ESPN Launching New Barstool Sports Program Featuring ‘Pardon My Take’ Podcast Hosts Big Cat, PFT Commenter
ESPN and Barstool Sports have teamed to create a new program Barstool Van Talk, featuring Barstool’s Dan “Big Cat” Katz and PFT Commenter. Produced by Henry Lockwood, along with Embassy Row, the show will take place in Vanny Woodhead, the conversion van that plays a central role in the trio’s sports podcast “Pardon My Take.” The show will premiere on October 17 and will air weekly on Tuesday nights at 1 a.m. ET/ 10 p.m. PT on ESPN2.
Barstool Van Talk will feature original digital shorts, guest interviews and comedy sketches. The show will also include their popular “exit interview” taped in the back of their 1993 conversion van. Content from the show will be featured across ESPN’s digital and social platforms including ESPN.com, the ESPN App, ESPN’s YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Barstool Sports launched “Pardon My Take” in March 2016 and the popular podcast is now on its 250th episode. Co-hosted and produced by Katz, PFT Commenter and Lockwood, the podcast was created on the belief that sports coverage should be fun and structured as a satire on modern day sports media. Barstool Sports will continue to publish “Pardon My Take” three times a week on its platform.