Deadline reports that The Lord of the Rings alums Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd launch new podcast called The onion of friendship, produced by Kast Media. Friends and co-stars, known in the LOTR kingdom as the popular Hobbit duo Merry and Pippin, will look back on their time on the films, including interviews with the cast and crew, taking a deep dive into life behind the scenes, and answering many questions from fans. The onion of friendship will debut on May 18, and you can check out a Trailer for the podcast now in the player below!
– Billy Boyd (@BillyBoydActor) May 4, 2021
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“I am contractually obligated to make a complimentary comment here regarding the podcast Billy and I are doing together. This is proving difficult because Billy kidnapped me and is holding me for a ransom at the cost of 44 bananas. Please send bananas, ”Monaghan said.
“Dom took a bit of persuasion, it’s true, but this podcast is going to rock. He’s such a prankster, you have to love Dom. Ha… but you have to love bananas too, so… yeah, send bananas, ”Boyd said.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the comedic genius of this duo to podcasting. Fans were introduced to the quick wit and fun jokes of this pairing thanks to The Lord of the Rings films, but this podcast will show how far their energy and interest goes beyond this origin story. We can’t wait to start peeling the layers of this onion of friendship, ”added Colin Thomson, CEO of Kast Media.
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The onion of friendship will be available weekly on Spotify and all podcast platforms, along with simulcast video episodes that will be available on YouTube.