In December of 2016, an announcement was made by Norman Pattiz, Founder and Executive Chairman of PodcastOne. PodcastOne is the country’s largest podcast network that is advertiser-supported. Pattiz announced the arrival of a new paranormal podcast, Beyond the Darkness.
Beyond the Darkness will air on WWE star Chris Jericho’s podcast network, which falls under PodcastOne’s umbrella. The new podcast will feature conversations that are both enlightening and entertaining. It will feature researchers and experiences of the paranormal, hoping to challenge everything anybody knows about encounters, mysteries, miracles, angels, demons, and aliens.
The new podcast will be hosted by radio host Dave Schrader and radio producer Tim Dennis. New podcast episodes of Beyond the Darkness will be released every Monday on iTunes, the PodcastOne app, and PodcastOne.com.
The Jericho Network collection has become very successful, with Chris Jericho proving himself one of the jewels of PodcastOne. Pattiz claims that he always knew Jericho’s network would evolve beyond just wrestling. After delivering comedians and popular podcasts on his show, Jericho will now be entering the world of the paranormal.
Chris Jericho himself is very excited about the prospect. He knows it will be a successful addition and is stoked about the idea of Dave Shrader and Tim Dennis hosting the show, as they are at the very top of the paranormal otherworld, and bring with them a very large fan base who believe and trust them. He expects Beyond the Darkness to grow his already large audience on the network, while informing and scaring them.
PodcastOne was founded by Norman Pattiz, who is also the founder of the radio-giant, Westwood One. It currently is host to over 200 of the country’s most popular podcasts that include hosts like Dr. Drew, Shaquille O’Neal, Penn Jillette, Steve Austin, and Adam Corolla.
Pattiz has been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and is the founder and Chairman of Courtside Entertainment Group, the mother company of PodcastOne and PodcastOne Sales. He is a member of the Board of Regents at the University of California and was appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors by both President Bush and President Clinton, where he helped oversee all of the country’s nonmilitary broadcasting services.
Norman Pattiz is a member of the Board of Governors of Los Alamos National Security, LLC which operates the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is also the founder of Alhurra, a satellite TV channel that is sponsored by the U.S. government and is broadcasted across 22 countries in the Middle East. Pattiz is also a prominent Democratic Party donor and is a member of the national board of the Israel Policy Forum.