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    291: Reunited (And It Feels So Good)

    Jan 23, 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 30, 2015
    It’s safe to say whatever you want on the Internet; nobody will know it’s you. But that same anonymity makes it possible for people to say all the awful things that make the Internet such an annoying and sometimes frightening place. This week: what happens when the Internet turns on you? (If you prefer, here's a bleeped version.)

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    546: Burroughs 101

    Feb 6, 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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  • 463: Mortal Vs. Venial

    Apr 27, 2012
    Religion makes it pretty clear what differentiates mortal sins from venial ones. Mortal are the really bad sins and venial the lesser ones. But in our everyday lives, it can be really difficult to determine just how bad we've been. This week we have stories of people trying to figure out that question.