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Religion

  • Prologue.

    534: A Not-So-Simple Majority 09.12.2014

    Before the war in the East Ramapo, New York school district, there was a truce. Local ...ActivismEducationNeighbors/Neighborhoods

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  • Sunrise, Sun-Get.

    516: Stuck In The Middle 01.17.2014

    Mark Oppenheimer reports on agunah in the Orthodox Jewish community. An agunah is a woman whose ...CrimeDivorceReligion

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  • Prologue.

    507: Confessions 10.11.2013

    Ira talks to Father Thomas Santa about the kind of confession that he finds among the most ...Religion

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  • Movin On Up.

    501: The View From In Here 07.26.2013

    In Israel, Sayed Kashua, writes a weekly newspaper column that are these very frank, ...Neighbors/NeighborhoodsReligion

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  • Prologue.

    480: Animal Sacrifice 11.30.2012

    Ira admits there is a question he’s wanted to know the answer to since he was a kid in Hebrew ...AnimalsReligion

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  • Prologue.

    473: Loopholes 08.24.2012

    Ira talks with UC Davis Professor Kathy Stuart about a macabre trend that dates back to 17th ...DeathReligion

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  • Render Unto Caesar's Palace What Is Due To Caesar's Palace.

    466: Blackjack 06.08.2012

    Jack Hitt tells the story of the Christian card counting team featured in the documentary Holy ...GamblingReligion

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  • Bad Teacher.

    445: Ten Years In 09.09.2011

    Alix Spiegel revisits a story she reported in 2006 - which caused more listeners to email us ...9/11ChildrenEducation

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  • Is This War or Is This Hearts?

    432: Know When To Fold 'Em 04.08.2011

    David Ellis Dickerson tells the story of heading home to Tucson after six years away, having ...FathersReligion

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  • Mission: Impossible.

    426: Tough Room 2011 02.04.2011

    Producer Jane Feltes spends a day with two young Mormons, on mission to possibly the least ...CityReligion

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  • Little Altar Boy.

    422: Comedians of Christmas Comedy Special 12.17.2010

    Despite our nation's attempts to make Christmas all about toys and shopping, it is still a ...FunnyHolidaysLive Performance

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  • My Own Private U.F.O.

    421: Last Man Standing 12.03.2010

    A story about God and extraterrestrials, told by Elna Baker. Elna is the author of a memoir ...ChildhoodLiteratureParanormal

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  • Confession.

    404: Enemy Camp 2010 04.02.2010

    Patrick Wall was a special kind of monk. He was a fixer. The Catholic church sent him to problem ...CrimeJobs/EmploymentReligion

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  • Prologue.

    401: Parent Trap 02.19.2010

    When Dave Hill was in his late 20s and still basically living at home, he hung out with his mom ...MothersReligion

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  • Letter Day Saint.

    401: Parent Trap 02.19.2010

    Rebecca was 16 years old when her mother Elizabeth died of cancer. But before she died, she ...CancerDeathFathers

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  • Alissa's Mom And Sarah's Mom.

    400: Stories Pitched by Our Parents 02.12.2010

    Two short ideas that didn't work out so well as full stories. (3 minutes.) Web bonus: all ...ChildrenFunnyMothers

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  • Raw Sex.

    394: Bait and Switch 11.06.2009

    Ira talks with David Ellis Dickerson about some of the bait and switch techniques David used ...Religion

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  • Our Man Of Perpetual Sorrow.

    379: Return To The Scene Of The Crime 05.01.2009

    Dan Savage points a finger at the Catholic Church for being the kind of criminal organization ...DeathLive PerformanceReligion

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  • Team Spirit In The Sky.

    378: This I Used to Believe 04.17.2009

    This past Christmas a story swept the internet about a football coach at a Christian high school ...ReligionSports

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  • Does This Suit Make Me Look Terrorist To You?

    376: Wrong Side of History 03.13.2009

    Rany Jazayerli was thrilled when one of his closest friends, Mazen, was hired by the Obama ...PoliticsReligionTerrorism

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  • A Trust Without Trust.

    373: The New Boss 01.30.2009

    An accountant, Bruce Wisan, is hired by the state of Utah to clean up a very complicated mess in ...DevelopmentJobs/EmploymentReligion

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  • Lions And Lambs.

