ESPN 30 for 30

ESPN 30 for 30
April 6, 2018 admin

Genre: Sports

Why You Should Listen: If you love sports or if you’re already a fan of the ESPN 30 for 30 series, this podcast version is your next binge-worthy series. Host Jody Avirgan focuses on a variety of incredible sports stories with the same journalistic style that makes the tv series so popular. This podcast series takes you behind the scenes in some of sports most important moments like the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan story, the birth of UFC, howJohn Madden became a video game icon and a whole lot more!

Episode to Get Hooked on: “The Tonya Harding Story”

Here are the latest ESPN 30 for 30 podcast episodes.

30for30+ "The Last Days of Knight"

Listen to 30for30+ "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.

30for30+ The Tonya Harding Story

Listen to 30for30+ The Tonya Harding StoryA 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 screenplay for this year's film "I, Tonya."

30for30+ "The Two Bills"

Listen to 30for30+ "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:

30for30+ "The Amazing Adventures of Wally and the Worm"

Listen to 30for30+ "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 the Worm." | Watch the film right now: | Listen to our original audio docs:

30for30+ "Madden's Game"

Listen to 30for30+ "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.

Madden's Game

Listen to Madden's GameTo 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.

30for30+ "Wrigleyville"

Listen to 30for30+ "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.

The Lights Of Wrigleyville

Listen to The Lights Of WrigleyvilleWhen 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.

30for30+ "No Rules"

Listen to 30for30+ "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.

No Rules: The Birth Of UFC

Listen to No Rules: The Birth Of UFCWho 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.

30for30+ "Hoodies Up"

Listen to 30for30+ "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.

Hoodies Up

Listen to Hoodies UpThe 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

30for30+ "Nature Boy" with Ric Flair and Rory Karpf

Listen to 30for30+ "Nature Boy" with Ric Flair and Rory KarpfA 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: And our new season of audio documentaries returns November 14th. More at

30for30+ "Year Of The Scab" with NFL replacement players

Listen to 30for30+ "Year Of The Scab" with NFL replacement playersA 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 replacement players, Craig McEwen and Tony Settles. Watch the film on the ESPN app right now. Listen to our first season of audio docs here: And the trailer for our new season comes out this week!

Trailer: Season Two

Listen to Trailer: Season TwoOur new season of original documentaries launches on November 14th. Read more at


Binge Score 100
Writing Score 99
Narration Score 98
Ease of Access Score 100
Overall 99%

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