The podcast is set to launch on the iHeartRadio Podcast Network and will be available for your listening pleasure in early 2019. It will be co-produced by Funny or Die and iHeartRadio. The show has been given a two-season 12-episode order. Perhaps his fellow anchormen will make a guest appearance on the show. I would love to hear a segment featuring Steve Carrell’s Brick and his love for lamps.
True to form, the announcement was made by Ron Burgundy himself on the new @BurgundyPodcast Twitter handle. While making the big announcement, Burgundy ended up in a glass case of emotion when he got into a little argument with CNN’s Don Lemon about a hot dog eating contest.
“Hello, @donlemon! It’s your good friend, Ron Burgundy,” tweeted the legendary anchorman. “Don’t know if you heard, but I recently had my White House press credentials pulled. They accused me of eating too many hot dogs in the press break room.”
He continued, “They said I ate 12 dogs! I only ate 4 dogs!!! I’m not Kobayashi for cripes sake! Anyway, old friend, was wondering if you could do me a favor.”
Lemon replied, “Mr. Burgundy, I gotta be honest I don’t remember ever meeting you and frankly I’m a little shocked you have White House press credentials. I know I stand for a free press and all but just not so sure you should have those credentials.”
Being his charming and clueless self, Burgundy responded, “Don, I am laughing out loud! So about that favor: the media landscape is changing so fast and I DO NOT CARE FOR IT. That’s why I’m starting a ‘podcast!'”
Read their lively exchange below.