Seeing as how just about everyone has a podcast these days, it was really only a case of when - not if - Alan Partridge started his own.
Sure enough, 'From The Oasthouse: The Alan Partridge Podcast' is now a reality, with a sixteen-part series planned to drop in September while Audible subscribers get the first episode from today. The official synopsis explains that "for the first time, this famously private man welcomes us into his home and bears all through a fascinating series of conversations and richly sound-designed audio vignettes."
As for the man himself, there's another reason for having his own podcast - former 'Question Time' presenter David Dimbleby. "If David Dimbleby has one, then of course I needed to make one. All national treasures have a podcast. With this series, I want to give my fans an intimate view of who I really am," Partridge said.
"You may think you know me, but trust me, you have no idea what goes on behind closed doors at my podcast innovation studio." Brilliant.
The character has enjoyed a resurgence since the huge success of 'This Time with Alan Partridge', which resulted with 'Come Out Ye Black & Tans' being sung on British television by a mock Irish character, also played by Steve Coogan. If that alone doesn't deserve some kind of award, what does?
'From The Oasthouse: The Alan Partridge Podcast' will begin on Friday, September 5th, however you can listen to the first episode right now if you happen to have an Audible subscription or an Alexa device.
Simply say, 'Alexa, read From the Oasthouse', and you'll hear Partridge's dulcet tones play out. Back of the net!