Nick Viall, host of the award-winning “The Viall Files” podcast, has announced the launch of Envy Media, an audio-first lifestyle company focused on pop culture and relationship-themed shows. The media company will produce a podcast titled “Disrespectfully,” hosted by “Vanderpump Rules” stars Katie Maloney and Dayna Kathan, set to launch on Jan. 10.
“Expanding Envy Media’s offering to go beyond ‘The Viall Files’ has been something I’ve been working on for years, and it wasn’t until I met Katie and Dayna that I realized I’d found exactly the right people to be the first to join us here at the microphone,” Viall said in a statement. “I am so excited for everyone to get to experience this show and see the results of all their hard work, and I can’t wait to announce some of the other exciting shows we’ve been planning over at Envy Media.”
On “Disrespectfully,” Maloney and Kathan will discuss being “unapologetically yourself, getting it wrong, career, mental health, relationships, sex, and whatever else they feel like,” per the release. New episodes will air on Wednesdays.
Viall purchased new studio space exclusively for Envy Media shows and partnered with Libsyn for an exclusive, multi-year advertising deal. He is known as one of reality TV’s most well-known talking heads following his appearances on “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor In Paradise” and “The Bachelor,” as well as for competing on “Dancing With The Stars” and “Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test.”
“We knew our podcast found a home with Envy Media after our first meeting with Nick,” Maloney and Kathan said in a statement. “His years of experience paired with his vision and tenacity is undeniable and we are thrilled to be a part of this new family!”
Since its inception in 2019, “The Viall Files,” comprised of three different series, has amassed over 150 million downloads and has earned a People’s Choice Award nomination and was voted one of the Top 10 Podcasts by the Associated Press.