An Inside Look at Celebrity Sports Culture, Premiers March 31, 2021
New York, NY (March 29, 2021)— Storic Media Podcast Network, a division of United Stations Media Networks, announces the podcast debut of Catching Heat, hosted by famed MLB and New York Yankee World Series hero Jim Leyritz. Catching Heat debuts on March 31, 2021.
Catching Heat is an inside sports podcast featuring in depth interviews with some of the most popular sports icons of our time. Listeners will hear exclusive interviews with never before told stories, while learning about their favorite athletes and celebrities’ personal struggles and triumphs during and after their rise to the top.
Leyritz, whose legendary baseball career spanned 11 years, was best known for leading the New York Yankees to World Series wins in 1996 and 1999, only to fall from grace years later. His tell-all autobiography, “Catching Heat,” is an inspiring read about the player’s rise back from loss and tragedy. Catching Heat, the podcast, is an insightful look into sports and celebrityism from his guests’ point of view. Episode one features legendary four-time World Series champion, Darryl Strawberry, now available here.
“I’m incredibly proud of this podcast which will shine an important light on the ‘cancel culture’ mentality so prevalent in sports,” says Jim Leyritz, host of Catching Heat. “Listeners will hear never before told stories — some good and some bad, while also giving us insight into how these icons used their respective platforms to turn negatives into positives by helping and inspiring others.”
Season one of Catching Heat will include 22 episodes that will air as audio and video, available on Apple, Google, Stitcher, Spotify, Amazon, Audible, and YouTube.
“Storic continues to add entertaining and one-of-a-kind podcasts like Catching Heat to its growing roster. This is Storic’s first inhouse sports production and we are thrilled that Jim has partnered with us for this tell all – inside look at sports and celebrity culture,” says Kristin Verbitsky, Founder and President, Storic Media.
About Jim Leyritz:
After a successful 11-year career in the Big Leagues, Jim Leyritz has channeled his passion and commitment for helping others into raising money and awareness for numerous charitable organizations. With a deep-rooted connection to New York, Jim is involved in a myriad of causes and particularly enjoys working with charities dedicated to helping children and at-risk youth.
About Storic Media Podcast Networks:
Launched in March of 2020, The Storic Media Podcast Network is a podcast production and advertising company within United Stations Media Networks. It offers a wide-range of podcast subjects including originals, narrative, crime, thriller, lifestyle, fan-casts, comedy, comedy-thriller, mystery, drama, music, and children’s content.