Television news personality and talk host Megyn Kelly is launching a new podcast that she says will allow her to do what television news no longer allows. Kelly said that what attracted her to podcasting was the freedom of doing and saying what she wants, and not having to follow the orders of network bosses. The Megyn Kelly Show is set to debut at the end of the month.
The podcast comes with the launch of Kelly’s Devil May Care Media, which will produce content including podcasts and other shows discussing the latest news, current events, legal and cultural issues. Kelly says it will give her a platform for connecting directly with her audience without the “constraints or political agendas” of other media outlets.
“With Devil May Care Media, I answer only to my audience and my conscience. Those who like what I have to say will find the experience deeply rewarding. Those who don’t can look elsewhere,” said Kelly. “The point is to give the audience authentic content that goes places where traditional media can’t or — more often — won’t. It’s a great challenge that will reconnect me with my audience and I’m excited to get started.”
Kelly exited NBC News in 2018 after her morning talk show failed to catch on with viewers, and her program was repeatedly hit with making what where seen as racially insensitive comments. Kelly earlier spent 12 years at Fox News Channel.
The Megyn Kelly Show podcast will feature interviews with newsmakers, thought leaders and compelling voices from the heartland and beyond, according to an announcement. “Listeners can expect interviews that transcend the superficiality and sound-bite driven confines of traditional broadcast and cable news, and instead deliver in-depth, uncensored, thought-provoking conversations,” it said. Kelly also said she hopes to eventually executive produce podcasts featuring other hosts.
The first episode of the podcast is scheduled to be released the week of September 28. Kelly expects to release new episodes a few times a week.
Red Seat Ventures will produce and manage the show and sell its advertising inventory. RSV co-founder Chris Balfe called Kelly “an icon of modern American journalism” who always takes the side of the listener, rather than any political or corporate agenda. “That approach has earned her the trust and respect of tens of millions of Americans, which in turn makes her a perfect voice for today’s direct-to-consumer media ecosystem,” he said.