Guest Host Sean Cole talks to Leanne Shapton about training for the Olympic trials for swimming, and what it means to be "pretty good" and then walk away from her sport. She still has a feel for the water – a knowledge of under-water space.
Mike Paye grew up in Liberia. He moved to the U.S. when his home country was rocked by war and his father died in the violence. The one thing Mike remembers about growing up, and about his father, is soccer. Also in the show: A check in with Abdi, in Somlia. And the invention of the Heisman Award.
It takes an inner toughness to keep a job these days, and Stacy Nakell has one of the toughest jobs there is. She's a social worker. But she has an extra edge when she tells women that they can find the courage to stand up to a violent person in their lives. Stacy is a boxer in her off-hours.
How long would it be to walk every one of Barry Bonds's walks? If this kind of statistic appeals to you, then settle in and listen to Craig Robinson, the graphic illustrator who captures the arcane and inventive facts of baseball.
On a good surfers’ beach, usually everyone is in the water. But at 38th Parallel Beach – near the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea – surfers sometimes see parades with tanks, soldiers and guns.