Midroll Adds 'Open Run' Podcast From LeBron James' Uninterrupted Network, 'Hamilton' Podcast From Earwolf
August 17, 2016 at 3:38 PM (PT)
MIDROLL MEDIA has added two podcasts to its roster this week, one with a superstar as podcast network partner and opening guest and another that focuses in tongue-in-cheek manner on the hit BROADWAY musical and pop-culture phenomenon "HAMILTON."
"OPEN RUN," the existing basketball podcast hosted by actor JESSE WILLIAMS and ESPN writer STEFAN MAROLACHAKIS, joined the MIDROLL lineup TODAY (8/17) with LEBRON JAMES as the first guest, appropriate in that the show has moved and relaunched on the UNINTERRUPTED multimedia network, founded by JAMES and MAVERICK CARTER, partnering with WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT and TURNER SPORTS' BLEACHER REPORT. After the initial episode, the show will post every other MONDAY starting AUGUST 19th.
"OPEN RUN is the natural next step in the growth of the UNINTERRUPTED network because it gives athletes another platform to go even deeper with their stories and address important topics they may have shied away from before," said CARTER. "This podcast allows athletes and other influential figures to share their voice and have those meaningful conversations while giving fans even greater insight into their lives beyond sports."
WILLIAMS said, "As an actor, activist, sports fan, amateur comedian and wannabe pro athlete, I love talking shop with, and about, some of the most compelling sports figures there are. By creating a fun and safe space for athletes to be themselves, OPEN RUN is a unique opportunity for our world class guests and most importantly, our listeners, to kick back and see things a little differently, and just a little funnier."
EARWOLF's "THE ROOM WHERE IT'S HAPPENING," with celebrity guests helping analyze each of the songs in LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA's TONY-winning score, is hosted by comedians and writers TRAVON FREE ("ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS," "THE DAILY SHOW") and MIKE DRUCKER ("THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON") and officially launched MONDAY (8/15) with "MYTHBUSTERS"' ADAM SAVAGE as the first guest.