“If you were wondering if this will be any different from my radio show, the answer is no, it won’t be,” Kornheiser said. “We’ll still have the same crew of folks in the studio with us and our regulars on the phone will also be there, like my partner on ‘PTI,’ Michael Wilbon, our chief political correspondent Howard Fineman of the Huffington Post, ‘Meet the Press’ host Chuck Todd, Washington Post movie critic Ann Hornaday. We’ll have the smartest man in Washington, attorney Abbe Lowell. We’ll have the great and crazy James Carville and the simply great Ron Jaworski picking football games every single week. We’ll still talk about all the things we talked about before: sports and politics and entertainment, the latest news on the animal revolution, how to cook a steak in a toaster and of course things like how local traffic patterns and weather affect my daily life, as well as my relationship with my dog Chessie, who continues to treat me like the sheep.”
“The radio show was being podcast through ESPN and iTunes, and we had an enormous out-of-market following that was listening to us as a podcast,” he said. “I’m confident that the people who listened before will in vast numbers listen again because that’s how they received it to begin with. I’m hoping that through the better use of social media, we’re going to get boatloads of new listeners out there.”
Kornheiser’s show represents IMG’s first foray into podcasting, but its sister agency WME, which acquired IMG in 2014, has had a hand in podcasts by the likes of Malcolm Gladwell and “Freakonomics” co-author Stephen Dubner. DGital Media’s programming partners include Fortune, Yahoo Sports, The Vertical, Fox Sports Digital and UFC. “The Tony Kornheiser Show” will be available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and elsewhere.