Radio Archive by Tag

War

  • They Love a Man in a Uniform.

    516: Stuck In The Middle 01.17.2014

    Sarah Carr is a reporter and blogger in Cairo, Egypt. Her blog inanities.org is regularly cited ...GovernmentWar

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  • Deep Dark Open Secret.

    515: Good Guys 01.10.2014

    In 2009, a U.S. soldier contacted our show and offered to send audio dispatches from his ...War

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  • My Ames is True.

    504: How I Got Into College 09.06.2013

    Writer Michael Lewis tells the story of a man named Emir Kamenica, whose path to college ...CollegeEducationWar

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  • Semper Fido.

    480: Animal Sacrifice 11.30.2012

    Susan Orlean tells us about the moment America asked untrained household canines to make the ...AnimalsMilestonesWar

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  • Prologue.

    465: What Happened At Dos Erres 05.25.2012

    Ira tells the story of how Oscar Ramirez, a Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston, got a phone ...ImmigrationWar

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  • In the Garden of the Unknown Unknowns.

    445: Ten Years In 09.09.2011

    Marian Fontana, whose husband was a firefighter who died on 9/11, originally appeared on our ...9/11DeathFunny

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  • What's Arabic for Fjord?

    445: Ten Years In 09.09.2011

    The podcast and stream versions of the show include a story here that is not included in ...IraqWar

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  • Act One.

    429: Will They Know Me Back Home? 03.11.2011

    Ever wondered what you might do with 18 days of rest after serving 15 months in combat? ...IraqMilitaryWar

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  • Prologue.

    416: Iraq After Us 10.15.2010

    Host Ira Glass speaks with reporter Larry Kaplow and producer Nancy Updike, who spent a month in ...IraqPoliticsWar

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  • What Just Happened?

    416: Iraq After Us 10.15.2010

    To understand where we are today in Iraq, we tell the story of one Iraqi, Saad Oraibi Ghaffouri ...IraqWar

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  • Additional <em>This American Life</em> Stories On The War in Iraq

    416: Iraq After Us 10.15.2010

    Private Contractors True Number of Iraqi Deaths Lessons Learned in the War Soldiers' ...IraqMilestonesWar

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  • Pickens County.

    413: Georgia Rambler 07.30.2010

    Allen Wigington, former Chief Deputy at the Pickens County Sheriff's department, now magistrate ...DeathIraqWar

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  • Brothers from Another Planet.

    411: First Contact 06.25.2010

    Sara Blaisdell tells the story of a group of Iraqi brothers whom her husband Sam befriended over ...FriendshipIraqWar

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  • Prologue.

    399: Contents Unknown 01.22.2010

    On every British nuclear submarine, there is a safe. Inside that safe is another safe. And ...MilitaryWar

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  • Midnight Run.

    395: Middle of the Night 11.27.2009

    Producer Nancy Updike speaks with Specialist Lindsay Freeland of the Oregon National Guard about ...IraqMilitaryWar

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  • Second Half Prologue.

    333: The Center for Lessons Learned 05.25.2007

    Ira speaks with Milt Hileman of the Center for Army Lessons Learned about the single ...EducationIraqMilitary

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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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  • Kill The Messengers.

    327: By Proxy 03.09.2007

    Basim, an Iraqi national, worked as an interpreter for the U.S. Army. He talks with host Ira ...IraqWar

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  • Prologue.

    320: What's In A Number? — 2006 Edition 11.03.2006

    Host Ira Glass talks to ordinary Iraqis about life in their country since the U.S. invasion. ...DeathFamilyIraq

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  • Truth, Damn Truth And Statistics.

    320: What's In A Number? — 2006 Edition 11.03.2006

    Two years ago, a John Hopkins University study published in The Lancet estimated the number of ...DeathFamilyIraq

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  • Not Just A Number.

    320: What's In A Number? — 2006 Edition 11.03.2006

    Captain Ryan Gist was given a particularly tough assignment in Iraq: To build relationships with ...DeathFamilyIraq

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  • The War This Time.

