30 for 30: Extras
THE STERLING AFFAIRS Bonus - Gladwell and Shelburne: 10/30/19
Malcolm Gladwell joins Ramona Shelburne and Jody Avirgan to discuss Donald Sterling, the NBA, and his podcast series Revisionist History.
30for30+: 'Rodman: For Better or Worse': 10/4/19
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman is known for his wild, cross-dressing fashion sense, famous girlfriends, and public antics, including attempts at "Basketball Diplomacy" with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. But the roots of Rodman's unique persona are more of an enigma. The new 30 for 30 film 'Rodman: For Better or Worse,' unravels the mystery and reveals how he became a cultural trailblazer. Director Todd Kapostasy sits down with Jody Avirgan to discuss what the film has uncovered and whether Rodman will ever settle into a "normal life." | 'Rodman: For Better of Worse' and the entire 30 for 30 archive is available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7 | You can find our original audio docs at 30for30podcasts.com
30for30+: "THE STERLING AFFAIRS" (Part 1): 8/30/19
Ramona Shelburne and Jody Avirgan discuss the making of 'The Sterling Affairs,' including a rundown of their favorite moments from the series, answers to listener questions, and audio extras. Keep an eye, both on this feed and our Twitter feed (@30for30) for more bonus episodes, upcoming events, and more ways YOU can join the conversation. 30for30podcasts.com @jodyavirgan @ramonashelburne
10th Anniversary: 'The Fab Five' Revisited: 8/9/19
In the final episode of our 10th anniversary series, Jody Avirgan talks with Jalen Rose and David Jacoby (aka Jalen & Jacoby) about 'The Fab Five,' and the legacy it left on college basketball. 'The Fab Five' and the entire 30 for 30 film archive is available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7
10th Anniversary: 'Fantastic Lies' Revisited: 8/8/19
As part of our 10th anniversary series, Marina Zenovich chats with Jody Avirgan about 'Fantastic Lies,' which examined the Duke lacrosse scandal, and the nature of false allegations. Then, ESPN investigative reporter Paula Lavigne discusses her work around sexual assault on university campuses. 'Fantastic Lies' and the entire 30 for 30 film archive is available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7
10th Anniversary: Dan, Mina, Bomani and Zach's Favorites: 8/7/19
To help celebrate ten years of 30 for 30 films, we've invited some of our favorite other ESPN podcasters to give picks for their favorite films: Dan Le Batard, Mina Kimes, Bomani Jones, and Zach Lowe talk with Jody Avirgan. Subscribe to all their podcasts now! The entire 30 for 30 film archive is available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7
10th Anniversary: Chris Herren Shares His Story: 8/6/19
Our series marking the 10th anniversary of 30 for 30 continues. Chris Herren was a star high school and college basketball player, and was even drafted by his hometown Boston Celtics. But his career was cut short by drug and alcohol abuse. He talks with Jody Avirgan about the films 'Unguarded' and 'The First Day,' which chronicle his efforts to share his story and help others escape substance abuse. 'Unguarded' and the entire 30 for 30 collection are available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7 More information about 'The First Day' can be found at thefirstdayfilm.com
10th Anniversary: 'The Two Escobars' Revisited: 8/5/19
Our series marking the 10th anniversary of 30 for 30 continues. Jody Avirgan chats with Jeff and Michael Zimbalist - the brother directing team behind one of 30 for 30's most popular films. They discuss reporting on the Colombian drug wars, and why Pablo Escobar continues to be such an enduring cultural figure. 'The Two Escobars' and the entire 30 for 30 collection are available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7
30for30+: 'The Good, The Bad, The Hungry': 7/1/19
A bonus conversation about the new 30 for 30 film 'The Good, The Bad, The Hungry,' which examines the contests between Takeru Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut, a rivalry that defined the sport of competitive eating. Jody Avirgan talks with director Nicole Lucas Haimes about how Kobayashi, was transformed from hero to villain, and what the film can tell us about our present cultural moment. The film debuts Tuesday July 2 at 8pm ET on ESPN. You can find more bonus episodes about 30 for 30 in our archives: http://bit.ly/30Chat.
10th Anniversary: 'Benji' Revisited: 6/28/19
To wrap up our first batch of 10th anniversary episodes, we revisit a film that may have had more of an impact than any other 30 for 30. In 1984, the city of Chicago plunged into sorrow when star high school basketball player Benjamin "Benji" Wilson was killed in a shooting. Director's Coodie and Chike chat with Jody Avirgan about their film on his life and death. Then, Benji's killer Billy Moore and former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discuss how the film opened up doors for reconciliation in the Chicago community. 'Benji' and the entire 30 for 30 collection are available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7. All bonus conversations about 30 for 30 films are available in our archives: http://bit.ly/30Chat.
