The Brooklyn Nets bring the NBA team to podcasting. The team has partnered with iHeartMedia to launch a list of new podcasts. The Nets plan to create a variety of programs to serve new and existing fans with original audio content about the team and beyond. The podcast will feature voices from across the sports and entertainment spectrum with the first two shows hosted by Nets radio play-by-play announcer Chris Carrino and host Ally Love. team arena.
The first show is Voice of the Nets with Chris Carrino. Beginning today (May 31), the weekly series will feature Carrino speaking with experts and sports industry figures to sum up news on the current state of the Nets and the NBA, as well as to discuss off-pitch stories related to the team. The first episode features an interview with former Nets player Jason Collins, who helped lead the team to back-to-back NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003, and then broke barriers as the first openly gay active player. of the NBA. New episodes of Voice of the Nets will be released every Tuesday.
“For more than two decades I have told the Nets story through play-by-play radio and the Voice of the Nets podcast is a chance to tell that story in extended form,” Carrino said in the announcement. . “I look forward to sharing these stories and ideas in conversations with a variety of guests. In addition to my role with the Nets, I have a somewhat unique life experience and natural curiosity and while the show will revolve around the team, we will cast a wide net covering a myriad of topics. I’m so excited to connect with fans in this way and grow a new audience as well.
A second podcast debuting next month is titled Courtside Conversation and is hosted by Love. On the show, she’ll talk to guests about basketball and all things culture – whether it’s fashion, music, food, art or current affairs – highlighting important moments at New York. In addition to her role with the Nets, Love is CEO of Love Squad, Peloton instructor and inspirational speaker.
“Courtside Conversation will be where all of our guests can get personal, inspired and inspired,” Love said. “I regularly say that conversation is the catalyst for change and I look forward to connecting with athletes, artists and all of our favorite people on a platform where we can share strategies and tips for success – our winning game – with others.”
The Brooklyn Nets podcast partnership builds on iHeartMedia’s league-wide deal with the NBA announced last July. All Nets shows will be part of the NBA Podcast Network. The shows will be distributed by the iHeartPodcast network and will be available for free on iHeartRadio and anywhere podcasts are listened to. Fans can also catch content from the special through the Nets’ social media channels.