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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.

Inside Euro 2020: Soccer’s Month of Drama, Passion, and Geopolitical Tension

Jun 11, 2021
Never has “better late than never” meant so much to so many. That’s because the 2020 Euros - aka the UEFA European Championship - kicks off today after a year’s delay due to the pandemic. It’s a tournament that consumes the continent and combines high drama on the pitch with real-world geopolitical stakes off of it. Coming off their World Cup victory in 2018, France are heavy favorites, but can they survive the “Group of Death” with rival Germany and reigning champs Portugal? Sam Borden joins us from Rome for a preview of the 24-team field that will see matches played at 11 sites across Europe. Then, Pablo shares his thoughts on athletes and coaches deciding to get the COVID vaccine.

MLB’s Sticky Situation: Spider Tack, Pelican Grip and Baseball’s Open Secret

Jun 10, 2021
The worst-kept secret in baseball is being brought to light. With batting averages at an all-time low and strikeouts at an all-time high, Major League Baseball is cracking down on pitchers using foreign substances to get a better grip on the ball. Buster Olney helps us understand why it took so long for MLB to enforce these rules, and why the gentleman’s agreement that tolerated the practice for years no longer holds. It’s an all-too-familiar story in a sport where the steroid era proved that players will always seek any available competitive edge. Then, Montreal native Ariel Helwani makes the case for why we should jump on the Montreal Canadiens bandwagon, as they’re one series away from reaching the Stanley Cup Finals.

NFL Offseason Drama: Aaron Rodgers, Julio Jones, and More

Jun 09, 2021
This NFL offseason is bursting with drama. There’s Julio Jones signing with the Tennessee Titans after more than a decade as the Atlanta Falcons star receiver. Aaron Rodgers won’t be showing up for required OTAs with the Packers, and his rift with the organization isn’t any closer to resolution. Ryan Clark helps us navigate the biggest NFL storylines, checks in on the various QB controversies, and discusses which teams have the most at stake in the coming months heading into the regular season. Then, Jessica Mendoza comes up to the plate to talk about the Women’s College World Series.

NFL Plans to End Race-Norming in Concussion Claims: What Happens Next

Jun 08, 2021
The NFL says it will stop using race-norming in evaluating former players’ concussion claims, as the practice makes it less likely for Black claimants to receive financial compensation. In years of settling and paying out claims up to now, the league has maintained its process was sound. Ryan Smith has been investigating the story for ESPN and ABC. He shares what prompted the NFL’s change in position, what updates to the program might look like and cost, and whether Black players previously denied payouts with race-norming in place will now be compensated.

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.


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.

The Iconic Jersey

Jun 11, 2021
Buster is joined by ESPN's Baseball Tonight Host Karl Ravech to discuss Buster’s Great 8 for the Home Run Derby and why he was chastised for not including Yordan Alvarez. Karl also comments on whether or not the Astros have the best offense in baseball. Then, Todd Radom has this week’s Forgotten Franchise and administers the weekly quiz.


Jun 10, 2021
The New York Post’s Ken Davidoff joins Buster to discuss question he posed to Gerrit Cole that led to his non-answer on Spider Tack and his reaction to Pete Alonso’s allegations of conspiracy by MLB to influence free agent spending. Then, Orioles centerfielder Cedric Mullins joins the show to get into the difficulty of maintaining two swings, his relationship with Adam Jones and what it would mean to be an All-Star in 2021. Later, Sarah Langs stops by with her dream Home Run Derby field. Finally, Buster’s brother Sam shares his thoughts on how to deal with bears in the wild.

Ineffective Parent

Jun 09, 2021
David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss Gerrit Cole’s non-answer about using Spider Tack, if the Giants can hang with with the Padres and Dodgers, potential suitors for Max Scherzer as the Nationals struggle, Ke’Bryan Hayes stepping over first base and losing a home run, and Shohei Ohtani and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. running neck-and-neck for the AL MVP. Later, Hembo stops by to talk about the Jesse Winker hive, Kris Bryant turning back time and the importance of spin rate.

Soft Suburban Man

Jun 08, 2021
Jeff Passan joins Buster to discuss the Cubs’ conundrum, pitchers already thinking of ways to avoid being punished in the impending foreign substance crackdown and the MLBPA’s response to the enforcement of the rules. Later, Sarah Langs stops by to talk about her NL MVP 10 weeks into the season, Jesse Winker, Shohei Ohtani stealing bases and why you should watch Tyler Glasnow tonight.

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.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Jun 07, 2021
Adam starts off this episode by recapping some of the biggest news from this weekend; including the latest on WR Julio Jones. Then, Adam is joined by former ESPN host Kenny Mayne as he reflects on his 27 years with ESPN and what the future holds. Kenny also comments on his viral soundbite from his interview with Aaron Rodgers.

A Sit Down With Alex Smith

Jun 02, 2021
Adam starts off this week's podcast with a quick breakdown of where we are in the Aaron Rodgers saga and updates us on the Julio Jones trade timeline. Then, Adam is joined by former #1 overall pick and former NFL QB Alex Smith to talk about his career, his recovery, and his opinion on the Aaron Rodgers situation.

Working With Athletes

May 24, 2021
Adam starts off this week's episode with the latest news around the league including the most recent comment from Julio Jones. Then, he is joined by actor Kevin Miles, who details what it's like to work in commercial shoots with athletes such as Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. Lastly, Adam closes the show with what he believes is the biggest story from this weekend.

The Most Anticipated Regular Season NFL Game: Brady vs. Belichick

May 17, 2021
Adam starts off this week's episode with a few updates from around the league. Next, NBC Sports' Mike Tirico joins the show to preview some of the most intriguing matchups after the NFL season schedules were released. Mike also shares some insight and perspective on the Aaron Rodgers situation, his career journey, and more.