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Sarah Koenig

Before becoming a staff producer at This American Life, Sarah was a political reporter at the Baltimore Sun and before that, at The Concord Monitor, covering the 2000 Presidential race.
  • Act Seven.

    513: 129 Cars 12.13.2013

    Web Extra: Joe Monti’s real name is Joe Montalbano. But when he started in the car business, he ...AutomobilesBusiness

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  • Act One.

    500: 500! 07.12.2013

    Julie Snyder talks about a favorite passage from Sarah Vowell's story in episode 107: Trail of ...MilestonesRadio

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  • Act Four.

    497: This Week 06.14.2013

    At Guantanamo Bay, hearings resumed for Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, who is accused of organizing ...GovernmentLegal SystemTerrorism

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  • Prologue.

    492: Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde 04.12.2013

    As Benjamin settles in at the clinic, and people got to know him, something interesting happens. ...

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  • Act One.

    492: Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde 04.12.2013

    Benjamin starts to get very curious about the murder Dr Vince Gilmer committed, so he begins ...

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  • Act Two.

    492: Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde 04.12.2013

    This question lurked throughout Vince’s initial incarceration and court appearances: Was ...

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  • Prologue.

    489: No Coincidence, No Story! 03.01.2013

    Hannah Jacoby tells the story of when she and her best friend Lindsey bonded over those toy ...Teenagers

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  • Petticoats in a Twist.

    485: Surrogates 01.25.2013

    Producer Sarah Koenig talks with historian Nancy Tomes about a presidential scandal known as The ...Politics

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  • Nothing in Moderation.

    478: Red State Blue State 11.02.2012

    A portrait of what it looks like when politics gets polarized, and how hard it is for people in ...Politics

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  • Forgive us our Press Passes.

    468: Switcheroo 06.29.2012

    Producer Sarah Koenig reports on a company called Journatic, that is producing local journalism ...EconomicsJournalism

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  • Harrah's Today, Gone Tomorrow.

    466: Blackjack 06.08.2012

    TAL producer Sarah Koenig tells the story of a woman who sued the casino where she lost her ...GamblingLegal System

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  • The Sound of Sirens.

    459: What Kind of Country 03.02.2012

    New Jersey governor Chris Christie has led some of the most sweeping budget cuts in the country. ...CrimeEconomicsGovernment

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  • Say It Ain't So, Joe.

    451: Back to Penn State 11.18.2011

    Sarah Koenig attended last weekend's Penn State game, the last home game of the season, with ...CollegeCrimeSports

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  • Blue Kid on the Block.

    449: Middle School 10.28.2011

    Producer Sarah Koenig reports on a kid we'll call Leo, whose family recently moved away from ...EducationTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    444: Gossip 08.26.2011

    Senior producer Julie Snyder and her husband Jeff talk to guest host Sarah Koenig about gossip ...FriendshipFunnyMarriage

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  • Act One.

    444: Gossip 08.26.2011

    In Malawi, in southeast Africa, not gossiping can be worse than gossiping. Sarah interviews a ...EducationHealth Care/MedicineSexuality

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  • You've Got Shale.

    440: Game Changer 07.08.2011

    Producer Sarah Koenig continues the story Terry Engelder and Dan Volz, their rival calculations ...ActivismEducationEnvironment

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  • Ground War.

    440: Game Changer 07.08.2011

    Sarah takes us to Mt. Pleasant, PA, where a gas exploration company called Range Resources has ...ActivismEconomicsEnvironment

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  • Sunday Night, State College PA.

    434: This Week 05.06.2011

    Sarah Koenig talks with Lexi Belculfine, who tries to explain why she and her peers had such a ...Terrorism

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  • Last Man Stand-Up.

    421: Last Man Standing 12.03.2010

    Producer Sarah Koenig tells the story of Duke Fightmaster, who refused to give up his simple ...Jobs/EmploymentTelevision

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  • Act One.

    419: Petty Tyrant 11.12.2010

    Producer Sarah Koenig tells Raucci's story—the story of a virtuoso tyrant and bully, a man ...CrimeJobs/Employment

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  • Act Two.

    419: Petty Tyrant 11.12.2010

    Sarah Koenig's story continues. This is the 'fall' half of the rise and fall of Steve ...CrimeJobs/Employment

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  • Twiggs County.

    413: Georgia Rambler 07.30.2010

    Sarah Koenig drives to Jeffersonville, a town of about 1200, and when she asks who is the most ...EducationPoliticsRace

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  • Alissa's Mom And Sarah's Mom.

    400: Stories Pitched by Our Parents 02.12.2010

    Two short ideas that didn't work out so well as full stories. (3 minutes.) Web bonus: all ...ChildrenFunnyMothers

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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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  • A Drinking School With A Football Problem.

