30 For 30 Podcasts
By ESPN, ESPN Films, 30for30
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Original audio documentaries and more from the makers of the acclaimed 30 for 30 series. We make new documentary seasons each spring and fall, and highlight conversations about the 30 for 30 films in between. Sports stories like you've never heard before.
||Clean30for30+ "The Last Days of Knight"||A bonus conversation about the downfall of legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight. Robert Abbott directed the new 30for30 film "The Last Days of Knight," available now on ESPN+ as part of the new ESPN app. es.pn/2JF3eF2||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30for30+ The Tonya Harding Story||A bonus conversation with two filmmakers who have taken on one of the most infamous stories in sports history: Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. Nanette Burstein directed the 2014 30 for 30 documentary "The Price of Gold," and Steven Rogers wrote the sc||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "The Two Bills"||A bonus conversation with director Ken Rodgers, who got legendary NFL coaches BIll Parcells and Bill Belichick to sit for an interview together for the first time in decades. Watch the film now: http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3281839/30-for-30-the-two-b||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30for30+ "The Amazing Adventures of Wally and the Worm"||A bonus conversation with director Colin Hanks and former NBA Trainer Wally Blase. Wally started his career in the 1990s with the legendary Chicago Bulls. His wild 10-day "injury rehab" trip with Dennis Rodman inspired the new 30 for 30 short "Wally and||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "Madden's Game"||A conversation, with bonus clips and more, about our recent episode "Madden's Game." Featuring Dave Neupauer of NFL Films and producer Emma Jacobs. Hosted by 30 for 30's Andrew Mambo.||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMadden's Game||To different generations, John Madden has been a different kind of icon: coach, broadcaster and, since the late 1980s, video game mogul. This is the story of how Madden linked up with an upstart company called Electronic Arts to build an electronic empi||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "Wrigleyville"||A conversation, featuring bonus clips and more, about our recent episode "The Lights Of Wrigleyville." Featuring Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions.||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Lights Of Wrigleyville||When the Tribune Company bought the Chicago Cubs in 1981, its executives saw nighttime baseball as a way to turn around the club's fortunes. The only problem? Scores of Wrigleyville residents were ready to fight against it. Produced by Dan Collison and||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "No Rules"||A conversation, with bonus clips and behind the scenes stories, about our episode "No Rules: The Birth Of The UFC." Featuring Chris Berube and Andrew Mambo.||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNo Rules: The Birth Of UFC||Who is the ultimate fighter? A wrestler? A boxer? A martial arts master? The first ever Ultimate Fighting Championship set out to answer that question. The results were violent, chaotic, and led to the birth of a multi-billion-dollar sport. Reported by||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "Hoodies Up"||A conversation, with behind the scenes stories and bonus clips, about our episode "Hoodies Up." Featuring Jody Avirgan and The Undefeated's Clinton Yates.||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHoodies Up||The story of a protest photo taken in 2012 by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Miami Heat. Reported and hosted by Jody Avirgan. More at 30for30podcasts.com||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "Nature Boy" with Ric Flair and Rory Karpf||A bonus conversation with "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, one of pro wrestling's legendary figures, and Rory Karpf, director of a new documentary about his troubled life. Watch the film now: http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3211683/30-for-30--nature-boy-presented||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer: Season Two||Our new season of original documentaries launches on November 14th. Read more at 30for30podcasts.com||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "Year Of The Scab" with NFL replacement players||A bonus conversation about a bizarre moment in NFL history. In 1987, NFL players went on strike, and NFL owners fielded replacement players -- NFL castoffs, has beens and never weres. 30 for 30's Jody Avirgan speaks with director John Dorsey and two rep||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "Morningside Five" with director Mike Tollin||A conversation between 30 for 30's Jody Avirgan and director Mike Tollin about a group of star basketball players he tracked over the course of 25 years. Watch the film on the ESPN app right now. Listen to our first season of audio docs here: 30for30pod||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "Tommy" with directors Erin Leyden and Gentry Kirby||A conversation between 30 for 30's Jody Avirgan and the co-directors of the new film "Tommy," chronicling the turbulent life of boxer Tommy Morrison, who eventually died from complications of AIDS. Watch the film now: espn.com/watch/_/id/3168369/30-for-||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "Strike Team" with Charlie and Willie Ebersol||A bonus conversation between 30 for 30's Jody Avirgan and director/producer team Charlie and Willie Ebersol. Their new film "Strike Team" chronicles one of the most brazen stings in U.S. Marshal's history. Watch the film now: http://www.espn.com/watch/p||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "What Carter Lost" with director Adam Hootnick||A bonus conversation with Jody Avirgan and director Adam Hootnick about his film "What Carter Lost," which tells the story of perhaps the greatest high school football team of all time, and a scandal that rocked a community. | Watch the film right now:||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "George Best" with director Daniel Gordon||Between seasons, we're bringing you bonus conversations with Jody Avirgan and the people behind some recent 30 for 30 films. This week, director Daniel Gordon discusses his new film about the brilliant and troubled soccer player George Best -- and the r||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "Mike and The Mad Dog" with director Dan Forer||Between seasons, we're bringing you bonus conversations with Jody Avirgan and the people behind some recent 30 for 30 films. This week, director Dan Forer discusses the mercurial relationship between Mike Francesa and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, and the rise||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fighter Inside||How does a professional boxer, convicted of armed robbery in 1975, end up rising in the ranks of the sport -- from inside a state penitentiary? The Fighter Inside is the unlikely story of an inmate who wanted to continue his boxing career while behind b||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Queen Of Sorts||In 2012, poker star Phil Ivey pulled off an elaborate baccarat scheme that won him over $20 million and landed him in court. But Ivey had another card up his sleeve - secretive mastermind "Kelly" Cheung Yin Sun, a woman who crafted the entire scheme to||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOn The Ice||Twenty years ago, hundreds of women answered a classified ad seeking adventurers for an all-women trek to the North Pole - no expedition experience necessary. On the ice, 20 of those women came face to face with just how deadly the Arctic can be, while||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYankees Suck||How a chant and a shirt came to dominate one of baseball's biggest rivalries, thanks to a group of hardcore punks from Boston. Reported by Julia Lowrie Henderson. Hosted by Jody Avirgan. This piece was inspired by the Grantland article "Yankees Suck! Ya||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Trials Of Dan And Dave||The 1992 Summer Olympics produced a great many heroes, but that spring TV viewers were led to believe they were all about Dan O'Brien and Dave Johnson -- decathletes competing not only for the USA but for Reebok, as well. 25 years later, we revisit the||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great but please make it non explicit
Big fan of the tv docs, the podcast version is equally well produced and thought provoking. One point for ESPN to consider though: Kindly edit out explicit content for those of us on administered devices which ban explicit content. What this means is many people who listen on corporate phones can't listen, hurting your ratings and uptake.
The swearing in the Dan and Dave episode didn't enhance the story and won't detract if it's edited out.
Hope you guys listen to this early feedback.
Please swear more
Oh man the swearing really added to the podcast. As someone who loves to hear swearing and hates when it's edited out I'm glad you kept it organic. Imagine if there was some ninny who couldn't handle swearing while listening on their headphones? Haha, that would be hilarious.
Really enjoyed this!!
I really enjoyed this episode... can't wait for the next ones.