Stephen Curry's media company launches podcast series of 'untold' sports stories, including one on his famous celebration

Stephen Curry puts his hands behind his head and laughs while speaking at a press conference.
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  • Stephen Curry's company Unanimous Media is launching a podcast series, "The Greatest Sports Stories Never Told."

  • The series, narrated by Joe Tessitore, focuses on under-told sports stories, and features some Curry-themed episodes.

  • Curry told Insider the series highlights "overlooked" people, but he is 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 series, "The Greatest Sports Stories Never Told," in partnership with Audible. It's an eight-episode series focusing on sports stories that are not often told.

The podcast, narrated by ESPN announcer Joe Tessitore, features episodes on ping-pong legend Wally Green, country music star Charley Pride's baseball career, and Valentino Dixon, a wrongly incarcerated artist who paints pictures of golf courses. One episode titled, "Warriors Sisters" is about the "First Family of Basketball," the Ogwumikes.

There are several Curry-focused episodes as well, including one on his famous "point to the sky" celebration and one on his relationship with Aaron Taylor, a former San Quentin State Prison inmate who calls basketball games.

In an email, Curry told Insider the purpose of the show is to shed light on people who have been "overlooked."

"When we created the show, it was important for us to select stories from underrepresented and overlooked individuals," Curry said.

He added: "When we started Unanimous Media, our priority was to champion 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 said these stories fit squarely into their brand.

"We're always looking to inspire," Peyton told Insider.

"This podcast series is another vehicle to really inspire through sports."

Cover art for "The Greatest Sports Stories Never Told" podcast features the silhouettes of athletes against the sun.
"The Greatest Sports Stories Never Told" is from Unanimous Media and Audible.via Audible/Unanimous Media

According to Peyton, deciding on the stories for each episode was a balancing act: What's something sitting in plain sight, yet not often discussed? Curry was said to be hands-on in picking these stories.

Peyton said he is most excited for the episode on Dixon and on Curry's famous celebration after made three-pointers. Curry's mother, Sonya, even makes an appearance.

"Many don't know why I give two taps to my chest and point to the sky during games," Curry said. "My mom always tells me that it's important to tell people your 'why,' so she joins me on the episode to tell the story."

Peyton said he believes the series will come back for a second season.

There will also be more Curry-themed stories.

"I'm excited for listeners to find out some new things about me and why I do what I do," Curry said.

Read the original article on Insider