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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.

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.

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Bristol, CT

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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.

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@espn

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English

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ESPN Plaza, Bristol, CT 06010


Episodes

TRAILER: HEAVY MEDALS

7/7/2020
For 40 years, as athletes came and went, there was one constant presence in Olympic gymnastics: Bela and Martha Karolyi — the most successful coaches in the sport's history, and the most controversial. The Karolyis wielded unprecedented power and became more recognizable characters than many of their gymnasts. Generations of gymnasts trained at their isolated ranch outside of Houston, where the Karolyis were champion-making teachers to some and tormentors to others. In front of the cameras,...

Duration:00:04:07

Long Gone Summer (McGwire & Sosa's 1998 Home Run Chase)

6/14/2020
Jalen & Jacoby discuss Long Gone Summer, a 30 for 30 documentary about the 1998 homerun race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, with director AJ Schnack. They break down McGwire's steroid usage, the lack of evidence surrounding Sosa's steroid use, why Sammy Sosa and the Cubs have yet to reconcile their relationship, what else is left for both McGwire and Sosa and preview the upcoming season of the new 30 for 30 podcast, 'Heavy Medals: Inside the Karolyi Gymnastic Empire.'

Duration:00:35:46

Be Water - The Life and Legacy of Bruce Lee

6/7/2020
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Be Water, a 30 for 30 documentary about the life and legacy of Bruce Lee, with director Bảo Nguyễn. They discuss Lee's involvement in fighting against social injustice and how he bridged that divide with martial arts, as well as his close relationship with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Duration:00:31:47

Lance - Part 2 (Hero, Antihero or Villain)

5/29/2020
Jalen & Jacoby dive into part two of 'Lance' with director Marina Zenovich and discuss why it's difficult to decide if Lance Armstrong is a hero, antihero or villain and what to make of his hate for Floyd Landis. Plus, the guys share their excitement for Be Water, next week's documentary about the life and legacy of Bruce Lee.

Duration:00:29:52

Lance - Part 1 (Early Relationship With Cheating, Father Figure, Fortune & Fame)

5/22/2020
Jalen & Jacoby: The Aftershow continues with part one of Lance, a two-part documentary breaking down the rise and fall of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. The guys dive into Lance's early relationship with the cheating, what role his step-father played in making him a great athlete (spoiler alert: the guys don't believe his step-father), how he handled fame and money at such a young age and his bout with stage four testicular cancer.

Duration:00:32:07

Episode Eleven - Reflecting on the The Last Dance

5/19/2020
Jalen & Jacoby reflect on the entirety of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss which stories Jason wishes they could've spent more time on, what it's like to ask people to relive their most difficult memories for the sake of the documentary, and Jacoby just can't let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to Jordan's hotel pizza. Plus, the guys unveil what's next for Jalen & Jacoby: The Aftershow.

Duration:00:31:17

Episode Ten - Timelines, Rodman's Practice, The Shot, Saying Goodbye

5/17/2020
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Ten of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss the Bulls incredible trust in Dennis Rodman, what it was like to play in a hostile environment against the Jazz, the attention of detail that has gone into making this documentary and closing out the story of Michael Jordan and the '98 Chicago Bulls.

Duration:00:35:16

Episode Nine - Flu Game, Kerr's Story, Jalen's Reflection

5/17/2020
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Nine of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss the powerful story of Steve Kerr and his relationship with Michael Jordan, Jacoby loses his mind over pizza that caused "the flu game," and Jalen's reflection on his series against Jordan.

Duration:00:30:41

Episode 8 - BJ Armstrong, Changing Numbers, and Jordan's Best Friend

5/10/2020
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Eight of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss BJ Armstrong's impact on Michael Jordan in the '98 playoffs, changing numbers from 23 to 45 and back to 23, Jordan's use of disrespect for motivation and his learning more about his best friend George.

