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February 15th, 2014

‘Sexual Diversity And The 2014 Olympics’ Shares History Of Sexual Repression In USSR

The Sochi Games may be remembered for Russia’s gay propaganda. Bill speaks with Helen Jefferson Lenskyj about her book detailing these events.

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February 1st, 2014

‘Newton’s Football’ Explores The Science Of The Sport

Science-loving football fans will enjoy delving into the physics of the game in ‘Newton’s Football.’ Authors Allen St. John and Ainissa Ramirez joined Bill Littlefield to discuss their book.

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January 25th, 2014

‘Ping Pong Diplomacy’: The Intersection Of Sport And Society In China

In 1971, ‘ping pong diplomacy’ introduced the United States to communist China. Nicholas Griffin, author of a book by the same name, joins Bill Littlefield to discuss how ping pong changed the world.

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January 18th, 2014

‘A Home Run For Bunny’ Tells Inspiring Tale

The children’s book ‘A Home Run For Bunny’ tells the story of a remarkable baseball team from Springfield, Mass., who stood up against racial injustice in the 1930s. The author and illustrator joined Bill Littlefield.

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January 11th, 2014

‘Kick And Run’ Explores Life Through Soccer

In his new memoir, author Jonathan Wilson recounts his life, through the lens of soccer. The author joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “Kick and Run.”

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January 4th, 2014

The Best American Sports Writing

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.

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December 21st, 2013

In Rwanda, Cycling Is More Than A Sport

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.

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December 14th, 2013

In ‘Offensive Conduct,’ NFL Great Hannah Details His ‘Living Nightmare’

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.

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November 30th, 2013

‘Collision Low Crossers’ Shares Intimate Portrait of New York Jets

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.

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November 23rd, 2013

‘Their Life’s Work’ Celebrates Steelers’ Friendships

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.