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The DakotaBall Podcast

By James Wolner

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Coming to you from the vast and windy plains near Hebron, North Dakota, this is an explorative journey into life in small towns and midwestern dreams of big time high school basketball. I'll bring you real stories from real people in small towns of North Dakota and South Dakota and the upper midwestern United States. Who are we in these small northern towns and what's this fascination with getting to the state tournament all about. Interviews, storytelling and more.

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Superb storytelling. A beautiful look at the influence of high school sports on not only the players and coaches, but the entire community.

Unique and Intriguing!

I never knew that high school basketball was such an integral part of midwestern communities! But now that I have asked more people who lived in midwestern towns, seem to have great memories of going to games etc. This is so interesting and I love hearing about a way of life that is not in an urban setting. This podcast is very unique and I feel like I have a good picture of what it would be like to be a part of a community such as the ones being magnified in this podcast. It is endearing to hear about how important high school basketball is. Seems wholesome and exciting! Can't wait to hear more!


This is great and I don't *do* sports. It makes me remember the time it seemed my whole father's side of the family came to Bismarck for the Class B tournament when I was in grade school and I got to skip class and go with them. Up until that point it was biggest thing I'd ever attended, I still remember how palpable the excitement was, and how I myself got completely caught up in it.

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