25 June 7, 1996 Basketball A set of documentary stories, radio essays and monologues about basketball, the Chicago Bulls, and their grip on Chicagoans' hearts and lives during the NBA playoffs. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript A. M. Woodall Act One Bulls in Our Hearts ByIra Glass Chicagoans' dreams of the Bulls, including interviews with Chicagoans. (8 minutes) Act Two Bulls in a Barber Shop ByIra Glass Documentary story about a South Side Chicago barbershop where men gather to watch basketball. (10 minutes) Act Three The Meaning of Basketball ByIra GlassDavid IsaacsonNancy Updike Chicago playwright David Isaacson, on hating the Bulls. Then, Nancy Updike presents a sound portrait of a Philadelphia woman and her basketball trophies. (23 minutes) Act Four Basketball and Commerce ByJeff DorchenIra GlassBeau O'Reilly Chicago playwright Beau O'Reilly goes with Ira to the Scottie Pippin Dodge Store. Then, singer/songwriter/playwright Jeff Dorchen on Niketown. (8 minutes) Act Five One More Dream ByIra Glass A Bulls dream from Chicagoan Brett Grossman, and an acoustic guitar cover of Bulls theme music from Chicago musician Rick Karr. (4 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 224: Middlemen Oct. 25, 2002 Act One: Show Me The Monet You can't do a program about middlemen without a story about business. 86: How to Take Money from Strangers Dec. 12, 1997 Act Two: What Makes Grammy Run? Sarah Vowell, on selling the secrets of art dealer Graham Arader. 17: Name Change / No Theme Mar. 21, 1996 Act One: Pier Pressure Navy Pier's renovation was presented as a success in last week's show, but recent press reveals that the pier is bleeding money. Staff RecommendationsView all 443 Aug. 12, 2011 Amusement Park We head to some of the happiest places on Earth: amusement parks! 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis.