Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson are starting a podcast together for Sirius XM

Starting in June, we can add two more names to the list of celebrity podcasters. Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson are starting a podcast for Sirius XM, titled, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name with Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson (Sometimes).” Whew, that is a long title, lol. The weekly show will have some Cheers talk but mainly serve as a “shoot the sh-t” type series. Woody and Ted will also have guests each week, and the roster of people listed in the press release is pretty impressive.

A new podcast, titled “Where Everybody Knows Your Name with Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson (Sometimes),” is coming to SiriusXM, 30 years after Danson and Harrelson marked the end of their pub-set hit sitcom, “Cheers.”

“Each week on ‘Where Everybody Knows Your Name,’ Ted and (when he can find him) Woody will sit down with a special guest to dig beyond the career highlights and into the stuff of life that makes us who we are,” a press announcement for the project states. “While listeners can expect some fond reminiscences of their time on Cheers, the show will mostly serve as a freewheeling exchange of laughter and wisdom as the charismatic duo reconnect both with each other and with the talented friends they’ve made throughout their incredible careers.”

Guests expected to appear on the podcast include Eric Andre, Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, Laura Dern, Jane Fonda, Simu Liu, Megan Mullally, Conan O’Brien, Nick Offerman, Martin Short, Mary Steenburgen and more.

“Though I’ve always dreaded small talk at a cocktail party, I’ve found that it is a genuine privilege to sit down with someone for a deep, uninterrupted conversation. With this podcast, we’ll do just that,” Danson said. “And that I get to do it with Woody, my dear friend of many decades, is the cherry on top of the sundae.”

Harrelson called the podcast “an excuse to hang out with Ted.”

“Sure we’ll talk with interesting guests, and sure we’ll share some laughs along the way, but the biggest win will be rekindling our romance, I mean friendship, after all this time,” Harrelson joked. “I’m glad listeners will be able to join us for that.”

Produced by SiriusXM’s Team Coco, new episodes of “Where Everybody Knows Your Name with Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson (Sometimes)” will be available every Wednesday beginning June 12.

[From CNN]

I know there’s a gazillion celebrity podcasts out there, so much so that they’ve flooded the market and have crowded out the “little person” from having much of a chance to be heard. That said, I’m sure that Woody and Ted’s podcast will be entertaining. I saw Ted at the final panel for The Good Place at Comic-Con a few years ago, and he was very funny when speaking off-the-cuff. That guest list looks like fun, too. I’m just not sure how different their pod will be from others like it, like “Smartless” with Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes or Conan O’Brien’s delightful “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend,” though. I’m curious to see what exactly their format will be in practice. I also love that Ted gave a thoughtful statement about why he wanted to do the pod while Woody was basically “yeah man I wanna straight chill with my friend.” LOL.

I always figured Woody and his brother-from-another-mother and maybe the same father, Matthew McConaughey, would do a podcast together. I guess they’re sticking to doing meta-comedy projects for now. Side note, but when I was checking to see if either actor has or had a podcast before, I learned about a show called “Son of a Hitman.” It’s a limited series with 10 episodes that investigates the “murders, crimes, and conspiracies” of Woody’s father, Charles Harrelson. Learning that Woody’s dad was a hitman really sheds a lot of light on why Matthew’s mother, Kay McCabe, claims to once have had “relations” with Charles. That lady seems like she totally would.

The first episode of “Where Everybody Knows Your Name with Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson (Sometimes)” will be out on Wednesday, June 12.

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

Photos credit: Faye’s Vision/Cover Images, Getty Images

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

4 Responses to “Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson are starting a podcast together for Sirius XM”

  1. Blue says:

    I would listen to that at least once and I’m not a podcast person. I was surprised none of the other Cheers’ actors were mentioned as initial guests. It’s sweet that they remained such good friends. Thanks for this piece, Rosie! I had no idea about Woody Harrelson’s father. Wow!

  2. Bettyrose says:

    At first I didn’t understand the pairing. I absolutely forgot Woody was on Cheers. He was so limited creatively on that show. And his first films were pretty limited too. Then he busted out his amazing talent in Natural Born Killers and Larry Flynt and never went back to milquetoast roles. I’ll give this a listen because I love Woody but I can’t stand his persona on Cheers.

  3. Kirsten says:

    I love the both of them – Ted Danson was SO amazing in the second season of Fargo, and Woody is good in pretty much everything. I feel like their real-life personalities are a good balance for a podcast together.

  4. Atticus says:

    I’m so excited for this!! Cheers was a ritual for me in college with my guy buddies. Another pod I just heard about is Jesse Taylor Ferguson’s pod, “Dinner’s on Me”, and I LOVE it!! I didn’t even watch Modern Family but I really love this pod. As the title says, JTF meets with guests over a meal and they record the whole bit, including ordering their food. It feels like a real conversation, as if you’re sitting at a table next to a couple of celebs eavesdropping on their chat.

Commenting Guidelines

Read the article before commenting.

We aim to be a friendly, welcoming site where people can discuss entertainment stories and current events in a lighthearted, safe environment without fear of harassment, excessive negativity, or bullying. Different opinions, backgrounds, ages, and nationalities are welcome here - hatred and bigotry are not. If you make racist or bigoted remarks, comment under multiple names, or wish death on anyone you will be banned. There are no second chances if you violate one of these basic rules.

By commenting you agree to our comment policy and our privacy policy

Do not engage with trolls, contrarians or rude people. Comment "troll" and we will see it.

Please e-mail the moderators at cbcomments at gmail.com to delete a comment if it's offensive or spam. If your comment disappears, it may have been eaten by the spam filter. Please email us to get it retrieved.

You can sign up to get an image next to your name at Gravatar.com Thank you!

Leave a comment after you have read the article

Save my name and email in this browser for the next time I comment