Multihyphenate entrepreneur and cannabis enthusiast Seth Rogen is adding one more job to his ever-expansive resume: podcaster. And he’s bringing his friends with him to share their wildest stories on his podcast, Storytime with Seth. As reported by Collider, Rogen announced the upcoming podcast on his Twitter profile. And he included a 2-minute trailer in the tweet. (Yes, podcasts have trailers too!)
The actor-writer-weed entrepreneur is best known for his comedy chops. So naturally, you might expect some funny stories. However, in an interview with Vulture, Rogen reveals each story will be a different experience. “I ask them [guests] if they have any incredible stories they think are entertaining or formative or just something they’ve wanted to tell for a long time,” he states. “And my pitch is that I will take that story and turn it into a sort of audio documentary. I make it very clear they’re not all funny, and if it’s not a funny story, then I won’t go out of my way to try to add humor to it, you know?” It looks like Seth Rogen’s podcast will be one interesting experience.
Guests include friends of his like Paul Rudd, but there are also some non-celebrity guests. For example, one of the people in the trailer is a friend of a friend who shares a story about a bear attack. A real-life bear attack is definitely a story you might not hear about every day. Additional guests on Rogen’s podcast will include musician David Crosby and writer-director Ava DuVernay.
“I will try to honor the story and its stakes in your life,” Rogen says about the podcast. “It’s an exercise in distilled storytelling to me, trying to put the audience in the head of the storyteller and make it as cinematic an experience as possible.”