Radio Archive by Tag

Presidents

  • The Missionary.

    512: House Rules 11.22.2013

    Once the Fair Housing Act became law in 1968, there was some question about how to implement it ...Legal SystemPresidentsRace

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  • I Know You Are, But What Am I?

    478: Red State Blue State 11.02.2012

    We surveyed hundreds of people around the country, from every part of the political spectrum, ...PoliticsPresidents

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  • Solidarity For Never.

    453: Nemeses 12.16.2011

    After a 2010 plane crash killed dozens of Polish dignitaries, including the president, some ...GovernmentPoliticsPresidents

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  • Prologue.

    434: This Week 05.06.2011

    Ira tells what happened this week to Dan Curry in Odessa Texas on Wednesday, to eight-year-old ...9/11ChildrenFunny

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  • Prologue.

    432: Know When To Fold 'Em 04.08.2011

    Host Ira Glass speaks with Jim McManus, whose book Positively Fifth Street inspired Ira to start ...HistoryPoliticsPresidents

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  • I Worked at the Kennedy Center and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt.

    431: See No Evil 04.01.2011

    In the 1970s, Dave Kestenbaum's cousin Dan Weiss got promoted from stocker to gift shop manager ...BusinessJobs/EmploymentPresidents

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  • Mr. Hitt Goes To Washington.

    417: This Party Sucks 10.29.2010

    Jack Hitt has spent the last two years watching the Obama administration lose the news cycle and ...PoliticsPresidents

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  • Prologue.

    415: Crybabies 09.24.2010

    Host Ira Glass with Dave Weigel, political reporter for Slate.com, about manufactured outrage in ...PoliticsPresidents

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  • Wall Street: Money Never Weeps.

    415: Crybabies 09.24.2010

    Ira with Planet Money economics correspondent Adam Davidson on why—even after everything ...EconomicsJobs/EmploymentPresidents

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  • Meriwether County.

    413: Georgia Rambler 07.30.2010

    David Kestenbaum finds that the most unforgettable person in this county is a dead guy. A guy ...AlcoholPoliticsPresidents

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  • Sorry Johnny... It's Only Business.

    392: Someone Else's Money 10.16.2009

    This American Life producer Sarah Koenig reports on a very surprising reason why insurance ...BusinessGovernmentHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Act Three.

    373: The New Boss 01.30.2009

    This American Life Senior Producer Julie Snyder talks to Ira about her rather alarming theory ...FunnyHealth Care/MedicinePresidents

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  • Prologue.

    372: The Inauguration Show 01.16.2009

    Back in November, two weeks after he was elected president, Barack Obama delivered a pre-taped ...EnergyEnvironmentMilestones

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  • Vox Obamali.

    372: The Inauguration Show 01.16.2009

    We asked reporters all over the country to go out and talk to people about what they're thinking ...GovernmentPresidentsRadio

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  • Prologue.

    367: Ground Game 10.24.2008

    Host Ira Glass goes to a McCain rally in Lehigh, PA, outside of Allentown. Obama has ...GovernmentPoliticsPresidents

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  • Prologue.

    353: The Audacity of Government 03.28.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks with Yale law professor Jack Balkin about what he calls the Bush ...GovernmentLegal SystemPolitics

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  • The Prez Vs. The Commish.

    353: The Audacity of Government 03.28.2008

    Ira Glass tells the story of a little-known treaty dispute with far-reaching ramifications for ...GovernmentLegal SystemPolitics

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  • 44.

    353: The Audacity of Government 03.28.2008

    Ira Glass interviews Charlie Savage, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Boston Globe, ...GovernmentLegal SystemPolitics

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  • One Word: Timing.

    314: It's Never Over 06.23.2006

    Television comedy writer Tami Sagher describes what can happen when you sit on a joke for years, ...FunnyPresidentsWriting

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  • Prologue.

    195: War Stories 09.28.2001

    Host Ira Glass explains that if we're going to war—as the President keeps promising—it's hard to ...GovernmentPoliticsPresidents

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  • Prologue.

    176: Two Nations, One President 01.26.2001

    We got a new President, but after the recount mess in Florida in the fall of 2001 and the ...ActivismGovernmentPolitics

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  • You're Not The President Of Me.

    176: Two Nations, One President 01.26.2001

    Jonathan Chait of The New Republic and David Horowitz of Slate magazine each tell the story of ...GovernmentPoliticsPresidents

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  • A Brief History Of Republican Time.

    176: Two Nations, One President 01.26.2001

    Writer David Brock gives us the inside story of how we got to this point of bitterness. It is ...GovernmentLegal SystemPolitics

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  • Fools Rush In.

    171: Election 11.03.2000

    A Michigan millionaire tries to swing his swing state, using only his voice, his millions, and ...GovernmentJournalismPolitics

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  • What We Talk About When We Talk About The Issues.

    171: Election 11.03.2000

    The 2000 election season was strange in that many of the issues that the candidates debated most ...EducationGovernmentHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Nepotism: A Beginner's Guide.

    171: Election 11.03.2000

    Reporter Adam Davidson is related to George W. Bush. You might be too. By some freak of ...FamilyHistoryPolitics

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  • Dewey Decimal Beats Truman.

