The Takeaway

Floyd Mayweather Packs a Punch With a Past

Friday, May 01, 2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the highest paid athlete in the world, has a long rap sheet for domestic abuse. But it's not keeping him out of the ring, or stopping viewers from paying to watch. 

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StoryCorps Podcast 417: Remembering Wil Smith

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today, StoryCorps remembers Wil Smith, who recorded a conversation with his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college. At the time of this interview in 2012, Wil had just been diagnosed with colon cancer. He died on February 22, 2015 at 46 years old.



John Corcoran, Part 1: The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read

Friday, February 10, 2012

John Corcoran graduated from college and taught high school for 17 years without knowing how to read or write. This is Part 1 of the story about how he pulled that off.


On Being

Joseph L. Price — In Praise of Play [remix]

Thursday, June 30, 2005

If sport is an American religion, is that bad for us? What is the metaphysic of baseball? In this show, we'll speak with a theologian and sports fan who has spent much of his career studying the religious character of rituals in sporting events and the sp