The best sports writing isn’t really about sports, at least not according to Best American Sports Writing Series Editor Glenn Stout. Bill speaks with Glenn and with 8-time contributor ESPN’s Wright Thompson.
Tim Lewis joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book, ‘The Land of Second Chances,’ and to explain how a bicycle can change lives in Rwanda.
An excerpt from ‘The Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda’s Cycling Team’ by Tim Lewis.
Football fans know John Hannah as one of the game’s finest offensive lineman. But his recent autobiography reveals the personal struggles he faced during and after his football career.
Nicholas Dawidoff spent a year with the New York Jets. He joined Bill to discuss his book, ‘Collision Low Crossers,’ which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the team’s 2011 season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers won four Super Bowls during the 1970s, and the players remained close long after they left the field. Gary Pomerantz, author of ‘Their Life’s Work,’ joins Bill along with NFL Hall of Famers “Mean Joe” Greene and Franco Harris.
Is Boston a great sports town? That’s the question Bill Littlefield sets out to answer in his chapter of ‘Our Boston,’ a collection of essays about the city by Boston-area writers.
In his new autobiography ‘Dr. J,’ Julius Erving offers a candid view of his Hall-of-Fame basketball career and his complicated life off the court. Erving joins Bill Littlefield for a fascinating conversation.
For some, running is about sweating, pain, triumph and failure, but others find poetry in the sport. ‘Bearers of Distance’ is a new anthology of works by poets who also run. Bill Littlefield shares some of the highlights of this creative approach to capturing the spirit of running.
In ‘The Sons of Westwood,’ John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty that changed College Basketball,’ John Matthew Smith presents a complex portrait of the iconic coach. Smith joined Bill Littlefield to discuss his book.