Full episode 12: Animals Prologue Share a clip Transcript ByIra Glass Samantha Martin trains raccoons to play basketball and rats to bowl. She says that what we want from animals is for them to imitate humans. (6 minutes) More in SportsView all 677: Seeing Yourself In the Wild June 14, 2019 Act Two: Distant Replay Producer Emanuele Berry and her dad only talked about basketball. 676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid May 31, 2019 Act One: Jersey? Sure. Gary puts on a tough guy costume, but will it turn him into a tough guy? Ira continues Gary Gulman’s story. 672: No Fair! Apr. 5, 2019 Act One: Hoop Reams Writer Michael Lewis takes us inside the world of NBA refereeing. More by Ira GlassView all 765: Off Course Mar. 18, 2022 Act One: The Audition Ira’s story of Yibin Li continues. 763: The Other Mr. President Feb. 25, 2022 Act Three: Maybe Pay Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain Disinformation and propaganda works differently in Putin’s Russia than it did during the Soviet Union. 763: The Other Mr. President Feb. 25, 2022 Act Four: A Matter of Principal (podcast only) Protestors came out across Russia after the Ukraine invasion.