OZY Media has launched storytelling podcast OZY Confidential, hosted by OZY Editor-at-Large Eugene S. Robinson. We’re told that OZY Confidential “offers raw, rant-o-riffic crosstalk from the edge, delving into the dark stuff often left unsaid.” Robinson interviews larger-than-life identities, from a world-renowned Nietzsche scholar who left behind a PhD for life as a crack whore, to Boston Irish Mafia’s Kevin Weeks. The launch of the podcast builds on the success of OZY’s hit podcast series The Thread.
“OZY has a commitment to high-quality, provocative storytelling and believes strongly in the audio space as a medium by which to relay these stories,” said Carlos Watson, co-founder and CEO of OZY Media. “With the breakout success of The Thread, we’re excited to double- and triple-down on podcasts, developing original series that take listeners outside of their comfort zone and expose them to unexpected perspectives. OZY Confidential does just that.”
Episode one, “I’ll Go First,” is a no-punches-pulled tell-all from Eugene S. Robinson himself, talking about his journey from purist to steroid abuser. Episode two, “Gun In Mouth Blues,” brings in the first guest on the series, former Marine Corps medic turned suicidal PTSD-addled vet, Max More. He finds redemption in a bar of soap.
OZY’s Eugene S. Robinson is a journalist, actor, novelist, fighter, post-punk frontman, and a former steroid junkie who’s marked time with a bleary bevy of interviewees from Samuel L. Jackson to convicted murderer Sam McBride to Nick Cave, Gus Van Sant, Lydia Lunch, Henry Rollins and many more.