Pro Football Hall of Fame teaming up on 'Football Heaven' podcast with Hall of Fame Village Media
The podcast, “Football Heaven,” will give its audience an inside look at the Hall of Fame’s “rich history, uncovering more than 45 million documents and artifacts hidden behind the museum’s doors,” according to a news release from HOFVM.
“Football Heaven” will be co-hosted by PFHOF Historian Joe Horrigan, PFHOF Archivist Jon Kendle and NFL reporter/CBS correspondent Aditi Kinkhabwala.
“We are honored to shine a spotlight on the artifacts immortalized inside the walls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame with launching ‘Football Heaven’ so that millions of fans can learn even more about how these historical pieces shaped the game they love,” said Olivia Steier, Executive Vice President of Media for the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company. “We believe that the content and stories highlighted in each episode will generate great intrigue among professional football enthusiasts, resulting in more people traveling to Canton to visit the museum and the Hall of Fame Village. It’s a very exciting project and we are thrilled to be partnering with the Pro Football Hall of Fame on it!”
Hall of Fame Village Media is excited to announce Football Heaven, a first-of-its-kind video podcast produced in partnership with the @ProFootballHOF, that will explore some of the most fascinating stories, and personalities in Pro Football History! #HOFVhttps://t.co/nKP2FWZ2zQ pic.twitter.com/6laE2Vu1Lx— Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co. (@HOFRECO) July 27, 2022
Episodes will include appearances by those closely linked to the history behind the relics and stories featured in the podcast.
“Joe is a master storyteller, Jon is the keeper of the incredible objects that tell the story of football and so I’m beyond excited to be hosting Football Heaven with these two men,” Kinkhabwala said in the HOFVM release.
“It's an incredible opportunity bringing these artifacts and their rich history to life through storytelling,” Horrigan said. “I’m excited to be working closely with the HOFV Media team, Jon and Aditi, and to collaborate with some of the most iconic football players of all time in sharing these stories in new and different ways.”
“I’m excited to be part of a great team showcasing the rich history of professional football and the National Football League through the Hall of Fame’s world-class collection of artifacts and documents,” Kendle said. “To share along with Aditi and Joe the unique stories of the men and women who built the game to what it is today makes this collaboration even better.”
More details will be announced soon, according to the release.
“Football Heaven” is one of multiple collaborative projects involving the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company. Others, hosted at the company’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium during the Hall of Fame’s Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls, include:
- The 2022 Hall of Fame Game featuring the Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars on Aug. 4. Get more details on the game here.
- The Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Enshrinement including in-stadium entertainment by actor, writer and producer Keegan-Michael Key on Aug. 6. Get more details on the Enshrinement here.
- The Concert for Legends presented by Ford featuring legendary rock band Journey and special guest Donnie Iris and The Cruisers on Aug. 6. Get more details on the concert here.
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