Russell Brand is to record twice-weekly comedy podcasts exclusively for audioBoom.
New episodes of The Russell Brand Podcast will launch on the sound file-sharing website every Wednesday and Sunday, beginning this Wednesday (February 25). Each episode will be 45 minutes long and feature a blend of topical content, general humour and the “world views” of Brand and his co-presenters, with music guests along the way.
The podcasts will reunite Brand with his regular radio presenting team of comedian Matt Morgan and self-styled “poet laureate” Mr Gee. Under his exclusive deal with audioBoom, Brand will also use the audioBoom app to “publish his thoughts on the fly”.
Brand said in a press release: “Me and my sleeper cell of radio mates are happy to get back on the air with audioBoom. Which sounds like terrorism in the earhole. Exciting.”
“I am ecstatic that audioBoom has managed to attract one of the world’s most talented entertainers onto the platform,” audioBoom’s CEO Robert Proctor added. “I do not think it is any coincidence that Russell has chosen to release his latest material in an on-demand platform rather than through traditional media.”
Brand is currently contracted to record a total of 24 episodes of The Russell Brand Podcast for audioBoom. Brand and Morgan previously hosted The Russell Brand Show on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 between 2006 and 2008, and then briefly for talkSPORT in 2013. Noel Gallagher was a frequent guest on the show.
Brand and Morgan are also inviting listeners to upload jingles for possible use on the podcast – submit yours here.