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John Calipari launches Cal Cast podcast

Always looking for the next big thing, Kentucky head coach John Calipari is launching a new weekly podcast in partnership with Midroll. “Cal Cast” will feature a variety of topics and high-profile guests from all different walks of life – ranging from sports to business and entertainment.

“I was approached about doing this podcast that I knew nothing about it,” Coach Cal said. “I asked if there were any other coaches doing this. When they said no, I then wanted to learn more about it. I’m always trying to find out what’s next and how we can be the first ones to do it. I asked how much time I’d have to spend doing it and they said 30 minutes a week at your house. I asked if we can give money to The Calipari Foundation for this. They said yes. So I asked Ellen, because it would be 30 minutes of our time per week, and she said to do it. I’ll have her involved in it too.”

New episodes of Cal Cast will be available each Tuesday on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud and Google Play. (photo by Britney Howard, UK Athletics)

New episodes of Cal Cast will be available each Tuesday on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud and Google Play. (photo by Britney Howard, UK Athletics)

Coach Cal’s first guest is Charles Barkley, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, NBA MVP and 11-time All-Star. Barkley is now a commentator on the wildly popular “Inside the NBA” on TNT.

“This podcast is a new way for me to connect with people and to talk honestly with high profile guests who all have very interesting stories and bold opinions,” Calipari said. “I’m really going to have fun with this. Sure, we’ll talk basketball, but with many of my big guests we’ll talk about a variety of things that keep life and the conversation interesting.”

The premiere episode of Cal Cast is available now via iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play and other podcast platforms. New episodes will be available each Tuesday.

The first episode of Cal Cast is available here.