• 2011
  • 7:01
  • USA

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The Pigeon Race

By Rachel James

We may be a bit biased subject-wise, but here's a delightful, sound-rich exploration of an endangered sport and community in Maine that's got it all: history, suspense, expertise and devoted participants both human and winged. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 15:40
  • USA

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Teen Contender

By Joe Richman, Sue Jaye Johnson & Samara Freemark

Sixteen-year-old Claressa Shields has a dream, to be at the 2012 Olympic finals and hear the announcer call out, "The first woman Olympian boxer at 165 pounds - Claressa Shields!" (more)

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  • 2013
  • 4:01
  • USA

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COMPETITIVE EATING = UMI… OR UMAMI

By Jeng-Tyng (Jen) Hong

Legend has it that on July 4, 1916, four immigrants had a hot dog eating contest at Coney Island to determine the most patriotic; Crazy Legs Conti is the ultimate American. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 58:59
  • USA

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Re:sound #16: The Game Show

By Various producers

This hour: games! (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Sweet Ratio(n)

By Sarah Lu

As he pursued a pro cycling career, the formula that helped J also hurt him, too. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #138 The Running Show

By Multiple producers

This hour: Running on two legs, running on four, but most importantly, running with all your might. (more)

Runner
  • 2013
  • 2:53
  • USA

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Sweet Chlorine

By Jessica Campbell

Julia Campbell needs to swim, like most people need to eat. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 58:30
  • USA

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Re:sound # 83 The Going Up Show

By Various producers

This hour: climbing, flying and facing your fears. (more)

Going_up
  • 1999
  • 5:23
  • USA

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Basketball Diary

By Katie Davis

Katie Davis takes along her microphone when she is drafted to "coach" a high school basketball team in her neighborhood, allowing us to listen in as she stumbles through the season. This piece is from an ongoing series called Neighborhood Stories, about Davis’s Washington, D.C., neighborhood. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 7:58
  • USA

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Runner

By Jonathan Miller

One of the most remarkable marathon finishes in recent history was recorded in 2009 in Boston. There, Kenyan runner, Salina Kosgei had her sights set on the finish line, having traveled half way around the world to get there. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 2:30
  • USA

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The Big Cookoff

By Nico Savidge

Each year, the football teams from the U of California and Stanford U. play in The Big Game; now for the first time, they meet in the arena of cooking in The Big Cookoff. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 2:30
  • USA

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Shaq + Kobe (Time Is Running Out)

By David Schulman

This piece retells (and remixes) the NBA soap opera of Shaq + Kobe in an audio cartoon created with the on-the-court assistance of the talented Kevin Smith and amplified by music from Shaquille O'Neal, sampled game sounds, and press conference audio clips taken wildly and egregiously out of context. (more)

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  • 1996
  • 8:10
  • USA

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Swim Lesson

By Scott Carrier

In Scott Carrier’s family, learning to swim means spending a few weeks at Al and Betty Switzer's Aquatic School in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire. (more)

Swimlesson
  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • UK

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Game, Set and Tennis Whites

By Jo Coleman

Jo’s boys love living on Elliswick Road because of the Tennis Club on the corner, where neighbor Veronica does her bit to help keep things running smoothly. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 2:44
  • AUSTRALIA

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Salty Eyebrows

By Tessa Dowdell

Tessa has Multiple Sclerosis and is running for her life. (more)

Sd13_dowdell_salty
  • 2010
  • 27:40
  • UK

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The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper

By Adam Fowler

British writer and radio presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli remembers the loneliness of being a goalkeeper, the player who spends 90 minutes looking at his colleagues’ backs. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:02
  • USA

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Ray, White, and Blue

By Marisa Wong

Over ten years ago, two strangers were drawn together by a neighborhood handball court in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. (more)

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  • 2011
  • 59:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #152 The Sports Show

By Multiple producers

This hour: the drama of sport, the history of sport, the sound of sport and more... (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Mike Schmidt on a Purple Bike

By Amanda Culkowski & Andrew Trimbach

Old friends and newly neighbors, Andy and Amanda stalk their Brooklyn block to uncover the mystique of a neighborhood legend who curiously resembles one of baseball's greatest Hall of Famers. (more)

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  • 2004
  • 9:20
  • USA

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We Believe We Are Invincible

By Ben Rubin

In sports, the margin of victory can come down to just thousandths of a second. Ben Rubin interviews several famous track and field stars to explore the mental edge athletes try to develop as they prepare for competition. (more)

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