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Boardroom: Out of Office brings fans inside the candid conversations entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, and executives have with each other once they’ve left the confines of work itself. From career trajectories to the ins-and-outs of entrepreneurship to the “aha!” moments along the way, host Rich Kleiman gives fans a look at culture in a brand-new way by examining life at the intersection of business and entertainment.
 
Welcome to The ETCs Podcast with Kevin Durant, where KD, co-host Eddie Gonzalez, and special guests will have candid conversations about the best of sports, music, entertainment and culture. From the most underrated teams in NBA history to the rise of street fashion in the ’90s to the current landscape of rap music, each episode will be a deep dive into the history, legacy and lasting impact of a landmark cultural moment that helped shape the world as we know it today.
 
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This week, Eddie calls up KD while he's on the road and catches up with GQ's newly minted Twitter GOAT. The ETCs duo discuss their love for Twitter and social media in general, the constantly evolving dialogue around basketball, the legendary open runs NBA players have in the offseason, and Eddie's daughter realizing uncle Kevin is famous. Plus, th…
 
Ionescu, the budding WNBA superstar, and Sabathia, the recently-retired MLB All-star are at opposing junctures of decorated careers. Ionescu is just starting her WNBA career after putting together one of the most-decorated resumes in college basketball history. The child of Romanian immigrants, she shattered multiple college basketball records play…
 
Annastasia Seebohm is the newly appointed CEO of Brilliant Minds Foundation. This marks her second CEO role under the age of 35. Brilliant Minds Foundation was founded in 2015 by Spotify founder and CEO, Daniel Ek, and has brought together the world’s most influential thought leaders at the intersection of humanity and technology. Prior to her curr…
 
Bozoma St. John has been a high-profile brand architect and marketing whiz for some of the world’s most innovative entertainment and tech companies. Her resume includes executive positions at Pepsi, Uber, Endeavor, Apple, and now Netflix. But as an African-American woman of Ghanaian parentage, St. John’s ascent up the corporate ladder has involved …
 
When Arianna Huffington co-founded The Huffington Post in 2005, it created a blueprint for a new kind of digital media company at a time news and social conversation were rapidly migrating from traditional to online media outlets. That success led to a $315 million acquisition by AOL, with Huffington remaining as President and Editor in Chief of Th…
 
This week Kevin and Eddie talk to the former NBA Defensive Player of the Year, three-time NBA Champion, three-time All-Star, and self proclaimed greatest defender of all-time Draymond Green. Kevin and Dray talk about the competitiveness of the new era of NBA players, Draymond's future in TV, what made their Warriors teams so special in their champi…
 
Alex Honnold gained global fame after the release of the film Free Solo, based on his death-defying climb --with no ropes or safety equipment-- of Yosemite Park’s El Capitan. The film captivated audiences, won the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary, and established Honnold as one of the world's greatest athletes. Though Honnold has not always appeared…
 
As a Managing Partner at Andreesen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley's most influential Venture Capital firms, Chris Lyons also runs its Cultural Leadership Fund, the first consisting of 100% African American Limited Partners. To date, CLF has invested in over 65 startups at the intersection of culture and innovation, and across multiple industries i…
 
This week, KD and Eddie talk to iconic designer, founder of Fear of God, and newly minted head of Adidas basketball Jerry Lorenzo. Jerry discusses the origins of Fear of God, "style" vs. fashion, his inspirations for the brand, how sports is always at the roots of anything he does, his new partnership with Adidas and the idea of having signature at…
 
Jimmy Iovine’s legendary story was well-chronicled in HBO's 2017 docu-series, The Defiant Ones, but his impact on modern music, the media business, and technology continues to amaze. From his modest origins in Brooklyn, he worked his way up to legendary status as a music producer, working with artists like Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon, then la…
 
Ray McGuire, former Vice Chairman of Citigroup, is a trailblazing African-American Investment Banker who’s currently running as a democratic candidate for mayor of New York City. As an advisor to global corporations and boards, McGuire has worked on an estimated $600 billion in total deals, including Time Warner’s $108 billion merger with ATT in 20…
 
