Apple Inks Deal for Siegfried & Roy Podcast

Apple has signed a deal for a podcast focusing on pop culture icons Siegfried & Roy, reports Deadline. This will be one of Apple's first exclusive, original podcast offerings.

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The Siegfried & Roy podcast will be exclusive to the Apple Podcasts app, and it comes as Apple is making a push into original podcast content. Apple recently announced plans to allow podcasters to collect subscription fees, and rumors last year suggested Apple was looking to buy exclusive podcast content to better compete with Spotify.

Apple already has The Zane Lowe Podcast Series and podcasts dedicated to original TV shows like "For All Mankind" but so far Apple's exclusive podcast offerings fall far behind competitors. Apple also recently inked a deal for "The Line," which is a true crime podcast and Apple TV+ series paring. Apple is planning a six-part non-fiction podcast and a four-part limited documentary TV show.

Siegfried & Roy is an audio-only experience and will not have an accompanying TV show. The Siegfried & Roy podcast was created by filmmaker Steven Leckhart, known for "Challenger: The Final Flight," and "What's My Name: Muhammad Ali."

Siegfried & Roy, for those unfamiliar, were a pair of magicians and entertainers who worked with white lions and tigers, putting on a show at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

In 2003, Roy Horn was attacked by a white tiger named Montecore, with the tiger biting his neck and severing Horn's spine. He was seriously and permanently injured, suffering a stroke and impaired motor and verbal abilities. Horn claimed at the time that Montecore had been trying to save his life dragging him off the stage where he was performing, but other trainers claimed that Horn had mishandled the tiger. The Mirage show was ultimately shut down, and the two retired.

The podcast series will provide an in-depth look at Siegfried & Roy, deconstructing "the illusions they created, the empire they constructed, and what really happened on the night that a tiger ended their reign."

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Top Rated Comments

Corsig Avatar
10 months ago
The first question that comes to mind is “Why”?
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applicious84 Avatar
10 months ago
Omg, their podcast content is already looking as good as Apple TV
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kennyt72 Avatar
10 months ago
Aren't they both dead?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mrjetsondc Avatar
10 months ago
These men were animal abusers. Have you been to Vegas? The animals on display at certain casinos are miserable.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Canyda Avatar
10 months ago

Aren't they both dead?
You should have told Apple that before they signed the deal!
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gco212 Avatar
10 months ago
I'm assuming an Apple exec just heard the word "tiger" and assumed it was a podcast adaptation of "Tiger King."
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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