ESPN Launches “Pin Kings” Podcast


It’s a story that sounds like modern fiction. Two high school wrestling teammates whose lives went in opposite directions – one became a drug trafficker, the other a DEA agent – only to come together again. Pin Kings was written and produced by ESPN The Magazine senior writer Brett Forrest and ESPN producer Jon Fish with the intention of releasing it via various media, including 16 podcasts. It debuted Monday, August 1.

“ESPN’s mission is to serve sports fans anytime, anywhere, and Pin Kings fits that mission by serving content to sports fans in every manner they consume it,” said Victor Vitarelli, senior coordinating producer, ESPN Features Unit. “This is new ground for us. We have never done an original programming cross-platform production of this magnitude.”

Here is the multi-platform schedule for Pin Kings:

Fri., July 31 The Sporting Life on ESPN Audio previews Pin Kings
Mon., Aug. 1 ESPN Audio Pin Kings series of 16 episodic podcasts begins
Thu., Aug. 18 Pin Kings digital treatment posts on
Fri., Aug. 19 One-hour Pin Kings TV special available on WatchESPN and ESPN App
Sun., Aug. 21 SC Featured on SportsCenter previews Pin Kings television special
Mon., Aug. 22 One-hour Pin Kings SC Featured special debuts 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2
Fri., Aug. 26 Pin Kings feature appears in NFL Preview issue of ESPN The Magazine



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