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ESPN Daily with Mina Kimes

ESPN Daily

Wake up to the best sports story you'll hear all day. Monday through Friday, host Pablo Torre brings you an inside look at the most interesting stories at ESPN, as told by the top reporters and insiders on the planet. The breaking news of SportsCenter. The deep dive storytelling of 30 for 30. Get the very best of ESPN. Daily.

How 9/11 Set Robert Saleh on the Path to Coaching the New York Jets

Jan 27, 2021
It’s been just days since Robert Saleh began his tenure in possibly the most challenging job in football...head coach of the New York Jets. But the former 49ers Defensive Coordinator is already drawing praise from players and analysts alike, who think he may just be the guy who can turn around the long struggling franchise. But Saleh’s path to the Jets sideline has been as unusual as it is groundbreaking. Jets reporter Rich Cimini brings us the story of how September 11th, 2001 changed Saleh’s life forever, and set him on a course to become the first Muslim head coach in NFL history. Then, Domonique Foxworth joins us to discuss the lack of diversity in NFL coaching hires.

Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol: Black Mamba and White Swan

Jan 26, 2021
One year ago the world lost Kobe Bryant. Few knew about the bond Kobe shared with Pau Gasol. He remembers his former Laker teammate as a true friend, father and competitor. Gasol has spent time with the Bryant family over the past year, and shared his insights on Kobe’s life and loss with ESPN NBA Insider Ramona Shelburne. Hear what her reporting revealed about the softer side of the Black Mamba.

Super Bowl is Set: Brady Beams + Mahomes Magic

Jan 25, 2021
Kansas City has a date with Tampa for Super Bowl LV. It’ll be the first Super Bowl in NFL history with a home team also hosting the big game. Bill Barnwell breaks down the games that got them there. Tom Brady threw three interceptions, but looked every bit the GOAT in the Bucs’ win over the Packers. And Patrick Mahomes looked as healthy as ever in the Chiefs’ rout over the Bills. Plus, Hank Aaron’s legacy in baseball and beyond with Dr. Damion Thomas of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

NFL Conference Championship Preview: G.O.A.T.S Graze, Young Guns Blaze

Jan 22, 2021
The NFC and AFC Conference Championship games kick off this weekend with some of the best matchups...and most compelling storylines in recent memory. Will Aaron Rodgers redeem his abysmal Week 6 performance against Tom Brady and the Bucs? With Patrick Mahomes’ status in limbo, who will be the X Factor between the Chiefs and Bills? Mina Kimes explains why she’s more excited for this weekend than the Super Bowl, and gives her prediction for who will play for the Lombardi Trophy. Then, Bucs superfan and legendary broadcaster Dick Vitale shares his wisdom going into the weekend.

30 for 30

30 For 30 Podcasts

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.

MARCH 11 2020

Dec 21, 2020
Americans woke up on March 11 2020 in one reality and, by the time they went to sleep that night, they were living with a new one. Hear the story of the day everything changed — the day the NBA shut down and the pandemic became real — as told by those who lived it.

TRAILER: MARCH 11 2020

Dec 14, 2020
There has perhaps been no greater event in recent history that has so clearly underlined how integral sports are to our culture than the coronavirus pandemic has. March 11 2020 will tell the story of a seismic day that started in one reality and ended with a new one — the day the NBA shut down and the pandemic became real — as told by those who lived it. Full episode available December 21, 2020.

HEAVY MEDALS Part 7: The Unraveling

Jul 14, 2020
Martha has turned the U.S. women’s gymnastics program into a world powerhouse. But as Martha is taking her final victory lap at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the gymnastics community is rocked by a scandal that will shock the world. The Karolyis’ legacy is called into question as the gymnasts grapple with the cost of what it took to earn all that gold. If you or someone you know has been subjected to sexual assault or abuse, and you would like more information or support, these hotlines can help: RAINN's 24/7 confidential national sexual assault hotline: 1-800-656-4673, or ChildHelp: 1-800-4-A-Child.

HEAVY MEDALS Part 6: The Rise of Martha

Jul 14, 2020
For years, Martha Karolyi avoided the spotlight — appearing only as the mysterious and subservient partner of her boisterous husband. But when she is tapped to take over the national team, Martha finally comes into full view. Martha aims to prove that she can turn the United States into a dominant force in gymnastics, building teams that win gold medal after gold medal. But under Martha’s regime, injured athletes are often discarded and a culture of silence prevails. If you or someone you know has been subjected to sexual assault or abuse, and you would like more information or support, these hotlines can help: RAINN's 24/7 confidential national sexual assault hotline: 1-800-656-4673, or ChildHelp: 1-800-4-A-Child.

Baseball Tonight With Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.

