ESPN Films: Conversations
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+ "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+ "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+ "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+ "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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