The new Podcast from the PBS broadcaster will focus on Smiley’s personal opinions on culture and current events, in combination with guests from a variety of backgrounds. Celebrities, authors, academics, attorneys, and politicians will debate with Smiley. A two-part “Taste of Tavis” special podcast will be released the weeks of July 10 and 17, 2017, with the weekly Tavis Smiley Podcast debuting mid-September.
“I love listening, learning and laughing,” said Smiley. “Great conversation is essential for me. It’s like oxygen. Every now and again, folk might even be surprised by my take on things. I look forward to bringing our brand of smart talk to PodcastOne.”
PodcastOne Founder and Executive Chairman Norman Pattiz said, “What we like best on our network are personalities that are unique and worth listening to. With Tavis, we’ve checked off those boxes in a major way. I’ve been a listener, viewer and fan of his unique style and first-class content…and couldn’t be happier to be working with him on this project.”