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 422: Comedians of Christmas Comedy Special Dec. 17, 2010 Act Three: Little Altar Boy Despite our nation's attempts to make Christmas all about toys and shopping, it is still a religious holiday. 372: The Inauguration Show Jan. 16, 2009 Act One: All Your Base Are Belong To Him The newspaper Military Times did a survey of 2000 active duty servicemen and women, asking them about the new president. 541: Regrets, I've Had a Few Dec. 5, 2014 Act Two: This Is Just As Hard for Me as It Is for You Producer Miki Meek tells the story of a man named Will Ream who is trying to figure out what is best for his children, and having some regrets about how things worked out. 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. 487 Feb. 15, 2013 Harper High School - Part One We spent five months at a high school in Chicago where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.