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 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 648: Unteachable Moment June 8, 2018 Act Two: Throw the Book at Them A group of kids is told that “education is the door to their futures.” But these kids are in jail, facing adult sentences. 451: Back to Penn State Nov. 18, 2011 Act One: Say It Ain't So, Joe Sarah Koenig attended last weekend's Penn State game, the last home game of the season, with Michael Winereb and his parents. 168: The Fix Is In Sept. 15, 2000 Act Two Our story about ADM and Mark Whitacre continues. Staff RecommendationsView all 186 June 8, 2001 Prom While the seniors danced at Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas—a town of about 3,000—a tornado hit the town. 597 Sept. 23, 2016 One Last Thing Before I Go (2016) Ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones.