Sam Heughan is starting a podcast.
You probably already knew that or if you didn’t, it’s because you don’t follow his Instagram, start following anyone he tags in his posts, click on any imbedded links, preorder the Sassenach Whiskey he’s “curating.”
Who are we kidding? You do all this and more.
Gone are the days of Sam’s Fan Follow Challenge. Our boy has technologically grown up right before our very eyes: he learned how to use Instagram’s story feature, which in turn opened the door to the wonderful world of embedded GIF emojis. He’s gone live, figured out that there’s a “flip” angle to the camera, boomeranged his Peak Challenges. And now he’s ready to conquer the word of podcasting.
So, what will Sam Heughan’s podcast be about? Staying the course on your Peak Challenge? A podcast diary about his time on the set of SAS: Red Notice? Perhaps his own behind the scenes Outlander podcast entitled, “Under the Kilt?” Sadly, no, and I totally ™ that podcast.
Sam is joining forces with Graham McTavish for Clan Lands Show, which explores the complex history of Scottish clans (hence the name), the country’s rich landscape, and the two men testing the limits of their livers.
Think of Comedy Central’s Drunk History with Scottish accents that only get thicker after each hit of whiskey.
“Based on Scottish Clans, their history, culture, and the landscape of Scotland…if these two don’t get lost or drunk. Or both.”
Essentially, this podcast is your Euro history college class all over again. You weren’t fooling anyone with your “water bottle,” Professor Smith.
Since making the announcement in late July, the Outlander co-stars have been teasing their fans with posts on their “research…”
…a map that looks like something you would make at a “Paint and Pour” girls’ night where you’re pouring more than paint…
…and what is either their official podcast photo or the shot for their Simon and Garfunkel cover album.
Of course we have to wait until 2020 for the first Clan Lands (as well as this other show that we hardly ever cover), but in the meantime, enjoy this post that features the rolling Scottish hills, a rushing river, Graham’s sunglasses hanging on for deal life, and Sam refusing to button that bottom button.