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    291: Reunited (And It Feels So Good)

    Jan 16, 2015
    Stories about getting back together with your spouse, your country, your...Brahman bull. And how it never goes the way you think it's going to.

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    545: If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, SAY IT IN ALL CAPS

    Jan 23, 2015
    The Internet is the one place where it’s safe to say whatever you want — nobody will know it’s you. But the same protections that make commenters invulnerable are what make the Internet scary — even downright dangerous — for the commented upon. In this week’s show: what happens when the Internet turns on you?

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    546: Burroughs 101

    Jan 30, 2015
    This American Life host Ira Glass was never into William Burroughs. Didn't get why people love his writing so much. Then he heard this radio story that changed all that, partly because it wasn't very reverential about Burroughs. For Burroughs 101st birthday, we hear that story.

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    Aug 9, 2002
    We devote this entire episode to one story: Over the course of six months, reporter and TAL contributor Jack Hitt followed a group of inmates at a high-security prison as they rehearsed and staged a production of the last act—Act V—of Hamlet.