Vince Vaughn has teamed up with former Carolina Panthers duo Ryan Kalil and Greg Olsen to launch a podcast network and production company, Deadline reports.
The trio launched Audiorama, backed by Powerhouse Capital, which has previously invested in companies such as Wondery and Athleticism.
It will be led by Mikey Fowler, previously director of audio for Barstool Sports, who is joining as vice president and general manager.
Audiorama’s first podcast, which launches Wednesday, will be hosted by Olsen, who has worked for Fox Sports since retiring. Youth Inc. will explore the changing world of youth sports in America.
After a lifetime of sport, Olsen finds himself caught up in the uncertainty and stress of balancing his personal experience as the son of a coach, as a professional athlete; the challenges and responsibilities of being a youth coach in today’s sports climate and culture; and his main role as a father. In each episode, he sits down with legacy sports families, coaches, psychologists, and authors seeking advice and tools to make the best decisions for his family. Guests include Shawn Johnson, Cooper Manning, Eric Weddle, Jerry Rice, Michael Gervais and Russell Wilson.
Audiorama also brought in a few names in an advisory capacity – Peter Morris, who most recently served as CEO of PodcastOne, and Peter Raskin, founder of sports marketing and talent management firm Rubicon Talent.
“Vince, Greg, Ryan, and I are committed to making Audiorama a podcast production company focused on building and growing every podcast we launch for the long term rather than the short term,” Fowler said. “We look forward to entering the field with top-notch shows like Youth. Inc and distributing the type of programming that audiences and advertisers are looking for. Audiorama is positioning itself as a frontrunner in the field of podcasting.