Jason Whitlock, the former co-host of FS1’s “Speak For Yourself” program, will do his talking for Blaze Media. After a brief stint at the conservative talk and sports hybrid Outkick, Whitlock has inked a deal with Blaze Media to host a daily hour-long podcast and streaming video show. Called Fearless with Jason Whitlock, the show will also reunite Whitlock with longtime radio and TV sidekick and best friend James Dodds. Doddswho will reprise his role as “Uncle Jimmy" on not only the daily show but also on a second 30-minute podcast built around their friendship. Dodds worked with Whitlock throughout his radio career in Kansas City and during Whitlock's stint hosting the television show on FOX Sports 1.
“Blaze Media shares my values – love of God and country, laughter, and a belief that nothing is more liberating than a fearless pursuit of truth," said Whitlock in a statement. “Blaze is the perfect launching pad for what I want to accomplish in the media space. Fearless will aspire to be a beacon of truth and fun, two things sorely missing in the America that Nike, China, and LeBron James are plotting."
Blaze Media CEO Tyler Cardon calls Whitlock “a perfect fit” for the Blaze Media brand. “Jason is authentic, entertaining, and fearless,” said Cardon. “He also has great vision and an extraordinary ability to cut through the noise. We're also excited to be broadening our programming to include a daily show about sports and culture, and to be able to chart that territory with a singular talent like Jason is an honor."
The podcast will be based in Nashville where Blaze Media has bought and renovated a studio as it looks to carve out a presence in a city that now rivals New York and Los Angeles as a media hub. Blaze Media also announced that Shannon Ferbrache, a former executive at Adidas and Under Armour, has been hired as general manager of the Nashville studio facility. Ferbrache will oversee management of the 4,000-square-foot facility and production of the shows created in the building. It is a reunion for Ferbrache and Whitlock. In 2020, when Ferbrache served as vice president of football at Adidas, he and Whitlock collaborated on a 30-minute Super Bowl TV special.
“We're thrilled to have Shannon lead the Nashville team," said Cardon. “He's a natural leader with infectious energy and enthusiasm. It became clear early in the process that he's a great culture fit for the company and an excellent complement to Jason. We're excited to get started."