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A picture shows a closed shutter at Liverpool football club's stadium Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England. (Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images)
A picture shows a closed shutter at Liverpool football club's stadium Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England. (Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images)

Two months into the Almost No Sports Era, we're devoting this week's episode to the creative ways sports fans around the world are still getting their fix. First, a look at the British TV show "Taskmaster," which inspired people around the globe to turn their kitchens into tennis courts, ski slopes and other sports venues. Meanwhile, professional play-by-play announcers are calling everything from chicken feedings to street crossings. And a mother and son embark on a quest to play basketball. Join us!

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Sports In The Kitchen: Taskmaster Brings Families Together With #Hometasking
A recent challenge issued by two UK comedians inspired people around the world to turn their kitchens into sports venues.

With No Sports To Call, Announcers Turn To The Mundane
With no sports to call, some announcers are dabbling in hilarious forms of play-by-play.

For Walker Aurand, Hockey Was The Right Therapy For Autism
Walker Aurand was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. His parents were told that he wouldn't get past a 4th grade level in math or reading.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen and Charlie discuss Don Shula's NFL legacy, a judge's decision to dismiss most of the USWNT vs. U.S. Soccer lawsuit, and a spectacular deadlift record.

What A Mother Learned From A Game Of HORSE During The Pandemic
Reporter Judith Kogan's son came to stay with her during the pandemic. He was soon in basketball withdrawal.

This program aired on May 9, 2020.

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