Radio Archive by Contributor

Ira Glass

  • Prologue.

    535: Origin Story 2014 09.19.2014

    Host Ira Glass talks to business professor Pino Audia and Fast Company magazine columnist Dan ...Business

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  • Prologue.

    529: Human Spectacle 06.27.2014

    Ira talks to Joel Gold, a psychologist and author, about a strangely common delusion known as ...Mental Health

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  • Prologue.

    525: Call For Help 05.09.2014

    Ira brings up a story that got a lot of attention a month ago, in the New York Times and also on ...

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  • When May Day Falls in April.

    525: Call For Help 05.09.2014

    Ira finds out more about what Eric and Charlotte Kaufman’s sailing trip was meant to be, how ...

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  • Prologue.

    521: Bad Baby 03.28.2014

    Ira talks to "Cheryl," an anonymous blogger who's been documenting life with an 8-year-old son ...ChildrenFamily

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  • Baby NOT On Board.

    521: Bad Baby 03.28.2014

    Ira plays tape from an interview that he did more than 20 years ago, with the author Doris ...Mental HealthParentingWriting

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  • The Road To Badness.

    521: Bad Baby 03.28.2014

    Yale psychologist Paul Bloom tells Ira about his research into the morality of babies and young ...Childhood

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  • Prologue.

    514: Thought That Counts 12.20.2013

    Host Ira Glass speaks to teenagers at the Arundel Mills Mall in Maryland about something that's ...

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  • Prologue.

    512: House Rules 11.22.2013

    Ira talks to 15 year old Jada who, when she was in third grade, moved from Akron Public Schools ...EducationParenting

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  • Prologue.

    509: It Says So Right Here 10.25.2013

    Host Ira Glass tells the story of man in Florida named Lanail Hudson who it turned out wasn't ...

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  • Doe-ppelgangers.

    509: It Says So Right Here 10.25.2013

    Our story from the prologue continues. (12 minutes)

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  • Prologue.

    508: Superpowers 2013 10.18.2013

    Host Ira Glass talks to comic artist Chris Ware, who thought about superheroes a lot of the time ...

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  • The Green Team Of Boy Millionaires, Beppo The Amazing Supermonkey From Planet Krypton, And The Man From Sram.

    508: Superpowers 2013 10.18.2013

    Ira talks with Jonathan Morris, the amazingly funny and charming editor of the website Gone and ...

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  • Prologue.

    507: Confessions 10.11.2013

    Ira talks to Father Thomas Santa about the kind of confession that he finds among the most ...Religion

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  • Prologue.

    506: Secret Identity 10.04.2013

    Ira attempts to solve perhaps the most unsolvable mystery at the Trees of Mystery, in ...

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  • Prologue.

    504: How I Got Into College 09.06.2013

    Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging ...CollegeEducation

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  • The Old College Try.

    504: How I Got Into College 09.06.2013

    Ira talks to Rick Clark, director of undergraduate admissions at the Georgia Institute of ...CollegeFamilyFunny

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  • Prologue.

    485: Surrogates 01.25.2013

    Host Ira Glass visits Claremont Middle School in Oakland, CA — a school with two ...EducationFamily

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  • Prologue.

    484: Doppelgängers 01.11.2013

    Fred Armisen worked up an imitation of Ira and put it into a sketch on Saturday Night Live a ...Funny

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  • Washington, D.C.

    481: This Week 12.07.2012

    Ira asks Washington-insider Norman Ornstein if we actually need to be paying attention to all ...Economics

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  • Prologue.

    480: Animal Sacrifice 11.30.2012

    Ira admits there is a question he’s wanted to know the answer to since he was a kid in Hebrew ...AnimalsReligion

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  • Just Keep Breathing.

    476: What Doesn't Kill You 10.05.2012

    A teenage girl gets bitten by a shark, rushed to the doctor's office, stitched up, and told ...Health Care/MedicineParents

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  • Prologue.

    467: Americans in China 06.22.2012

    Months ago, in preparing for this show, we started reaching out to Americans living in China and ...Television

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  • Prologue.

    466: Blackjack 06.08.2012

    Host Ira Glass and producer Robyn Semien get a blackjack lesson from Andy Bloch, who played for ...Gambling

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  • Prologue. Part Two.

    466: Blackjack 06.08.2012

    Ira and Robyn go to the casino to try out their newfound card counting skills. (5 minutes)Gambling

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  • Prologue.

    465: What Happened At Dos Erres 05.25.2012

    Ira tells the story of how Oscar Ramirez, a Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston, got a phone ...ImmigrationWar

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  • Prologue.

    462: Own Worst Enemy 04.13.2012

    Host Ira Glass speaks with various people who regularly eat foods that give them severe allergic ...Health Care/Medicine

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  • Aces are Wild.

    462: Own Worst Enemy 04.13.2012

    For a generation of baseball fans, when a pitcher suddenly stops being able to perform, it's ...Sports

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  • Prologue.

    461: Take the Money and Run for Office 03.30.2012

    Host Ira Glass plays a voicemail containing something very common but very rare to hear: an ...GovernmentPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    460: Retraction 03.16.2012

    Host Ira Glass tells listeners we can no longer stand behind the reporting in the recently aired ...BusinessJournalism

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  • Prologue.

    459: What Kind of Country 03.02.2012

    In the town of Nowthen, MN, residents held meetings to debate whether a police force is worth ...EconomicsGovernment

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  • Dream Come True.

    459: What Kind of Country 03.02.2012

    Perhaps the biggest proponent of smaller government in the United States is lobbyist and ...EconomicsGovernmentPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    458: Play the Part 02.17.2012

    Ira speaks with a reality TV producer named Bill Langworthy, who has noticed that people do ...Television

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  • Prologue.

    457: What I Did For Love 02.10.2012

    Host Ira Glass speaks with musician Kristy Kruger about the unique way she dealt with a recent ...HeartbreakMusicPranks

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  • Best Laid Plans.

    457: What I Did For Love 02.10.2012

    Kurt Braunohler and his girlfriend had been together for thirteen years, and they were only ...HeartbreakMarriage

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  • Prologue.

    454: Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory 01.06.2012

    Host Ira Glass speaks with an Apple device about its origin. (2 minutes)Technology

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  • Prologue.

    453: Nemeses 12.16.2011

    Host Ira Glass speaks with Columbia University professor Peter Coleman, who shares some ...Politics

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  • Prologue.

    452: Poultry Slam 2011 12.02.2011

    Ira Glass talks with Scharlette Holdman, who works with defense teams on high profile death row ...Animals

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  • Witness for the Barbecue-tion.

    452: Poultry Slam 2011 12.02.2011

    Scharlette Holdman's story continues, in which she and the rest of a legal defense team try to ...AnimalsCriminal Justice

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  • Prologue.

    451: Back to Penn State 11.18.2011

    Host Ira Glass revisits some interviews done with Penn State students in 2009, long before the ...CollegeNeighbors/NeighborhoodsSports

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  • Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 2009.

    451: Back to Penn State 11.18.2011

    We hear excerpts from our 2009 episode that was recorded at Penn State. Though the focus of ...CollegeSports

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  • Prologue.

    450: So Crazy It Just Might Work 11.11.2011

    Host Ira Glass talks with science writer Paul Hoffman about a mathematician named Frank Nelson ...Technology

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  • Prologue.

