25 June 7, 1996 Basketball A set of documentary stories, radio essays and monologues about basketball, the Chicago Bulls, and their grip on Chicagoans' hearts and lives during the NBA playoffs. Download Share a clip Transcript A. M. Woodall Act One Bulls in Our Hearts ByIra Glass Chicagoans' dreams of the Bulls, including interviews with Chicagoans. (8 minutes) Act Two Bulls in a Barber Shop ByIra Glass Documentary story about a South Side Chicago barbershop where men gather to watch basketball. (10 minutes) Act Three The Meaning of Basketball ByIra GlassDavid IsaacsonNancy Updike Chicago playwright David Isaacson, on hating the Bulls. Then, Nancy Updike presents a sound portrait of a Philadelphia woman and her basketball trophies. (23 minutes) Act Four Basketball and Commerce ByJeff DorchenIra GlassBeau O'Reilly Chicago playwright Beau O'Reilly goes with Ira to the Scottie Pippen Dodge Store. Then, singer/songwriter/playwright Jeff Dorchen on Niketown. (8 minutes) Act Five One More Dream ByIra Glass A Bulls dream from Chicagoan Brett Grossman, and an acoustic guitar cover of Bulls theme music from Chicago musician Rick Karr. (4 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 258: Leaving the Fold Jan. 30, 2004 Act Two: God And Hockey Ira talks with Shalom Auslander, who was raised as an Orthodox Jew and who made a pivotal break with his faith at a Rangers game. 34: Democratic Convention Aug. 30, 1996 Act Three: Neighbors One of the boys from the book There Are No Children Here goes back to his old neighborhood across from the Convention site. 550: Three Miles Mar. 13, 2015 Act One Chana Joffe-Walt tells what happened when a group of public school students in the Bronx went to visit an elite private school three miles away. Staff RecommendationsView all 465 May 25, 2012 What Happened at Dos Erres A Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston gets a phone call with some very strange news about his past. 165 July 28, 2000 Americans In Paris David Sedaris takes Ira on a tour of his favorite spots in Paris.