We began as a live broadcast on Chinatown radio station Know Wave, spent two years at VICE, and went fully independent in 2017. Now described as "the world's most influential basketball podcast," Cookies Hoops is available first on Patreon, as well as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and most audio platforms.
Guests have included Desus & Mero, Dev Hynes, Stephen Malkmus, Mike D of the Beastie Boys, former NBA players Jayson Williams and Craig Hodges, Cat Marnell, Naomi Fry, Jadakiss, BabyTron, author Kelefa Sanneh, Alana Champion, members of Vampire Weekend and Deer Hunter, GQ editor-in-chief Will Welch, Complex editor-in-chief Maurice Peebles, ESPN's Pablo Torre, director Ezra Edelman, photographers Atiba Jefferson and Ari Marcopoulos, and poet Hanif Abdurraqib.
The clothing brand has been featured in publications like the Wall Street Journal, Complex, and GQ. We hosted a pop-up event with Fool's Gold Records and participated in the Sunday sidewalk sales at McGolrick Park to raise money for Black Lives Matter causes. Our "Afterlife" collection of hats, sweats, and tees helped generate funds for Wide Rainbow, an after-school arts program in New York City.
In late 2019, the first Cookies Hoops Classic was held in Greenpoint as a benefit for the Brownsville non-profit organization Peace Players. Our basketball tournament featured 24 men’s and women’s teams, including Supreme, GQ, the New Yorker, Collina Strada, LQQK Studio, Las' Lap, VICE, Elara Pictures, Red Scare, Lucien, and Max Fish. Our second tournament was held in November, 2021 in the Lower East Side's Seward Park, and featured teams such as Supreme, Richardson Magazine, Drunken Canal, Lucien, and IRAK.
The Joy of Basketball: An Encyclopedia of the Modern Game, by Cookies Hoops co-hosts Ben Detrick and Andrew Kuo was released on November 9th on Abrams Books.