Ron Burgandy is giving up the teleprompter for his own podcast.
We are proud to announce, America's favorite anchorman is launching a podcast on the iHeartPodcast Network in early 2019.
“The Ron Burgundy Podcast” will be co-produced by Funny Or Die and is an iHeartRadio Original podcast. Burgundy has signed on for two 12-episode seasons with, season one to launch in the first quarter of 2019 and the second season expected to air mid-2019.
"Listen, I don't know what a podcast is, but I currently have a lot of time on my hands and a lot to talk about,” said Ron Burgundy. “I am also broke. Therefore, I am very excited to do this podcast. It is literally saving my life."
“To be honest, we don’t want to do this podcast and we just want to get this announcement over with as soon as possible,” said Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartPodcast Network. “Ron quite literally forced us into making this podcast with him, first calling us more than one hundred times in a single day and then proceeding to actually show up at our doorstep and physically force himself into our studios. We do hope the podcast is well-received, but in the meantime, we hope by agreeing to do the announcement he will stay away.”
"By the way, if iHeartRadio says that I harassed them into making a podcast, it is a lie!! A boldface lie!!” Burgundy continued. “Did I call them one hundred times in one day? Yes! But that's called persistence! I have filed suit against iHeartRadio for these salacious claims. I will be representing myself legally, since I currently do not have enough money to hire an attorney."
Welcome to the team Ron!
(Source: Business Wire)