    372: The Inauguration Show 01.16.2009

    When Barack Obama chose Rick Warren of Saddleback Church to give a prayer at his inauguration, ...PoliticsReligion

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  • You Gotta Ask Yourself One Question: Do You Feel Clucky? Well...do Ya, Punk?

    369: Poultry Slam 2008 11.28.2008

    Greg Warner was living in Pakistan, on the border of Afghanistan, when he met a man—a tough guy, ...AnimalsReligion

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  • Chicken Coop For The Soul.

    369: Poultry Slam 2008 11.28.2008

    A short story about an orthodox Jewish man who dies on the operating table and goes to heaven. ...FictionFunnyReligion

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  • Prologue.

    359: Life After Death 07.18.2008

    One day at church camp, David Maxon challenged the devil to show himself. Just then, a huge ...DeathNatural DisastersReligion

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  • Prologue.

    354: Mistakes Were Made 04.18.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks about the way most political apologies go, and chats with a man named Derek ...FunnyGovernmentReligion

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  • Mission: Impossible.

    348: Tough Room 02.08.2008

    Producer Jane Feltes spends a day with two young Mormons, on mission to possibly the least ...ActivismReligion

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  • And So We Meet Again.

    340: The Devil in Me 09.07.2007

    Sam Slaven is an Iraq War veteran who came home from the War plagued by feelings of hate and ...EducationIraqMilitary

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  • The Devil Wears Birkenstocks.

    340: The Devil in Me 09.07.2007

    Some people battle inner demons, but contributor David Ellis Dickerson went one step further. ...EducationReligion

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  • Prologue.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    Host Ira Glass reads from the Ten Commandments. Not the original Ten Commandments, but some of ...FunnyReligion

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  • Commandments One, Two, And Three. Honor God.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    As a boy in religious school, Shalom Auslander is informed that his name, Shalom, is one of the ...FunnyReligion

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  • Commandment Four. Keep The Sabbath Holy.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    Six houses of worship in six different cities, each with its own way of honoring the Sabbath. (3 ...Religion

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  • Commandment Six. You Shall Not Murder.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    TAL producer Alex Blumberg talks to Lt. Col. Lyn Brown, a U.S. Army Reserve chaplain who served ...IraqReligionWar

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  • Commandment Seven. You Shall Not Commit Adultery.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    In the book of Matthew, Jesus says that looking lustfully at a woman is like committing adultery ...FunnyReligionSexuality

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  • Prologue.

    322: Shouting Across the Divide 12.15.2006

    In the 1930s, the designer of the U.S. Supreme Court made a frieze to adorn the courtroom walls. ...Legal SystemReligion

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  • Which One Of These Is Not Like The Others?

    322: Shouting Across the Divide 12.15.2006

    Serry and her husband's love story began in a place not usually associated with romance: The ...FamilyRaceReligion

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  • If This Ark Is A Rockin', Don't Come A Knockin'.

    321: Sink or Swim 12.01.2006

    Jonathan Goldstein retells the original sink-or-swim story, the one about Noah and the flood. ...BoatsFictionFunny

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  • Waiting For Joe.

    318: With Great Power 10.06.2006

    When you're powerless, you think a lot about the powerful figures above you. Especially when ...FictionFood/Drinks/CookingFunny

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  • What Would Fill-in-the-blank Do?

    311: A Better Mousetrap 04.14.2006

    Reporter Brett Martin tries to use the tools of modern marketing to invent a new religion...one ...BusinessReligion

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  • My So-called Jesus.

    305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular 12.23.2005

    Yeah, Mary Magdalene knew Jesus. She knew him before anybody else had ever even heard of him. ...FictionFunnyReligion

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  • Prologue.

    304: Heretics 12.16.2005

    Carlton Pearson's church, Higher Dimensions, was once one of the biggest in the city, drawing ...Religion

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  • Rise.

    304: Heretics 12.16.2005

    Reporter Russell Cobb takes us through the remarkable and meteoric rise of Carlton Pearson from ...Religion

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  • Prologue.

    290: Godless America 06.03.2005

    Two stories about people who suddenly realize they're the only ones around who value the ...PoliticsReligion

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  • The Substance Of Things Hoped For...In Government.

    290: Godless America 06.03.2005

    We hear a quick rundown of all the ways that Christian conservatives are making headway in ...PoliticsReligion

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  • God Said, Huh?

