Kevin Durant’s business company Thirty Five Ventures has partnered with premium podcast company Cadence13 to create The Boardroom Podcast Network.
This marks the latest expansion and evolution of sports business content platform The Boardroom, which is continuing despite the recent ending of a broadcast partnership with ESPN+.
The network will launch with two podcasts. Hosted by National Basketball Association superstar Durant’s business partner Rich Kleiman, The Boardroom: Out Of Office will dig deep into guests’ career trajectories, the ins and outs of entrepreneurship, and the stories they’ve gathered along the way.
The Etc’s with Kevin Durant, a monthly podcast which will launch in September, will serve as an audio version of long-form articles about fan favorite topics including the most underrated teams in NBA history, the rise of street fashion in the 90’s to the current landscape of rap music.
In addition to hosting and guesting across both podcasts, Brooklyn Nets forward Durant will serve as a curator and executive producer for the network and the future buildout of The Boardroom Podcast Network.
“I’m really excited to be launching both of these podcasts and this partnership with Cadence13,” Durant said. “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.”
Cadence13 is part of Entercom’s podcast network.
“We love investing in greatness,” said Cadence13 chief content officer Chris Corcoran. “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.”