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 Share a clip Transcript Saroj Baizu/NurPhoto via Getty Images Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass 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) Act One Friday Night Floodlights ByLisa Pollak 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) Song:“Backfield in Motion” by Mel & Tim Act Two Dunk and Go Nuts ByNancy Updike Producer Nancy Updike talks to her friend Mary Conway about the strangest-looking trophy she got in her years playing basketball. (11 minutes) Act Three Those Who Can’t Play ByDaniel Alarcón 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) Act Four The Girl With the Golden Gloves ByMeema Spadola A story about someone with a complicated relationship with the sport she loves, from Meema Spadola. (12 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 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. 341: How to Talk to Kids Oct. 5, 2007 Act One: So, Kids: A Priest, A Rabbi, And A Hooker Walk Into A Bar... Sean O'Connor and Nick Maritato are professional comedians, and their job usually involves saying things that kids aren't supposed to hear. 53: Valentine’s Day ‘97 Feb. 7, 1997 Act Five: Parent And Child Reporter Scott Carrier and his eleven-year-old daughter Jesse. Staff RecommendationsView all 597 Sept. 23, 2016 One Last Thing Before I Go (2016) Ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones. 562 July 31, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part One There’s one thing that has been proven to cut the achievement gap between black and white students by half: integration.