Spotify and Funny or Die Announce New Original Scripted Podcast, ‘I’m Gonna Be Kevin Bacon’
The six degrees of Kevin Bacon just expanded into a whole new medium: podcasting. Spotify’s newest original podcast, I’m Gonna Be Kevin Bacon, produced by Funny or Die and created by Dan Abramson, stars the prolific actor as himself (sort of) in a new 12-episode comedy show—coming soon exclusively on Spotify.
Part fiction, part alternative reality, and completely unlike any podcast you’ve streamed before, I’m Gonna Be Kevin Bacon opens on a washed-up actor, Randy Beslow, 30 years after the release of Footloose, Bacon’s first starring role. Beslow has spent all that time lamenting his loss of the part of Ren to the one and only Kevin Bacon, and blaming the actor for how his life turned out. (Spoiler: Not well). After hitting rock bottom, Beslow snaps and embarks on a mission to hunt down Kevin Bacon and exact revenge.
Throughout Beslow’s journey, he encounters a cast of characters—both fictional and real-life people playing fictionalized versions of themselves—including Bacon, who plays a version of himself as well.
Coming on the heels of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground podcast announcement, I’m Gonna Be Kevin Bacon is reflective of the vast, eclectic, and expanding global slate of original audio content on Spotify. Like all Spotify podcasts, the show will be available to 217 million+ listeners in 79 markets on day one—so stay tuned for the show’s upcoming debut.