The 2020 Democratic presidential primary continues to run through podcast studios with Millennial favorite Bernie Sanders taking advantage of a medium that’s especially embraced by younger voters. In the process, the Vermont Senator is also showing his sense of humor by turning up on The Underculture podcast that’s hosted by longtime Sanders impersonator James Adomian.
Billed as a “Bernie versus Bernie” showdown, the 20-minute podcast interview includes an interview with Sanders about his campaign and topics ranging from everything to President Trump to the mechanics of some of the senator’s most iconic and recurring gestures and the best technique to properly rumple a suit. An eight-minute video edit of the podcast was also posted on YouTube.
The Underculture, which is part of the comedy podcast lineup created by Forever Dog, isn’t new to political conversations. In prior episodes, Adomian’s impression-based comedy has served up “leaked” audio clips that featured such political conversations as MBNBC host Christ Matthews speaking with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Salem Radio Networks’ syndicated radio host Sebastian Gorka speaking with the long-deceased Ayn Rand.
A mid-year tally of podcast appearances by the 2020 presidential candidates shows that the Democratic contenders are readily embracing the platform, with more than 1,200 appearances on podcasts through the end of July. Some have been on hundreds of shows, leading one analyst to call it the “hidden primary” of the 2020 race. President Trump last week made one of his first ever podcast appearances, sitting down for an interview during an episode of The Dan Bongino Show on Westwood One Podcast Network.