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. Download 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 187: Father's Day '01 June 15, 2001 Act Two: And If That Diamond Ring Don't Shine Ian Brown explains the lengths a normal dad will go to give his daughter a memorable birthday party, including a birthday stunt so crass that he and his wife shocked all their friends. 676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid May 31, 2019 Act One: Jersey? Sure. Gary puts on a tough guy costume, but will it turn him into a tough guy? Ira continues Gary Gulman’s story. 305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular Dec. 23, 2005 Act Three: My So-called Jesus Yeah, Mary Magdalene knew Jesus. Staff RecommendationsView all 46 Dec. 13, 1996 Sissies A family where the father was one kind of sissy and the son was another kind, and how the family was destroyed despite the fact that no one wanted it to be. 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis.