Sofi Tukker, Ping Pong At Work, Le Chevalier De Saint-Georges
Tukker Halpern is a 6-foot-8 former college basketball player. Sophie Hawley-Weld is a fellow Brown alum who had no interest in college sports. Together they're Sofi Tukker, a twice-Grammy-nominated musical duo. They share their story, this week on Only A Game. Plus, a young woman who used ping pong as a form of feminist resistance. And how the Chevalier de Saint-Georges fenced his way into the hearts of 18th-century French nobility. Join us!
Basketball Coaching Couple, NBA Happiness, Rich Hill
Nicki Collen was named WNBA Coach of the Year in her first season with the Atlanta Dream. But before she pursued her basketball head coaching dreams, Collen spent years working as an assistant coach — for her husband. This week on Only A Game, Nicki and Tom Collen share their journey. Plus, we talk about happiness in the NBA in the age of social media. And we revisit the story of Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill and his family. Join us!
Peter Sagal, Basketball Tragedy, Hall Of Fame Duo
Peter Sagal is the host of NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! He's completed 14 marathons. But his relationship with running hasn't always been smooth. This week on Only A Game, Sagal discusses his struggles with male body image. Plus, tragedy strikes a basketball-crazed community. And two Indiana high school football coaches share a lasting bond. Join us!
Cousin Stizz, Basketball And Depression, Olympic Surprise
Cousin Stizz wrote his first rap lyrics on his hours-long commute to his suburban high school. Today, he's the voice of the Boston Celtics. This week on Only A Game, Stizz shares how he did it. Plus, a story about basketball, mental illness and friendship at a San Diego junior college. And the story of an Olympian who got an unexpected second chance. Join us!
Bodybuilding Dreams, Reporter Plays Football, Classic Arcade Museum
Jared Wells has cystic fibrosis, and he weighed just 117 pounds a year ago. But in 2018, Jared started bodybuilding. This week, Only A Game and WBUR's Endless Thread team up to share Jared's incredible journey. Plus, an NFL reporter joins a women's semi-pro team. And the story of the American Classic Arcade Museum. Join us!