Everybody knows somebody who has a podcast and everybody knows that nobody listens to it. And then there’s Bernie Sanders. The world’s oldest millennial is the latest contender vying for the limited space you’ve allotted on your phone for podcasts. Of his surprising new venture, not-so-creatively titled The Bernie Sanders Show, Sanders posted this on Facebook: “Listen to The Bernie Sanders Show to stay informed on the political revolution, our focus in the fight for a progressive agenda and how Bernie and others are fighting back against the Trump administration and its efforts divide us up.” Super personal and exciting, right?
Unbeknownst to many, Sanders quietly released three episodes of the podcast on March 26th, 27th and 28th. In these three episodes, Sanders speaks with the NAACP’s Reverand William Barber about the nation’s current civil rights issues, Bill Nye on climate change and filmmaker Josh Fox, who directed the environmental documentary How to Let Go of the World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change).
Considering most podcasts often involve two nerds holed up in a basement discussing niche topics that neither is an expert in, Sanders’s public forum for throwing shade with distinguishable figures seems to have promise, especially among those who’ve missed his memorable finger wagging and all-around old-man charm since the Democratic primary. You know this guy is going to lay into Donald Trump every week, at least.
If interested, you can check out Bernie’s brand new podcast here.