Senator Bernie Sanders, who became very popular with progressive voters in the 2016 election, now has his own podcast. It is called The Bernie Sanders Show. The first episode was released on March 26, 2017, but it wasn’t officially announced until April 7, 2017.
The announcement was done in the form of a tweet on Bernie Sanders verified Twitter account:
The revolution will be podcast. The Bernie Sanders Show is on iTunes. Subscribe now: https://t.co/T1OuMlOXz0
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 7, 2017
Engadget reported that The Bernie Sanders Podcast is the podcast version of his Facebook Live stream. This is good news for people who are interested in what Senator Sanders has to say, but do not use Facebook.
If you look at the iTunes listing for The Bernie Sanders Podcast, you will find that the link for “podcast website” takes you directly to Senator Sander’s official U.S. Senate website. A section of the website functions as a minimalistic show notes page for the podcast. The description of the podcast says:
Election days come and go, but political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end. Listen to The Bernie Sanders Show to stay informed on the political revolution, our focus for a fight for a progressive agenda and how Bernie and others are fighting back against the Trump administration and its efforts to divide us up.
At the time I am writing this, The Bernie Sanders Podcast has released four episodes, all of which are interviews with people progressive voters would recognize. This includes Rev. William Barber, Bill Nye, Josh Fox, and Jane Mayer.