    449: Middle School 10.28.2011

    Host Ira Glass interviews a 14-year old named Annie, who emailed us asking if we would do a show ...EducationTeenagers

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  • Life in the Middle Ages.

    449: Middle School 10.28.2011

    In an effort to understand the physical and emotional changes middle school kids experience, Ira ...EducationTeenagers

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  • Stutter Step.

    449: Middle School 10.28.2011

    We sent several correspondents straight to the epicenters of middle school awkwardness: School ...Teenagers

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  • Prologue.

    448: Adventure! 10.07.2011

    We sent a reporter named Dan Grech to the Hundred Year Starship Public Symposium, which aims to ...ScienceTechnology

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  • Prologue.

    446: Living Without (2011) 09.16.2011

    It's hard to give things up. Host Ira Glass tells the story of Walter, a three-year-old boy who ...AlcoholChildren

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  • Yerrrrr Out!

    446: Living Without (2011) 09.16.2011

    Ira with former baseball player Bobby Morris, on leaving baseball. (7 minutes)Jobs/EmploymentSports

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  • Prologue.

    445: Ten Years In 09.09.2011

    Host Ira Glass talks to someone who escaped from the twin towers with a minute to spare and ...9/11DeathTerrorism

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  • In the Garden of the Unknown Unknowns.

    445: Ten Years In 09.09.2011

    Marian Fontana, whose husband was a firefighter who died on 9/11, originally appeared on our ...9/11DeathFunny

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  • What's Arabic for Fjord?

    445: Ten Years In 09.09.2011

    The podcast and stream versions of the show include a story here that is not included in ...IraqWar

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  • Clutter.

    445: Ten Years In 09.09.2011

    On 9/11, Lynn Simpson escaped from the 89th floor of the World Trade Center. Ira talks with her ...9/11

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  • Prologue.

    443: Amusement Park 08.12.2011

    Host Ira Glass walks through a Kansas City Missouri amusement park called Worlds of Fun with ...Jobs/EmploymentTeenagers

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  • Gameboy Grows Up.

    443: Amusement Park 08.12.2011

    Ira continues with Cole Lindbergh and the hundred teenagers who work for him in the games ...BusinessJobs/Employment

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  • Great Adventures.

    443: Amusement Park 08.12.2011

    We asked for your stories about amusement parks. Three hundred of you called in, with stories ...ChildrenFunny

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  • Prologue.

    442: Thugs 07.29.2011

    Host Ira Glass tells the story of Florencia de Benito Juarez, a small town in Mexico where a new ...CrimeDrugs

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  • Prologue.

    441: When Patents Attack! 07.22.2011

    There's a derogatory term in Silicon Valley for companies that amass huge troves of patents and ...BusinessLegal SystemTechnology

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  • Prologue.

    440: Game Changer 07.08.2011

    Host Ira Glass tells the stories of two professors, each making a calculation that no one had ...EducationEnvironmentJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    439: A House Divided 06.24.2011

    A few years back, when he and his family were driving home from a vacation in Texas, John Nova ...FamilyFunnyPolice

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  • Prologue.

    438: Father's Day 2011 06.17.2011

    Host Ira Glass plays clips of interviews with several people whose dads have tried reach out to ...AutomobilesChildhoodFathers

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  • Prologue.

    437: Old Boys Network 06.03.2011

    Host Ira Glass speaks with former FBI agent Bill Tobin about police collusion with organized ...CrimePolice

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  • Donkey See, Donkey Do.

    437: Old Boys Network 06.03.2011

    In this act: judge wannabes working with the old boys network. Ira talks with Chicago Sun-Times ...Legal SystemPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    436: The Psychopath Test 05.27.2011

    Ira explains that when the radio staff decided to take a test that reveals who is a psychopath, ...Mental Health

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  • The Results Are In.

    436: The Psychopath Test 05.27.2011

    Ira and the radio show staff get their results on the psychopath test from Dr. David Bernstein, ...FunnyMental Health

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  • Prologue.

    435: How To Create a Job 05.13.2011

    Host Ira Glass talks to Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri on a press conference he held to announce ...Jobs/EmploymentPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    434: This Week 05.06.2011

    Ira tells what happened this week to Dan Curry in Odessa Texas on Wednesday, to eight-year-old ...9/11ChildrenFunny

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  • Saturday to Wednesday: CA, NY, WI, ME.

    434: This Week 05.06.2011

    Ira tells what happened this week to Shirley Everett-Dicko in Oakland on Sunday, to Gabe and ...HousingJobs/EmploymentParents

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  • Prologue.

    433: Fine Print 2011 04.15.2011

    Host Ira Glass talks about the infamous line in the band Van Halen's contract insisting that the ...BusinessMusic

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  • Prologue.

    432: Know When To Fold 'Em 04.08.2011

    Host Ira Glass speaks with Jim McManus, whose book Positively Fifth Street inspired Ira to start ...HistoryPoliticsPresidents

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  • Solitaire and Everything's Wild.

    432: Know When To Fold 'Em 04.08.2011

    There's a part of Brazil that was almost all rainforest until the 1970s, and over the next few ...Environment

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  • Prologue.

    431: See No Evil 04.01.2011

    Ira speaks with Middle East specialist Michelle Dunne to answer this question: Before the ...GovernmentPolitics

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  • Part One.

    430: Very Tough Love 03.25.2011

    Ira reports from Glynn County Georgia on Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams and how she runs ...DrugsLegal SystemTeenagers

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  • Part Two.

    430: Very Tough Love 03.25.2011

    We hear about how Brandi Byrd and many other offenders end up in Judge Williams' drug court. ...DrugsLegal System

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  • Message In a Bottle.

    427: Original Recipe 02.11.2011

    The formula for Coca-Cola is one of the most jealously guarded trade secrets in the world. So we ...BusinessFood/Drinks/Cooking

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  • Prologue.

    426: Tough Room 2011 02.04.2011

    Thanksgiving 2002, the Ohm family's dinner conversation turned to the recent terrorist attacks. ...FamilyFunnyTerrorism

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  • Make 'em Laff.

    426: Tough Room 2011 02.04.2011

    Host Ira Glass spends time in perhaps the toughest room on earth, the editorial meeting at the ...FunnyJobs/EmploymentJournalism

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  • Prologue.

    425: Slow To React 01.21.2011

    Ira Glass explains that, like the rest of America, we at This American Life are not tired of ...BirthHealth Care/MedicineMental Health

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  • Prologue.

    424: Kid Politics 01.14.2011

    Ira Glass plays clips from a documentary film called Please Vote for Me, by Weijun Chen. It ...ChildrenFilm/Film MakingPolitics

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  • Climate Changes. People Don't.

    424: Kid Politics 01.14.2011

    As adults battle over how climate change should be taught in school, we try an experiment. We ...ChildrenEducationEnvironment

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  • Prologue.

    423: The Invention of Money 01.07.2011

    Ira Glass speaks with several members of the Planet Money team, who all found ...EconomicsHistory

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  • Prologue.

    422: Comedians of Christmas Comedy Special 12.17.2010

    Ira Glass plays Christmas jokes told by third graders, collected by producer Jonathan Menjivar. ...ChildrenFunnyHolidays

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  • Prologue And Act One.

    421: Last Man Standing 12.03.2010

    Ira Glass speaks with JoAnn Chiakulas, the only Juror on the trial of former Illinois Governor ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    420: Neighborhood Watch 11.19.2010

    Host Ira Glass Host talks to Paul Gereffi, a letter carrier in Ft. Lauderdale who helped save ...CrimeJobs/EmploymentPolice

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  • Witness for the Poo-secution.

