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March 8th, 2014

‘Showtime’ Showcases Lakers’ Golden Years

The Lakers may be struggling today, but in the 1980s they won five NBA titles. Jeff Pearlman joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book ‘Showtime’ which looks at L.A.’s glitz-and-glamour dynasty.

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March 1st, 2014

John Feinstein’s ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name’ Chronicles Life in Triple-A

Some might think that life in Triple-A baseball is a disappointment. But while researching ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name,’ author John Feinstein found hope in baseball’s minor leagues. Feinstein talks to Bill about his new book.

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February 22nd, 2014

‘The Fight Of Their Lives’ Chronicles 1965 Roseboro-Marichal Fight

When Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hit Dodgers catcher John Roseboro in the head with a baseball bat it tarnished Marichal’s reputation. In “The Fight of Their Lives,” John Rosengren explores the circumstances that preceded the 1965 fight and the way both men found peace in its aftermath.

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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.