The podcast world is about to get classier. Will Ferrell is reviving his legendary Anchorman character Ron Burgundy with a new podcast appropriately titled The Ron Burgundy Podcast.
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!’”