Brooke Shields has been an actress, model, author and entrepreneur during her decades in the media eye. Now she is becoming a podcaster. Shields has signed with iHeartMedia to launch the Now What? podcast. The weekly show is about pivotal moments, and the decisions that people make as a result -- from career changes and personal missteps to moving through grief or just plain moving on.
The series will feature Shields in conversation with experts, authors and celebrity guests about the things that knocked them off their feet, and what they did to get back up. Its creators say some are funny, others are gut-wrenching – but they all have one thing in common: every success and every setback is accompanied by a choice and the “now what?” question.
“I want listeners to feel inspired and to not let life’s “now what” moments prevent them from moving forward,” said Shields. “My goal for this podcast is to highlight the struggles we all face, shed light on how universal our experiences are, and the importance of not giving up or in.”
Upcoming guests include actress Selma Blair who will discuss moving through life’s darkest moments; actor Kal Penn to talk race and casting in Hollywood and why he waited to come out; author Celeste Ng on how her own experiences have influenced her writing; as well as award-winning actress Julianna Margulies on her decision to leave “E.R.”
“Brooke Shields is such an iconic and powerful figure in entertainment, and we are honored to add her show to our rapidly growing slate of original iHeartPodcasts,” said Will Pearson, COO of the iHeart Podcast Network. “We hope this show gives our audience a newfound understanding on how to grow from the unexpected moments life brings you.”
Now What? With Brooke Shields will launch October 11.