Radio Archive by Tag

Sports

  • Jill House Rules.

    530: Mind Your Own Business 07.18.2014

    Earlier this year, a cheerleader named Lacy T filed a lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders for ...Sports

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  • Aces are Wild.

    462: Own Worst Enemy 04.13.2012

    For a generation of baseball fans, when a pitcher suddenly stops being able to perform, it's ...Sports

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  • Prologue.

    451: Back to Penn State 11.18.2011

    Host Ira Glass revisits some interviews done with Penn State students in 2009, long before the ...CollegeNeighbors/NeighborhoodsSports

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  • Say It Ain't So, Joe.

    451: Back to Penn State 11.18.2011

    Sarah Koenig attended last weekend's Penn State game, the last home game of the season, with ...CollegeCrimeSports

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  • Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 2009.

    451: Back to Penn State 11.18.2011

    We hear excerpts from our 2009 episode that was recorded at Penn State. Though the focus of ...CollegeSports

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  • Chinese Checkmate.

    448: Adventure! 10.07.2011

    Some adventures you seek out on purpose, and others hunt you down. Producer Alex Blumberg tells ...CrimeCriminal JusticeJobs/Employment

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  • Yerrrrr Out!

    446: Living Without (2011) 09.16.2011

    Ira with former baseball player Bobby Morris, on leaving baseball. (7 minutes)Jobs/EmploymentSports

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  • Foul Play.

    415: Crybabies 09.24.2010

    Ira with This American Life producer Alex Blumberg, about a kind of institutionalized crybabying ...Sports

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  • Prologue.

    398: Long Shot 01.08.2010

    Host Ira Glass talks to Leo Paur, coach of a high school football team in Utah that hasn't won a ...Sports

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  • Team Spirit In The Sky.

    378: This I Used to Believe 04.17.2009

    This past Christmas a story swept the internet about a football coach at a Christian high school ...ReligionSports

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  • Prologue.

    363: Enforcers 09.12.2008

    Joe Kocur was a hockey enforcer for the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers, back in the ...Sports

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  • Friday Night Floodlights.

    299: Back from the Dead 10.07.2005

    About fifteen miles from Pearlington, Bay St. Louis and Waveland are other communities ...HomelessnessNatural DisastersSports

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  • Romance Languages.

    288: Not What I Meant 05.06.2005

    Ben Karlin talks about how a foreign language can come in handy when it comes to smoothing over ...SportsTravel

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  • Prologue.

    284: Should I Stay or Should I Go? 03.11.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks to Bobby Morris about his decision to quit baseball's minor leagues after ...Jobs/EmploymentSports

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  • God And Hockey.

    258: Leaving the Fold 01.30.2004

    Ira talks with Shalom Auslander, who was raised as an Orthodox Jew and who made a pivotal break ...ReligionSports

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  • Translating For The Very, Very, Very, Very Tall.

    238: Lost in Translation 05.30.2003

    The story of a not-very-tall, not-very-athletic man—Colin Pine—who becomes a minor celebrity in ...Jobs/EmploymentSports

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  • Show Me The Monet.

    224: Middlemen 10.25.2002

    You can't do a program about middlemen without a story about business. In this act, we hear from ...Retail/CommerceSports

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  • Prologue.

    193: Stories of Loss 09.14.2001

    Reporter Mark Arax spent three years investigating the murder of his father and yet he's still ...ChildhoodCrimeDeath

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  • Crispy With The Rock.

    192: Meet the Pros 08.31.2001

    The story of two amateurs meeting the pros. One is a teenager in New Jersey; the other, our ...SportsTeenagersTelevision

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  • What's French For "Steeee-rike Three?"

    177: American Limbo 02.09.2001

    Adam Gopnik reads a story from his book Paris to the Moon, about living in Paris with his family ...ChildrenParentingSports

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  • How To Be Happy, One Man's Guide.

    169: Pursuit of Happiness 09.29.2000

    Finding happiness is serious business. At least, for most us, it requires an act of will. Nancy ...ChildrenJobs/EmploymentSports

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  • A Criminal Returns To The Scene Of The Crime.

    164: Crime Scene 07.07.2000

    Sometimes criminals return to the scene of their misdeeds—to try to make things right, to try to ...ChildrenCrimeSports

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  • Among The Thugs.

    158: Mob Mentality 05.05.2000

    Writer Bill Buford reads from his book Among the Thugs. In it he sets out to try and understand ...CrimeSportsTravel

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  • Black Like Me.

    138: The Real Thing 08.27.1999

    Professor Glenn Loury from Boston University and John Simpkins on basketball, hockey, and what ...ParentingRaceSports

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  • Prologue.

    123: High Cost of Living 02.26.1999

    Host Ira Glass with Robert Lundin, who talks about a time in his life when he felt too alive, ...AnimalsMental HealthReligion

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  • How To Avoid The Everyday Irritations Of Everyday Life.

    123: High Cost of Living 02.26.1999

    Jack Hitt tells the story of Charlene Riling, who nearly died, and who explains how life near to ...AlcoholDeathDrugs

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  • Prologue.

    98: Throwing the First Punch 03.27.1998

    Pierre, a ten year old who boxes in an amateur team on Chicago's south side, and what Muhammad ...ChildrenSports

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  • Round Two. Where No Woman Has Gone Before.

    98: Throwing the First Punch 03.27.1998

    Meema Spadola follows Maritza, a New Yorker who loves to box and has the skill to go pro, but ...CitySports

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  • Round Three. Fighting As A Job.

    98: Throwing the First Punch 03.27.1998

    Frankie Cruz Junior takes on all contenders at a nightclub in Chicago, and nearly always wins. ...Jobs/EmploymentSports

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  • The Unmasking.

    92: Leave the Mask On 02.06.1998

    A story of guys who wear real masks, like superheroes, in their jobs as costumed wrestlers in a ...Jobs/EmploymentSports

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  • Blood.

    67: Your Dream, My Nightmare 06.27.1997

    Writer David Sedaris on parents' dreams and children's nightmares. (13 minutes)ChildhoodChildrenFamily

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  • Prologue.

    49: Animals 01.10.1997

    Samantha Martin trains raccoons to play basketball and rats to bowl. She says that what we want ...AnimalsJobs/EmploymentSports

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  • Ski Lesson.

    40: Lessons 11.01.1996

    An excerpt from Spalding Gray's monologue It's a Slippery Slope. Gray has been called "America's ...Sports

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  • Bulls in Our Hearts

    25: Basketball 06.07.1996

    Chicagoans' dreams of the Bulls, including interviews with Chicagoans. (8 minutes)ParentsSports

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  • Bulls in a Barber Shop.

    25: Basketball 06.07.1996

    Documentary story about a South Side Chicago barbershop where men gather to watch basketball. ...CityNeighbors/NeighborhoodsSports

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  • The Meaning of Basketball

    25: Basketball 06.07.1996

    Chicago playwright David Isaacson, on hating the Bulls. Then, Nancy Updike presents a sound ...Sports

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  • Basketball and Commerce.

    25: Basketball 06.07.1996

    Chicago playwright Beau O'Reilly goes with Ira to the Scottie Pippin Dodge Store. Then, ...BusinessRetail/CommerceSports

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  • One More Dream.

    25: Basketball 06.07.1996

    A Bulls dream from Chicagoan Brett Grossman, and an acoustic guitar cover of Bulls theme music ...MusicSports

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  • Prologue.

    12: Animals 01.31.1996

    Samantha Martin trains raccoons to play basketball and rats to bowl. She says that what we want ...AnimalsSports

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