Conservative talk host Laura Ingraham swapped a syndicated radio show for a daily podcast at the start of the year but it appears that the plug has been pulled on the program. The Laura Ingraham Podcast hasn’t published a show since the end of September. She has also removed references to the podcast from her social media accounts.
The Daily Beast, which first reported the show had stopped production, says Ingraham staffers were told in mid-October that the show would be “coming back” but they have yet to be updated on when, or if, that will happen. Ingraham’s website still offers fans a $50 per year membership to hear commercial-free versions of the podcast as well as archives of her radio show and other content.
After nearly two decades in talk radio, Ingraham announced last November that she was stepping away from broadcast radio and instead creating a new daily podcast in a partnership with PodcastOne. Ingraham said then that the move was not a whack at AM/FM radio but the reality of being a working mother of three and hosting a top-rated Fox News Channel nightly program.
“While hosting a prime-time television show and raising three children on my own, continuing a three-hour morning radio show was no longer feasible,” Ingraham said. “Although I will greatly miss my radio listeners and affiliates, working late nights and early mornings has taken a toll on my family life.”
Ingraham and PodcastOne CEO Norm Pattiz have a long history. He put her show on broadcast radio in 2001 when he still ran Westwood One. More recently the syndicated show was distributed by Courtside Entertainment Group, a company controlled by Pattiz.