Jimmy Brown 220

The new iHeartRadio Original podcast The Unimaginable about the life of Irish-born musician Jimmy Brown will come complete with something different: a soundtrack. The show is a first-person account of Brown’s life, filled with twists, tragedies and survival. “There’s music in The Unimaginable podcast because sometimes music helps us understand things that words can’t,” says Brown. 

He says he created The Unimaginable podcast to talk to other people about their unimaginable experiences including love, loss, the supernatural, music, movies, the human condition, mental health, family, war and culture.

Brown has lived a life that is often described as unimaginable. Not just for the tragedy but for the good moments as well. Born in Belfast at the tail end of a civil war, he escaped the troubled streets by traveling the world as a missionary working with underprivileged children. At 23, James emigrated to the U.S. and settled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. Sooner after, he met a deeply evangelical hipster family who lived in nearby Charlotte. They started playing music together and James quickly fell in love with the youngest daughter, Ashlee. They started a band called Matrimony. A few years later, James and Ashlee's daughter, Cecelia was born. At 2 years old, Cecelia suddenly died from what doctors deemed “natural causes.”

 Brown says he created The Unimaginable podcast to talk to other people about their unimaginable experiences including love, loss, the supernatural, music, movies, the human condition, mental health, family, war and culture.

The first episode of The Unimaginable was released this week, with new episodes releasing weekly on Tuesdays.

 Listen to a few songs from the podcast’s soundtrack HERE.