The Le Batard and Friends Podcast Network has released its latest original product as Jon “Stugotz” Weiner’s Stupodity dropped its first episode January 31.
Stugotz, known for his unique sports takes, is a longtime co-host on The Dan Le Batard Show. His new show will feature not only his quirky sports insights, but also a look into his family life.
“I was going to use this space to tell you the direction of Stupodity but I honestly have no idea! What I do know is that my wife, Abby, is going to be a big part of it and we hope to have funny discussions about sports, parenting, marriage and life that will be relatable to so many people out there and that alone makes this different and unique,” Stugotz said.
“We’ve been talking for months if not longer about an original Stugotz podcast, and thanks to the launch of Le Batard and Friends, here we are,” said Pete Gianesini, ESPN senior director, digital audio programming. “This is a great extension of the Stu we hear on radio as he takes us home to share his personal and family life with us…whether we want it or not! I hope all his fans share my excitement to hear where this goes for as long as we can keep him interested and motivated.”
Stupodity looks to be an instant success as the show immediately jumped to the top of iTune’s overall podcasts charts.
The first episode features new head coach of the New York Jets, Adam Gase as Stugotz’s first guest. Stugotz is a known Jets fan and he and Gase talked about the coach’s new role with “Gang Green” and parenting tips for handling teenage drivers.
“I think I should end the podcast now,” Stugotz said. “I want to go out on top.”
“Additionally, I have so many great people and funny personalities in my life who have been so supportive of me over the years, and this is a chance for all of us to do something fun together and for me to introduce them to you. That’s a nice way of saying, ‘they’ll be doing all the work and I’ll be collecting all the checks.’ Ha, that’s Stupodity!”