Radio Archive by Tag

Theater

  • Prologue.

    510: Fiasco! 11.01.2013

    Jack Hitt tells the story of a small town production of Peter Pan in which the flying apparatus ...FunnyTheater

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  • Opening Night.

    510: Fiasco! 11.01.2013

    Jack Hitt's Peter Pan story continues. Jack is the author of several books, including Bunch of ...FunnyTheater

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  • It’s Not Over Til The Fat Man Sings.

    374: Somewhere Out There 02.13.2009

    When Eric Hayot was 23, he went on an exchange program to China one summer. He took an opera ...MusicRomanceTheater

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  • Chicken Diva.

    343: Poultry Slam 2007 11.23.2007

    Yet another testimony to the power chickens have over our hearts and minds. Contributing editor ...AnimalsMusicTheater

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  • Luck Of The Irish.

    306: Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time 01.13.2006

    It was two months into the tour, and the cast of Riverdance had been performing eight shows a ...FunnyGamblingTheater

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  • No Island Is An Island.

    253: The Middle of Nowhere 12.05.2003

    Nauru is a tiny island, population 12,000, a third of the size of Manhattan and far from ...EconomicsTerrorismTheater

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  • Chicken Diva.

    252: Poultry Slam 2003 11.28.2003

    Yet another testimony to the power chickens have over our hearts and minds. Jack Hitt reports on ...AnimalsMusicTheater

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  • Lessons From Ancient Wars.

    235: The Balloon Goes Up 03.21.2003

    The story of a preventive act of war committed 3200 years ago, in the land that's now Turkey, ...HistoryTheaterWar

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  • Prologue.

    218: Act V 08.09.2002

    Host Ira Glass surveys various productions of Hamlet being staged around the country: At ...DeathTheater

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  • Act V, Scene 1.

    218: Act V 08.09.2002

    Jack Hitt begins his story about a group of prisoners at the Missouri Eastern Correctional ...Criminal JusticeTheater

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  • Act V, Scene 2.

    218: Act V 08.09.2002

    Jack Hitt's story about a prison production of Hamlet continues. He discovers that almost all ...CrimeCriminal JusticeTheater

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  • Not Stella Adler, Just Stellllaaah.

    215: Ask An Expert 06.14.2002

    Sure, those who can't do, teach. But what about those who can do? Marlon Brando has created a ...EducationTheater

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  • Live On Stage By The Sword, Die On Stage By The Sword.

    200: Hearts and Minds 11.30.2001

    A story of wartime, of altruism and self-interest, of believing one's own publicity, and of a ...MilitaryTheaterWar

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  • Case Three. I'm An Orphan; Don't Tell My Mom.

    183: The Missing Parents Bureau 04.20.2001

    When Starlee Kine was a kid, she wanted to be a child star so badly that she signed up for an ...AdoptionChildhoodParents

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  • Birthday Present.

    174: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones 12.29.2000

    On a commemorative day, it can be hard to feel a real sense of the past and of how time has ...FictionHolidaysLive Performance

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  • Prologue.

    169: Pursuit of Happiness 09.29.2000

    Ira talks with producer Blue Chevigny about how a prank caller taught her that when it comes to ...CityMusicPolice

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  • Outperforming The Performers.

    155: Hoaxing Yourself 03.17.2000

    A story about the Broadway show Rent, the thrill of sitting close to the stage...and the evil it ...CityFriendshipTeenagers

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  • Still Life With Chicken.

    145: Poultry Slam 1999 11.26.1999

    What happens when a chicken crosses the thin yellow line that divides the animals we eat from ...AnimalsFood/Drinks/CookingTheater

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  • Chicken Diva.

    145: Poultry Slam 1999 11.26.1999

    Yet another testimony to the power chickens have over our hearts and minds. Jack Hitt reports on ...AnimalsFunnyMusic

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  • Prologue.

    137: The Book That Changed Your Life 08.20.1999

    When Alexa was seven, she started going through her grandfather's books. Her grandfather was a ...ChildhoodLiteratureTheater

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  • Act One.

    137: The Book That Changed Your Life 08.20.1999

    More of Alexa Junge and how Moss Hart's autobiography changed her life. She followed his path, ...ArtEducationJobs/Employment

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  • Little Sod Houses For You And Me.

    137: The Book That Changed Your Life 08.20.1999

    Writer Meghan Daum goes to DeSmet, South Dakota, where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived and where many ...LiteratureTheaterTravel

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  • Who Deserves What.

    122: Valentine's Day '99 02.12.1999

    The story of The Arabian Nights is actually 350 or 400 stories, depending on how you count them. ...LiteratureRomanceTheater

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  • Prologue.

    120: Be Careful Who You Pretend to Be 01.22.1999

    Viola disguises herself as a man, takes a job working for this guy with whom she promptly falls ...RomanceTheater

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  • Doing Good By Doing Bad.

