481: This Week

481: This Week

Dec 7, 2012
This week we take on ... this week. Stories united by one thing: They all happened in the seven days prior to broadcast. We try our hand reporting the global stories in Egypt and Afghanistan; and take on super local stories, too, like a man who tries valiantly — valiantly! — to actually get out of bed when his alarm clock goes off. You can also see this week in pictures.

Pictured: Hyder Akbar’s car after he was ambushed in Kunar Province.
We sifted through thousands of images posted on Instagram and chose a selection of events, big and small, that people captured over the course of this week.
  • This American Life contributor Hyder Akbar heads into Kunar Province in Eastern Afghanistan to report back on life there this week. Things look good until he gets ambushed, shot at and his car catches on fire on his way back home. (15 minutes)

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Hyder Akbar’s car after he was ambushed in Kunar Province.

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