The Volume – the podcast network co-founded by syndicated sports radio host Colin Cowherd and iHeartMedia – is bringing star Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green to podcasting. He will host a new weekly show for the network. Deadline reports he will also serve as a strategic advisor for The Volume as it looks to expand its lineup of shows.
“I’ve always wanted to bring more of a player perspective to the stories coming out of the league. And there’s nothing I enjoy more than engaging with both my haters and fans. I’m excited to do all of that on this show,” Green said in a statement to Deadline. “This partnership also gives me a unique opportunity to identify other emerging talent from the worlds of sports and entertainment and give them a platform to talk about their own experiences.”
The podcast, titled The Draymond Green Show, will offer Green’s take on the NBA season. It will also have several weekly features such as the host’s pick for the most fascinating people of the week and a feature called “blind compliments” in which Green offers up something nice about someone in the NBA.
The Draymond Green Show will drop new episodes each Wednesday during the NBA season. There will also be a video companion that will be available on The Volume’s channel on YouTube.
The Volume was launched January 31 by Cowherd and iHeartRadio. The sports-focused studio will also offer a slate of podcasts that are focused on sports. Its lineup includes The Colin Cowherd Podcast, a three-times-a-week show hosted by Cowherd. Under their alliance, iHeartMedia will handle show distribution and advertising sales for The Volume.
“At the Volume, we are consistently looking for people who are unique and fearless. No one in the NBA captures that combination more than Draymond Green,” said Cowherd in the announcement. “We are excited that Draymond chose to be part of The Volume as both a host and advisor. We look forward to benefitting from his expertise as both a talent and strategic thinker as we continue to build the network.”
The Volume is a second podcast network for Cowherd. In 2018 he teamed with iHeart’s Premiere Networks and Red Seat Ventures to launch The Herd Podcast Network. It includes The Herd with Colin Cowherd, the on-demand version of his daily syndicated Fox Sports Radio show, which had more than 100-million downloads last year.