It is assumed that he came from the Beanbean Kingdom and brought his supply of Chuckola Cola with him to Rogueport. As a result, many residents of Rogueport are frequent visitors. Podley was the one to reveal to Mario that Bobbery's depression is a result of his wife's death.
Eve says that she and Podley were once stage actors together. During Eve's trouble, Mario has to go to Podley to see if he has feelings for Eve. However, Podley says he has moved on and tells Mario to tell Eve to do the same.