Music legend Paul Anka may carry a tune, but it’s his speaking voice that will be put to use in a new podcast. He is partnering with business visionary Skip Bronson and iHeartPodcasts to launch a weekly on-the-record interview podcast called Our Way with Paul Anka and Skip Bronson. It will offer listeners exclusive behind the scenes accounts of the most talked-about events and people.
“Who knew that at the tender age of 82 not only would I be still touring and performing as much as ever around the world, but I’d be doing a podcast,” Anka says. “Wow. And being able to do it with my great friend Skip Bronson, who actually is more like a brother to me, well, that’s pretty cool too. Skip has what I call the Golden Rolodex. The man knows everybody! He and I have a list of guests for our podcast that is ‘off the charts.’ Together, it's showtime!”
Our Way with Paul Anka and Skip Bronson is being marketed as a backstage pass to the lives of icons across film, music, television, sports and technology in a whole new way. Listeners will hear from guests across industries including Jason Bateman, Mark Burnett, Michael Buble, Bill Burr, Billy Bush, Gayle King, and even the President of France, Emmanuel Macron.
“Paul and I have been friends for decades,” Bronson says. “He is of course one of the most multi-talented entertainers of our time. Hardly a night goes by that we don’t talk on the phone. It could be just five minutes, or, it could be an hour but it’s always a blast.”
Anka is recognized as one of the most prolific singer-songwriters and performers of his generation. With a career spanning over seven decades, he is known for hits like “Diana,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” the epic “My Way” and was a collaborator to the likes of Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra.
Bronson is Chairman of The Bronson Companies, a national real estate development, investment, design and strategic advisory firm based in Beverly Hills.
"We are thrilled to welcome Paul Anka and Skip Bronson, two icons in their own rights,” said Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts. "Their genuine friendship, shared experiences and incredible Rolodexes bring a unique dynamic to this podcast, providing listeners with an unprecedented look into the lives of legendary entertainers and icons."
Our Way with Paul Anka and Skip Bronson will premiere Feb. 7.