We’re now one step closer to a true crime podcast on the Hash Slinging Slasher — maybe.
ViacomCBS is expanding its audio footprint with more than 20 new podcasts premiering this year. While we won’t get Squidward explaining the horrors of the Hash Slinging Slasher just yet, one of the podcasts will focus on SpongeBob SquarePants, and another will bring us deeper into the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA). Both podcasts will be produced in partnership with iHeartRadio.
SpongeBob BingePants will feature 40 episodes hosted by super-fans Frankie Grande (Henry Danger) and Hector Navarro (Geek & Sundry). When the show premieres later this year, the hosts will dive into Bikini Bottom with a recap of every episode, along with fun conversations, and never-before-heard secrets (we assume ones that were hidden inside of a box).
The voice actors of two iconic ATLA characters will rewatch the series and take fans along on the journey in a 40-episode podcast called Avatar: Braving the Elements. Janet Varney (the voice of Korra) and Dante Basco (the voice of Prince Zuko) will break down key themes, notable battles, and sprinkle in some behind-the-scenes trivia. Other members of the cast and producers will join them to discuss how Avatar was brought to life. This show is set to debut on June 22!
For those of you who want their MTV, ViacomCBS will also release four podcasts with the MTV Entertainment Group. In Beyond the Scenes from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Roy Wood Jr. gives listeners an inside look at the series, along with a rotating cast of correspondents. Wild ‘N Out brings its hip hop and improv comedy right to your earbuds. Finally, Behind the Music … well, that one is self-explanatory.
The unified podcast slate began last September and is on track to produce 120 shows. Fans can also catch more of previous shows, with the renewed podcasts including Star Trek: The Pod Directive, Catfish: The Podcast, and more. Iiii’m ready!