    420: Neighborhood Watch 11.19.2010

    Ira Glass tells the story of how science is being used to fight the ultimate neighborhood ...AnimalsNeighbors/NeighborhoodsScience

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  • Prologue.

    419: Petty Tyrant 11.12.2010

    Host Ira Glass introduces the story of Steve Raucci, by way of an anecdote about a contraband ...Energy

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  • Prologue.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    Host Ira Glass explains how the Planet Money team spent a thousand dollars of their own money to ...Economics

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  • Prologue.

    417: This Party Sucks 10.29.2010

    Republican Bill Jerke, a very conservative former Colorado State Legislator known as a tax ...GovernmentPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    416: Iraq After Us 10.15.2010

    Host Ira Glass speaks with reporter Larry Kaplow and producer Nancy Updike, who spent a month in ...IraqPoliticsWar

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  • Additional <em>This American Life</em> Stories On The War in Iraq

    416: Iraq After Us 10.15.2010

    Private Contractors True Number of Iraqi Deaths Lessons Learned in the War Soldiers' ...IraqMilestonesWar

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  • Prologue.

    415: Crybabies 09.24.2010

    Host Ira Glass with Dave Weigel, political reporter for Slate.com, about manufactured outrage in ...PoliticsPresidents

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  • Prologue.

    414: Right to Remain Silent 09.10.2010

    Ira introduces this week's show, which includes two stories of people who speak up when most ...

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  • Is That a Tape Recorder in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Unhappy to See Me?

    414: Right to Remain Silent 09.10.2010

    For 17 months, New York police officer Adrian Schoolcraft recorded himself and his fellow ...Criminal JusticeJobs/EmploymentPolice

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  • Prologue.

    413: Georgia Rambler 07.30.2010

    Ira Glass speaks with Charles Salter, the original Georgia Rambler, about his column from the ...JournalismTravel

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  • Prologue.

    412: Million Dollar Idea 07.16.2010

    Hanco's and Henry's are two restaurants in Brooklyn that sell Vietnamese sandwiches and bubble ...BusinessFood/Drinks/Cooking

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  • Going Up?

    412: Million Dollar Idea 07.16.2010

    In the world of engineers and investors, there's something called the "elevator pitch." It's ...Education

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  • Prologue.

    411: First Contact 06.25.2010

    Ira speaks with Scott Krepel—via his interpreter Marc Holmes—about what happened ...Health Care/MedicineMilestones

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  • Error at First Base.

    411: First Contact 06.25.2010

    Ira Glass mentions a very silly mistake he made with a girl when he was in junior high. Then ...ChildhoodFunnyLive Performance

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  • Prologue.

    410: Social Contract 06.18.2010

    We hear recordings from all over the country—and the world—of politicians arguing ...EconomicsPolitics

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  • Mister Fix It.

    410: Social Contract 06.18.2010

    Richard Ravitch has helped fix three governmental crises, including when New York City nearly ...EconomicsGovernment

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  • Prologue.

    409: Held Hostage 06.04.2010

    Ira Glass speaks with a man named Daniel Johnson, who is in the K&R business. That's the ...BusinessCrime

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  • Prologue.

    408: Island Time 05.21.2010

    Four months after the earthquake in Haiti, Ira Glass talks to Haitian reporter Joseph-Romuald ...Natural Disasters

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  • Prologue.

    407: The Bridge 05.07.2010

    Ira speaks with Richard Dorsay, who became famous in 2004 when police learned that for years ...HomelessnessPolice

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  • Prologue.

    406: True Urban Legends 04.23.2010

    Host Ira Glass investigates two urban legends—alligators in the sewer, rats in the ...Animals

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  • What's That Smell?

    406: True Urban Legends 04.23.2010

    A retired millionaire tries to understand the reality of a tough, seedy, inner city ...EducationPolitics

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  • Sleeper Cell.

    406: True Urban Legends 04.23.2010

    Do cell phones give people brain tumors? Ira speaks with Christopher Ketcham, who wrote an ...CancerHealth Care/MedicineScience

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  • Prologue.

    405: Inside Job 04.09.2010

    Ira talks about a friend who for years had a very trusted business partner and bookkeeper, until ...Business

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  • Prologue.

    404: Enemy Camp 2010 04.02.2010

    Behind enemy lines, sometimes people get confused about whose side they're on...and how to fight ...

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  • Blood Agent.

    404: Enemy Camp 2010 04.02.2010

    You can divide all living creatures into two camps. We humans are in one camp, along with lots ...Science

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  • Prologue.

    403: NUMMI 03.26.2010

    Host Ira Glass introduces the story of the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., aka NUMMI. In ...AutomobilesBusiness

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  • Prologue.

    401: Parent Trap 02.19.2010

    When Dave Hill was in his late 20s and still basically living at home, he hung out with his mom ...MothersReligion

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  • Prologue.

    400: Stories Pitched by Our Parents 02.12.2010

    Host Ira Glass talks to his dad and stepmom about a story his dad thought might be good for the ...FamilyParents

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  • Prologue.

    399: Contents Unknown 01.22.2010

    On every British nuclear submarine, there is a safe. Inside that safe is another safe. And ...MilitaryWar

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  • Prologue.

    398: Long Shot 01.08.2010

    Host Ira Glass talks to Leo Paur, coach of a high school football team in Utah that hasn't won a ...Sports

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  • Prologue.

    397: 2010 01.01.2010

    Host Ira Glass goes with Ashli Lewis to a San Francisco psychic to find out if a longstanding ...Milestones

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  • Lewis Time.

    397: 2010 01.01.2010

    Ira with teachers Shraddha Subramaniam and Samantha Cato, and their 2010 predictions for their ...ChildrenEducation

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  • Prologue.

    396: #1 Party School 12.18.2009

    Host Ira Glass visits This American Life producer Sarah Koenig at her house in State College PA, ...AlcoholEducation

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  • I'm Not As Think As You Drunk I Am.

    396: #1 Party School 12.18.2009

    Most of the This American Life production staff spent the weekend at Penn State, and found that ...AlcoholEducation

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  • Prologue.

    395: Middle of the Night 11.27.2009

    Host Ira Glass remembers one of his favorite jobs, as a temp typist working at night in New York ...AutomobilesJobs/EmploymentTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    394: Bait and Switch 11.06.2009

    A Holiday Inn comes up with a brilliant scheme to increase their roomservice orders. Former room ...Food/Drinks/Cooking

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  • Prologue.

    393: Infidelity 10.30.2009

    Ira talks with Jessica Pressler, who writes the Daily Intel blog for NewYork Magazine, about a ...RomanceSexuality

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  • Prologue.

    392: Someone Else's Money 10.16.2009

    Host Ira Glass talks to Rob Lamberts, a doctor and blogger in Georgia, who describes the crazy ...BusinessHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Now What?

    391: More Is Less 10.09.2009

    Host Ira Glass talks with Susan Dentzer, editor of the journal Health Affairs, about what ...BusinessGovernmentHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Prologue.

    389: Frenemies 09.11.2009

    Host Ira Glass plays tape of two women who ended up as frenemies.They kept trying to be friends, ...FriendshipMental Health

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  • The Case Of The Long Lost Frenemy.

