Luke Tipple, a marine biologist, grew up swimming and diving off the coast of southern Australia. He knows how to get the upper hand with a shark in the water, and has been hired by long distance swimmer Diana Nyad to protect her on a swim from Cuba to Florida.
Freddy Schuman has become a minor celebrity. He's the unofficial mascot of the New York Yankees. At nearly every game, he bangs pots and pans, and revs up the crowd. But this spring, the Yankees refused to let "Freddy Sez" into the team's shiny new stadium. He was forced to beg outside the gate for fans to give him a spare ticket. Suddenly the papers were writing about how the Yankees had locked out this dedicated octogenarian.
In the 80s, Don Stancavish played football for Hackettstown High School in rural New Jersey. Don caught the game-winning touchdown pass against his school's arch rival with just seconds on the clock. Twenty-four years later, the same ball he caught showed up in a package on his front porch.Also in this episode: stealing a dictionary.
There’s another winter pastime that demands stamina, long hours and patience: the work of the dog musher. Many are getting teams ready for the upcoming 390 mile long John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Today, we take you to the marathon with a special soundscape of the race from radio producer Curt Olson.
Ivan Johnson, a San Antonio native, didn’t get along with his coaches. He got into fights, and when Dick spoke with him in 2008, he’d played for four colleges and a team in the NBA’s developmental league.
Writer Ann Hood talks with Sean Cole about the mall in Warwick, Rhode Island. When it first opened, one mile from her home, it felt like an Emerald City. The mall ushered in her future and gave her a sense of confidence and curiosity. Yes, the mall did all that - and more.
One good shot, and a golfer can launch into the top ranks of the sport. And that’s what happened to Michael Tobiason Jr. in the US Open this June. He just hopes he will no longer have to sleep in his car as he plays the circuit.