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August 17th, 2013
By Charlie Schroeder

Finding Freedom In Hong Kong

Only A Game’s Charlie Schroeder found himself trapped in a room on the 10th floor of a Hong Kong high-rise. Since November, 30,000 people have willingly put themselves in the same position. Schroeder searches to find out why.

August 10th, 2013
By Whitney Jones

Tone Staubs Leads The Way For Extreme Pogo

Extreme pogo sticking is an actual sport, and Tone Staubs is its literal posterchild. Only A Game’s Whitney Jones has the story from New York.

July 27th, 2013

Vermont Hosts Battle Between Prose And Poetry

Every year, prose writers and poets gather at Vermont College of Fine Arts for a friendly game of softball. They aren’t very good. But, as Only A Game’s Karen Given discovered, athletic talent is of little consequence.

July 20th, 2013

Golf Carts Beware: Hovercrafts Are Here

Once a thing of the Space-Age future, hovercrafts now exist. An Ohio golf course is about to become the first club to put them into regular use as golf carts. Bill Littlefield speaks to the course’s managing director about the plan.

July 13th, 2013

A Small Game, But A Big Victory

Bill Littlefield witnesses a shocking win…at a restaurant.

In Depth
July 13th, 2013

Canstruction Fights Hunger, One Can At A Time

Only A Game’s Karen Given delves into the world of Canstruction, where architecture, design, engineering, and construction firms spend a Saturday fighting hunger…by building enormous sculptures out of food cans.

In Depth
July 6th, 2013

Controversy And Triumph At The Stanley Cup Of Stone Skipping

Stone Skipping is an annual 4th of July tradition on Mackinac Island in Michigan. Eric “The Voice” Steiner joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the craft of calling a stone-skipping competition.

June 15th, 2013
By Lauren Ober

Competitive Karaoke Brings People Together In D.C.

Only A Game’s Lauren Ober takes us behind the scenes of the championships of one of the most popular social sports leagues in Washington, D.C.

June 8th, 2013
By Ron Schachter

Whistlers Show Their Stuff In North Carolina

Many a successful athlete has made use of a keen eye, an occasional elbow, and — in soccer, at least — a hard head. Recently, Only A Game’s Ron Schachter visited Louisburg, N.C. for a championship that depends entirely on another part of the body.

In Depth
May 18th, 2013

A Derby Of The Sexes

Roller derby used to be rigged … and for women. Today’s competitors say their sport is on the up-and-up. And Bill Littlefield recently took in matchup pitting an all-male squad against a crew of women ready to rumble.

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