WHAT: Amanda de Cadenet, host of the hit TV series “The Conversation,” announced today a brand new talk-style iHeartPodcast titled “The Conversation: About the Men.” After a celebrated career interviewing some of the most high-profile women in the world, Amanda is turning her attention to men. “The Conversation About the Men” will engage men in the conversations that we don’t usually hear–those vulnerable, difficult and uncomfortable dialogs–approached with humor, levity and thoughtfulness. Featured guests will include Matthew McConaughey, Charlamagne tha God, Zachary Levi, Dr. Terry Real, Nick Viall, Kal Penn, and YungBlood, to name a few.
QUOTE: “Men have undeniably had a massive cultural reckoning over the last few years. The existing concepts of masculinity have been shattered and need to be rebuilt. Men’s voices are crucial in the restructuring of modern masculinity,” said Cadenet. “As the mother of a teenage son and someone who values a multitude of opinions, my hope is to build bridges and create a space for men to speak honestly and openly in a collaborative way. Consent, parenting, race, cancel culture, porn, Roe V Wade and toxic masculinity are just some of the subjects we get into in an uncensored and authentic way.
WHO: Amanda de Cadenet is an entrepreneur, host, photographer, and advocate. She has had a lifelong career in the media, starting at age 15 in the UK, she became a household name as the host of the biggest live, late-night music show “The Word,” where she interviewed the biggest names in music for 5 years. In 2017 Amanda executive produced and hosted “The Conversation,” a groundbreaking interview series and podcast featuring female thought-leaders and innovators, such as V.P. Kamala Harris, #MeTooFounder Tarana Burke,Hillary Clinton, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Zoe Saldana, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Silverman, Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga. Amanda is also the Founder of Girlgaze, a platform that connects a network of female-identifying and non-binary creatives with companies who want to hire diverse creative teams. She was named one of the “Most Creative People in Business in 2020’ by Fast Company. Amanda frequently collaborates with the likes of #MeTooMvmt around initiatives focused on ending sexual violence towards women. Amanda is the host of “The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet,” and author of “It’s Messy: On Boys, Boobs and Bad Ass Women. Girlgaze – How Girls See the World and Rare Birds.” In June 2021 de Cadenet was announced as a founding member of the new Victoria’s Secret VS Collective alongside Naomi Osaka, Stella McCartney, Priyanka Chopra, Megan Rapinoe, Hailey Beiber, Bella Hadid, and others.
WHEN: The first episode premieres today, September 19, with new episodes every Monday.
LISTEN: “The Conversation: About the Men” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and can be heard on iHeartRadio and everywhere else podcasts are available. Listen to the official trailer here.