    389: Frenemies 09.11.2009

    Ira talks to a woman about a childhood friend of hers who mysteriously shows up after decades, ...ChildhoodFriendship

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  • Act One.

    388: Rest Stop 09.04.2009

    Host Ira Glass describes scenes from a rest stop on the New York State Thruway, the Plattekill ...Jobs/EmploymentTravel

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  • Prologue.

    387: Arms Trader 2009 08.07.2009

    Host Ira Glass describes a recent terrorism case in Newburgh, N.Y., in which four men were ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • Act Three.

    387: Arms Trader 2009 08.07.2009

    Ira talks to Aziz Huq about whether cases like Lahkani's will continue to be pursued under the ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • Restrictions May Apply.

    386: Fine Print 07.24.2009

    Ira goes to one of the nation's great manufacturers of fine print: The U.S.Congress. He reports ...GovernmentLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    385: Pro Se 07.10.2009

    Host Ira Glass describes the scene at a courthouse resource center in lower Manhattan where ...Legal System

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  • Disorder In The Court.

    385: Pro Se 07.10.2009

    Earlier this year, admitted drug user Jorge Cruz decided to act as his own lawyer in an Albany, ...Criminal JusticeDrugsLegal System

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  • Underling Gets An Underling.

    385: Pro Se 07.10.2009

    Stef Willen tells Ira about a time that she took matters into her own hands, even though she was ...Film/Film MakingJobs/EmploymentTelevision

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  • Prologue.

    384: Fall Guy 06.26.2009

    Host Ira Glass talks to Rich Farrell, writer and former addict, about the code of silence he ...AddictionCrimeFriendship

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  • Prologue.

    383: Origin Story 06.19.2009

    Host Ira Glass talks to business professor Pino Audia and Fast Company magazine columnist Dan ...Advertising/MarketingBusiness

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  • The Secret Life Of Secrets.

    383: Origin Story 06.19.2009

    Ira tells the story of the 1953 U.S. Supreme Court case that formed the basis for the ...GovernmentLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    382: The Watchmen 06.05.2009

    Host Ira Glass talks with Michael Perrino, a law professor at St Johns University School of Law ...BusinessEconomicsLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    381: Turncoat 05.22.2009

    Ira talks with reporter My Thuan Tran of The Los Angeles Times about how San Jose City ...ActivismDevelopmentGovernment

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  • Prologue.

    380: No Map 05.15.2009

    Host Ira Glass talks a veteran police officer about a time in his 20s when he gets sent to a car ...AnimalsPolice

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  • Prologue.

    379: Return To The Scene Of The Crime 05.01.2009

    There's a town in Florida where if you shoplift, and get caught, a judge will send you back to ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemLive Performance

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  • Prologue.

    378: This I Used to Believe 04.17.2009

    Host Ira Glass talks to Jay Allison, who is in charge of the team at This I Believe, an essay ...EducationRadio

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  • Team Spirit In The Sky.

    378: This I Used to Believe 04.17.2009

    This past Christmas a story swept the internet about a football coach at a Christian high school ...ReligionSports

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  • Pants Pants Revelation.

    378: This I Used to Believe 04.17.2009

    Joel and Kate were both working in a psychiatric hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. They both ...FunnyRomance

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  • Prologue.

    377: Scenes From a Recession 03.27.2009

    Host Ira Glass notes the sub-industry in journalism right now of reporting anything that looks ...EconomicsJournalism

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  • Is The Condo Half Empty, Or Is The Condo Half Full?

    377: Scenes From a Recession 03.27.2009

    Ira goes to Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood to talk to some condo owners who are in a ...EconomicsHousing

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  • Short-circuit City

    377: Scenes From a Recession 03.27.2009

    We hear 5 employees of different Circuit City store locations read their accounts of what it was ...Jobs/EmploymentRetail/Commerce

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  • Prologue. Madoff.

    376: Wrong Side of History 03.13.2009

    Host Ira Glass speaks with Harold Wilshinsky about a piece of advice he gave to his daughter and ...FathersPersonal Finance

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  • Prologue.

    375: Bad Bank 02.27.2009

    Host Ira Glass plays clips from TV in a recent senate hearing and talks about how confusing the ...Economics

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  • Prologue.

    372: The Inauguration Show 01.16.2009

    Back in November, two weeks after he was elected president, Barack Obama delivered a pre-taped ...EnergyEnvironmentMilestones

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  • Lions And Lambs.

    372: The Inauguration Show 01.16.2009

    When Barack Obama chose Rick Warren of Saddleback Church to give a prayer at his inauguration, ...PoliticsReligion

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  • Vox Obamali.

    372: The Inauguration Show 01.16.2009

    We asked reporters all over the country to go out and talk to people about what they're thinking ...GovernmentPresidentsRadio

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  • Prologue.

    371: Scenes From a Mall 12.26.2008

    Most media stories set in shopping malls don't really tell you much about what it feels like ...Retail/CommerceTeenagers

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  • Love Line.

    371: Scenes From a Mall 12.26.2008

    We meet Russell, 19, the best mobile phone salesman in the mall — and possibly anywhere. ...Jobs/EmploymentRetail/CommerceRomance

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  • Not Dead Yet.

    371: Scenes From a Mall 12.26.2008

    Yes, some stores are going out of business in the Cool Springs Galleria, but it's just two ...Jobs/EmploymentRetail/Commerce

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  • Job: Security.

    371: Scenes From a Mall 12.26.2008

    In a part of the mall no shoppers ever see, there's a snug, dark little room with 43 TV screens, ...Jobs/EmploymentRetail/Commerce

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  • Prologue.

    370: Ruining It for the Rest of Us 12.19.2008

    A bad apple, at least at work, can spoil the whole barrel. And there's research to prove it. ...Jobs/EmploymentScience

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  • Prologue.

    369: Poultry Slam 2008 11.28.2008

    Host Ira Glass point out that it's not enough this time of year that we eat millions of turkeys. ...AnimalsMusic

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  • Prologue.

    368: Who Do You Think You Are? 11.07.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks to Kathy from Hoboken, NJ, who has become obsessed with people who get away ...Criminal Justice

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  • What A Difference An Election Day Makes.

    368: Who Do You Think You Are? 11.07.2008

    Ira talks to Rev. Donald Sharp, of Faith Tabernacle Church in Chicago. Reverend Sharp, who is ...HistoryRace

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  • Prologue.

    367: Ground Game 10.24.2008

    Host Ira Glass goes to a McCain rally in Lehigh, PA, outside of Allentown. Obama has ...GovernmentPoliticsPresidents

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  • Prologue.

    366: A Better Mousetrap 2008 10.10.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks with Andy Woolworth, an executive vice president in charge of new product ...BusinessTechnology

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  • Financial Mousetrap.

    366: A Better Mousetrap 2008 10.10.2008

    Looked at one way, the current flailing economy is a victim of invention—Wall Street invention. ...Advertising/MarketingBusinessEconomics

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  • Prologue.

    365: Another Frightening Show About the Economy 10.03.2008

    Host Ira Glass goes to Union Square, a 15-minute subway ride from Wall Street, where it doesn't ...BusinessEconomics

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  • Swap Cops.

    365: Another Frightening Show About the Economy 10.03.2008

    Ira talks with Michael Greenberger, a former commodities regulator, who tells the story of when ...BusinessEconomics

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  • What's Next?

    365: Another Frightening Show About the Economy 10.03.2008

    Ira and Adam answer the question: Was the $700 billion bailout bill signed into law today a ...

