Radio Archive by Date

  • 322: Shouting Across the Divide 12.15.2006

    A Muslim woman persuades her husband that their family would be happier if they left the West Bank and moved to America. They do, and things are good...until September 11. After that, the ...

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  • 321: Sink or Swim 12.01.2006

    Stories of people who are in over their heads and trying to stay afloat.

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

    Recently, the British medical journal The Lancet published an study which updated their estimate of the number of Iraqis who've died since the U.S. invasion.

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  • 319: And the Call Was Coming from the Basement 10.27.2006

    For Halloween, scary stories that are all true. Kidnappings, zombie raccoons, haunted houses—real haunted houses!—and things that go "EEEEK!!!" in the night. Plus, a new story by David Sedaris, in ...

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  • 318: With Great Power 10.06.2006

    A family wishes for years that they could do something to stop their neighbor's shocking behavior. Suddenly they get the power to decisively change things forever...and they have to decide whether ...

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  • 317: Unconditional Love 09.15.2006

    Can love be taught? A family uses a controversial therapy to train their son to love them. And other stories about the hard and sometimes painful work of loving other people.

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  • 316: The Cat Came Back 08.18.2006

    True stories that follow the plotline of the old kid's song "The Cat Came Back." It's the simplest plot in the world: Something you thought was gone forever keeps returning, against all odds.

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  • 315: The Parrot and the Potbellied Pig 07.21.2006

    Original stories from David Sedaris, Jonathan Goldstein, and others, on two animals who don't even seem like they should know each other, much less appear on the same radio show.

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  • 314: It's Never Over 06.23.2006

    A grown man tries to get to the bottom of why his schoolmates threw him in a lake 20 years earlier. And a woman buys a house on the cheap, with the understanding that the seller will soon vacate. ...

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  • 313: Parental Guidance Suggested 05.19.2006

    Stories about kids who actually want their parents looking out for them.

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  • 312: How We Talked Back Then 05.12.2006

    In this show we return to two radio programs originally broadcast in 1996 and 1997. In one show, listeners came onstage with their letters, which they read aloud. In another, listeners from around ...

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  • 311: A Better Mousetrap 04.14.2006

    Stories about people trying to find new solutions to age-old problems—solutions that sometimes cause problems of their own.

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  • 310: Habeas Schmabeas 03.10.2006

    Winner of a 2006 Peabody Award. We've also broadcast an updated version of this episode, "Habeas Schmabeas 2007."

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  • 309: Cat and Mouse 02.24.2006

    Stories about the kinds of chase games that just never end. From the high California desert to a high-end furniture showroom.

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  • 308: Star-Crossed Love 02.10.2006

    In honor of Valentine's Day, This American Life brings you stories of how love blossoms, even when (perhaps) it shouldn't.

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  • 307: In the Shadow of the City 02.03.2006

    Stories that take place on the edge of civilization, just out of sight.

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  • 306: Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time 01.13.2006

    A girl signs up for a class. A couple hires an accountant. A group of co-workers decides to pool their money and buy a couple of lottery tickets. In the beginning, they're full of hope and ...

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