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“Dunkumentaries” marks ESPN Audio’s first foray into long-form storytelling

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ESPN Audio has produced podcasts for more than a decade – long before producing podcasts was cool! – and currently has more than 30 original offerings.

That’s above and beyond the re-purposed radio shows – Mike & Mike, The Dan LeBatard Show, etc. ESPN Audio’s podcasts are a successful – and growing – business, with more than 30 million impressions per month.

Topics start with the expected – NFL, NBA, MLB and college sports – but extend to horse racing, NHL, soccer, fantasy sports and even political topics with Capital Games and the offerings from FiveThirtyEight.

But on Tuesday, April 5, ESPN Audio will launch something completely different. “Dunkumentaries” – a collaboration with ESPN Films – is long-form storytelling.

The five-part series celebrates basketball’s most powerful shot by examining its history, memorable moments, impact and future. All five episodes will be available that day.

Senior Vice President, Production, Business Divisions, Traug Keller, discusses the project in the video above. He is excited about this new category and the opportunities ahead in podcasting, which allows fans to listen to what they want, when they want and where they want.

Samantha Baron produced the video above.

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