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My Season in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball

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In the winter of 1993, a young man moved to Prague with the idea of finding a pro or semi-pro basketball team and convincing them to let him join. It was a dumb idea, partly because the young man didn’t know if they even had pro or semi-pro basketball teams in Prague, partly because he didn’t speak any Czech and partly because he was, in the grand scheme of things, just okay at basketball.

Etcetera 26.

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We used to jump rope in our Florsheims. We used to play football in our Oxfords.

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Shoes with spikes, shoes of canvas. Underwater shoes and shoes for dancing.

With Mark Chiusano

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Today we get the answers from Mark Chiusano, columnist and editorial writer for Newsday and amNewYork, and author of the short story collection Marine Park.

Etcetera 25.

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In Las Vegas, dog-walking along the fence of McCarran Airport is popular sport.

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Who holds the world record for most consecutive rides on the High Roller observation wheel?