Paula Deen Is Launching Her Own Cooking Podcasts
Have you been missing your daily butter fix? Don’t worry, Paula Deen is back — but, this time, it’s on the airwaves.
The celebrity chef is partnering with Compass Media Networks on both a daily radio show and a weekly podcast about — what else? — cooking.
“I had my first day in the studio yesterday and we had so much fun! I cannot wait to bring my vignettes and podcast to listeners around America,” Deen, 68, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I have a ton of fun tips up my sleeve to make their life a little easier.”
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Her new podcasts will debut May 1 and will be targeted toward country and news-talk stations. The daily Get Cooking with Paula Deen will feature a 1-minute tip to help listeners “in both kitchen and life,” Deen said in a statement. Her live 30-minute weekly show What’s Cooking with Paula Deen will also include her creative director Brandon Branch.
This announcement comes just a few months after the launch of Deen’s The Paula Deen Network, her subscription-based online channel — a strategic move after the chef’s relationship with the Food Network ended amid scandal.
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In 2013, Deen’s fallout was the result of a lawsuit that claimed she used racial slurs in the kitchen of her Savannah, Georgia restaurant, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House. She was dropped from the Food Network, and lost most of her corporate sponsors and book deals.
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