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  • Prologue.

    364: Going Big 09.26.2008

    Host Ira Glass introduces a story on the most ambitious and hopeful solution to urban poverty in ...ActivismChildrenCity

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  • Lonely Hearts Club Band...Of One.

    364: Going Big 09.26.2008

    Musician David Berkeley has gotten a lot of requests in his life, but none quite like the offer ...MusicRomance

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  • Hanging In Chad.

    363: Enforcers 09.12.2008

    Three guys who go by the names Professor So and So, Jojobean and YeaWhatever spend part of each ...CrimeCriminal JusticeTechnology

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  • Prologue.

    362: Got You Pegged 08.22.2008

    Amy Roberts thought it was obvious that she was an adult, not a kid, and she assumed the ...Education

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  • Prologue.

    361: Fear of Sleep 08.08.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks about his fear of sleep, and reports on other people who have very strong ...Health Care/Medicine

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  • A Small Taste Of The Big Sleep.

    361: Fear of Sleep 08.08.2008

    For some people, the fear of sleep is linked to the fear of death. We hear from some of them. In ...DeathHealth Care/MedicinePoetry

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  • Prologue.

    360: Switched At Birth 07.25.2008

    Host Ira Glass introduces four characters: Kay McDonald, who raised a daughter named Sue, and ...FamilyHistory

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  • Prologue.

    359: Life After Death 07.18.2008

    One day at church camp, David Maxon challenged the devil to show himself. Just then, a huge ...DeathNatural DisastersReligion

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  • Prologue.

    356: The Prosecutor 05.30.2008

    Host Ira Glass recalls the case of the so-called Detroit Sleeper Cell—four men, arrested in the ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • Prologue.

    355: The Giant Pool of Money 05.09.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks with an NPR business and economics correspondent about two gatherings he ...BusinessEconomicsHousing

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  • Prologue.

    354: Mistakes Were Made 04.18.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks about the way most political apologies go, and chats with a man named Derek ...FunnyGovernmentReligion

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  • Prologue.

    353: The Audacity of Government 03.28.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks with Yale law professor Jack Balkin about what he calls the Bush ...GovernmentLegal SystemPolitics

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  • The Prez Vs. The Commish.

    353: The Audacity of Government 03.28.2008

    Ira Glass tells the story of a little-known treaty dispute with far-reaching ramifications for ...GovernmentLegal SystemPolitics

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  • 44.

    353: The Audacity of Government 03.28.2008

    Ira Glass interviews Charlie Savage, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Boston Globe, ...GovernmentLegal SystemPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    351: Return to Childhood 2008 03.07.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks with Kayla Hernandez, a seventh-grader who likes to reminisce about when ...ChildhoodEducationTeenagers

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  • Punk In A Grey Flannel Suit.

    351: Return to Childhood 2008 03.07.2008

    A mortgage broker named David Philp discovers that his old punk band from the 1970s is hot in ...MusicTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    348: Tough Room 02.08.2008

    Thanksgiving 2002, the Ohm family's dinner conversation turned to the recent terrorist attacks. ...FamilyFunnyHolidays

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  • Make 'em Laff.

    348: Tough Room 02.08.2008

    Host Ira Glass spends time in perhaps the toughest room on earth, the editorial meeting at the ...FunnyJobs/EmploymentWriting

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  • Prologue.

    346: Home Alone 12.21.2007

    Yvonne has lived by herself for 12 years, ever since her last child moved out. She eats dinner ...HolidaysHousing

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  • Prologue.

    344: The Competition 11.30.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks to reporter John Bowe about the story of John Nash Pickle, who ran a ...ImmigrationJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    342: How to Rest in Peace 11.02.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks to Rachel Howard, whose father, Stan, was murdered when she was 10 years ...MurderWriting

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  • Prologue.

    341: How to Talk to Kids 10.05.2007

    Host Ira Glass asks fifth-grade kids to explain what adults do wrong when talking to children. ...Children

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  • Age Of Consent.

    341: How to Talk to Kids 10.05.2007

    Ira talks to the teen editors of Sex, Etc., a national magazine for teenagers, about the ...ParentingSexualityTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    340: The Devil in Me 09.07.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks about not being able to admit when he's wrong, as well as other traits he's ...Education

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  • Prologue.

    339: Break-Up 08.24.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks with Lauren Waterman, who's in the middle of a break-up right now and ...HeartbreakRomance

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  • But Why?

    339: Break-Up 08.24.2007

    Eight-year-old Betsy Walter goes on a campaign to understand her parents' divorce. A campaign ...ChildrenDivorceJournalism

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  • Let No Court Put Asunder.

    339: Break-Up 08.24.2007

    Ira talks with divorce mediator Barry Berkman about why it's bad when the justice system gets ...DivorceLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    338: The Spokesman 08.10.2007

    David Iserson tried to lay low in junior high, staying out of sight to keep from getting teased ...TeenagersTelevision

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  • Prologue.

    337: Man vs. History 07.27.2007

    Dal LaMagna, millionaire and creator of the Tweezerman tweezer, prepares to go to Iraq on a ...DevelopmentIraq

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  • Prologue.

    336: Who Can You Save? 07.06.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks to Tim Jaccard, who used to be a police medic. The calls he hated most were ...ActivismHeroismLegal System

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  • Rescue You, Rescue Me.

    336: Who Can You Save? 07.06.2007

    When the U.S. government sent out a call for volunteers—regular, non-military people—to go to ...DevelopmentEducationIraq

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  • Prologue.

    335: Big Wide World 06.15.2007

    Host Ira Glass tells a story about how, when he was in seventh grade, he was over at his best ...Education

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  • Prologue.

    334: Duty Calls 06.01.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks to Vincent Homenick and Norman Goodman, the court officials who hear all ...Legal System

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  • Prologue.

    333: The Center for Lessons Learned 05.25.2007

    There's a 200-person operation based out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas called the Center for Army ...EducationIraqMilitary

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  • Second Half Prologue.

    333: The Center for Lessons Learned 05.25.2007

    Ira speaks with Milt Hileman of the Center for Army Lessons Learned about the single ...EducationIraqMilitary

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  • Prologue.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    Host Ira Glass reads from the Ten Commandments. Not the original Ten Commandments, but some of ...FunnyReligion

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  • Commandment Four. Keep The Sabbath Holy.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    Six houses of worship in six different cities, each with its own way of honoring the Sabbath. (3 ...Religion

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  • Commandment Eight. You Shall Not Steal.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    Ira talks to a waiter named Hassan at Liebman's Deli in the Bronx about some audacious thefts ...Crime

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  • Commandment Ten. You Shall Not Covet.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    Ira talks to seventh-graders about the things they covet most. (4 minutes) Teenagers

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  • Prologue.

    330: My Reputation 04.13.2007

    Robyn Forest thought she'd gotten her big break when a magazine assigned her to write about a ...JournalismSexuality

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  • Prologue.

    329: Nice Work If You Can Get It 04.06.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks with some real-live NASA astronauts: Cady Coleman, Chris Cassidy, and ...Jobs/Employment

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    328: What I Learned from Television 03.16.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks with Jane Espenson—who's written for the TV shows Battlestar Galactica and ...TelevisionWriting

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    328: What I Learned from Television 03.16.2007

    Ira says a few words about what he learned from working on a television show himself and about ...EducationFunnyLive Performance

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  • Kill The Messengers.