    396: #1 Party School 12.18.2009

    Administrators have tried everything to curb drinking at Penn State, and nothing has worked. ...AlcoholEducation

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  • Sorry Johnny... It's Only Business.

    392: Someone Else's Money 10.16.2009

    This American Life producer Sarah Koenig reports on a very surprising reason why insurance ...BusinessGovernmentHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Who Would Win In A Fight Between A Polar Bear And An Insurance Company?

    391: More Is Less 10.09.2009

    Or maybe the insurance companies are to blame? Producer Sarah Koenig reports. (13 minutes ) BusinessHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Mad Man.

    383: Origin Story 06.19.2009

    TAL producer Sarah Koenig tells the story of her father, Julian Koenig, the legendary ...Advertising/MarketingFathersWriting

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  • It’s Not Over Til The Fat Man Sings.

    374: Somewhere Out There 02.13.2009

    When Eric Hayot was 23, he went on an exchange program to China one summer. He took an opera ...MusicRomanceTheater

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  • On the Court With the Clock Running Down.

    372: The Inauguration Show 01.16.2009

    Barack Obama's transition team made it clear this week that the incoming president plans to ...Legal SystemTerrorism

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  • A Pastor And His Flock.

    369: Poultry Slam 2008 11.28.2008

    Working in a poultry processing plant is one of the most unpleasant jobs you can get in this ...ActivismAnimalsLabor

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  • State College.

    367: Ground Game 10.24.2008

    While McCain gathers stray Democrats, Obama is trying to find new ones—in the reddest part of ...Politics

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  • State College, Part Two.

    367: Ground Game 10.24.2008

    We continue our story about voter registration in State College, where there are only a few days ...Politics

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  • Part Of Me, Why Not Take Part Of Me?

    347: Matchmakers 01.18.2008

    Chaya Lipschutz, an Orthodox Jewish woman from Brooklyn, donated her kidney to a stranger. ...ActivismHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Boy Interrupted.

    346: Home Alone 12.21.2007

    Growing up, Clevins Browne moved all over New York with his mother, in different apartments ...ChildhoodHomelessnessHousing

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  • Man Of Lamagna.

    337: Man vs. History 07.27.2007

    Dal LaMagna made a fortune selling high-quality grooming products. And after retiring, he wanted ...DevelopmentIraq

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  • Commandment Nine. You Shall Not Bear False Witness.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    Chaya Lipschutz wanted to donate one of her kidneys to a stranger. But to save a stranger's ...Health Care/MedicineMothers

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  • Not Everybody Loves Raymond.

    330: My Reputation 04.13.2007

    This American Life producer Sarah Koenig tells a story of the rise and fall of a politician's ...Politics

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  • Deal Of A Lifetime.

    314: It's Never Over 06.23.2006

    This American Life producer Sarah Koenig tells the story of how her stepsister Rue bought a ...FamilyHousing

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  • 'P' Is For Porta-potty.

    299: Back from the Dead 10.07.2005

    This American Life producer Sarah Koenig visits Pearlington, Mississippi, a town in danger of ...EconomicsNatural Disasters

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  • Not Your Father's Chevrolet Salesman.

    279: Auto Show 12.10.2004

    This American Life producer Sarah Koenig checks out competing sales techniques at a Chevy ...AutomobilesJobs/EmploymentRetail/Commerce

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  • One Son, One Vote.

    276: Swing Set 10.29.2004

    Matthew Chasteen is 18 years old. He's joined the Navy, and he's voting for the first time. He ...MilitaryPolitics

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  • We Built This City On Rock And Coal.

    263: Desperate Measures 04.16.2004

    Ira talks with a college freshman in Michigan about her governor's new Cool Cities Initiative. ...Economics

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  • Mush Polling.

    260: The Facts Don't Matter 03.12.2004

    Producer Sarah Koenig talks to the people behind survey results—whose answers determine so ...GovernmentPolitics

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  • Or Give Me Death.

    237: Regime Change 04.18.2003

    The story of a band of libertarians with a plan to take over a state. They call it the Free ...ActivismPolitics

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  • Devil In Angel's Clothing, Or Is It The Other Way Around?

    213: Devil on My Shoulder 05.24.2002

    The story of a man who committed a murder when he was a teenager. He got away with it, and ...Criminal JusticeMurderTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    212: The Other Man 05.10.2002

    Host Ira Glass talks with Sarah Koenig, about the first and only time a movie star came over to ...ChildhoodFilm/Film Making

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  • Deal Of A Lifetime.

    162: Moving 06.23.2000

    Sarah Koenig tells the story of how her stepsister Rue bought a house and moved in—but the ...DeathHealth Care/MedicineHousing

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  • The Mask Behind The Mask.

    151: Primary 01.28.2000

    Usually it's difficult to get to know the front-runner in a Presidential race. With the most to ...JournalismPoliticsPresidents

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