After three-and-a-half years as a co-host on the popular Longshot Podcast, comedian Eddie Pepitone is exiting the show to start his own. “I’ve wanted to do my own podcast for a while,” Pepitone says on the newest episode of The Longshot. “I really have loved doing this podcast, it’s so much fun. I feel like I just want to dedicate myself to do doing my own thing, which I’ve wanted to do for about a year now.”
Though all the details haven’t been hammered out, Pepitone — aka The Bitter Buddha – told co-hosts Sean Conroy, Jamie Flam and Amber Kenny the plan was to debut the first episode at the beginning of September and that the name of the show will be Pep Talks with The Bitter Buddha Eddie Pepitone.
“I want it to be me ranting about a couple of things every week—a rant about whatever topic I choose,” Pepitone says, adding that he’s toying with the idea of doing episodes as some of the characters he’s done on The Longshot. Pepitone says the podcast – like The Longshot – will be part of the All Things Comedy network. As for The Longshot, Conroy says he’s not sure yet how Pepitone’s exit will affect the show.
Listen to the full episode below. Pepitone’s announcement begins at around the 40-minute mark.