406: True Urban Legends

406: True Urban Legends

Apr 23, 2010
Can a rat crawl through your plumbing and end up in your toilet? Can your cell phone give you a brain tumor? Download a transcript or read much more information about our Steve Poizner story. Christopher Ketcham's GQ cell article is here.
  • A retired millionaire tries to understand the reality of a tough, seedy, inner city neighborhood. But what if the neighborhood is none of those things? Ira Glass evaluates the claims of this millionaire, Steve Poizner, who is also running for governor of California. (18 minutes)

    Download a transcript or read much more information about this story. Read an interview with Ira Glass in Mt. Pleasant’s literary magazine, the Cardinal Quill.EducationPolitics

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A New York City manhole cover on the same block in East Harlem where, in 1935, a group of teenaged boys found something most New Yorkers assume is just a myth: An alligator in the sewer.

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