iHeartMedia and Ron Burgundy, legendary newscaster and greatest podcast host of all time (as stated in his contract), today released the official trailer for The Ron Burgundy Podcast, which will launch February 7 on the iHeartPodcast Network. The audio series, produced in collaboration with Funny Or Die, is a spectacular attempt from Burgundy to relive his glory days and keep up with times.
“The men in the grey suits said I would have utter journalistic control over all of my podcasts and with that, they left. And here we are,” said Burgundy (Will Ferrell), host of ‘The Ron Burgundy Podcast.’ “You and me and a whole butt load of time to discuss anything…and I mean anything.”
Burgundy, who has a fountain of knowledge that spans literally every topic imaginable, has signed on for two 12-episode seasons, with the first episode of The Ron Burgundy Podcast making its debut on February 7 with subsequent episodes to post each Thursday. The trailer and the podcast will be available on iHeartRadio and everywhere else podcasts are heard with excerpts of the podcast distributed across iHeartRadio broadcast radio stations and via social media channels. Season two is expected to air mid-2019.
“Ron believes he is the most qualified person in the world to host a podcast, but everything he says is just plain wrong,” said Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartPodcast Network. “As I’ve stated before, iHeartRadio was forced into making this podcast with Ron. He has refused to stay away from our studios and is now camping out in a van across the street where he has recorded upwards of 100 cassette tapes of pure nonsense. We’ve been receiving daily deliveries of these tapes, and quite frankly, I am at a loss as to what to do with them.”
In addition to the official audio trailer, which can be heard here, Burgundy’s fans can also check out some behind-the-scenes video content for a glimpse into the preparation of The Ron Burgundy Podcast, which mostly includes Burgundy figuring out what a podcast is.