October 13th, 2011
02:55 PM ET
It's not called “Schweddy Balls,” but Alec Baldwin is making a play for radio. According to the New York Times, the “30 Rock” star will host an interview show with New York public radio.
Station WNYC announced Thursday that Alec’s show "Here's the Thing" will be available via podcast starting October 24. His first interview will be with Michael Douglas.
On future shows, Baldwin will speak with Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins, Kris Jenner, Chris Rock, Kathleen Turner, author Erica Jong and veteran talk-show host Dick Cavett.
WNYC.org describes the show as "award-winning" Baldwin giving "the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers."
According to the New York Times, Baldwin will create 20 "Here's the Thing" podcasts through the summer, and his editions could wind up becoming hour-long programs on WNYC with additions from contributors.
Aside from his “SNL” sketch portrayals, Baldwin does have actual radio experience. The star is a self-professed "public radio junkie" who’s filled in on New York's WNYC in the past.
Alec’s “30 Rock" contract ends with the upcoming sixth season, but the actor tells the New York Times that his tenure there is looking more certain.
"I've kind of sworn I wouldn't do that," he says of staying on for another season. "But now for a variety of personal reasons - I just don't want to travel, I want to stay in New York now for a while longer - I'm thinking of doing that."
He's also still keeping a potential career in politics in mind, but it doesn't sound like that'll happen anytime soon: "What I'm doing now has to end," he tells the NYT, "and it's not ending yet. I'm still finding things I like to do."
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