ESPN Audio To Release 'Dunkumentaries' Five-Part Mini-Series Podcast
April 1, 2016 at 1:01 PM (PT)
ESPN AUDIO is trying out the mini-series format for its latest podcast, with "DUNKUMENTARIES," a five-part series on the history of the dunk in modern basketball, launching TUESDAY (4/5). The five episodes will all be released simultaneously. The show will look at how DEE BROWN's performance at the 1991 NBA All-Star Game Dunk Contest impacted the sneaker business, the first dunk by a woman in college basketball and the discovery of tape of the shot 25 years after it happened, and the issue of whether creativity in dunks has run its course.
BROWN, LEO RAUTINS, JERRY HARKNESS, CORY JOSEPH, GEORGEANN WELLS,and TRISTAN THOMPSON are among the players interviewed for the show, and ESPN's CARI CHAMPION, KATE FAGAN, DAVID JACOBY, ADNAN VIRK, KEVIN WILDES, and RAMONA SHELBURNE are also featured. Other interviewees include "99% INVISIBLE" host ROMAN MARS, VICE's ANDREW HEISEL, CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER columnist and ABA oral history "LOOSE BALLS" author TERRY PLUTO, author CHARLIE ROSEN, and several more.
"We offer more than 30 original podcasts, it is a rapidly growing business, and for a long time we've been looking to add long-form, narrative productions to our lineup," said ESPN SVP, Production Business Divisions TRAUG KELLER. "Fans love to consume audio on their terms when they want, where they want, and these creative and enterprising offerings provide compelling content."
Added ESPN FILMS Producer RYAN NANTELL, "The slam dunk continues to awe fans on an almost daily basis. We've all got our favorite dunks and dunk contest memories. We wanted to take a closer look at the impact of those memories and the personalities connected to them."