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Joe Exotic could be getting his own radio show from prison

The Netflix anti-hero is currently serving a 22-year sentence

Can you remember a time when the name ‘Joe Exotic’ meant nothing? No, us neither. The star of the breakout Netflix docuseries Tiger King is currently serving time in prison for animal abuse and conspiracy to murder (it’s a long story you really need to watch the show). But that doesn’t mean the Tiger King content wheel has stopped turning. 

With a potential sequel on the way, it has now also been revealed that Joe Exotic is in talks with a US broadcaster, in a bid to get his own radio show on the airways from behind bars. 

Exotic’s husband, Dillon Passage, shared the news in a new interview with Metro. Passage said: “This radio station here in the US wants him to have his own radio show from inside the prison. We’ll see what happens with that. It’s kind of mind-blowing.” 

The ex-zoo keeper is currently isolated in his Texas prison, after inmates at the Oklahoma jail he is in had previously tested positive for coronavirus. No details have been confirmed about the prospective radio program just yet, or whether prison authorities would even allow such a broadcast. Regardless, Exotic is still looking for ways to keep the spotlight shining on him. “He wishes he could talk more,” Passage said relating to his current situation. “I know he absolutely loves the attention… He’s got a load of really good feedback, a lot of letters, a lot of emails.”

Exotic has long been vying for a showbiz career – years before Tiger King aired, the ex-zookeeper wrote numerous songs, starred in a variety of surreal music videos, and appeared in a Louis Theroux documentary. Exotic even ran for President in 2016 – watch his bizarre campaign video below.