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Aug 03, 2017


American Humane President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert Hosts

New York, NY – August 3, 2017 -- United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. (“USRN”), an independent leader in the creation and marketing of network radio programming, today announced that its partnership with the renowned publishing, pet food and media company, Chicken Soup for the Soul® has led to the development and introduction of a podcast for animal lovers. The new podcast series is titled “Chicken Soup for the Soul presents Loving Animals” and it’s hosted by Dr. Robin Ganzert, the renowned broadcaster, author, animal lover and President and CEO of American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization. The announcement comes jointly from USRN’s EVP/Programming, Andy Denemark, Brian Pollina, USRN’s VP/Digital Assets, Neil Barry, USRN’s Executive Director of Brand Sponsorships, and Jeff Schwartz, CEO of Media Management Group, representing Chicken Soup for the Soul. 

The “Loving Animals” podcast delves into all aspects of human interaction with animals, from pet ownership to conservation issues to new trends in animal rights and welfare. In addition to host Robin Ganzert, the podcast will feature well-known animal lovers, from celebrities to experts and authors. Early episodes in the series will feature Naomi Judd, Beth Stern, Jillian Michaels and Denise Richards.

Robin Ganzert, Ph.D. is a bestselling author, radio host, television producer, animal lover and President and CEO of American Humane. American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and wellbeing of all animals and strengthening the human-animal bond. American Humane’s cutting-edge initiatives are always first to serve, whenever and wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection, or security. Under Dr. Ganzert’s leadership, American Humane has been named a “Top-Rated Charity” by CharityWatch and achieved the prestigious “Gold Level” charity designation from GuideStar. Dr. Ganzert was recently awarded the Global CEO Excellence Award as the top CEO of an animal welfare organization, and was recognized by Brava as a top female CEO in Washington, D.C. She’s a familiar face to millions of Americans from her frequent TV appearances and the highly-watched Hallmark Channel’s American Humane Hero Dog Awards. In addition to this new “Loving Animals” podcast, she is also the author of Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors, and has two new books coming out soon. Robin has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, Fox & Friends, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and many other media outlets.   

“Loving Animals” is the second podcast introduced under an agreement announced several months back between USRN and the Chicken Soup for the Soul® brand. It joins “The Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast” hosted by Amy Newmark, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s author, editor-in-chief and publisher. It features true stories of inspiration, motivation, and life-changing tips.

Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 24 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and hope through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish a new title a month, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore with super premium pet food, television shows, podcasts, positive journalism from aplus.com, education programs, and licensed products, all revolving around true stories, as the company continues “changing the world one story at a time®.”

United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. is America's leading independently owned and operated radio network. USRN currently produces and distributes dozens of format-specific programs and services accounting for nearly 6000 affiliations with commercial radio stations across the country. The New York-based company maintains programming, sales and affiliate marketing offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington and Nashville. USRN was founded in 1994 by radio pioneers Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky. 

To learn more about Chicken Soup for the Soul, visit www.chickensoup.com.  To learn more about American Humane, visit www.americanhumane.org.  To subscribe to the weekly podcast, “Chicken Soup for the Soul Presents Loving Animals with Robin Ganzert”, visit www.lovinganimalspodcast.com. It’s also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, TuneIn and Stitcher



Chicken Soup for the Soul  – Jeff Schwartz – (212) 545-8383 – jeff@mmgny.com  

United Stations  – Andy Denemark -- (212) 536.3603 – andyd@unitedstations.com