635 January 12, 2018 Chip in My Brain A boy who can’t dribble gets a coach, a new best friend, and something to believe in. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Owen Freeman Prologue Ira introduces David Kestenbaum's story with some thoughts about the challenges of parenting. (1 minute) Act One Believing ByDavid Kestenbaum A private basketball coach teaches a young student some things his parents don't agree with. David Kestenbaum has the story. (32 minutes) Act Two Unbelieving ByDavid Kestenbaum Cody's parents try to get him to unlearn some of what AJ taught him—and it's difficult. (23 minutes) Song:“Cult of Personality” by Living Colour Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 262: Miracle Cures Apr. 2, 2004 Act One: Changing The Channeler This American Life contributor Davy Rothbart goes to Brazil with his deaf mother to try and get her hearing back from a miracle healer called Joao de Deus, or John of God. 117: You Gonna Eat That? Dec. 11, 1998 Act Three: Dinner To end this show about parents and children at mealtime, a story about what happens when children have to become the parents. 25: Basketball June 7, 1996 Act Three: The Meaning of Basketball Chicago playwright David Isaacson, on hating the Bulls. Staff RecommendationsView all 334 June 1, 2007 Duty Calls Josh's family didn't play much of a role in his daily life—until duty called, and they took over his life. 266 June 4, 2004 I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help Nancy Updike goes to Iraq to try to figure out what it's like to be a private citizen working in the middle of a war zone.