ESPN signs new TV show from Barstool Sports’ podcast team

Barstool Sports is the latest podcaster to make the jump to television. ESPN has inked a deal to create a late-night TV show called Barstool Van Talk from the trio behind the Pardon My Take podcast. Barstool Van Talk will be an interview and comedy show from the group, set up premiere on October 17. It will air weekly on ESPN2. Content from the show will also be distributed on its digital and social platforms.

Shows from horror and sci-fi podcast Lore to comedy advice of My Brother, My Brother and Me have made the leap from audio to video. TV programs may also turn to podcasts to further their fictional universes or to help fans build connections with popular personalities.

Anna Washenko