    327: By Proxy 03.09.2007

    Basim, an Iraqi national, worked as an interpreter for the U.S. Army. He talks with host Ira ...IraqWar

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  • Prologue.

    326: Quiz Show 02.16.2007

    Ira talks with Bob Harris, a former Jeopardy champion, about how he prepared to go on the ...Television

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  • Prologue.

    325: Houses of Ill Repute 02.02.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks to Randall Bell, who specializes in assessing how tragedy affects real ...CrimeHousingMurder

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    324: My Brilliant Plan 01.26.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks to an expert stone cutter who makes headstones. One day he got a call from ...DeathFamilyJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    323: The Super 01.05.2007

    Host Ira Glass visits an Upper East Side building in Manhattan where Peter Roach has been the ...FunnyHousingJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    322: Shouting Across the Divide 12.15.2006

    In the 1930s, the designer of the U.S. Supreme Court made a frieze to adorn the courtroom walls. ...Legal SystemReligion

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  • Prologue.

    321: Sink or Swim 12.01.2006

    Host Ira Glass talks to Scott Shrake, who got hired for a job he was utterly unqualified for ...EducationJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    320: What's In A Number? — 2006 Edition 11.03.2006

    Host Ira Glass talks to ordinary Iraqis about life in their country since the U.S. invasion. ...DeathFamilyIraq

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  • Not Just A Number.

    320: What's In A Number? — 2006 Edition 11.03.2006

    Captain Ryan Gist was given a particularly tough assignment in Iraq: To build relationships with ...DeathFamilyIraq

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  • The War This Time.

    320: What's In A Number? — 2006 Edition 11.03.2006

    The Lancet's new study of deaths in Iraq, by the same research team that did the earlier study, ...DeathFamilyIraq

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  • Prologue.

    319: And the Call Was Coming from the Basement 10.27.2006

    Host Ira Glass and Albert Donnay read a true ghost story that appeared in a medical journal in ...EnvironmentHealth Care/MedicineScience

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  • Prologue.

    318: With Great Power 10.06.2006

    Ira tells the story of two friends of his who were like superheroes. They had this incredible ...ActivismEducationHeroism

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  • Unwelcome Wagon.

    318: With Great Power 10.06.2006

    Host Ira Glass interviews the mother and daughter in a family who wished for years they could do ...Heroism

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  • Prologue.

    317: Unconditional Love 09.15.2006

    Hard as it is to believe, during the early Twentieth Century, a whole school of mental health ...ChildrenHealth Care/MedicineParenting

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  • Prologue.

    316: The Cat Came Back 08.18.2006

    Host Ira Glass talks with producer Alex Blumberg and his parents about a bad dog they once had, ...AnimalsFunnyMusic

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  • Political Cat.

    316: The Cat Came Back 08.18.2006

    Ira talks about a specter who haunts the floor of the United States Senate and won't go away, ...Politics

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  • Prologue.

    315: The Parrot and the Potbellied Pig 07.21.2006

    Host Ira Glass talks with Rosie Schaap about an unlikely love affair between a dog and a parrot, ...Animals

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  • Prologue.

    314: It's Never Over 06.23.2006

    Host Ira Glass talks to Jonathan Gold about the bully in high school who knocked Jonathan and ...ChildhoodEducationFunny

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  • Prologue.

    313: Parental Guidance Suggested 05.19.2006

    We play excerpts from the documentary film Troop 1500. In the film, girl scouts from an Austin, ...Criminal JusticeFilm/Film MakingMothers

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  • Letters.

    312: How We Talked Back Then 05.12.2006

    Ira and playwright David Hauptschein took out advertisements in Chicago inviting people to come ...Live PerformanceWriting

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  • Internet.

    312: How We Talked Back Then 05.12.2006

    In this show, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Ira and David Hauptschein explored this now ...HistoryLive PerformanceTechnology

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  • Prologue.

    311: A Better Mousetrap 04.14.2006

    Host Ira Glass talks with Andy Woolworth, an executive vice president in charge of new product ...AnimalsTechnology

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  • Prologue.

    309: Cat and Mouse 02.24.2006

    Host Ira Glass talks to Adam Stein about the very real cat-and-mouse game between his friends ...ChildhoodEducationFunny

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  • Prologue.

    308: Star-Crossed Love 02.10.2006

    Host Ira Glass talks to Chicago Tribune newspaper columnist Amy Dickinson ("Ask Amy"), the heir ...Romance

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  • Prologue.

    307: In the Shadow of the City 02.03.2006

    Every city's got a place like this: that weird no man's land on the outskirts of town, with junk ...ArtCityHistory

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    306: Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time 01.13.2006

    Paul was a cop. One night he was pulling second shift when he had a perfectly good idea: He'd ...FunnyPolice

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  • Luck Of The Irish.

    306: Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time 01.13.2006

    It was two months into the tour, and the cast of Riverdance had been performing eight shows a ...FunnyGamblingTheater

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  • Prologue.

    305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular 12.23.2005

    Host Ira Glass hauls out Ye Olde Book of Christmas Stories, only to realize that everyone's ...HolidaysWriting

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  • Lab Rugrats.

    303: David and Goliath 12.02.2005

    Continuing from our prologue, host Ira Glass checks in with Lisa and her older daughter, ...Parentingsiblings

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  • Prologue.

    300: What's In A Number? 10.28.2005

    We're a nation at war, but it hardly feels like it. That contrast is especially jarring for ...IraqVeteransWar

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  • What Do We Do With These Numbers Anyway?

    300: What's In A Number? 10.28.2005

    So if, in fact, 100,000 Iraqis died because of the war—and that number is a year old—what do we ...IraqWar

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  • Prologue And Act One. In the Event of An Emergency.

    299: Back from the Dead 10.07.2005

    In the middle of the news coverage of Hurricane Rita, newscasts broke into their coverage to ...DeathTravel

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  • Prologue.

    298: Getting and Spending 09.23.2005

    Marti Noxon used to work for a company that did "product placement" for the movie industry. When ...EconomicsFilm/Film MakingJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    At the Astrodome complex in Houston, charities from Colorado and Florida and other states are ...HomelessnessHousingNatural Disasters

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  • No Place Like Dome.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks to evacuees about what it's like to live on a cot in the Astrodome and the ...HomelessnessHousingNatural Disasters

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  • Prologue.

    296: After the Flood 09.09.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks about something he read that seemed to put an end to all debate over one of ...GovernmentNatural Disasters

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  • Middle Of Somewhere.

    296: After the Flood 09.09.2005

    In the days following Hurricane Katrina, Denise Moore was trapped in the New Orleans Convention ...Natural Disasters

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  • Prologue.

    295: Not What I Signed Up For 08.26.2005

    Todd Bachmann tells about the time he offered to help out a Catholic charity and ended up ...Activism

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  • The Double Whammy.

    295: Not What I Signed Up For 08.26.2005

    Marian Fontana's husband was a Brooklyn firefighter who was killed on September 11, 2001. ...9/11ActivismTelevision

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  • Prologue.

    294: Image Makers 08.05.2005

    Kristy Kruger realized in college just how bad her high school education had been. She was ...Education

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  • Prologue.

    293: A Little Bit of Knowledge 07.22.2005

    Host Ira Glass describes the thing that we all do at some point: Talk expertly about something ...Health Care/MedicineJournalism

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  • Prologue.

