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 75: Kindness of Strangers Sept. 12, 1997 Act Three: Unkindness Of Strangers How two next-door neighbors start treating each other badly, and how, once they start, they become obsessed with each other. 446: Living Without (2011) Sept. 16, 2011 Act Two: Yerrrrr Out! Ira with former baseball player Bobby Morris, on leaving baseball. 245: Allure of the Mean Friend Sept. 5, 2003 Act Two: Does Niceness Pay? In which we conduct a little scientific experiment—on tape, with hidden microphones—about whether niceness pays. Staff RecommendationsView all 513 Dec. 13, 2013 129 Cars One car dealership tries to sell 129 cars. It is way more chaotic than we expected. 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American.