Actor Martin Compston and broadcaster and journalist Gordon Smart launch a new podcast

Martin Compston (Line of Duty, The Nest, The Rig) and Gordon Smart (Radio X, The Sun) have launched a brand-new podcast.

Restless Natives: The Podcast is an exploration of their friendship, family and the mad lives they lead between London, Scotland and Las Vegas.

Martin and Gordon have been best pals for 15 years, travelling the world together. From the fields of music festivals to the desert in Utah via a failed attempt to find George Michael’s after party during the London Olympics, their scrapes are often sublime, but always ridiculous.

Just like their idols, the Clown and The Wolfman from cult movie Restless Natives, they are notorious Scotsmen.

Each week they’ll call upon their black book of contacts and wise advisors to seek help with their latest ambitious quest.

Although the podcast is packed with lots of high jinx, it’s also an exploration of fame, coping as parents and husbands, and their masterplan to launch their own business.

Martin said: “Just what the world doesn’t need. Another actor with a podcast! In all seriousness, we’ve been talking for too long about doing this, now it’s actually happening. In the true spirit of the original film, we’ve got big dreams and ideas, now it’s time to get going. I’m so excited about it.”

Gordon adds: “I am shamelessly riding on the coat tails of a national treasure. That said, without me, Martin would never have been voted Scotland’s Most Stylish Man in 2014. Let’s hope that kind of successful partnership continues and we’re still pals at Christmas.”

New episodes of Restless Natives: The Podcast are released weekly from 10 August, available on Global Player or where you listen to podcasts.

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