Move over, S-Town: Berniemania is ready to take over as the podcast du jour.
The Sanders team just announced a new podcast, The Bernie Sanders Show, in which the progressive movement’s favorite curmudgeon will wax poetic on the issues of the day in an attempt to carry on the momentum he built during the 2016 election.
As the show’s description reads:
“Political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end.” So get ready for more Bernie, everywhere.
The show will feature Sanders, of course, hosting a series of likeminded guests to “talk about the resistance, the political revolution and moving forward on a progressive agenda.”
Sanders and his team have intermittently used Facebook Live to broadcast video-based episodes of the program, hosting five episodes since February. The podcast launched with three installments ready for download, all of which were originally posted on his Facebook page.
On one hand, shifting to a podcast is a savvy move to put Bernie’s message more directly into the ears of his audience. An estimated 57 million Americans listen to the digital radio shows a month, and the format is only getting more popular.
On the other, the audio-only format means listeners will only be feeling part of the Bern when they tune in—they’ll lose all his glorious hand motions and old man scowls without a video feed.