This week KD and Eddie are joined by famed writer, director and producer Rick Famuyiwa, known for his work on movies and TV series like The Wood, Brown Sugar, Dope, The Chi and The Mandalorian. Rick, KD and Eddie talk about Rick's journey from a highschool hoops star, to a walk on at USC and all the way through Hollywood as a filmmaker. They also d…
 
Dan Porter and Zack Wiener are co-founders of Overtime, the multi-platform digital sports channel that launched in 2016, then blew up in 2017 when, among other highlights, it posted a block from high school star, Zion Williamson. The Overtime website describes its mission as building the “sports network for the next generation of fans,” but Porter …
 
Josh Luber is an entrepreneur, long-time trading card collector, and co-founder of StockX, the on-line sneaker and collectibles marketplace he co-founded with Cleveland Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert. Luber talks to Rich and Gianni about his early entrepreneurial leanings, alternating between corporate jobs and startups after getting his MBA/JD from …
 
This week KD and Eddie are joined by legendary NBA reporter Shams Charania from The Athletic and Stadium. The guys talk with Shams about what he’s doing away from basketball, including the shows he’s bingeing, the music he’s listening to and how often he gets to go hoop. Plus, Shams breaks a little news, and KD discusses trash talking on the court …
 
Justin Tuck is a 2x Super Bowl champion and former 2x Pro Bowl Defensive End for the NY Giants. A graduate of Notre Dame, Tuck earned his MBA from Wharton before landing in the Goldman Sachs C-suite. Tuck talks to his good friend, Rich, and Gianni about why he felt so well prepared for a successful career after the NFL, his favorite memories from h…
 
Mark Jackson is one of television’s best NBA analysts, calling multiple finals for ESPN and ABC, alongside his good friend and former coach, Jeff Van Gundy. A native of New York City, Jackson was a star at St Johns before being selected in the 1st round by the New York Knicks. A 1988 NBA rookie of the year and an All-Star, the elite point guard led…
 
Back from hiatus, KD and Eddie are joined by the newest member of the Boardroom family, Pierce Simpson, and Fox Sports’ Kameron Hay. They talk the Super Bowl, The Weeknd’s halftime show, and Kevin’s favorite player Calvin Johnson making the hall of fame. Then they pivot to music and discuss Lil Durk’s rise to superstardom, the artists they’re looki…
 
Jamie Patricof is an accomplished independent film, tv, and documentary producer, and co-founder of Electric City Entertainment. His projects include the films Captain Fantastic (Viggo Mortensen); Blue Valentine (Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling); and The Place Beyond the Pines (Bradley Cooper). Early in the pandemic, Patricof kicked off Lunch Wi…
 
Omar Raja was a college student when he started an Instagram account to pay tribute to his beloved Miami Heat, and especially his favorite player, Dwyane Wade. That was House of Highlights, the IG account which mastered the creation of viral NBA-related clips, and transformed social media content for a new generation of sports fans. Bleacher Report…
 
Lawrence Taylor, the NY Giants equally famous and notorious #56, is a Pro Football Hall of Famer, and one of the most dominant and influential athletes in the history of American sports. A fearsome linebacker, he was a defensive superstar of the ‘80s and early '90s whose impact on pro football is still strongly felt. The evolution of the modern Lef…
 
Jason Koonce is founder and CEO of Detroit-based OTIA Sports, a major player in the sports card and memorabilia industry, with ties to sports legends, including Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, and Joe Montana. The self-described “poker degenerate” is also a poker whiz, who once won over a million dollars in a single tournament. In this special episode o…
 
Josh Richards is an 18-year-old digital media entrepreneur, angel investor and social media personality, with over 25M followers across platforms. He’s also Chief Strategy Officer for Triller, the video and social media app company, and competitor with TikTok. In just a few years, Richards has co-founded digital talent management firm TalentX, co-f…
 
