By the beard of Zeus! Ron Burgundy gets his own podcast

Will Ferrell is returning to play the Anchorman newsreader. It’s kind of a big deal

Anchorman - The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Well, that escalated gradually: Ron Burgundy – the legendary newsman with a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo – is finally getting his own podcast.

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14 years after Will Ferrell’s character appeared in Anchorman, it’s been announced the actor will revive the role for a show produced by Funny Or Die and iHeartRadio in the US.

Announcing the news, Burgundy said: “Listen, I don’t know what a podcast is, but I currently have a lot of time on my hands and a lot to talk about. I am also broke. Therefore, I am very excited to do this podcast. It is literally saving my life.

“By the way, if iHeartRadio says that I harassed them into making a podcast, it is a lie!! A boldface lie!! Did I call them one hundred times in one day? Yes! But that’s called persistence! I have filed suit against iHeartRadio for these salacious claims.

“I will be representing myself legally, since I currently do not have enough money to hire an attorney.”

Burgundy also unveiled the news on Twitter – with an argument with CNN anchor Don Lemon.

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Burgundy’s beloved San Diegans and fans around the world will be able to listen in early 2019. The podcast is set to run for two 12-episode seasons.


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