Larry King is making his first foray into the podcast world.
The longtime radio and television host has signed a $5 million, multi-year deal to host the entertainment and celebrity interview podcast “The Millionth Question,” King announced Friday.
The hourlong podcast, which is expected to be released in mid-June and is produced by 4Forty4 Media, will feature interviews with music, comedy, sports and popular culture personalities. The show is a collaboration involving the ex-CNN host, his 21-year-old son Chance King and theater producer Jeff Beacher, who will coproduce the podcast with King’s son.
“When my son and Jeff came up with the idea for a podcast, I felt I had come full scale,” King said in a phone interview. “I started my career in radio and I felt that podcasts are today’s radio.”
Beacher said the show’s guests will be “all of the biggest stars of everything, from politics to pop culture to sports, music, acting and more.”
And Chance King emphasized that with this podcast, his father “will be able to talk to people outside of politics and more in culture.”
King plans to record the podcast from his L.A. home while social distancing rules remain. He’s currently hosting the weekly political talk show “PoliticKING With Larry King” and “Larry King Now,” which features interviews with entertainment stars and political dignitaries.
“I love communicating. I’ve been doing it for 63 years ... and I love asking questions,” said King. "[The podcast] is a chance to do it again.”
“The Millionth Question” will be the first podcast launched by 4Forty4 Media.