Jody Avirgan - Bio

Jody Avirgan runs and hosts 30 for 30 Podcasts, part of ESPN Films. He oversees the production of two seasons of original audio documentaries each year, and hosts conversations with filmmakers and others in between seasons. 

He also developed FiveThirtyEight Podcasts, where he continues to host, report and edit. He's the host of the FiveThirtyEight politics podcast, where he covered the 2016 campaign and the rise of Trump; and was host of What's The Point - a show about how data affects our lives.

Prior to arriving at ESPN, he was a producer at WNYC radio, and has worked with shows such as On The Media, Marketplace, Freakonomics, and many more. He serves as a podcast judge for the Webbys, a mentor for the city of New York's podcast certification program, and recommends podcasts as part of the Sunday Long Read newsletter. On the side he hosts the comedy and storytelling series Ask Roulette, which is now a newsletter.