30 For 30 Podcasts
By ESPN, ESPN Films, 30for30
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Original audio documentaries from the makers of the acclaimed 30 for 30 film series, featuring stories from the world of sports and beyond. 30 for 30 offers captivating storytelling for sports fans and general interest listeners alike, going beyond the field to explore how sports, competition, athleticism and adventure affect our lives and our world. Sports stories like you've never heard before.
||ExplicitRickey Won't Quit||At age 46, Rickey Henderson refused to walk away from the game of baseball. This is the story of a baseball legend doing everything he can to keep playing the game he loves, whether or not it will ever love him back. Produced by Pineapple Street Media.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "The Loophole"||Jody Avirgan talks with legendary manager Bobby Valentine and producer Andrew Muscato about Hideo Nomo, Japanese baseball, and the making of "The Loophole." NYC! We have an event on December 3rd. More info at 30for30podcasts.com/events||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Loophole||In 1995, star pitcher Hideo Nomo attempted to do what no Japanese player had done since 1965 - join Major League Baseball. Nomo and his agent hatched a plan to overcome the legal and cultural barriers that stood in his way, risking Nomo's career and rep||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "Six Who Sat"||Jody Avirgan speaks with Gretta Cohn of Transmitter Media and host Hillary Frank (The Longest Shortest Time) about our documentary "Six Who Sat."||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSix Who Sat||Before the 1970s, women were not welcome at the world's great marathons, but a few brave pioneers sought to challenge that system. Six Who Sat tells the story of two iconic moments in women's running, both captured in photographs. The first, from 1968,||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "All In"||Jody Avirgan and Keith Romer discuss the making of our episode "All In." Keith plays some tape that didn't make the final cut, and convinces Jody that he's actually a pretty good poker player himself. Toronto! We'll be doing an event at the Hot Docs fes||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAll In: Sparking The Poker Boom||The 2003 World Series of Poker should not have been a success. Its host casino teetered on the edge of bankruptcy, internet qualifiers knocked out the most marketable stars, and the production company tasked with showing the event on TV knew nothing abo||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30for30+ "Juiced"||Jody Avirgan and Andrew Mambo discuss the making of our episode "Juiced." Andrew plays some tape that didn't make the final cut, and describes interviewing Jose Canseco.||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJuiced||At the end of his career, Jose Canseco, the self-proclaimed "godfather of the steroid era," was effectively forced out of baseball. As revenge, Canseco conceived a tell-all memoir in which he would call out his fellow players for steroid use. Within a m||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer: Season Four||Our new season of five original audio documentaries starts Tuesday, October 16th. We'll bring you stories about Jose Canseco, Rickey Henderson, a protest at the NYC Marathon, and more. More information at 30for30podcasts.com | Note: In addition to our d||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30for30+ "BIKRAM" (Part 2)||Julia Lowrie Henderson and Jody Avirgan chat more about the making of the Bikram series, in particular Julia's role in the story. Plus they answer your questions. This marks the end of our fourth season. Our next season of new documentaries will be here||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30for30+ "BIKRAM"||Julia Lowrie Henderson and Jody Avirgan discuss the making of the third season, BIKRAM. Next week, we'll answer any questions you have and discuss Julia's personal connection. Email us questions at email@example.com or on twitter @30for30 NYC! C||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBIKRAM Part 5: Reckoning||Members of the Bikram community wrestle with Bikram's behavior, their own complicity, and the question, "Can Bikram the yoga be separated from Bikram the man?" Reported by Julia Lowrie Henderson. Hosted by Jody Avirgan. More information at 30for30podca||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBIKRAM Part 4: Truth||As Bikram's darkest behaviors begin to emerge, the community devoted to his yoga is forced to face the truth about its leader. Reported by Julia Lowrie Henderson.. More information at 30for30podcasts.com/bikram If you or someone you know has been s||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBIKRAM Part 3: Power||Bikram claims ownership over his brand of yoga using increasingly hardball tactics. Julia investigates the roots of yoga to try to separate what is true from what is false in Bikram's story. Reported by Julia Lowrie Henderson. Hosted by Jody Avirgan.||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBIKRAM Part 2: Process||Bikram spreads his brand of hot yoga through teacher trainings, where he puts his most devoted followers through nine weeks of intense suffering and begins to reveal the complexities of his character. Reported by Julia Lowrie Henderson. More informat||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBIKRAM Part 1: Arrival||Bikram Choudhury begins his journey to fame, wealth, and scandal in 1970s Los Angeles. He takes Beverly Hills by storm, using his Hollywood connections and rags-to-riches origin story to build a devoted following and lay the foundation for a yoga empire||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Three Trailer: BIKRAM||In the early 1970s, a young Indian yogi named Bikram Choudhury used his Hollywood connections to launch a hot yoga empire. America's fitness obsession brought the Speedo-clad and Rolex-wearing guru wealth and fame. But the success of his yoga revolution||5/4/2018||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|
||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|
||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|
Very well done!
Sounding great!! Already love the 30 for 30 docs and the podcasts are living up to (if not surpassing) them! Definitely recommend.
I've never written a review for anything on my phone but I went out of my way to do it here. These stories are told in the best way and even though there's no visual I can see it all happening in my head. ESPN has another winner
Great 1st episode
I loved this podcast!! The personal stories were enough to make it interesting and personal. There was a lot of detail. Narrative was spot on. More please!!!!