The Pod Save America bros may have lost the mandate of heaven, but a new podcasting star has entered the stage. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that he’s starting a podcast with retired football star Marshawn Lynch, a convenient way to keep his name in the news while the rest of his party panics and considers a coup.

Admittedly, the move is more subtle than Newsom’s past hints at his Oval Office ambitions: visiting the White House while Joe Biden was away, running political ads across the country despite holding public office in California, and joking that Biden needed to take over-the-counter memory aids in an interview with the Atlantic in April. Is America ready for a Podcaster-in-Chief?