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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.

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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 hype, how the campaign went bust -- and Dan O'Brien's path to redemption. Hosted by Jody Avirgan. Produced by Andrew Mambo. 30for30podcasts.com
YANKEES SUCK

YANKEES SUCK

2017-07-0453:061

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! Yankees Suck!" written by Amos Barshad. More at 30for30podcasts.com
ON THE ICE

ON THE ICE

2017-07-1148:082

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 also discovering something in themselves that changed their lives forever. Reported by Rose Eveleth. Hosted by Jody Avirgan.
A QUEEN OF SORTS

A QUEEN OF SORTS

2017-07-1847:52

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 get revenge. Reported by Rose Eveleth. Hosted by Jody Avirgan.
THE FIGHTER INSIDE

THE FIGHTER INSIDE

2017-07-2547:38

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 bars, and the visionary prison warden who made his dream a reality. Reported by Andrew Mambo. Hosted by Jody Avirgan.
Trailer: Season Two

Trailer: Season Two

2017-10-3103:20

Our new season of original documentaries launches on November 14th. Read more at 30for30podcasts.com
HOODIES UP

HOODIES UP

2017-11-1433:30

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
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 Chris Berube. Produced by Pineapple Street Media and 30 for 30's Andrew Mambo. 30for30podcasts.com
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 Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions. Narrated by former Cubs PA announcer Wayne Messmer.
MADDEN'S GAME

MADDEN'S GAME

2017-12-0543:30

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 empire -- and pushed the limits of gaming in the process. Produced by NFL Films. Narrated by Wil Wheaton.
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 allowed him to hide increasingly dark behavior. In 30 for 30s first serialized story, reporter Julia Lowrie Henderson delves deep into the complicated world of Bikram Yoga to find out how a community responds when its guru falls from grace. All five episodes available on Tuesday, May 22. More at 30for30podcasts.com/bikram
BIKRAM Part 1: Arrival

BIKRAM Part 1: Arrival

2018-05-2241:191

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. Reported by Julia Lowrie Henderson. Hosted by Jody Avirgan. More information at 30for30podcasts.com/bikram
BIKRAM Part 2: Process

BIKRAM Part 2: Process

2018-05-2236:56

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 information at 30for30podcasts.com/bikram
BIKRAM Part 3: Power

BIKRAM Part 3: Power

2018-05-2247:27

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. More information at 30for30podcasts.com/bikram If you or someone you know has been subjected to sexual assault or abuse, and you would like more information or support, RAINN's 24/7, confidential, National Sexual Assault Hotline can help at 1-800-656-4673. Internationally, Pathways to Safety International provides assistance, at 833-SAFE-833.
BIKRAM Part 4: Truth

BIKRAM Part 4: Truth

2018-05-2244:26

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 subjected to sexual assault or abuse, and you would like more information or support, RAINN's 24/7, confidential, National Sexual Assault Hotline can help at 1-800-656-4673. Internationally, Pathways to Safety International provides assistance, at 833-SAFE-833.
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 30for30podcasts.com/bikram If you or someone you know has been subjected to sexual assault or abuse, and you would like more information or support, RAINN's 24/7, confidential, National Sexual Assault Hotline can help at 1-800-656-4673. Internationally, Pathways to Safety International provides assistance, at 833-SAFE-833.
Trailer: Season Four

Trailer: Season Four

2018-10-1004:07

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 documentaries, we do conversations about new 30 for 30 films. An archive of those can be found by searching "ESPN Films Conversations" in your favorite podcast app.
JUICED

JUICED

2018-10-1642:451

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 month of its publication, Juiced sparked a congressional hearing. Reported by Andrew Mambo. More at 30for30podcasts.com
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 about the game. "All In" explores how the 2003 tournament overcame the odds to spark a poker boom and forever change poker's place in America. This episode was reported by Keith Romer. 30 for 30 Podcasts is hosted by Jody Avirgan. 30for30podcasts.com
SIX WHO SAT

SIX WHO SAT

2018-10-3047:18

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, is of a race director trying to physically restrain a woman from running the Boston Marathon. The second, from 1972, is of a protest at the New York City Marathon that forever changed women's ability to participate in the sport they loved. This episode was produced by Transmitter Media, and narrated by Hillary Frank. 30for30 Podcasts is hosted by Jody Avirgan. 30for30podcasts.com
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Craig Lang

all iv taken from this doco is that an old man with dementia, grieving the loss of his son said some wildly stupid things when pissed.. i know it makes a better podcast to project him as a villain but i just see him as an old man that needed help..

Sep 30th
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Billy Goodtime

It was the hockey lockout. Entire Canada got hooked on poker bud

Aug 11th
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Lindsey D. Ertman

I thought we were getting a new season starting in June. It's almost 2 weeks into July! where are my episodes?! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Jul 14th
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Apr 2nd
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miinty fresj

uuugh. the wife is just as bad as her husband. looks like they deserve each other

Mar 10th
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miinty fresj

from what I recall, V didnt get anything, right?? And I'm glad, had she properly blackmailed the wife, i feel like she would've gotten what she'd wanted. i just think her "moves" in this was very reality show. this is me listening to 20 minutes of this pod.. who knows what I'll hear that could possibly make me change my mind. :)

Mar 10th
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Jq Baker

Bucket List 'll

Feb 7th
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Jq Baker

Loved watching him steal bases.

Jan 30th
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Santos Mendez

Some people are weak minded they think more of their career money success Then self respect their morals doing the right thing You keep putting men in pedestals and things like this happen I would a slap the man bun And tied his bitch's in a pretzel since he likes to do yoga

Jan 3rd
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Artien Nadal

The yoga season was a waste of air time... So happy it's been over... Other than that, great job guys!

Jan 2nd
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Santos Mendez

Doc rivers was a fucken idiot all you worried was about a title What to make this Racist piece of shit more famous and more money you're winning a title for his organization

Dec 31st
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Santos Mendez

and his wife was no better she knew what was going on but the ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ made her a blind idiot

Dec 31st
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Santos Mendez

money makes u turn a blind eye and a shut mouth .. me i would of slap the white off that jar of mayo . i couldn't sleep rite if i would let a a person treat me that way him and trump are step brothers ..

Dec 31st
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Santos Mendez

why are ppl shock . NBA knew he was a racist they just dint care

Dec 31st
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LadyMae

What a story of resilience!

Dec 21st
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Sherie Hoyhtya

Yaaaaa ,, memories an good ones , back in the day ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Sep 28th
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Ivan Terrero

I can't believe how blind these people were to the obvious abuse and lies.

Sep 10th
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Aug 26th
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Paul Turner

can't wait for this one...

Aug 15th
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Chris Rice

are you going to the chris harrin story?

Jul 29th
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