New York, NY (August 6, 2020)—Today, Cadence13, a leading premium podcast company and part of Entercom’s podcast network, announced that it will partner with NBA star Kevin Durant and entrepreneur Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Ventures to create The Boardroom Podcast Network. In addition to hosting and guesting across both podcasts, Durant will serve as a curator and Executive Producer for the network and the future buildout of The Boardroom Podcast Network.
The network will launch with two podcasts. Premiering on August 12, 2020, The Boardroom: Out Of Office podcast will cover all the aspects of the sports business that fans have come to expect from the platform…and then some. Host Rich Kleiman will dig deep into guests’ career trajectories, the ins and outs of entrepreneurship, and the stories they’ve gathered along the way. These candid conversations will be both a celebration of personal journeys in the sports business and relatable, transparent conversations – the kind that only happen out of the office.
Kleiman, Durant, and guests will also dedicate special episodes to the teams, athletes, and moments in sports history that have maintained the most cultural significance, and in turn, moved the business itself forward.
“The Boardroom has been a primary focus of Thirty Five Ventures and we’re really proud of the platform we’ve built,” said Kleiman. “We’re excited to bring the brand into the podcast space, and we’re looking forward to building a long-term partnership with Cadence13.”
In September, Kevin Durant will launch the monthly podcast The Etc’s with Kevin Durant, combining the Boardroom’s reach and business focus with Durant’s knowledge and pure love of sports, music, and culture. The Etc’s with Kevin Durant will serve as an audio version of long-form articles about fan-favorite topics including: the most underrated teams in NBA history to the rise of street fashion in the ‘90’s to the current landscape of rap music. Durant and special guests will do a deep dive into one topic each episode, covering history, personal opinions, and more.
“I’m really excited to be launching both of these podcasts and this partnership with Cadence13,” said Kevin Durant. “We’re really invested in making both of these pods different than anything else out there, and I’m personally looking forward to having in-depth conversations about some of my favorite topics.”
“We love investing in greatness,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13. “Kevin Durant is one of the top NBA players in the history of the game, and Rich is an exceptional leader and entrepreneur; we can’t wait to help create The Boardroom Podcast Network with them and give fans of the NBA, and the business of sports, a much deeper look at all sides of the game.”
The Boardroom: Out Of Office and The Etc’s with Kevin Durant will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RADIO.COM and everywhere podcasts are available. Listen to the trailer for The Boardroom: Out of Office and subscribe to the series here: https://apple.co/30raYF4.
Download the cover art for The Boardroom: Out of Office here: https://we.tl/t-VK9qTvxm5P.
About Thirty Five Ventures:
Co-founded by two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman, Thirty Five Ventures incorporates the duo’s business entities across sports, tech, media, philanthropy and more.
The Boardroom is a sports business platform that includes video interviews & infographics, The Boardroom University college program, events, an e-newsletter and a podcast network. Other recent Thirty Five Ventures initiatives include: the recently debuted “BASKETBALL COUNTY: In The Water” documentary on SHOWTIME and the upcoming basketball-themed scripted series “SWAGGER” with Imagine Entertainment and Apple; an equity partnership with premium audio brand Master & Dynamic; a minority stake in and consulting agreement with the Philadelphia Union; and the Durant Center, a state-of-the-art educational and leadership facility in Durant’s hometown in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Cadence13, a leading premium podcast company, is part of Entercom’s podcast network and was named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.” Our roster of critically-acclaimed shows and personalities reflects the diverse conversations and interests happening in the world, led by a collection of voices that include Sophia Amoruso, David Axelrod, Nick Bilton, Rachel Brathen, Brené Brown, Dean Budnick, Emma Chamberlain, Deepak Chopra, Gotham Chopra, Lauren Conrad, Remi Cruz, Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, David Dobrik, Ethan Dolan, Grayson Dolan, Kevin Durant, Jon Favreau, Malcolm Gladwell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Jenks, Tony Kornheiser, Michael Lewis, Payne Lindsey, Michael Lombardi, Jon Lovett, Alisha Marie, CJ McCollum, Jon Meacham, James Andrew Miller, Mike Murphy, Leon Neyfakh, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Peck, David Plouffe, Zac Stuart-Pontier, Paul Rabil, JJ Redick, Ben Reiter, Rhett and Link, Rick Rubin, Michael Sheehan, Maria Shriver, Marc Smerling, Tommy Vietor, Adnan Virk, iO Tillett Wright, Andrew Yang, and many more. These storytellers represent both established and emerging personalities across sports, business, tech, politics, entertainment and news. Cadence13 is the home of the Peabody-nominated C13Originals, and has a broad range of programming partners including Comments by Celebs, Conde Nast, Crooked Media, Entertainment Weekly, Girlboss Media, goop, Granity Studios, Headspace, HISTORY, Meredith, Mythical Entertainment, Pushkin Industries, Ramble, Seven Bucks Productions, Smosh, Sports Illustrated, Tenderfoot TV, theSkimm, The Try Guys, Thirty Five Ventures, TNT, Up and Vanished, Vanity Fair, Who? Weekly and Yoga Girl, among others. Cadence13 is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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