind the relationships that have always left us wanting more.”
HOOKED, HITCHED & HUNG UP is Brittany and Laura’s second podcast on ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia. Their first, Life Uncut, was voted ‘Listeners Choice’ at both the 2021 and 2020 Australian Podcast Awards and is the #5 most listened to podcast in Australia with 1.1m monthly downloads. The successful podcast was recently expanded to the Life Uncut Radio Show as part of ARN’s Podcast to Broadcast Strategy, airing each Saturday from 10am-12pm across the KIIS Network.
The series was developed by Deadset Studios, a production house helmed by Kellie Riordan, the former head of podcasts at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and lead creator of multiple podcast hits including Conversations, Ladies We Need to Talk, Unravel True Crime, The Pineapple Project and Curveball.
ARN’s Podcast Content & Partnerships Director, Stephanie Coombes, said: “HOOKED, HITCHED & HUNG UP is a triple threat. We’ve combined the country’s top podcast hosts with Deadset Studios’ expertise and the scale of Australia’s #1 podcast platform, ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network.”
HOOKED, HITCHED & HUNG UP is available now via the free iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. The format is owned and licensed to ARN by Deadset Studios, with new episodes dropping weekly. The eight-part first season is sponsored by Bumble.