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30 for 30 Podcasts

30 for 30 Podcasts, from ESPN Films and ESPN Audio, are original audio documentaries from the makers of the acclaimed 30 for 30 film series, featuring stories from the world of sports and beyond. The show 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. The first two seasons featured stories about NBA activism, NFL video games, polar exploration, Olympic failure and more; the third season was devoted to the complicated world of Bikram yoga.

The series has been recognized by the NYF International Radio Awards, the Webby Awards, and the RTDNA Kaleidoscope Awards, as well as included on numerous “best-of” lists from press outlets such as The Atlantic, Vulture, TIME and Entertainment Weekly. Episodes have also been featured on NPR, 99% Invisible, CBC, Slate Podcasts and elsewhere.

Jody Avirgan, Host and Senior Producer
Julia Lowrie Henderson, Producer
Andrew Mambo, Producer
Ryan Nantell, Producer
Mitra Kaboli, Engineer/Producer
Keith Romer, Contributing Producer

Ryan Ross Smith, Mixing, Sound Design and Original Music, Seasons 1-3

ESPN Films

Connor Schell, Executive Producer
Rob King, Executive Producer
Libby Geist, Executive Producer
Erin Leyden, Senior Producer
Deirdre Fenton, Producer
Adam Neuhaus, Director of Development
Jenna Anthony, Associate Director of Development
Catherine Sankey, Production Manager
Jennifer Thorpe, Production Manager
Vin D’Anton, Associate Producer
Jason Heilig, Archival Research
Chi-Young Park, Archival Research

Additional Production Support

Louise Argianas
Alex Bohen
Jennifer Christie
Collin Fleming
Christina Hagglund
Roger Jackson
Jay Jay Nesheim
Tom Picard
Maria Delgado
Heather Scheer
Shelley Tabor
Paul Williard

ESPN Audio

Traug Keller, Senior Vice President
Tom Ricks, Vice President, Audio Digital Strategy & Marketing
Megan Judge, Director, Audio Distribution & Marketing
Pete Gianesini, Senior Director, Audio Production
Ryan Granner, Director, Digital Audio Operations
Ryan Hurley, Program Director, ESPN New York
Raymond Deenihan, Producer, ESPN New York
RJ Santillo, Associate Producer, ESPN New York
Devon McGowan, Senior Marketing Manager
Elizabeth Fierman, Senior Manager, Event Marketing

The 30 for 30 Podcasts theme music was composed by Hrishikesh Hirway

The 30 for 30 Podcasts website was designed by Rich Orris, with type art by Triboro Design. Additional development and design by Justin McCraw and Linda Tran-Tutovan.