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  • 346: Home Alone 12.21.2007

    A 79-year-old woman, Mary Ann, dies in Los Angeles. She's lived alone for decades. No one knows her—or her next of kin. There's a body to be buried, a house full of stuff to get rid of.

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  • 345: Ties That Bind 12.14.2007

    A young girl named Sarah receives a heart transplant from a boy her age, and her mother sets off to find out more about the kid who saved her daughter's life. But years later, Sarah's not sure she ...

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  • 344: The Competition 11.30.2007

    Stories of the unintended consequences of market forces.

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  • 343: Poultry Slam 2007 11.23.2007

    For Thanksgiving, the time of year when poultry consumption is highest, it's our annual program about turkeys, chickens, and fowl of all types.

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  • 342: How to Rest in Peace 11.02.2007

    There are umpteen TV shows about solving murders, endless whodunits in bookstores. But what happens to the people left behind after the detectives close the case? Three stories about children ...

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  • 341: How to Talk to Kids 10.05.2007

    Stories of adults taking very different approaches to communicating with children.

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  • 340: The Devil in Me 09.07.2007

    Stories of people trying to exorcize their inner demons.

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  • 339: Break-Up 08.24.2007

    Writer Starlee Kine on what makes the perfect break-up song and whether really sad music can actually make you feel better. Plus, an eight-year-old author of a book about divorce, and other ...

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  • 338: The Spokesman 08.10.2007

    Attention listeners. In the Internet version of Act One of this show, we have left one curse word un-bleeped at a critical moment.Stories of what can happen when you go from being a private person ...

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  • 337: Man vs. History 07.27.2007

    Stories about people taking history into their own hands. We hear from two men in two different wars. One is trying to make a difference in the current war in Iraq. The other is with the CIA at ...

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  • 336: Who Can You Save? 07.06.2007

    Stories about the pitfalls of trying to do the right thing.

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  • 335: Big Wide World 06.15.2007

    When he was a teenager, Haider worked in the Iraqi Ministry of Information. He was specially trained to talk to visiting dignitaries and foreign reporters, and he loved his job. It was exciting, ...

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  • 334: Duty Calls 06.01.2007

    Josh's mother and younger brother were a mess. His mother drank too much. His brother got arrested a lot. Josh hadn't lived with them since he was nine, and they didn't play much of a role in his ...

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  • 333: The Center for Lessons Learned 05.25.2007

    Four years into the Iraq War, what have we learned? Soldiers, civilians, Iraqis, and Americans talk—and sometimes yell—about what they've learned in the last few years...including how to stay ...

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  • 332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    Stories of people struggling to follow the Ten Commandments from the book of Exodus.

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  • 331: Habeas Schmabeas 2007 04.27.2007

    An updated version of our episode "Habeas Schmabeas," which won a 2006 Peabody Award.Listen to a special, uncut version.Download a transcript.

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  • 330: My Reputation 04.13.2007

    Stories of people trying to recover from damage to their reputations—sometimes caused by others, sometimes self-inflicted.

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  • 329: Nice Work If You Can Get It 04.06.2007

    Stories of sudden fame, quick riches, and the downside of the dream job.

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  • 328: What I Learned from Television 03.16.2007

    Stories recorded during our 2007 live tour. Sarah Vowell, David Rakoff, Dan Savage, and other favorite contributors went on the road with us to New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Chicago, Seattle, and ...

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  • 327: By Proxy 03.09.2007

    Stories of proxy fights, proxy arguments, and proxy situations of all kinds.

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  • 326: Quiz Show 02.16.2007

    A man with social anxiety goes through a transformation on a TV game show, a young woman with high ideals has them dashed by a TV game show, and teams compete to solve some of the hardest puzzles ...

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  • 325: Houses of Ill Repute 02.02.2007

    An old man in Brooklyn invites some homeless prostitutes into his house on a cold winter night. They never leave. Plus other stories about houses, such as the United States Congress, where the ...

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  • 324: My Brilliant Plan 01.26.2007

    An American reporter in Iraq decides to rent a house in a residential Baghdad neighborhood rather than live in a hotel and be an easy target for insurgents. And an eleven-year-old boy figures out ...

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  • 323: The Super 01.05.2007

    In 1980's New York City, rent is rising: it seems out of control, and residents struggle to keep up. So Jack Hitt helps organize tenants, and threatens a rent strike. This does not go over so well ...

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