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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.

The Next Great Quarterback Prospect (Is Someone You’ve Never Heard Of)

Apr 14, 2021
Quarterback Trey Lance is projected to be a top-10 pick in this year’s NFL draft. But the 20-year-old from North Dakota State has largely flown under the radar, overshadowed by big names like Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields. Lance and his family have bucked trends from the start, and his path to the NFL has seemed fast, and yet also circuitous. Tim Keown shares Lance’s story, and why he’s captured the attention of NFL scouts everywhere.

Daryl Morey On the Sports Analytics Revolution

Apr 13, 2021
Daryl Morey, Philadelphia 76ers general manager, co-founded an event 15 years ago that’s become the hub of all things data-driven in sports. At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, researchers, athletes, coaches and commentators swap takes on the digital trends changing how games are played, and how business is done. Morey joins Pablo to definitely not apologize for anything, to discuss the rise of sports analytics, and how data can make teams and the NBA game itself even better. Then, Myron Medcalf gives us a view from Minnesota, where Twin Cities teams postponed games in the wake of the police shooting of Daunte Wright.

How Breaking Baseball’s Unwritten Rules Is Changing The Game (For Good)

Apr 12, 2021
Baseball is steeped in time-honored traditions and a code of unwritten rules. But players in today’s game are starting to break those rules: flipping their bats, admiring their home runs, and, say, hitting a Grand Slam when up 10-3 in the 8th inning. Ok, that last one was just Fernando Tatis Jr. ESPN’s Joon Lee explains how baseball’s youngest generation is challenging the establishment and injecting their personalities into the game - and why that’s changing the sport for the better. Then, Pablo shares the story of a prison basketball game where an unlikely play-by-play star was born.

Full Circle: The Freddie Freeman Story

Apr 09, 2021
You might know about Freddie Freeman, the baseball player...the gold glover and four time All-Star...who battled back from covid to win NL MVP last year. But the Freddie Freeman you don’t know is even more remarkable. Buster Olney joins the show to take us inside Full Circle: The Freddie Freeman Story: airing this Sunday on E:60, and presents an exclusive and emotional portrait of one of the game’s best players. Freeman opens up as never before about the loss of loved ones, as well as the struggles he and his wife have endured in starting of a family of their own.   

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.

Chip Shots

Apr 13, 2021
Jessica Mendoza joins Buster to discuss Kevin Gausman putting it together with the Giants, how Aaron Hicks sitting out following the police shooting in Minnesota marks a shift in baseball’s culture, the benefits of MLB admitting it gets calls wrong, Tyler Glasnow putting it all together, Wil Myers’ start in Atlanta, Mike Trout’s consistency and the Cubs’ offense. Then, Sarah Langs talks about “The Ronald Acuña Jr. Show,” Glasnow’s induced swings and misses, and Shohei Ohtani’s serious exit velocity.

Up In Arms

Apr 12, 2021
Tim Kurkjian fills in for a traveling Buster, who calls in from the Atlanta airport to talk about the missed Alec Bohm replay call in Sunday’s Phillies-Braves game and why MLB should say it was wrong, his emotional interview with Freddie Freeman and Freeman’s family, Joe Musgrove grabbing the Padres’ first no-hitter, the versatility of the Red Sox, and Dave Roberts suggesting MLB is targeting Trevor Bauer under its new rule. Later, Buster goes rapid fire with Bryce Harper.

Shadow War

Apr 09, 2021
Karl Ravech joins Buster to discuss Michael Conforto getting hit by a pitch to win the game against the Phillies, the Angels continuing its strong start, Yermín Mercedes flat out raking, Trevor Bauer being investigated under the new foreign substance rule and Freddie Freeman. Then, Todd Radom stops by to talk about Chicago American Giants for his Forgotten Franchise and administer the weekly quiz.

Little Roller

Apr 08, 2021
Boog Sciambi joins Buster to discuss being the new guy on the Cubs broadcast team, his read on the squad, his thoughts on the mushball, if they believe the story A.J. Preller is telling about Fernando Tatis Jr.’s injury and Vin Scully’s call of Hank Aaron breaking the home run record. Then, ESPN’s injury expert Stephanie Bell talks about Tatis’ injury and why she’s skeptical he’ll make it through the season. Later, Sarah Langs on the Reds catching her eye, Giancarlo Stanton coming out hot, shutouts at Coors Field and Pablo Sandoval.

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.

Young Quarterbacks. Matching Tattoos. And More!

Apr 13, 2021
Adam starts off this week's episode addressing the retirement of Patriots WR Julian Edelman. Then, he sits down with former NFL QB and current NBC analyst Chris Simms who says he would pick QB Zach Wilson over QB Trevor Lawrence in this year's NFL Draft. Chris also details the story behind his matching tattoo with Kyle Shanahan and explains what he learned coaching for the Patriots. Lastly, Adam wraps up with stories from his time at the 2021 Masters.

Who You Beefin' With?

Apr 05, 2021
 Adam starts off this week's episode with a reaction to the most recent news of the Jets trading Sam Darnold. Then, he is joined by Alabama RB Najee Harris who starts off his interview with a bang! Najee tells Adam all about his drive from Texas to Alabama for Pro Day, who he hopes drafts him, and Najee even reacts to a few Draft Reports sent to us by Mel Kiper Jr, and Todd McShay. Lastly, Adam is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes to recap the April Fool's Day Prank that Adam played on Mina last week.

Ask Adam w/ Bucs GM Jason Licht

Mar 30, 2021
Adam starts off this episode by recapping the latest news around the league: including the trades that took place to adjust this year's NFL Draft lineup. Next, Adam hands over the microphone to Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht who asks Adam a few questions in our new twist on Ask Adam! Lastly, Adam is joined by the new cornerback for the New York Giants, Adoree Jackson as he explains what the month of March has been like for him with signing a new contract and balancing school work.

Learning From Past Mistakes w/ Josh Gordon

Mar 23, 2021
Adam starts off this episode by recapping the New England Patriots' free agency moves. Then, he sits down with former Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon who opens up about past mistakes and how he's learned to prioritize what is most important to him. He also discusses how far he's come personally and what he hopes to do with his life and career moving forward. Then, Adam is joined by current Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne who talks about how life comes full circle as he has also learned from past mistakes and how he can now pay it forward. Kendrick also discusses his hopes for next season playing under Bill Belichick.