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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.

Latest Episodes

THE TRIALS OF DAN AND DAVE

EThe 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

53 MIN2017 JUN 27
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THE TRIALS OF DAN AND DAVE

YANKEES SUCK

EHow 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

53 MIN2017 JUL 4
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YANKEES SUCK

ON THE ICE

ETwenty 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.

46 MIN2017 JUL 11
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ON THE ICE

A QUEEN OF SORTS

EIn 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.

46 MIN2017 JUL 18
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A QUEEN OF SORTS

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

46 MIN2017 JUL 25
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THE FIGHTER INSIDE

Trailer: Season Two

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

2 MIN2017 OCT 31
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Trailer: Season Two

HOODIES UP

EThe 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

31 MIN2017 NOV 14
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HOODIES UP

NO RULES: THE BIRTH OF UFC

EWho 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

59 MIN2017 NOV 21
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NO RULES: THE BIRTH OF UFC

THE LIGHTS OF WRIGLEYVILLE

EWhen 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.

52 MIN2017 NOV 28
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THE LIGHTS OF WRIGLEYVILLE

MADDEN'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 empire -- and pushed the limits of gaming in the process. Produced by NFL Films. Narrated by Wil Wheaton.

41 MIN2017 DEC 5
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MADDEN'S GAME

Latest Episodes

THE TRIALS OF DAN AND DAVE

EThe 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

53 MIN2017 JUN 27
Comments
THE TRIALS OF DAN AND DAVE

YANKEES SUCK

EHow 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

53 MIN2017 JUL 4
Comments
YANKEES SUCK

ON THE ICE

ETwenty 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.

46 MIN2017 JUL 11
Comments
ON THE ICE

A QUEEN OF SORTS

EIn 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.

46 MIN2017 JUL 18
Comments
A QUEEN OF SORTS

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

46 MIN2017 JUL 25
Comments
THE FIGHTER INSIDE

Trailer: Season Two

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

2 MIN2017 OCT 31
Comments
Trailer: Season Two

HOODIES UP

EThe 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

31 MIN2017 NOV 14
Comments
HOODIES UP

NO RULES: THE BIRTH OF UFC

EWho 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

59 MIN2017 NOV 21
Comments
NO RULES: THE BIRTH OF UFC

THE LIGHTS OF WRIGLEYVILLE

EWhen 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.

52 MIN2017 NOV 28
Comments
THE LIGHTS OF WRIGLEYVILLE

MADDEN'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 empire -- and pushed the limits of gaming in the process. Produced by NFL Films. Narrated by Wil Wheaton.

41 MIN2017 DEC 5
Comments
MADDEN'S GAME

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