10th Anniversary: 30 for 30 Fakes: 6/27/19
Our anniversary series rolls on with a changeup pitch--a look at the niche phenomenon of fake 30 for 30s. Producers Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, parodied 30 for 30 by 'documenting' classic sports movies like 'Space Jam' as if they were real life stories. On this episode, Jody Avirgan speaks to them about how a parody can help us better understand the original work, and how their faux 30 for 30s inspired their Netflix series 'American Vandal.' | All our bonus conversations are available in our archives: http://bit.ly/30Chat.
10th Anniversary: 'OJ: Made In America' Revisited: 6/26/19
Any retrospective on the 30 for 30 series must include 'OJ: Made In America,' the five-part, seven-and-a-half hour film that broke away from the usual format to great acclaim. On episode three of our anniversary series, Jody Avirgan talks with the film's director Ezra Edelman about how he used OJ's Simpson's life story as a venue to explore America's complicated racial history, as well as his rise and fall as a sports icon. The film and the entire 30 for 30 collection are available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7. All bonus conversations about 30 for 30 films are available in our archives: http://bit.ly/30Chat.
10th Anniversary: Six Films, One Director: 6/25/19
Our 10th anniversary podcast series continues with the director responsible for more 30 for 30 films than anyone else, Jonathan Hock. His six films have covered the iconic Jim Valvano and his 1983 NC State basketball team's run to the championship, the infamous Soviet hockey team, and the fleeting promise of great young athletes. In this episode, Hock talks to Jody Avirgan about why few things are as irretrievable as an athlete's past triumphs. These films and the entire 30 for 30 collection are available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+ (es.pn/2shPit7), and all our bonus conversations about 30 for 30 films are available in our podcast archives (http://bit.ly/30Chat).
10th Anniversary: 'The U' & 'Broke' Revisited: 6/24/19
It's the 10th anniversary of 30 for 30 and we're kicking off a series of commemorative podcast episodes with a conversation between Jody Avirgan and Billy Corben. Corben is the director of three 30 for 30 films, starting with 'The U,' about the 1980s rise and eventual dominance of the University of Miami football team. He also directed 'The U Part 2" and 'Broke,' which looked at how athletes often come to lose their money. Those films and the entire 30 for 30 collection are available exclusively on our streaming service ESPN+: es.pn/2shPit7. All bonus conversations about 30 for 30 films are available in our archives: http://bit.ly/30Chat.
30for30+ "Back Pass": 6/18/19
Jody Avirgan speaks with Andrew Helms and Meradith Hoddinott about 'Back Pass' their episode on the WUSA and what the story of the former league tells us about America's current relationship with women's professional soccer.
30for30+ "Qualified" : 5/27/19
A bonus conversation about the new 30 for 30 film 'Qualified,' which chronicles Janet Guthrie's captivating rise to become the first woman to ever compete in the Indianapolis 500. Host Jody Avirgan welcomes Janet herself along with filmmakers Jenna Ricker and Caroline Waterlow for an exploration of Janet's stunning achievements, how her career inexplicably stalled out, and what her story tells us about the state of women's equality. | All bonus conversations about 30 for 30 films are available in our archives: http://bit.ly/30Chat.
30for30+ "Deion's Double Play": 1/30/19
Prime Time finally has a 30 for 30. Jody Avirgan talks with Deion Sanders and director Ken Rodgers about the new 30 for 30 film 'Deion's Double Play,' which depicts the surprising controversy over Sanders' 1992 attempt to play two MLB playoff games AND an NFL game over two days. The film debuts Thursday, January 31 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. For info on re-airs and the ESPN+ streaming debut, keep an eye on our Twitter feed: @30for30. All bonus conversations about 30 for 30 films are available in our archives: http://bit.ly/30Chat.
BIKRAM - End of Year Update: 12/28/18
As 2018 draws to a close, Jody Avirgan and Julia Lowrie Henderson check back in on the world of Bikram Yoga, and how it's changed since we published our five-part series earlier this year. Listen to the full series at 30for30podcasts.com/bikram | We'll be back in 2019 with all new original documentaries and lots more!
30for30+ "42 to 1": 12/11/18
A bonus conversation about the new 30 for 30 film '42 to 1,' which examines Buster Douglas' shocking upset of heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in 1990. Jody Avirgan speaks with directors Jeremy Schaap and Ben Houser about why they consider it the greatest upset in sports history, the fight's often overlooked and misunderstood details, and the factors that helped Douglas rise to the moment after many missed opportunities. '42 to 1' debuts Tuesday, December 11 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. For info on re-airs and the ESPN+ streaming debut, keep an eye on our Twitter feed: @30for30.