    167: Memo to the People of the Future 09.08.2000

    Sarah Vowell visits four Presidential libraries on a fact-finding tour for...President Clinton. ...GovernmentLiteraturePolitics

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  • One And One Don't Make Two.

    167: Memo to the People of the Future 09.08.2000

    What if you're remembered in ways that you don't like? What if you're remembered for something ...ChildrenFamilyHistory

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  • Those Who Ignore History Are Condemned To Repeat It—But Those Who Pay Attention To History Are Also Condemned To Repeat It.

    160: Character Assassination 05.19.2000

    Dirty political attacks go back to the very beginning of the American Republic. What's different ...HistoryPoliticsPresidents

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  • Sonny Takes A Fall.

    160: Character Assassination 05.19.2000

    David Foster Wallace reports on a turning point in past Presidential primaries: The moment when ...PoliticsPresidents

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  • When Slime Is Good.

    160: Character Assassination 05.19.2000

    Former political consultant Ron Susskind says that when he began in politics, he thought there ...PoliticsPresidents

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  • How A Bill Becomes — A President.

    152: Crush 02.11.2000

    Bill Bradley press secretary Julia Rothwax explains how a political crush works. This is a crush ...PoliticsPresidentsRomance

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  • Prologue.

    151: Primary 01.28.2000

    Three days into the beginning of the new millenium, Kahari Mosley and Garcia Suzinko left home ...PoliticsPresidentsTravel

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  • The Mask Behind The Mask.

    151: Primary 01.28.2000

    Usually it's difficult to get to know the front-runner in a Presidential race. With the most to ...JournalismPoliticsPresidents

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  • Prologue.

    142: Barbara 10.15.1999

    Host Ira Glass describes the moment when black single mothers became a national political ...HistoryMothersPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    139: Ghosts of Elections Past 09.03.1999

    Host Ira Glass with an idealistic would-be politician in California. The puzzle of American ...GovernmentPoliticsPresidents

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  • Upside Down World.

    139: Ghosts of Elections Past 09.03.1999

    A campaign diary from writer Michael Lewis from four years ago, about a politician you've heard ...GovernmentHistoryMilitary

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  • Prologue.

    112: Ladies and Germs 10.02.1998

    The story of a White House scandal from the year 1881. President James Garfield lay dying of a ...Health Care/MedicineHistoryPolitics

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  • Act Two.

    107: Trail of Tears 07.03.1998

    Sarah Vowell's story continues. She and Amy visit the home of President Andrew Jackson, the ...FamilyHistoryPresidents

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  • Prologue.

    95: Monogamy 03.06.1998

    In the early stages of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, there was a period when one of the questions ...MarriagePoliticsPresidents

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  • Prologue.

    68: Lincoln's Second Inaugural 07.04.1997

    Host Ira Glass explains that today's show begins in 1865 and ends today. Ira reads briefly from ...HistoryPoliticsPresidents

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  • More than One Thing.

    63: One Thing 05.09.1997

    How journalist Philip Weiss came to agree with some Clinton conspiracy theorists but not to ...JournalismPoliticsPresidents

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  • Life in the White House.

    41: Politics 11.08.1996

    A visit to a replica of the White House outside San Francisco, the home of Norman and Rosemary ...HousingPresidents

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  • Losers.

    41: Politics 11.08.1996

    Radical right wing Mexican-American activist Daniel D. Portado, on how Tuesday's results will ...ActivismImmigrationPolitics

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  • A Little Tour Inside the Message Machine.

    34: Democratic Convention 08.30.1996

    The secret games delegates play to amuse themselves, differences between Republican and ...PoliticsPresidents

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  • Instructions on How You Can Become Bob Dole.

    29: Bob Dole 07.19.1996

    Former Saturday Night Live writer Robert Smigel — who impersonates Dole on Late Night with Conan ...FunnyPoliticsPresidents

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  • TV Politics.

    29: Bob Dole 07.19.1996

    We give Danny Drennan, the writer behind the website Inquisitor Mediarama, a little assignment. ...FunnyPoliticsPresidents

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  • The Grizz.

    19: Rich Guys 04.12.1996

    Corporate CEO Maurice "Morry" Taylor, Jr. was a Republican candidate for President, and he ...GovernmentPoliticsPresidents

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  • Continuation Of Act One. A Candidate, A Voter, And A Room Full Of Pigs.

    19: Rich Guys 04.12.1996

    Michael Lewis continues readings from his diaries of Morry Taylor's Presidential campaign. (14 ...PoliticsPresidents

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  • Lies.

    18: Liars 03.28.1996

    The story of a woman whose husband lies to her compulsively. At some point, she starts to ask ...MarriageMental HealthPresidents

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  • Fan, Not Fan.

    17: Name Change / No Theme 03.21.1996

    The first in a series of pieces in the coming months on This American Life: Non-journalists ...PoliticsPresidents

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  • Presumptiveness.

    16: Economy 03.14.1996

    Host Ira Glass brings together a panel of Republicans to discuss their lack of excitement about ...EconomicsGovernmentPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    5: Anger and Forgiveness 12.15.1995

    Host Ira Glass reads a list of words that former U.S. Representative Newt Gingrich had ...GovernmentPoliticsPresidents

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