Audible announced a forthcoming exclusive original with NBA All Star Blake Griffin and OBB Pictures. One of the top athletes in the world, Griffin has always been fascinated by physical and mental fitness. In The Pursuit of Healthiness he’ll talk to some of the biggest names in health and wellness—and some pop culture superstars—to find out what it takes for everyday people to keep their body and minds in shape. For Griffin, it’s not just about performance, it’s about feeling good and feeling confident. Production recently kicked off and the series is set for a 2020 launch, with guest voices to be announced over the coming months.
Blake Griffin commented: “I’m excited to collaborate with Audible and OBB while I explore a true passion of mine as I connect with a wide range of experts, innovators and outliers throughout the health and wellness landscape. I will be talking to everyone from spiritual gurus and entrepreneurs to actors and the NASA nutritionist, and somewhere in there we’re going to figure it all out or at least we’ll find out how gluten works.”
“In this Audible project, listeners are going to get to hear some of the most fascinating people in the world go head-to-head with Blake about health and wellness. We can’t wait to offer this important addition to the wellness conversation to our millions of listeners all over the world,” commented Dave Blum, Editor-in-Chief, Audible.
“Blake has unparalleled knowledge and access to the greatest nutritionists, trainers, and experts in the fields of Health and Wellness. If he can’t help us figure out which way is up, we’re all in big trouble,” said OBB CEO & Founder, Michael D. Ratner. “As we continue to ramp up our podcast business, we’re incredibly excited to be working with Blake and Audible to bring this informative series out into the world.”
Executive Producers for the series are Griffin as well as OBB’s Ratner, Scott Ratner, Eric D. Cohen, Elias Tanner and Taylor Griffin of Blake Griffin Enterprises.
Blake Griffin is a six-time NBA All-Star and 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year who has led the Detroit Pistons in the team’s return to playoff contention. Off the court, Griffin has cultivated a reputation for his comedic skills, most recently appearing on The Roast of Alec Baldwin as well as The Tonight Show in advance of his third annual Comedy by Blake fundraiser, which he hosted at the world-renowned Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal this summer. His other credits include Comedy Central’s Broad City and Roast Battle, numerous shorts with Funny or Die, and indie film The Female Brain.