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Origins, Chapter Two: ESPN is the second installment of the all-new podcast series by James Andrew Miller, award-winning journalist and best-selling author of the New York Times best selling books on ESPN, Saturday Night Live and CAA, the Creative Artist Agency, that explores epochal beginnings—whether from the fields of film, television, music, publishing, or even human relationships.

The five-part ESPN podcast chapter of Origins features deep dives into the histories of "Social Media at ESPN,” "Pardon the Interruption,” the ”30 for 30” documentary series, “College Game Day,” and “SportsCenter.” 

You’ll hear from all the key players, including Michelle Beadle, Chris Berman, Linda Cohn, Rich Eisen, Chris Fowler, Jemele Hill, Tony Kornheiser, Bob Ley, Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick, Bill Simmons, John Skipper, Sage Steele, Scott Van Pelt, Mike Wilbon and many more. 


Episode 1:

ESPN & Social Media: A Troubled Marriage

ESPN & Social Media: A Troubled Marriage” examines key events, and reveals candid, personal reflections on the past decade of social media life at ESPN. More than 20 current and former ESPNers tackle topics including President Trump, Barstool, suspensions, and numerous other topics. It’s raw, surprising, and sure to be controversial.


Episode 2:

 Pardon the Interruption: Flaunt All Rules

If you think Pardon the Interruption was a Kornheiser/Wilbon idea, think again. Episode 2 explains how the show was created, and why it's still successful after more than a decade and a half on the air.


EPISODE 3: 

College Game Day: Two Audiences As One

More than 30 years after its launch, College Game Day continues to draw big crowds on screen and campus — begging the question: What is its secret? 


Episode 4: 

30for30: Dreams…Nightmares…Dreams.

In today’s crowded content universe, how does a new idea break out to become a celebrated brand? What do filmmakers covet most? (Hint: It’s not money). Discover the story behind all the stories care of Barry Levinson, John Skipper, Bill Simmons, and many more. Welcome to the 30for30 on 30for30. 

The continuation of 30for30: Dreams...Nightmares...Dreams. In today’s crowded content universe, how does a new idea break out to become a celebrated brand? What do filmmakers covet most? (Hint: It’s not money). Discover the story behind all the stories care of Barry Levinson, John Skipper, Bill Simmons, and many more. Welcome to the 30for30 on 30for30.


Episode 5:

ESPN / SportsCenter: Stars Over Bristol

It started on ESPN’s first night on the air, and remains a vital artery today, but in between there’s been a whole lot of action going on behind the scenes. Many of SportsCenter’s most notable anchors share their stories — and opinions — about ESPN’s legendary workhorse.