British Indian pop star and music producer Jay Sean will have another outlet to have his say, other than music, with the launch of a new podcast. He has teamed with The Heavy Group and Kast Media to produce what they’re calling a “raw and comedic” podcast series called Basement Banter. The show will feature Jay Sean and his best friend, Woody, having conversations with celebrity guests. Guests announced so far range from musicians Natasha Bedingfield and Melanie Fiona to global wellness guru Deepak Chopra.
Jay Sean and Woody will also pull the curtain back on their careers, sharing hilarious and often unbelievable tales from behind the velvet rope and on the road, from a sold-out Madison Square Garden to performing at gunpoint in Romania.
“I’ve waited a long time to tell the stories from the road,” Jay Sean said in the announcement. “If you find the truth funny, you will laugh along with us for sure. I’m not pulling any punches on this podcast and I’m telling it like it was and is.”
The Heavy Group’s co-founders, Jeremy Skaller and Jared Cotter, said Jay Sean broke down many cultural barriers, being Indian and British. He also faced some difficult and hard-to-believe moments along the way, they said. That included a Florida radio personality asking him if he had ever run into the Taliban after seeing bandages on his fingers from a weight-lifting accident.
The first two episodes of Basement Banter were released today (June 16). Future episodes will be published weekly.