Lucille Ball Has a New Podcast on SiriusXM Featuring Interviews with Frank Sinatra, Carol Burnett, and Mary Tyler Moore
The comedian's 1960s radio show is getting a new life.
During the sixties, while Lucille Ball was busy with her hit sitcom, "The Lucy Show," she also produced a daily radio program called "Let's Talk to Lucy." The program's tapes, which haven't been heard for decades, are now widely available via a SiriusXM channel and a new podcast.
According to SiriusXM, "In between starring in four television series and more than 70 films, Lucy would jump from set to set—tape recorder in hand—to talk about all aspects of life with some of the biggest names in Hollywood history." The stars Ball chatted with were also her friends. There are 240 episodes in all, and in them Ball talks to stars of stage and screen including Carol Burnett, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mary Tyler Moore, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Barbra Streisand.
The radio show tapes, which have been living in the Ball family archives for decades, are now being repurposed as a podcast. Episodes have already begun to air on SiriusXM's pop-up channel, Channel 104, and they will soon be available to stream on other platforms, including Pandora, Stitcher, and the Sirius XM app.
Lucie Arnaz, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's daughter, said in a press release, "Although I have been caretaking these ancient tapes for over 30 years, I had never really listened to them all and had no idea how many remarkable people Mom had talked to on these radio shows. It's a treasure trove of personal information from some of the greatest talents of American entertainment and my family and I can't wait to share them with the rest of the planet."
In addition to the archival interviews, the podcast will also feature new programming that invites stars of today, including Ron Howard, Tiffany Haddish, Debra Messing, and Amy Poehler, to talk about Ball and her legacy.
You can tune in and find more information about the podcast at siriusxm.com.
What's your go-to podcast for daily listening? Have you heard any of the "Let's Talk to Lucy" programs?