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. Telling sports stories like you’ve never heard before, through a combination of original reporting and archival sound, 30 for 30 Podcasts goes 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, prison boxing, Olympic failure and more; the third season was devoted entirely 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 inclusion on numerous “best-of” lists from outlets such as The Atlantic, Vulture, TIME and Entertainment Weekly. Episodes have been featured on NPR, 99% Invisible, Slate Podcasts and more.

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
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
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

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 Episode Credits

The Trials of Dan and Dave

Editorial help from Aaron Cohen. Production support from Sarina Fong, Sarah Venture, Matt Shilts, and Khrista Rypl. Special thanks to Lee Clow, Bonnie Ford, Philip Hersh, Leilani O’Brien, Dave Ropes, Rick Sloan, Frank Zarnowski, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Archival audio courtesy of NBC Sports Olympics

Yankees Suck

Editorial help from Pat Walters and Jim O’Grady. Production support from Abe Aboraya, Katherine Banwell, Tim Einenkel, Dasha Lisitsina, Jessica Meszaros, Matt Shilts, and Tim Wright. Special thanks to Amos Barshad, Johnny Damon, John LaCroix, Anthony Moreschi, Anthony Pappalardo, Chris Wrenn, Joe Zarbano at WEEI.

Special thanks to Alex Coon for his archival footage of the shirts being sold.

Archival audio courtesy of NBCUniversal Archives and Fox Sports

On The Ice

Production support from Caz Graham, Dasha Lisitsina, Jason Titley, Andy Ingamells and Fiona Clampin. Special thanks to Emily Condon, Pen Hadow and Joe Sykes.

Archival audio courtesy of Ann Daniels, Caroline Hamilton, Sue Riches and Victoria Humphries.

Special thanks to Matty McNair for her photos from the ice.

A Queen Of Sorts

Editorial help from Julia Lowrie Henderson and Kerry Donahue. Translation help from Ligin Baker, Rui Miao, and Xinru Guo.

Voiceover work by Teresa Avia Lim.

Special thanks to Dory Mizrachi, David Schwartz and Joe Sykes, and to Gavin Rodgers for his paparazzi footage.

The Fighter Inside

Produced by Lisa Pollak, edited by Kerry Donahue.

Editorial help from Aaron Cohen, and production support from Sarah Craig, Tim Einenkel, Matt Shilts, Dasha Lisitsina and Martin Onuegbu.

Special thanks to Mike Weisman, Brin-Jonathan Butler, Kurt Emhoff, Art Tucker, Tris Dixon, Bob Yalen, Dwight Qawi Muhammad, and Robert Mulcahey.