United We Cast aka The 1st Amendment Network is a podcast network co-founded in 2017 by award-winning entrepreneur Shaine Freeman (I Am Entertainment Media, The Miews), and veteran NBA radio host & best-selling author Ric Bucher (The SwRL, MadDog & NBA SiriusXM radio host, Bleacher Report Sr. Writer, and NBA TV analyst).
Founded upon the principles of free speech, UWC is the premier podcasting company for thought leaders from every ethnicity who are unafraid to speak candidly about the issues affecting them and their communities.
At UWC, our mission is to help listeners better understand the world through the eyes and experiences of people from various races, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds.
MEET THE FOUNDERS
The United We Cast Network is the brainchild of Shaine Freeman and Ric Bucher; journalists and hosts from the entertainment and sports worlds - respectively - who share a similar vision and passion for bringing about racial harmony and understanding. The two met in fall 2016 when Shaine became the producer for "BJ & Bucher," a podcast hosted by Ric and 3x NBA Champion BJ Armstrong. When the show came to an end in fall 2017, Freeman and Bucher formed United We Cast, a podcasting company through which they could bring about their shared vision.
Co-Founder & CEO
Ric Bucher has spent nearly 30 years covering the NBA for some of the biggest media outlets in sports, including ESPN, Bleacher Report, and SiriusXM. His unrivaled skillset in journalism and broadcast hosting have made Ric one of the sports industry's most respected writers and analysts. Mr. Bucher is also a New York Times Best-selling author, philanthropist, youth basketball coach, and avid surfer. A native of Cincinnati, OH, Ric lives in the Bay-Area of California with his wife Corrine, their two children, and family dog Cool Beans Bucher.
Co-Founder & President
Prior to co-founding United We Cast, Shaine Freeman spent 23 years in the music, film and television industries working as a music producer, manager, journalist, and host. Shaine also spent 12 years working as a civil engineer, before co-founding I Am Entertainment Media, an award-winning magazine publishing firm, with his wife Candy. Mr. Freeman is also a Grammy-nominated musician, podcast host, philanthropist, and basketball skills trainer. A native of Peoria, IL, Shaine resides in Atlanta, GA with Candy, their two children, and family dog Flash.