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Motivational podcast 'Team Never Quit' joins Westwood One Podcast network

PRESS RELEASE — October 24, 2018

New York NY, USA—Westwood One, America’s largest audio network, is adding the popular Team Never Quit podcast to Westwood One Podcast Network. Team Never Quit is a riveting one-hour weekly original podcast co-hosted by former Navy SEALs Marcus Luttrell and David Rutherford.

Team Never Quit is an authentic, positive, and inspiring show that implores listeners to face their greatest challenges. It features the incredible camaraderie between Mr. “Never Quit” Marcus Luttrell and energetic “Instructor Rut” David Rutherford, which not only comes from their time together on SEAL Teams but also due to their mutual ten years of inspiring audiences of all types.

These two Frogmen know what it means to never give up. Luttrell’s epic story of survival, relayed in his international bestselling book, Lone Survivor, and box office smash hit movie of the same title, has touched many lives. He returned to battle in Ramadi, Iraq in 2006. For the past 12 years, co-host Rutherford, a Navy SEAL/ CIA Contractor, motivational speaker, author, and performance coach has been inspiring people with his high-octane enthusiasm and unique brand of communicating. Together they are a living example of what they call the Never Quit mindset.

By teaming up with Westwood One, Luttrell and Rutherford will now reach and motivate millions of new listeners. Marcus Luttrell said, “The Team Never Quit podcast has been a passion project since day one, it’s incredible to hear the Never Quit stories of our guests and how it impacts our audience. I am excited about our partnership with Westwood One and look forward to seeing where it will go from here.”

“I’m beyond fired up to become a part of the Westwood One Podcast Network team,” said David Rutherford. “If you think Marcus, The Wizard, and I have accomplished our mission to teach millions of people the Never Quit mindset, then stand by, because with Westwood One in our platoon we are going to inspire the world to never quit! HOOYAH.”

“Marcus and David are taking the podcast universe by storm, sharing uniquely inspiring storytelling infused with the powerful Never Quit message,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP Marketing for CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One. “With everything they have accomplished, this high-energy duo is ready to go to the next level. Westwood One Podcast Network is proud to partner with them and fuel their continued growth.”

Team Never Quit drops new episodes every Wednesday. You can listen to the show now on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts,, or the Westwood One Podcasts App for iOS or Android.

Past Team Never Quit guests include Hollywood A-list actor Mark Wahlberg, Ret. Police Commissioner for NYC Bernie Kerik, US Marine Core amputee Kirstie Ennis, SPEC Ops training specialist Tony Blauer, professional cyclist Lance Armstrong, Vietnam POW captain Charlie Plumb, and more.

About Westwood One Podcast Network

Westwood One Podcast Network is the fastest organically growing podcast network in America, engaging listeners with original content in political talk, sports, and entertainment powered by a massive, multi-platform engine to grow this business. Westwood One Podcast Network’s content and advertising partners tap into the passion, energy and creativity of a start-up within an audio powerhouse, capitalizing on our enormous promotional reach, established national sales team, and preferred relationships with major podcast buyers, as well as high-quality production capabilities across the country. It was the first to launch multi-platform extensions with monetization at scale in the commercial segment, most notably with The Ben Shapiro Show.

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