    290: Godless America 06.03.2005

    Julia Sweeney, a Catholic, tells the story of how her faith began to crack after reading a most ...LiteratureReligion

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  • Oedipus Hex.

    281: My Big Break 01.21.2005

    Shalom Auslander reads his true story, "The Blessing Bee." It's about the time when, as a ...ChildrenReligionWriting

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  • Confession.

    274: Enemy Camp '04 10.08.2004

    Patrick Wall was a special kind of monk. He was a fixer. The Catholic church sent him to problem ...CrimeReligion

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  • That's Funny, You Don't Look Jewish.

    268: My Experimental Phase 06.25.2004

    Chaim and Billy both lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just blocks away from each other, in ...MusicReligion

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  • Changing The Channeler.

    262: Miracle Cures 04.02.2004

    This American Life contributor Davy Rothbart goes to Brazil with his deaf mother to try and get ...Health Care/MedicineReligionTravel

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  • Life In The Fast Lane.

    259: Promised Land 02.20.2004

    For millennia, people have tried to reach a spiritual promised land by fasting. Jesus did it. ...Food/Drinks/CookingReligion

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  • God And Hockey.

    258: Leaving the Fold 01.30.2004

    Ira talks with Shalom Auslander, who was raised as an Orthodox Jew and who made a pivotal break ...ReligionSports

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  • Nuns Amok.

    258: Leaving the Fold 01.30.2004

    Susan Drury reports on a group of Glenmary Sisters who chose to leave the Catholic Church in the ...ReligionTravel

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  • Prologue.

    251: Brother's Keeper 11.21.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks about the story of Cain and Abel, and the question in the story, "Am I my ...MurderReligion

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  • Whatever Happened To Baby Cain?

    251: Brother's Keeper 11.21.2003

    Jonathan Goldstein retells the story of Cain and Abel. Finally we get to hear Cain's side of ...ReligionWriting

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  • Confession.

    242: Enemy Camp 07.18.2003

    Patrick Wall was a special kind of monk. He was a fixer. The Catholic Church sent him to problem ...ReligionSexuality

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  • The First Starting From Scratch.

    233: Starting from Scratch 03.07.2003

    Jonathan Goldstein reads a story about the first people to ever start from scratch, a couple ...FictionReligion

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  • Prologue.

    221: Fake I.D. 09.20.2002

    Host Ira Glass talks with Erin Einhorn, a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, who went to ...FamilyReligion

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  • Pole Vault.

    221: Fake I.D. 09.20.2002

    Ira's conversation with Erin Einhorn continues. She talks about the possible reasons that, 50 ...FamilyReligion

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  • This Blessed House.

    221: Fake I.D. 09.20.2002

    A short story by Jhumpa Lahiri, from her book of short stories The Interpreter of Maladies. The ...FictionHousingReligion

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  • Prologue.

    213: Devil on My Shoulder 05.24.2002

    How does the Devil work? We hear stories from five different people who say they found ...ChildhoodReligion

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  • It's Fun To Make Hell On Earth.

    213: Devil on My Shoulder 05.24.2002

    Trinity Church in Texas puts on something called Hell House every Halloween. It's like a haunted ...HolidaysReligionTeenagers

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  • Sixteen Candles Can Lead To A Lot Of Fire.

    213: Devil on My Shoulder 05.24.2002

    Faron Yoder lives in Amish country in Indiana. When he was a teenager, like every Amish ...ReligionTeenagers

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  • Psychic Buddha, Qu'est-ce Que C'est.

    212: The Other Man 05.10.2002

    The story of what happens to an average American family, when a perfectly normal, rational and ...Mental HealthMothersReligion

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  • Prologue.

    202: Faith 12.21.2001

    A story of faith lost, thanks to a book about extraterrestrials and a Rabbi. (6 minutes) LiteratureReligion

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  • Adventures In Turning The Other Cheek.

    202: Faith 12.21.2001

    An explanation of what Christians and Muslims talk about in a place you might not expect them to ...AfghanistanReligion

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  • Does Size Matter If You're Talking About A Cross?

    202: Faith 12.21.2001

    Josh Noel reports with Alex Blumberg from Groom, Texas, 45 minutes east of Amarillo, on the ...Religion

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  • The Epiphany Biz.

