- Stephen Curry’s company, Unanimous Media, is launching a podcast series, “The Greatest Sports Stories Never Told.”
- Narrated by Joe Tessitore, the series focuses on untold sports stories and includes a few Curry-themed episodes.
- Curry told Insider that the show focuses on “overlooked” people, but he’s also excited to share more about himself with listeners.
Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media is getting into the podcast game.
On Thursday, Unanimous Media launched “The Greatest Sports Stories Never Told” series, in partnership with Audible. It’s an eight-episode series focusing on sports stories that aren’t often told.
The podcast, narrated by ESPN announcer Joe Tessitore, includes episodes about table tennis legend Wally Green, the baseball career of country music star Charley Pride and Valentino Dixon, a wrongly imprisoned golf course painting artist.
There are also several episodes focusing on Curry, including one about his famous “point to the sky” celebration and one about his relationship with Aaron Taylor, a former inmate at San Quentin State Prison who calls basketball games. There is also an episode titled, “Warriors Sisters” about the “First Family of Basketball” – aka the Curry Family.
In an email, Curry told Insider that the purpose of the show is to shine a light on people who have been “overlooked.”
“When we created the show, it was important to us to choose stories from people who are underrepresented and overlooked,” Curry said.
He added: “When we started Unanimous Media, our priority was to support diverse voices and bring a lens to narratives that need to be heard. So it was a natural next step for us to do so in the podcast space.”
Unanimous Media CEO Erick Peyton, who met Curry through Under Armor connections, said these stories fit their brand perfectly.
“We’re always looking to inspire,” Peyton told Insider.
“This podcast series is another vehicle that truly inspires through sports.”
According to Peyton, deciding on storylines for each episode was a balancing act: What’s something that sits in plain sight, but isn’t often discussed? Curry is said to have been practical in choosing these stories.
Peyton said he’s very excited about the Dixon episode and Curry’s famous three-point celebration. Carrie’s mother, Sonia, even makes an appearance.
“A lot of people don’t know why I do two taps on my chest and point to the sky during games,” Curry said. “My mom always tells me it’s important to tell people your ‘why,’ so she’s with me on the episode to tell the story.”
Peyton said he believes the show will return for a second season.
There will also be more Curry-themed stories.
“I’m excited for listeners to discover some new things about me and why I do what I do,” Curry said.