Prior adversaries are now business partners. ESPN and Barstool Sports have announced they’ve formed a partnership to launch a new program Barstool Van Talk, featuring Barstool’s Dan “Big Cat” Katz and PFT Commenter. The new show will be produced by Henry Lockwood, along with Embassy Row, and take place in Vanny Woodhead, the conversion van that plays a central role in the trio’s top-rated sports podcast “Pardon My Take.” The debut of the new program takes place Tuesday night October 17th. It will air each Tuesday at 1am ET/10pm 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 and content from the show will be accessible on ESPN’s digital and social platforms including ESPN.com, the ESPN App, ESPN’s YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The newly created television show will not impact Barstool Sports’ popular podcast “Pardon My Take”. The highly rated show will continue to be published three times per week on its regular platform.
Although the partnership makes business sense for both companies, many diehard fans of Barstool Sports have taken to social media to accuse Barstool President Dave Portnoy of selling out. Portnoy has since addressed those claims and you can watch his response by clicking here.