705 May 22, 2020 Time Out While sports of all kinds have been put on pause, we bring you favorite stories from back when people were still on football fields, boxing rings, and basketball courts. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe in Apple Podcasts Transcript Saroj Baizu/NurPhoto via Getty Images Prologue Prologue Host Ira Glass talks to sportswriters Jason Kirk and Spencer Hall about life in a sportsless world. Read Jason and Spencer’s essay about this. (7 minutes) ByIra Glass Act One Friday Night Floodlights Lisa Pollak tells the story of a high school football team in Mississippi getting ready to play its first game just a month after Hurricane Katrina upended everything. (18 minutes) ByLisa Pollak Song:“Backfield in Motion” by Mel & Tim Act Two Dunk and Go Nuts Producer Nancy Updike talks to her friend Mary Conway about the strangest-looking trophy she got in her years playing basketball. (11 minutes) ByNancy Updike Act Three Those Who Can’t Play Daniel Alarcón’s dad was obsessed with soccer when he was growing up, but he was only average at soccer. But those who can’t do...find something else to do. Daniel first told this story on his show Radio Ambulante. (6 minutes) ByDaniel Alarcón Act Four The Girl With the Golden Gloves A story about someone with a complicated relationship with the sport she loves, from Meema Spadola. (12 minutes) ByMeema Spadola Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 457: What I Did For Love Feb. 10, 2012 Act Two: 21 Chump Street At three high schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, several young police officers were sent undercover to pose as students, tasked with making drug arrests. 635: Chip in My Brain Jan. 12, 2018 Act One: Believing A private basketball coach teaches a young student some things his parents don't agree with. 274: Enemy Camp (2004) Oct. 8, 2004 Act Three: Blood Agent You can divide all living creatures into two camps. Staff RecommendationsView all 429 Mar. 11, 2011 Will They Know Me Back Home? Stories of people who've grown so accustomed to wartime that the lives they've left behind no longer make sense. 744 Aug. 13, 2021 Essential The pandemic forced jobs to change, but then the workers changed, too.