    292: The Arms Trader 07.08.2005

    The government had an almost impossible task after the September 11th attacks: They had to try ...9/11Criminal JusticeTerrorism

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  • Prologue.

    291: Reunited (And It Feels So Good) 07.01.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks about some truths contained in the 1970s hit "Reunited" by Peaches and ...Music

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  • If By Chance We Meet Again.

    291: Reunited (And It Feels So Good) 07.01.2005

    Ralph and Sandra Fisher, who run a show-animal business in Texas, had a beloved Brahman bull ...AnimalsScience

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  • Prologue.

    290: Godless America 06.03.2005

    Two stories about people who suddenly realize they're the only ones around who value the ...PoliticsReligion

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  • The Substance Of Things Hoped For...In Government.

    290: Godless America 06.03.2005

    We hear a quick rundown of all the ways that Christian conservatives are making headway in ...PoliticsReligion

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  • Prologue.

    289: Go Ask Your Father 05.13.2005

    When Aric Knuth was a little kid, his dad would leave for six months at a time. He was a ...ChildhoodFathersJobs/Employment

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  • Make Him Say Uncle.

    289: Go Ask Your Father 05.13.2005

    Lennard Davis grew up hearing from his parents that he should, at all costs, avoid being like ...FamilyFathers

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  • Prologue.

    288: Not What I Meant 05.06.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks to film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum of the Chicago Reader about an anonymous ...RomanceWriting

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  • Prologue.

    287: Backed Into A Corner 04.15.2005

    Host Ira Glass interviews Joe Amrine, who was falsely accused of murder. Rather than avoid the ...Criminal JusticeMurder

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  • Prologue And Act One.

    286: Mind Games 04.08.2005

    Host Ira Glass interviews Lori Gottlieb about the time she sent a letter to a writer in a ...JournalismWriting

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  • Prologue.

    285: Know Your Enemy 03.25.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks to Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics, about one of the men in his ...ActivismRadio

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  • Prologue.

    284: Should I Stay or Should I Go? 03.11.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks to Bobby Morris about his decision to quit baseball's minor leagues after ...Jobs/EmploymentSports

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  • Prologue.

    282: DIY 02.11.2005

    Carl King, a self-taught investigator, talks about the murder case he's working on now—one the ...CrimeCriminal JusticeMurder

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  • Prologue.

    280: In Country 01.07.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks to Tom Irwin, a stand-up comic who recently performed for American troops ...FunnyIraqMilitary

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  • When Weekend Warriors Work On Weekdays.

    280: In Country 01.07.2005

    When an Arkansas National Guard Unit is sent off to Iraq, they assume they're going to help ...Film/Film MakingIraqMilitary

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  • Prologue.

    279: Auto Show 12.10.2004

    We hear the eerily calm answering machine message that Brita Bonechi leaves for her husband, ...AutomobilesTelephone

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  • Prologue.

    278: Spies Like Us 11.19.2004

    Host Ira Glass talks to This American Life contributing editor Jack Hitt about the time he ...Jobs/EmploymentJournalism

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  • Prologue.

    277: Apology 11.05.2004

    Host Ira Glass talks about the surprising way apologies tend to play out in couples when one ...Mental Health

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  • Dial "S" For Sorry.

    277: Apology 11.05.2004

    Tapes from The Apology Line, a phone line connected to an answering machine where people leave ...Telephone

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  • Prologue.

    276: Swing Set 10.29.2004

    Host Ira Glass asks how it's possible that some people still don't know what they think of ...Politics

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  • My Buddy, Hackett.

    276: Swing Set 10.29.2004

    Ira spends hours talking to James Hackett, known to his friends, and by the end of the story, to ...EconomicsPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    275: Two Steps Back 10.15.2004

    When Ira heard that Cathy La Luz, the best public school teacher he'd met during all his years ...EducationJobs/Employment

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  • 1994.

    275: Two Steps Back 10.15.2004

    Washington Irving Elementary School became a model of school reform in Chicago a decade ago. The ...DevelopmentEducation

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  • 2004.

    275: Two Steps Back 10.15.2004

    We continue with the story of Irving Elementary, and hear what's happened to make Cathy La Luz ...EducationJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    274: Enemy Camp '04 10.08.2004

    Behind enemy lines, sometimes people get confused about whose side they're on...and how to fight ...

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  • Our Own Worst Enemy?

    274: Enemy Camp '04 10.08.2004

    In this election year, one question is rarely asked in a very direct way: Is the Bush ...IraqMilitaryPolitics

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  • Blood Agent.

    274: Enemy Camp '04 10.08.2004

    You can divide all living creatures into two camps. We humans are in one camp, along with lots ...Science

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  • Prologue.

    273: Put Your Heart In It 09.24.2004

    When you're in school, you're supposed to be a Renaissance person — do art, literature, sports, ...Food/Drinks/CookingRetail/Commerce

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  • Prologue.

    272: Big Tent 09.10.2004

    Writer Thomas Frank went on the radio show On Point to talk about his book What's the Matter ...PoliticsRadio

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  • Pink Elephant.

    272: Big Tent 09.10.2004

    Patrick Howell, a gay Republican from Orlando, goes on what might seem like an ill-fated ...PoliticsSexuality

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  • It's My Party.

    272: Big Tent 09.10.2004

    One of the most civil conversations you'll ever hear between GOP members on opposite sides of ...PoliticsSexuality

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  • Prologue.

    271: Best Interests 08.20.2004

    Colin Dunn had an A average as an eighth grader, and he was in a program for gifted kids. But he ...EducationTeenagers

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  • I'd Rather Not.

    271: Best Interests 08.20.2004

    The story of Colin's truancy continues. The whole thing was especially awkward for his dad, ...EducationTeenagers

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    270: Family Legend 08.06.2004

    Host Ira Glass talks to Eddie Schmidt about his Aunt Mary, the source of the best stories in his ...FamilyPersonal Finance

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  • Prologue.

    269: Someone to Watch Over Me 07.16.2004

    Susie and John Drury moved to their farm just two years ago. But when John got sick for awhile, ...Health Care/Medicine

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  • Prologue.

    268: My Experimental Phase 06.25.2004

    How does a person who's not gay convince herself that she is for two years? Host Ira Glass talks ...Sexuality

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  • Prologue.

    267: Propriety 06.11.2004

    It seems apples for the teacher is a bygone tradition. Host Ira Glass talks to Mindy, a ...EducationFunnyHolidays

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  • Government Says The Darnedest Things.

    267: Propriety 06.11.2004

    The FCC says it just wants a little civility on the nation's airwaves. And by tightening the ...ActivismGovernmentPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    266: I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help 06.04.2004

    This American Life host Ira Glass talks about one thing you probably haven't heard about the ...BusinessIraqJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    265: Fake Science 05.21.2004

    Host Ira Glass visits Arlington Racetrack on opening day with four regulars who explain their ...GamblingScience

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  • Prologue.

    264: Special Treatment 05.07.2004

    Host Ira Glass talks with two sisters, one high-school age, the other younger, about who gets ...ChildrensiblingsTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    263: Desperate Measures 04.16.2004

    Host Ira Glass visits the Richard E. Byrd Community Academy, a public elementary school in ...EconomicsEducation

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  • Hasta La Vista, Arnie.

