Host Al Letson and guest producer John Biewen (of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University) present a collection of stories from Durham, North Carolina. In this hour of SOTRU, we explore the role of sports in the lives of young people, and their families, as the kids pursue success in athletics and in life.


  • La'Toya Taylor & Sons

    • Thomas Schmidt & Family

    • Callie Scher

    Videos produced by The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

    Episode Music

    Artist Track
    Kevin MacLeod Infados
    John Jackson Knife Blues
    Carolina Chocolate Drops Mahalla
    Kevin Shields Ikebana
    J. Cole Sideline Story
    John Jackson Knife Blues
    Kevin Shields Ikebana
    Rage Against the Machine Fistful of Steel
    Air Alone in Kyoto
    Peter Rudenko Opening
    Kevin Shields Ikebana
    Kevin MacLeod Infados
    Glitch Mob Palace of the Innocents
    Neil Young Organ Solo
    Kevin MacLeod Infados
    The Jayhawks Ten Little Kids
    J. Cole Sideline Story
    Produced in partnership with:
    Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
    This episode was funded in part by:
    National Endowment for the Humanities
    • sandra cohen

      I’m trying to find some info on the music in the break for this episode, where can I find that?

      • SOTRU

        Hi Sandra! If what you’re looking for is not in the Episode Music section above, you can send an email to and we’ll do our best to find out.