    202: Faith 12.21.2001

    Bill Lychak reports on what it's like to be a factory worker in the Epiphany Plant, bringing ...JournalismReligion

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  • First Be Reconciled To Thy Brother, And Then Come And Offer Thy Gift.

    202: Faith 12.21.2001

    Susie Putz-Drury reports on Bethel Church in Dandridge, Tennessee. It's an all-black ...RaceReligion

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  • Prologue.

    185: Golden Calf 05.25.2001

    Host Ira Glass talks to Bible scholars Paulene A. Viviano of Loyola University and John Spencer ...Religion

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  • What We Cringe About When We Cringe About Love.

    182: Cringe 04.13.2001

    Cringing means literally "to shrink from something dangerous or painful." So what could be more ...ReligionRomance

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  • Prologue.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    We hear from Father Jim Kastigar, who got on the wrong side of Town Hall and suffered the kinds ...GovernmentPoliceReligion

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  • What Would You-know-who Do?

    176: Two Nations, One President 01.26.2001

    A chat with Reverend Richard Harris, an African-American minister in Florida who's trying not to ...PoliticsRaceReligion

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  • Prologue.

    148: The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Suit 12.24.1999

    Host Ira Glass talks with Stephen Nissenbaum, author of a history called The Battle for ...CityHistoryHolidays

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  • Exodus.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    These teenagers are the children the Christian right has in mind when it holds conferences on ...MusicReligionTeenagers

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  • Unto The Uttermost Part Of The Earth.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    The teenagers arrive in West Virginia and take a look around. (4 minutes)ReligionTeenagersTravel

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  • Wise As Serpents And Harmless As Doves.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    Hardships begin. Their leader gets sick. One of their projects fails. (6 minutes)Health Care/MedicineReligionTeenagers

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  • Your Name Is Ointment Poured Forth.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    One great thing about staying in a camp of 130 other Christians is the ...ReligionRomanceTeenagers

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  • The Substance Of Things Hoped For.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    The teenagers try to get to know the locals, without a lot of success. (9 minutes)LaborReligionTeenagers

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  • The Evidence Of Things Not Seen.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    Some improvements in their missionary work. (6 minutes)ChildrenReligionTeenagers

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  • Made To Stumble Because Of Me.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    The limits of what one accomplishes on a mission trip like this. (10 minutes)ReligionTeenagers

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  • Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad.

    135: Allure of Crime 07.23.1999

    When she was 21, Julia Sweeney got a job as a bartender's assistant and stole between ten and ...CrimeJobs/EmploymentReligion

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  • Brothers Of Different Mothers.

    130: Away From Home 05.21.1999

    In this act we hear two stories of people who stumbled upon a place where they instantly and ...AdoptionChildhoodFamily

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  • Prologue.

    125: Apocalypse 04.02.1999

    When the end of time comes, what videos will we watch? Under fundamentalist Christian doctrine, ...Film/Film MakingReligion

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  • Cowboys Of The Apocalypse.

    125: Apocalypse 04.02.1999

    How fundamentalist Christians and Orthodox Jews are combining forces to breed a perfect red cow ...AnimalsReligionTravel

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  • The Cost Of Misunderstanding.

    125: Apocalypse 04.02.1999

    The story of how an understanding of Bible prophecy by the FBI could have prevented the tragedy ...DeathGovernmentReligion

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  • Again.

    125: Apocalypse 04.02.1999

    How believing in the end of the world can be the best thing that ever happens to you. Writer ...ChildhoodReligion

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  • None Shall Know The Exact Hour Or Time.

    125: Apocalypse 04.02.1999

    Both Bonnie Gaunt and Marilyn Agee have been counting the length of time of all the events in ...Religion

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  • Prologue.

    123: High Cost of Living 02.26.1999

    Host Ira Glass with Robert Lundin, who talks about a time in his life when he felt too alive, ...AnimalsMental HealthReligion

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  • Psychobabble, Qu'est-ce Que C'est.

    120: Be Careful Who You Pretend to Be 01.22.1999

    There's the pretending we do as individuals, and there's the organized pretending that happens ...ChildhoodRaceReligion

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  • Lunch.

    117: You Gonna Eat That? 12.11.1998

    Family dynamics seen strictly from the parents' perspective. A story by Ian Frazier, Laws ...Food/Drinks/CookingReligion

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  • Act Two.

