Cumulus Media and Imperative Entertainment Launch The Agent

Alden Ehrenreich Narrates Podcast Series about the Incredible True Story of Former KGB Agent Jack Barsky

New York, NY – November 1, 2021 – Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) and Imperative Entertainment today dropped The Agent, about the remarkable true story of Jack Barsky, the longest-surviving known member of the KGB illegals program operated during the height of the Cold War.  Barsky hid in plain sight in America for 10 years, all the while leading dual lives on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. On one fateful day, he was confronted with an impossible choice. The new 12-part podcast drops today on all major podcast platforms and the Imperative Entertainment Premium Channel on Apple Podcast Subscriptions. Alden Ehrenreich (Solo, Hail Caesar!) narrates the series.  

Cumulus Media, through its Cumulus Podcast Network, distributes, markets, and monetizes all Imperative Entertainment podcasts. 

The Agent was created, written and produced by Imperative Entertainment’s Jason Hoch. Executive Producers include Hoch, Jack Barsky, and Alden Ehrenreich. Narrated by Ehrenreich and original score by Jasha Klebe (Planet Earth II, Naomi Osaka). 

About Imperative Entertainment

Founded in 2014, Imperative Entertainment is an innovative entertainment studio in Santa Monica, CA. With a keen eye for bold and powerful storytelling that captivates and excites audiences, Imperative Entertainment develops, produces, and finances original and branded entertainment with a focus on film, television, documentaries, and podcasts. The company is behind projects such as the Clint Eastwood film The Mule, Academy Award-nominated All the Money in the World, and the Academy Award® nominated and 2017 Palme d’Or ® winning film The Square by Ruben Ostlund. Imperative Entertainment recently wrapped production on Ostlund’s follow-up Triangle of Sadness and is currently in production on Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio with Apple Original Films and “In with the Devil” starring Taron Egerton, which will be released on Apple TV+. Imperative Entertainment’s podcast division successfully launched in the fall of 2019. Thus far, their series include Raven, Fox Hunter, The World Beneath, American Coyote, The Red Note, and La Nota Roja, TRUE, In the Red Clay, The Syndicate,American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally, The Baron of Botox, Boomtown, and Gangster House.

About Cumulus Media 

Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-first media company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. Cumulus Media engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 412 owned-and-operated radio stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 7,300 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through the CUMULUS Podcast Network, its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. Cumulus Media provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through broadcast and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. Cumulus Media is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit


Karen Kemp Glover | Cumulus Media|