Jason Strauss is a co-founder and co-owner of the Tao Group, the world-renowned luxury hospitality company best known for its restaurant/nightclub brands: Tao, Lavo, Marquee and Avenue. Strauss talks to Rich (they've been friends since high school) about launching a nightlife business with long-time business partner, Noah Tepperberg. In 2003, the d…
 
Brian Koppelman is the co-creator, showrunner and Executive Producer of Billions, Showtime’s acclaimed dramatic series exploring the high-stakes, cut-throat world of a hedge fund tycoon and the prosecutor trying to take him down. He also hosts the podcast, The Moment with Brian Koppelman. A Long Island, New York native, Koppelman followed his fathe…
 
Los Angeles Lakers point guard, Quinn Cook, has had a fascinating career. Coming out of high school as a McDonalds All-American, he led the Blue Devils to a national championship in college, then shockingly went undrafted coming out of Duke. But after years battling in the G League to get to the NBA, he’s made the most of it, garnering two champion…
 
On this special episode of The ETCs, KD and Eddie spoke to Quavo, 1/3 of Migos. Quavo discussed Migos forthcoming album Culture III, along with their origins, his transition from sports to music, his flair for fashion and his admiration for KD's subtle "drip," and much more. Plus, KD and Eddie had a quick convo about KD's preseason performance, the…
 
On this episode, KD and Eddie talk to Mr. Big Baller Brand himself, the one and only, LaVar Ball. LaVar discusses his three sons making it to the NBA and their winding paths to get there. Plus, he talks about Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo's first games together, his wife Tina's integral role in their family and the boy's journeys to the NBA, the futur…
 
When investor and innovator Dan Fleyshman trademarked the phrase "Who's Your Daddy" in high school & turned a merchandise play into an energy drink business that made him the youngest founder of a publicly traded company at age 23, it was just the beginning of his story. On this episode of Out of Office, Fleyshman talks about his investment strateg…
 
Restaurateur and nightlife mogul Dave Grutman joins Rich Kleiman to talk about how he built Miami-based Groot Hospitality from the ground up, including the legendary LIV nightclub, and restaurants including Papi Steak, Komodo, & Planta. He talks about his approach to finding partners, how he identifies workers who have the "X factor," why he evalua…
 
This week Kevin and Eddie talk to legendary businessman and Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke. Biggs leaves no stone unturned as he discusses his origins as a party promoter alongside his brother and Dame Dash in the Best Out crew, as well as the formation of The Roc and the growth of the company and their 360 approach to the musi…
 
Curtis Martin, NFL Hall of Famer and former running back for the NY Jets and New England Patriots, shares what still nags him about losing the ’96 Super Bowl; explains why he set aside 12% to 15% of his annual NFL salary for charity; and names both his top five active running backs and the all-time best at the position. Martin also reveals his aspi…
 
In this episode, Rich and Gianni have a wide-ranging conversation. Rich shares the story of how his early-career business with music virtuoso, Mark Ronson, prepared him for his current partnership with sports star, Kevin Durant. They discuss their favorite lifestyle brands, rank the top influencers in sports, music and fashion, and explore how Gen …
 
This week KD and Eddie talk to the undisputed UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman. Kamaru discusses his origins in wrestling – including losing to a girl for a month while he learned the sport -– and his transition to MMA. Kevin and Kamaru reveal their mindset when facing a loudmouth opponent in a true grudge match, and their motivation even aft…
 
Gary Vaynerchuk, the digital media visionary, angel investor, and CEO of VaynerMedia, talks to Rich and Gianni about why he often values street smarts over Ivy-League degrees in business, the perils of lacking self-awareness, the key lessons he learned as a teen working in his family’s wine business, and the technology he’s confident will revolutio…
 
On this episode, KD and Eddie talk to famed engineer extraordinaire Derek "MixedByAli" Ali. They discuss his origins as an engineer, early sessions with Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and the rest of TDE, his reluctance to work with other artists, crafting sounds for artists like SZA, Summer Walker and others, his personal and work relationships with …
 
