ESPN 30 For 30: How Sports Stories Explain America

April 4, 2019

A lot of times the big creative decisions come down to something that feels very simple.

Jody Avirgan

For the tenth anniversary of ESPN’s iconic documentary series 30 For 30, Podcast host Jody Avirgan sat down with Ezra Edelman, Oscar-winning director of OJ: Made In America. The two explored the power of sports storytelling, and their approach to documentary work through their chosen medium. At one point in the conversation, Edelman describes documentary making as a leap of faith. Part plan, part following the story to see the unexpected places it will evolve, and being open to the work having a mind of it’s own. Let’s see where it goes.

Mentioned in this episode:

Original audio documentaries from ESPN 30 for 30 Podcasts
Ezra Edelman's film Requiem for The Big East
ESPN 30 For 30 documentary June 17th, 1994