Radio Archive by Contributor

Sean Cole

Sean is a super-creative radio producer who brings a lot of personality to his stories. In 2009 he worked on staff at This American Life.
  • Prologue.


    586: Who Do We Think We Are? 05.06.2016

    Producer Zoe Chace checks in on Tony, a diehard, conservative Republican and Ted Cruz supporter, ...Politics

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  • Who Wants To Know?

    586: Who Do We Think We Are? 05.06.2016

    Nema and Neda Semnani have extraordinarily similar first names – and completely opposite ways of ...DeathFamilyIran

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  • Ignorance for Dummies.

    585: In Defense of Ignorance 04.22.2016

    Producer Sean Cole tells the story of a psychological experiment that proved ignorance is, in ...Psychology

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  • Guerrilla Marketing.

    575: Poetry of Propaganda 12.18.2015

    Producer Sean Cole tells the story of a brand of war propaganda developed in Colombia that was ...ColombiaPolitics

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  • Trailbreaker.

    572: Transformers 11.06.2015

    It's not just that deciding to change your life completely can be momentous. Telling people ...

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  • Frankly Miss Scarlet.

    558: Game Face 05.29.2015

    It turns out that one of the members of the This American Life staff, Elna Baker, has a kind of ...

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  • Comey Don't Play That.

    548: Cops See It Differently, Part Two 02.13.2015

    FBI Director James Comey gave a speech this week calling for law enforcement to redouble ...PoliceRace

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  • Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads.

    539: The Leap 11.07.2014

    Producers Jonathan Goldstein and Sean Cole were fascinated by a recent Pew Research statistic ...

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  • Silent Partner.

    535: Origin Story 2014 09.19.2014

    Producer Sean Cole visits Chad's Trading Post in Southampton, Massachussetts. One person who ...

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  • Prologue.

    524: I Was So High 05.02.2014

    Producer Sean Cole heads to Toronto to see if it was true what he heard: that lots and lots of ...BusinessDrugs

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  • This is Gonna Hurt Me a Lot More than It's Gonna Hurt You.

    521: Bad Baby 03.28.2014

    Producer Sean Cole tells the story of a former foster kid who was finally adopted in his ...AdoptionFamily

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  • Act Four.

    513: 129 Cars 12.13.2013

    Salesman Jason Mascia has the most sales of anyone this month, as usual. Sean Cole spent a week ...AutomobilesBusiness

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  • Act One.

    505: Use Only as Directed 09.20.2013

    Reporter Sean Cole tells the history of getting warning labels onto acetaminophen bottles. In ...GovernmentHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Act Two.

    505: Use Only as Directed 09.20.2013

    Reporter Sean Cole explains the confusion over dosing for Infants Tylenol and Children’s ...ChildrenHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Act Two.

    388: Rest Stop 09.04.2009

    More stories of travelers and workers at highway rest stop. The competition between Plattekill ...Jobs/EmploymentTravel

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  • You’re Willing To Sacrifice Our Love.

    354: Mistakes Were Made 04.18.2008

    There's a famous William Carlos Williams poem called "This is Just to Say". It's about, among ...FunnyPoetry

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  • Prologue.

    247: What Is This Thing? 09.19.2003

    We hear Billie Holliday, Keely Smith and Leo Reisman (with Anita Boyer) asking the musical ...DivorceMarriageMusic

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  • Silent Partner.

    140: Family Business 09.24.1999

    Sean Cole visits Chad's Trading Post in Southampton, Massachussetts. One person who works there ...BusinessDeathFamily

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