Rich talks to Nick Kyrgios, the ATP Tour tennis pro who’s accomplished the rare feat of beating each of “The Big 3” (Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic). One of the sport’s biggest personalities and most polarizing figures, Kyrgios talks about his obsession with his favorite sport (basketball); what the sport's "old guard" misunderstands about him; and w…
 
Rich talks to Brandon Marshall, former NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver, and co-host of Fox Sports One’s studio show, First Things First. Marshall discusses the highs and lows of his NFL career, and why his business, House of Athlete, is focusing on expanding elite athletic training to the general population. He shares his vision for changing the convers…
 
KD and Eddie talk with legendary SLAM Magazine writers and editors Robert "Scoop" Jackson and Russ Bengston. The group discusses the legacy and lasting impact of SLAM, Allen Iverson's importance to the magazine's rise, the iconic 1996 NBA Draft class cover, Scoop's influence on media, Kevin's earliest SLAM coverage and much, much more. Learn more a…
 
In this episode, Rich talks to Maria Sharapova, a former tennis world #1, and champion of each of the sport’s four Grand Slam events. During her career, she won nearly $40 million in prize money, while also building the foundation for sustainable wealth through savvy endorsement choices, visionary equity deals, and tireless hard work. In 2020, when…
 
In this episode, Rich talks to Michael Vick, the Fox NFL Analyst and former Pro Bowl QB, who largely re-defined the quarterback position…and the perception of what constitutes a franchise NFL QB. They discuss his close relationships with Ravens QB, Lamar Jackson, and Chiefs Head Coach, Andy Reid. They talk about the Atlanta glory days in the early …
 
For episode 2, KD and Eddie talk to the mythical man behind the trademark sounds from OVO and Drake that have helped shape the last decade-plus of popular music. The engineer, producer and songwriter extraordinaire talks all things Drake, OVO, producing, engineering, acting as a child, his sisters influencing his sound, the art of sampling, dealing…
 
In this episode Rich talks to Larry Jackson, Global Creative Director of Apple Music. The self-described “conduit of culture” is one of the music industry’s most influential behind-the-scenes savants. Jackson helped launch Apple's game-changing entertainment service, Apple Music. Along his ground-breaking journey, he’s worked alongside music giants…
 
KD and Eddie continue their convo with Kyrie, picking up right where they left off. They discuss Kevin and Kyrie’s time together in Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics (their “rough” patch), facing each other in the 2017 NBA Finals, Kyrie being labeled “the disruptor” and his decision not to respond. Plus, they talk Brooklyn Nets new head coach Ste…
 
For this episode, we switched it up. With no guest, Rich Kleiman and Gianni Harrell sit in the new 35 Ventures boardroom, socially distanced of course, to discuss the launch of KD’s new podcast, the ETCs, how Rich parlayed an early stint as a sports bookie into a successful career in the music business, what he learned about leadership from Jay Z, …
 
For the premiere episode of The ETCs with Kevin Durant, KD and Eddie talk to the one and only Kyrie Irving for a convo that ran so deep it had to split into two parts. In Part 1, Kyrie dishes on his upbringing, the New York vs. New Jersey hoop battles from his high school days, Kobe Bryant's influence on both his game and his life, his friendship a…
 
In this episode Rich talks to David Solomon, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, a titan among global banking firms. Among the many financial services Goldman offers, it manages over 2 trillion dollars in assets for governments, corporations and institutional investors. For 2019, Goldman reported $35 billion in revenues. And while the firm manages the fortun…
 
Rich talks to Bill Duffy, a former NBA player and one of basketball’s most influential sports agents. His client list boasts Luka Doncic, one of the NBA’s budding superstars, and Steve Nash, the Hall of Fame point guard and recently-named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. In a trailblazing career, Duffy also represented Yao Ming, the top pick in the…
 
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