Fox News personality Tucker Carlson has faced mounting efforts to kick him off the air or to pressure companies to pull their advertisements during his popular primetime program Tucker Carlson Tonight.
Amid the constant backlash, however, Carlson recently announced the development of a new podcast as the latest avenue through which he will be able to engage with his loyal audience.
“Unfiltered, unafraid, and unstoppable”
According to Fox, Carlson broke the news to viewers this week, declaring that he “will not be silenced or canceled” by his detractors on the left.
The podcast, called Tucker Carlson Today, will begin on March 29 and new episodes will be uploaded on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to the Fox Nation streaming service.
Fox News is promoting the venture as a way to find “unfiltered, unafraid, and unstoppable interviews and discussions, unpacking the issues you care about, with the clarity you deserve.”
The network is also encouraging listeners to tune in for “in-depth, unfiltered conversations with the people shaping America’s future.”
Carlson weighed in on his new gig with a statement expressing his excitement, saying: “Freedom of speech is under attack, and as other media outlets are shrinking and pushing for censorship, we are expanding and speaking freely.”
“Deeply political motives”
With frequent, timely episodes available on its digital platform, Fox News signaled that Carlson will be “making sense of the day’s events” through a “deeper dive” into issues than he typically takes during his weeknight television show.
In addition to the podcast, Carlson is also set to launch a new monthly program on Fox Nation.
Tucker Carlson Originals will be starting next month, giving the host an opportunity to dig deep into a specific topic in each episode.
Despite calls for his show to be canceled and coordinated advertiser boycotts, Carlson continues to draw millions of viewers each night and remains at the top of the pack among primetime cable news hosts. As far back as 2018, progressive groups worked to apply pressure to his program’s advertisers over his allegedly anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Fox News has continued to support the top-rated host, however, declaring at the time that his detractors were “far left activist groups with deeply political motives,” as the Daily Beast reported.