30for30+ "Rickey Won't Quit": 11/18/18
30for30's Jody Avirgan speaks with Clinton Yates of The Undefeated about the podcast documentary "Rickey Won't Quit." They discuss whether Rickey Henderson is undervalued, and why the public viewed his personality so divisively. For more visit 30for30podcasts.com
30for30+ "The Loophole": 11/11/18
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
30for30+ "Six Who Sat": 11/4/18
Jody Avirgan speaks with Gretta Cohn of Transmitter Media and host Hillary Frank (The Longest Shortest Time) about our documentary "Six Who Sat."
30for30+ "All In": 10/28/18
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 festival on Saturday, November 3rd. Come say hi!
30for30+ "Juiced": 10/21/18
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.
What's the deal with this podcast feed?: 10/10/18
This feed is the archive of conversations between Jody Avirgan and directors of recent 30 for 30 films. For 30 for 30's original audio documentaries, visit 30for30podcasts.com
30for30+ "Seau": 9/20/18
A bonus conversation with filmmaker Kirby Bradley on his new 30 for 30 documentary 'Seau' and how Junior Seau's shocking suicide and positive CTE test continue to impact football to this day, even raising questions about the future of the game. The film is available for viewing on ESPN+: https://es.pn/2poQDgl
30for30+ "Locked In" : 8/30/18
A bonus conversation with filmmaker Alison Ellwood about her new 30 for 30 Short 'Locked In,' which chronicles former Paralympian swimmer Victoria Arlen's journey through a rare illness that left her in a vegetative state, and the incredible recovery that followed. The film is available for viewing on ESPN+: https://es.pn/2BJIfkv
30for30+ "Enhanced": 7/19/18
A bonus conversation with Alex Gibney and Dan Coyle about their new film series "Enhanced," which explores the breakthrough innovations that are driving peak athletic performance. This pursuit of greatness comes with a host of ethical conundrums. How far are athletes willing to go to get an edge? "Enhanced" is available exclusively on ESPN+: https://es.pn/2uq4eag
30for30+ "BIKRAM" (Part 2): 6/27/18
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 this fall. In the meantime, we'll bring you more bonus episodes highlighting some of our favorite 30 for 30 films. 30for30podcasts.com
30for30+ "BIKRAM": 6/11/18
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! Come to our live event on June 13th. More information 30for30podcasts.com/events
30for30+ "The Last Days of Knight": 4/13/18
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
30for30+ The Tonya Harding Story: 3/1/18
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 screenplay for this year's film "I, Tonya."
30for30+ "The Two Bills": 2/1/18
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-bills
30for30+ "The Amazing Adventures of Wally and the Worm": 12/19/17
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: http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=21778624 | Listen to our original audio docs: 30for30podcasts.com
30for30+ "Madden's Game": 12/10/17
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.
30for30+ "Wrigleyville": 12/3/17
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.
30for30+ "No Rules": 11/26/17
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.
30for30+ "Hoodies Up": 11/19/17
A conversation, with behind the scenes stories and bonus clips, about our episode "Hoodies Up." Featuring Jody Avirgan and The Undefeated's Clinton Yates.
30for30+ "Nature Boy" with Ric Flair and Rory Karpf: 11/7/17
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-by-mini And our new season of audio documentaries returns November 14th. More at 30for30podcasts.com
30for30+ "Year Of The Scab" with NFL replacement players: 10/31/17
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 replacement players, Craig McEwen and Tony Settles. Watch the film on the ESPN app right now. http://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=3199367 Listen to our first season of audio docs here: 30for30podcasts.com/seasonone And the trailer for our new season comes out this week!
30for30+ "Morningside Five" with director Mike Tollin: 10/24/17
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: 30for30podcasts.com/seasonone Our new season of launches November 14th!
30for30+ "Tommy" with directors Erin Leyden and Gentry Kirby: 10/17/17
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-30-tommy. Listen to our first season of audio docs here: 30for30podcasts.com/seasonone Our new season of launches November 14th!
30for30+ "Strike Team" with Charlie and Willie Ebersol: 10/10/17
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/player?id=3192836 Listen to our first season of audio docs here: 30for30podcasts.com/seasonone Our new season of launches November 14th!
30for30+ "What Carter Lost" with director Adam Hootnick: 8/29/17
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: espn.com/watch/_/id/3152387/30-for-30--what-carter-lost-presented-by-mini | Listen to our first season of audio docs: 30for30podcasts.com/seasonone
30for30+ "George Best" with director Daniel Gordon: 8/22/17
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 rise of the pop star footballer. Listen to our first season of docs: 30for30podcasts.com/seasonone
30for30+ "Mike and The Mad Dog" with director Dan Forer: 8/15/17
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 of sports talk radio. Listen to our first season of docs: 30for30podcasts.com/seasonone
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