Duration:00:38:24

Episode Seven - Walking Away, Baseball Journey, and Family Tragedy

5/10/2020
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Seven of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss Jordan's decision to walk away from the game, how the media unfairly handled Michael's father's murder, his journey into baseball and what finally brought him back to the Chicago Bulls.

Duration:00:29:56

Episode Six - The Jordan Rules, Gambling & The Knicks

5/3/2020
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Six of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss the impact of Sam Smith's 'The Jordan Rules' on the team, if Jordan's gambling ever became a problem, and their 7-game series against Pat Riley's Knicks.

Duration:00:26:47

Episode Five - Kobe vs. Michael, Dream Team & Why Jordan Chose Nike

5/3/2020
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Five of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss Jordan's final all-star game at Madison Square Garden and why his focus was on Kobe, why Isiah Thomas wouldn't have made the Dream Team anyways, and diving into Jordan's decision to go with Nike.

Duration:00:31:51

Episode Four - Rodman's Return, Tracking Down Phil Jackson & Magic's Embrace

4/26/2020
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Four of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss Jordan's hotel room conversation that brought Dennis Rodman back to the Bulls, what it was like tracking down Phil Jackson for this series and the amazing story of Magic and Jordan embracing after Jordan's first championship.

Duration:00:33:32

Episode Three - Rodman's Story and the Return of Pippen

4/26/2020
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Three of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss why they decided to dive into the story of Dennis Rodman with this episode, why the return of Scottie Pippen to the Bulls lineup affected Rodman so much and how they chose the soundtrack for this episode.

Duration:00:26:37

Episode Two - Scottie's Story, Punishments and the '85 Celtics

4/19/2020
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Two of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss the decision to start episode two focused on Scottie Pippen and not Michael Jordan, how each player punished the Chicago Bulls in their own way, and the career-changing importance of Jordan's playoff series against the 1985 Boston Celtics.

Duration:00:30:11

Episode One - Debut Episode, Jordan's Relationship with Krause

4/19/2020
On the debut episode of Jalen & Jacoby: Aftershow, the guys talk with Jason Hehir, director of The Last Dance. This 10-part documentary chronicles Michael Jordan and the 1996-97 Chicago Bulls' fight to win a 6th NBA Championship. They dive into the turmoil that was Jerry Krause, what it was like to work so closely with Michael Jordan and what we can expect for the rest of this series.

Duration:00:29:10

Episode 0

4/15/2020
Welcome to Jalen & Jacoby - The Aftershow! Each podcast will drop every week following The Last Dance mini series with Jalen, Jacoby and director Jason Hehir!

Duration:00:12:07

CURSED AND BLESSED

12/2/2019
According to local legend, the Louisiana Superdome was always a haunted place. First plagued by construction problems, then years of bad luck for the host Saints team -- by 2005 those Saints were prepared to abandon the stadium in favor of a dreaded move to San Antonio. Then Hurricane Katrina hit, and somehow the dome became a symbol for a city's rebirth. This is the story of New Orleans, through the story of its dome. Produced and reported by Eve Abrams. Narrated by Tarriona "Tank" Ball of...

Duration:00:47:19

THE FALL OF THE CONDOR

11/26/2019
During qualifying for the 1990 World Cup, Chile's national team felt that it needed to be "more bandits than the bandits." Driven by an intense desire to eliminate rival Brazil, goalkeeper Roberto Rojas pushed his team past the brink. Hosted by Jody Avirgan. Transcript and more about the Radio Ambulante version of this piece at 30for30podcasts.com

Duration:00:50:54

OUT OF THE WOODS

11/19/2019
World-class biathlete Kari Swenson was on an afternoon trail run in the mountains near Big Sky, Montana in July 1984 when two men blocked her path. Reported by ESPN's Bonnie Ford. Hosted by Jody Avirgan. | For more on the 1984 women's biathlon team, visit 30for30podcasts.com

Duration:00:47:37