Not Very Much Fun Anymore

Jan 27, 2021
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to talk about no one being voted into the Hall of Fame, Curt Schilling requesting to be removed from the ballot, why the Hall should act as the moral arbiter not the writers, the Yankees’ latest moves and Marcus Semien signing in Toronto. Then, Jeff Passan hops on to discuss joining Buster in not voting for the Hall, J.T. Realmuto re-signing with the Phillies, who is left to sign Trevor Bauer and the league barreling toward a work-stoppage. Later, Hall of Fame Jim Palmer stops by to share stories of Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Bob Gibson and Tommy Lasorda. Finally, Hembo on Realmuto, his favorite Aaron stat, and George Springer’s big contract.

A Tremendous Void

Jan 22, 2021
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick and Tim Kurkjian join Buster to remember the life of Henry Aaron. Kendrick shares how Aaron was his childhood idol growing up in Georgia, stories from time they spent together, and the weight Aaron carried performing at a high level while facing hatred and death threats. And Kurkjian details the time Aaron joined him and the ESPN team in the broadcasting booth. Then, Eduardo Pérez stops by to talk about telling his father — Hall of Famer Tony Pérez — the news of Aaron’s passing, his memories of that night in the broadcast booth with Aaron, Aaron’s front office legacy, what he’ll remember about him as a player, asking for his autograph and the doors Aaron opened for others. 

It’s Not Good Enough

Jan 20, 2021
Jess Mendoza talks to Buster about the Mets firing Jared Porter for sexually harassing a reporter, the emotions she felt when the story broke, why more women don’t speak up similar situations, the need for structural changes in the sport and her belief that things will be different going forward (6:40). Next, Tim Kurkjian stops by to talk about life as a grandparent, Porter, the Blue Jays signing George Springer, if the Yankees are done making additions, his top five teams right now and the passing of Don Sutton (25:46). Then, Sarah Langs shares her thoughts on the Porter situation and teams under the most pressure to make moves before the season (41:41). Finally, Padres manager Jayce Tingler on when he heard the Blake Snell news, the dynamic between the Padres and Dodgers, how Fernando Tatis Jr. can push himself to be even better and building on the 2020 season (52:55).

Understated Charisma

Jan 14, 2021
Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss Spring Training starting on schedule, Corey Kluber trying to prove that he’s healthy and the Mets trading for Francisco Lindor. Then, 12-year MLB veteran Alex Avila hops on to talk about his godfather Tommy Lasorda, staying patient in free agency, his outlook on another pandemic season and catching for Justin Verlander in Detroit. Later, Hembo quibbles with Buster’s top 10 position rankings.

The Adam Schefter Podcast

The Adam Schefter Podcast

Adam Schefter talks with the biggest names in and around football, taking you inside what makes them tick and how they got to where they are.

New Head Coaches & Quarterback Questions

Jan 26, 2021
Adam starts off this week's episode by addressing the quarterback questions: which quarterbacks are we certain will keep their job? Which quarterbacks are likely to be traded? Adam dives into all of that before he is joined by the new head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, Brandon Staley. Adam and Brandon discuss life leading up to this opportunity and what Brandon is expecting to do in the future. Lastly, ESPN's Kimberley Martin joins the show to talk about a few other head coaching hires and what issues arise from the hiring process.

Ending Chapters & Starting New Ones

Jan 19, 2021
Adam starts off this week's episode with a breakdown of the news surrounding Deshaun Watson and the Texans. Next, Adam is joined by former Chicago Bears DC Chuck Pagano as he has announced his retirement from the NFL. Chuck tells us what this decision was like and what the future holds for him. After that, the owner and president of the Buffalo Bills, Kim Pegula, calls in to share the excitement felt in Buffalo. Kim explains how Bills Mafia has been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins Adam to preview this weekend's conference championship games.

Celebrations In Cleveland (feat: Louis Riddick)

Jan 12, 2021
Adam starts off this episode with some perspective on hiring NFL general managers. Next, ESPN's Louis Riddick joins Adam to recap the Cleveland Browns' victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers and what this win means for the city of Cleveland. They also talk NFL QB needs around the league and Louis' experiences in the MNF booth this past season. Then, former Browns QB Bernie Kosar sheds some more light on what the Browns have accomplished and what their future holds. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan helps to preview this upcoming weekend's divisional playoff matchups.

Frank Gore Is Open To Playing His 17th NFL Season

Jan 05, 2021
Adam starts off today's podcast with COVID-19 news from Cleveland. Then, he gets into fake news and NFL firings/hirings. After that, New York Jets RB Frank Gore sits down with Adam to talk about playing next year in what will be his 17th NFL season. They also discuss the future of Sam Darnold with the Jets and who might win this year's Super Bowl. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins the show to breakdown the 6 Wild Card matchups this weekend.