    111: Adventures in the Simple Life 09.11.1998

    When Larry leaves his old life behind and joins a monastery, Ethan struggles to understand his ...FriendshipReligion

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  • Book Of Job.

    96: Pinned by History 03.13.1998

    Reporter Scott Carrier does a story about Harvey "Job" Matusow. (38 minutes)Criminal JusticeDeathDivorce

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  • Based On A True Story.

    87: A Very Special Sedaris Christmas 12.19.1997

    A Hollywood TV producer tries to convince a church of evangelical Christians to sell out a ...FunnyHolidaysLiterature

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  • My Church Life.

    83: One of Us 11.14.1997

    Susan Bergman and the Christian convention. Susan is the author of Anonymity. (19 minutes)Religion

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  • Act Two.

    82: Haunted 10.31.1997

    Binjamin Wilkomirski and New York writer Blake Eskin try and figure out if they are related. ...AdoptionFamilyHistory

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  • Act Five.

    78: How Bad Is Bad? 10.03.1997

    First, an interview with Jim Nelson, then, an interview with Eli, a computer hacker who was ...CrimeCriminal JusticeReligion

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  • Prologue.

    77: Pray 09.26.1997

    Mary and Manfred Rauer have been married 22 years. He's a devout Christian, goes to church every ...FamilyMarriageReligion

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  • Exodus.

    77: Pray 09.26.1997

    Alix Spiegel in Colorado Springs, where a massive prayer project is underway to pray for every ...Neighbors/NeighborhoodsReligion

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  • Kings.

    77: Pray 09.26.1997

    Scott Carrier in Salt Lake City with a story about whether it's possible to be a good person if ...FamilyJobs/EmploymentReligion

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  • Prologue. Commune Dream House.

    69: Dream House 07.18.1997

    Host Ira Glass talks to Amanda, who's 16 and lives with her mom in a Christian commune in ...FamilyHousingMothers

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  • Good Whites, Bad Whites.

    68: Lincoln's Second Inaugural 07.04.1997

    A documentary by Cecilia Vaisman and Christina Egloff, with Jay Allison, about a white woman ...ChildhoodFamilyRace

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  • Prologue.

    63: One Thing 05.09.1997

    Ira talks with a gang kid who turned to Jesus with the same ferocity and dedication with which ...CrimeReligionTeenagers

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  • Firewalk.

    59: Fire 04.11.1997

    Producer Nancy Updike with Ki Kim, who's not afraid of walking on coals. But maybe he should ...Health Care/MedicineReligion

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  • Die In Six Months.

    50: Shoulda Been Dead 01.17.1997

    Kevin Kelly is interviewed. (15 minutes)DeathReligionTravel

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  • Grandma and Easy.

    35: Fall Clearance Sale 09.06.1996

    Carmen Delzell/Jay Allison's story on a guitar player. (10 minutes)ChildhoodDeathFamily

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  • Act Three.

    30: Obsession 07.26.1996

    An Orthodox Jew talks about whether Hasidic Judaism is like an obsession. (9 minutes)ChildhoodReligion

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  • Religious Faction.

    21: Factions 04.26.1996

    Scott Carrier documents a group in Manti, Utah, that left the Mormon church and formed its own ...FriendshipReligion

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  • Dave Today.

    11: Enemies 01.24.1996

    Ira reaches current-day Dave, who is a born-again Christian living with his parents. According ...FriendshipReligionSexuality

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  • Act Two.

    8: New Year 01.03.1996

    Ira talks with Karen Hutt, Director of Religious Education for the First Unitarian Church of ...Neighbors/NeighborhoodsRaceReligion

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  • Act Three.

    6: Christmas 12.22.1995

    Peter Clowney reports on Christmas at the Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church. Music from Faith ...HolidaysMusicReligion

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  • Act Four.

    5: Anger and Forgiveness 12.15.1995

    Glen Fitzgerald, a Chicago missionary who works with gang members, talks about his concept of ...CrimeReligionTeenagers

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  • Act Two.

    2: Small Scale Sin 11.24.1995

    Poet Michael Warr talks with Ira and reads some of his poems inspired by his childhood. Warr ...PoetryReligion

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  • Act One.

    1: New Beginnings 11.17.1995

    After he goes to Jerusalem and sleeps on what is supposedly the very spot where Jesus was ...ReligionTravel

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