    263: Desperate Measures 04.16.2004

    Therapist Scott Miller tells the story of a patient who thought he was Arnold Schwarzenegger. ...Mental Health

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  • The Router Less Taken.

    263: Desperate Measures 04.16.2004

    A man tries to unload a piece of junk he bought by selling it on eBay...not by concealing its ...Personal FinanceRetail/Commerce

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  • Prologue.

    262: Miracle Cures 04.02.2004

    Host Ira Glass talks with Dr. Stephen Rosenberg of the National Cancer Institute about a cancer ...CancerHealth Care/Medicine

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  • The Entities Known As The Food And Drug Administration.

    262: Miracle Cures 04.02.2004

    Julia Whitty's father's cancer medication cost $47,000 a year if she bought it in the United ...CancerCrimeHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Prologue.

    261: The Sanctity of Marriage 03.26.2004

    Host Ira Glass visits Kassie Hannah's Adult Living class at Rock Island High School in Rock ...TeenagersWeddings

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  • What Really Happens In Marriage.

    261: The Sanctity of Marriage 03.26.2004

    Ira visits marital researcher John Gottman, who's part of a generation of researchers that have ...MarriageScience

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  • Prologue.

    260: The Facts Don't Matter 03.12.2004

    Host Ira Glass discusses Howard Stern, who claims that current action by the FCC will take him ...Legal SystemRadio

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  • Prologue.

    259: Promised Land 02.20.2004

    Fans of movie musicals might know about something called the "I Wish" number. In many movies and ...Film/Film MakingMusic

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  • Prologue.

    258: Leaving the Fold 01.30.2004

    Host Ira Glass talks with two Vietnam veterans about what it was like to leave the army and come ...MilitaryVeterans

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    257: What I Should've Said 01.16.2004

    Host Ira Glass talks about trying to figure out what to say to his dying mom. He's sure that ...DeathMothers

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  • Life Sentence.

    257: What I Should've Said 01.16.2004

    The President of the Maryland State Senate, Mike Miller, a veteran political operator, talks ...DeathPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    256: Living Without 01.09.2004

    It's hard to give things up. Host Ira Glass tells the story of Walter, a three-year-old boy who ...AddictionChildren

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    255: This American's Life's Holiday Gift-Giving Guide 12.19.2003

    Host Ira Glass goes to a busy Target store one week before Christmas. Most shoppers he talks to ...HolidaysRetail/Commerce

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    253: The Middle of Nowhere 12.05.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks with sailor and researcher Captain Charles Moore about a gigantic area in ...BoatsEnvironment

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  • Prologue.

    252: Poultry Slam 2003 11.28.2003

    Host Ira Glass and his friend Danielle, whose family says they're eating fish when in fact it's ...Food/Drinks/Cooking

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  • Duki.

    252: Poultry Slam 2003 11.28.2003

    The story of a typical American family, and how their family dynamic has re-organized itself ...AnimalsFamily

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  • Winged Warrior.

    252: Poultry Slam 2003 11.28.2003

    In the 1960s, the adventures of "The Greatest Crimefighter the World Has Ever ...Radio

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  • Trying To Respect The Chicken.

    252: Poultry Slam 2003 11.28.2003

    Ira accompanies photographer Tamara Staples as she attempts to photograph chickens in the style ...Animals

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  • Prologue.

    251: Brother's Keeper 11.21.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks about the story of Cain and Abel, and the question in the story, "Am I my ...MurderReligion

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  • Neighbor's Keeper.

    251: Brother's Keeper 11.21.2003

    Could anyone in a small farming town have done anything to prevent a brutal crime, committed by ...CrimeMurder

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    250: The Annoying Gap Between Theory...and Practice 11.07.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks to two people about their real-life stories of theory and practice. Subject ...ChildhoodCrime

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  • Prologue.

    249: Garbage 10.31.2003

    Every day each American produces 4.8 pounds of garbage. Where does it all go? Ira talks with ...City

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  • Oh, Mr. San Man.

    249: Garbage 10.31.2003

    The people who pick up our trash don't call themselves garbagemen. They're san men ("san" being ...CityJobs/Employment

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  • "I'm A Legitimate Businessman...Waste Management."

    249: Garbage 10.31.2003

    We hear the secret recordings that ended mob control of New York garbage collection, and talk to ...CityCrimePolice

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  • Prologue.

    246: My Pen Pal 09.12.2003

    Ira talks to historian Ted Widmer about two of the first pen pals in the New World. John ...FriendshipHistoryWriting

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    245: Allure of the Mean Friend 09.05.2003

    We hear kids recorded at Chicago's Navy Pier and at a public swimming pool, talking about their ...ChildrenFriendship

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  • Does Niceness Pay?

    245: Allure of the Mean Friend 09.05.2003

    In which we conduct a little scientific experiment—on tape, with hidden microphones—about ...Food/Drinks/CookingRetail/Commerce

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  • Prologue.

    244: MacGyver 08.15.2003

    Host Ira Glass reminds the audience about the old TV series MacGyver, about the guy who stops ...ScienceTelevision

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    243: Later That Same Day 07.25.2003

    Host Ira Glass plays parts of a speech by George Ryan, former Governor of Illinois. When he was ...CrimeDeathPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    242: Enemy Camp 07.18.2003

    Host Ira Glass tells the enemy camp story the way we like it to be told. (2 minutes) MilitaryPolitics

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  • Blood Agent.

    242: Enemy Camp 07.18.2003

    You can divide all living creatures into two camps. We humans are in one camp, along with lots ...AnimalsScience

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  • Prologue.

    239: Lost in America 06.06.2003

    Host Ira Glass tells the story of Chris Sewell, who was living on the street and yet somehow ...HomelessnessLive PerformancePersonal Finance

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    236: My Two Cents 04.11.2003

    We try to figure out the paradox of the current economy, where more and more Americans are ...EconomicsGovernment

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  • Lessons From Ancient Wars.

    235: The Balloon Goes Up 03.21.2003

    The story of a preventive act of war committed 3200 years ago, in the land that's now Turkey, ...HistoryTheaterWar

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  • Prologue.

    234: Say Anything 03.14.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks to Neil Chesanow, co-author of Please Read This for Me, a self-help book ...Writing

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  • When A City Opens Its Big Mouth.

    234: Say Anything 03.14.2003

    For months Bill and Liz have gone around New York City with a sign that says "Talk To Me." It ...Activism

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    233: Starting from Scratch 03.07.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks to Jorge Just, who thought he'd started over successfully. He'd moved to ...Television

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    232: The Real Story 02.14.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks with a Lance Corporal from the Marines' Eighth Communication Battalion at ...IraqMilitary

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  • Prologue.

    231: Time to Save the World 02.07.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks with Michael Beaumier, who runs the personals section of the Chicago ...JournalismRomance

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  • Fools Rush In, Where Mommies Fear To Tread.

    231: Time to Save the World 02.07.2003

    An art history professor tries to talk with his fists. (9 minutes)Automobiles

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  • Prologue.

    229: Secret Government 01.10.2003

    We hear a brief clip of host Ira Glass talking to John Podesta, who as chief of staff under ...Government

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    228: You Are So Beautiful…To Me 01.03.2003

    Host Ira Glass explains how you can get away with anything if you claim you did it for love. (3 ...RomanceTelevision

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    227: Why We Fight 12.20.2002

    Host Ira Glass tells the story of a report by the U.S. intelligence community back in October ...9/11GovernmentIraq