    120: Be Careful Who You Pretend to Be 01.22.1999

    Ron Copeland is a historical interpreter at the Conner Prairie Living History Museum, outside of ...HistoryJobs/EmploymentRace

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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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  • What's So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding?

    120: Be Careful Who You Pretend to Be 01.22.1999

    Alix Spiegel travels with a group of white suburbanites as they pretend to be runaway slaves, at ...HistoryRaceTheater

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  • Lifesaver.

    118: What You Lookin' At? 12.18.1998

    Ira tells the story of Lucia Lopez, a former gang member who would beat you up if she caught you ...Live PerformanceTeenagersTheater

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  • The Feeling You Want, And The Feeling You Get.

    91: Escape the Box 01.30.1998

    David Cale's Lillian. Mild sexual content in this story.See the special advisory we had to send ...Live PerformanceRomanceSexuality

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  • Front Row Center With Thaddeus Bristol.

    87: A Very Special Sedaris Christmas 12.19.1997

    David Sedaris reads this story. A high-powered theater critic applies his critical skills to the ...ChildrenFunnyHolidays

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  • Chicken Diva.

    85: Poultry Slam 1997 12.05.1997

    Jack Hitt reports on one woman's opera about Chicken Little. (15 minutes)AnimalsMusicTheater

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  • Ghost Story.

    82: Haunted 10.31.1997

    An excerpt from Heather Woodbury's epic eight-hour solo show WhatEver: An American Odyssey in ...Live PerformanceParanormalTheater

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  • Golden Peacock.

    78: How Bad Is Bad? 10.03.1997

    We told Chicago playwright Jeff Dorchen about what the three boys in Act One said, and he ...GamblingRadioTheater

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  • Runaway.

    75: Kindness of Strangers 09.12.1997

    In 1940, Jack Geiger, at the age of fourteen, left his middle-class Jewish home and knocked on ...ChildhoodHousingTeenagers

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  • Opening Night.

    61: Fiasco! 04.25.1997

    Writer Jack Hitt tells the story of a small town production of Peter Pan, in which the flying ...ChildrenFunnyTheater

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  • World Premiere.

    57: Delivery 03.14.1997

    David Sedaris play, with Toby Wherry and Penelope Boyer. (13 minutes)FunnyRadioTheater

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  • More Animals Eating Other Animals.

    49: Animals 01.10.1997

    An original radio drama called "Kathleen on the Carpet," in which animals talk and hold their ...AnimalsFunnyLegal System

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  • Vampire Girl.

    39: Halloween 10.25.1996

    An interview with Vampire Girl. (6 minutes)Jobs/EmploymentSexualityTheater

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  • Medieval Times.

    38: Simulated Worlds 10.11.1996

    Ira takes a Medieval scholar from the University of Chicago, Michael Camille, to Medieval Times ...EducationHistoryTheater

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  • Hair.

    37: The Job That Takes Over Your Life 09.27.1996

    This American Life associate producer Peter Clowney visits a modern-day touring company of ...FriendshipTheater

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  • Act Four.

    26: Father's Day '96 06.14.1996

    Chicago playwright Beau O'Reilly talks about how he reconciled with his estranged father years ...AlcoholChildhoodFathers

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  • Prologue.

    23: Drama Bug 05.10.1996

    As high-school freshmen, Kim, Tiffany, and Laura were enamored of their fellow students who ...TeenagersTheater

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  • Act One.

    23: Drama Bug 05.10.1996

    David Sedaris reads his story of getting the drama bug. (14 minutes)Theater

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  • Lost In Yonkers.

    23: Drama Bug 05.10.1996

    Host Ira Glass follows the last month of rehearsals of Oak Park and River Forest High School's ...EducationTeenagersTheater

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  • Continuation of Act One. More drama.

    23: Drama Bug 05.10.1996

    David Sedaris continues his story. (10 minutes)Theater

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  • From The Audience Seats.

    23: Drama Bug 05.10.1996

    Mark O'Brien is in an iron lung and comes out for short periods of time. What does he do with ...Health Care/MedicineTheater

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  • More Animals Eating Other Animals.

    12: Animals 01.31.1996

    An original radio drama called "Kathleen on the Carpet," in which animals talk and hold their ...AnimalsChildrenTheater

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  • Act Three.

    10: Double Lives 01.17.1996

    Sketches from the neo-futurists on the subject of double lives. Then, host Ira Glass discovers ...FunnyMothersParenting

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  • Prologue.

    6: Christmas 12.22.1995

    A Christmas radio play by David Sedaris and the Pinetree Gang (28 minutes).HolidaysMusicTheater

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  • Act Two.

    5: Anger and Forgiveness 12.15.1995

    Performance artists Iris Moore and Larry Steeger provide monologues on forgiveness. Larry's was ...CrimeMurderTheater

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  • Act One.

    2: Small Scale Sin 11.24.1995

    The Golden Peacock. Playwright Jeff Dorchen creates an original radio play inspired by the ...GamblingTeenagersTheater

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