After becoming a popular guest on J.J. Redick’s podcast “The Old Man and the Three,” Tyrese Haliburton was constantly getting asked the same question by fans.
"I get asked all the time: 'Yo, when are you starting your own podcast?'” Haliburton told me over the offseason. “People walking around on the street [ask me that].”
Now, Haliburton is giving the people what they want.
This week, the Indiana Pacers star launched his own video podcast with Autograph, the web3 brand co-founded by Tom Brady. “Autograph Presents: Get Minted with Tyrese Haliburton” debuted on November 1.
Haliburton and Autograph created the show to contribute to the education around web3, break down barriers to entry and help more people holistically understand NFTs. Each episode will feature an influential guest from the world of sports, entertainment, music or tech.
The series will give web3 newcomers exclusive insights into the industry as Haliburton drives conversations on six different episodes weekly, including:
- Tony Hawk on Etching His Skating Legacy into Web3 (Nov. 1)
- Eva Longoria on Hollywood, Inclusivity and Creativity in Web3 (Nov. 8)
- Charli and Dixie D’Amelio on NFT 101: Introduction to Web3 (Nov. 15)
- Justin Blau (3LAU) on The Future of Music in Web3 (Nov. 22)
- Arianna Simpson on What’s Next in Web3 (Nov. 29)
- TBC on Web3’s Influence on Sports (Dec. 6)
“I am so excited to make my podcast debut alongside Autograph with ‘Get Minted.’ I know firsthand how intimidating it can be to enter web3, and this podcast will give web3 and NFT newcomers a place to get started,” Haliburton said. “I can’t wait for listeners to hear all of the amazing guests, and to share bits of my own web3 journey along the way.”
“Since Autograph’s inception, our goal has been to bring NFTs to a mainstream audience and reduce barriers to entry for people new to web3,” said Patrick Cassidy, CMO of Autograph. “Autograph’s new ‘Autograph Presents: Get Minted’ podcast is one of the many ways we are working to create pathways for mainstream consumers to learn more about the value web3 provides across industries, from sports to music and entertainment. Tyrese Haliburton is a great advocate for the space, and we feel lucky to have him serve as our host.”
Hawk and Longoria, who are both on Autograph’s Board of Advisors, are the show's first two guests.
“I’ve focused on emerging technology throughout my life, from playing video games to buying gadgets, and now, my involvement in web3 and NFTs. I’m excited to help people understand the industry,” Hawk said of the series. “‘Autograph Presents: Get Minted’ will be an iconic platform for others in the NFT space to help more people understand the value of the technology.”
“I always tell people who want to get into web3 that they need to do their homework, educate themselves, and figure out how they want to be involved, whether it’s as an investor, a collector, or a creator,” said Longoria. “Autograph was my first exposure to this world, and it got me excited to learn more and find my own path in the industry. You have to want to learn and put in the effort, and a podcast like ‘Autograph Presents: Get Minted’ is a great place to start.”
Check out the first episode below: