Independent podcast production company Goalhanger has launched the first episode of its latest podcast series, The Rest is Entertainment, with television presenter and author Richard Osman, and Guardian columnist Marina Hyde.
Each episode, the pair discuss the latest news to come from the world of entertainment, including television, films, books, music, and celebrity gossip.
“About six months ago I started thinking about how I could hang out with the brilliant Marina Hyde every week,” said Osman. “This podcast is the successful culmination of that plan.”
“Movies, TV, books, music, celebrity, scandal - all the fun stuff, and I honestly can’t wait to talk to Richard about them every week,” said Hyde.
The Rest is Entertainment is the latest podcast series from Goalhanger to be part of ‘The Rest is…’ franchise, with other successful titles including The Rest is Politics with former political figures Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart, The Rest is History with historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook, The Rest is Money with journalists Robert Peston and Steph McGovern, and The Rest is Football with the company’s co-founder Gary Lineker, and former professional football players Alan Shearer and Micah Richards.
The podcast was first teased by Lineker in September this year at a Spotify event in London. Lineker’s co-founder Tony Pastor told PodPod that the company was planning to produce a show about entertainment but was waiting to find the right people to co-host it. Their third co-founder Jack Davenport also told PodPod in a previous episode of the podcast that chemistry between the co-hosts is essential to the company’s strategy when it comes to planning new shows.
“Marina and Richard were our dream combination for this podcast,” said Pastor. “If you love TV and movies and keep falling down celebrity rabbit holes on social media this is the pod for you.”
“Some of our other podcasts might describe the rise of populists, or debate their influence on society… The Rest Is Entertainment will discuss their ability to eat kangaroo testicles on national TV.”