    320: What's In A Number? — 2006 Edition 11.03.2006

    The Lancet's new study of deaths in Iraq, by the same research team that did the earlier study, ...DeathFamilyIraq

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  • Johnny Get Your Mouse.

    302: Strangers in a Strange Land 11.18.2005

    Lots of soldiers in Iraq are writing about their experiences online. Producer Amy O'Leary has ...IraqWarWriting

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  • Prologue.

    300: What's In A Number? 10.28.2005

    We're a nation at war, but it hardly feels like it. That contrast is especially jarring for ...IraqVeteransWar

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  • Truth, Damn Truth, And Statistics.

    300: What's In A Number? 10.28.2005

    About a year ago, a John Hopkins University study in the British medical journal The Lancet ...IraqWar

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  • Not Just A Number.

    300: What's In A Number? 10.28.2005

    Captain Ryan Gist was given a particularly tough assignment in Iraq: To build relationships with ...IraqWar

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  • What Do We Do With These Numbers Anyway?

    300: What's In A Number? 10.28.2005

    So if, in fact, 100,000 Iraqis died because of the war—and that number is a year old—what do we ...IraqWar

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  • Yet Another Ineffective Road Map For World Leadership.

    242: Enemy Camp 07.18.2003

    Two women in a small town find themselves on opposite sides of a protest. One is for the war in ...ActivismIraqWar

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  • Prologue.

    235: The Balloon Goes Up 03.21.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks to Anthony Swofford, a former marine sniper and author of the Gulf War ...IraqTelevisionWar

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  • Bombs Over Baghdad.

    235: The Balloon Goes Up 03.21.2003

    Issam Shukri is an Iraqi man living in Canada. He lived in Baghdad when it was bombed during the ...IraqWar

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  • Fighting The Previous War.

    235: The Balloon Goes Up 03.21.2003

    Sarah Vowell tells the story about the first time the United States attacked a country that ...HistoryWar

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  • What Peacetime Forgets About Wartime.

    235: The Balloon Goes Up 03.21.2003

    A few years back, a writer named Lee Sandlin wrote a story for the weekly paper The Chicago ...HistoryJournalismWar

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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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  • Realism 101.

    227: Why We Fight 12.20.2002

    It's possible that the most compelling arguments against the war with Iraq, and the most ...9/11IraqWar

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  • Prologue.

    206: Somewhere in the Arabian Sea 03.01.2002

    Alex Blumberg talks with sailor Prevon Scott, who stocks vending machines on the Stennis. 9/11AfghanistanBoats

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  • War Story.

    203: Recordings for Someone 01.11.2002

    During the Persian Gulf War, John Brasfield was an army scout. He went on dangerous missions, in ...IraqVeteransWar

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  • Newfies.

    201: Them 12.07.2001

    Reporter Chris Brookes had always thought the story was a joke: During World War II, a black ...RaceVeteransWar

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  • Don't Believe Anything You Hear On The Radio.

    200: Hearts and Minds 11.30.2001

    The story of a clandestine radio station the CIA set up back in the good old, bad old days of ...GovernmentMilitaryPolitics

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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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  • Bombs Over Baghdad.

    196: Rashomon 10.05.2001

    We hear the story of the Persian Gulf war, as told by Issam Shukri, a family man from Bagdad who ...ChildrenFathersHistory

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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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  • The Situation In The Field.

    195: War Stories 09.28.2001

    For a few days after the attacks on September 11th, it seemed like we were just on the verge of ...9/11GovernmentMilitary

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  • Letters To Home.

    195: War Stories 09.28.2001

    One way to understand what war will be like is to understand what past wars were like. Andrew ...MilitaryWarWriting

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  • What Peacetime Forgets About Wartime.

    195: War Stories 09.28.2001

    An excerpt from a story that writer Lee Sandlin wrote for the Chicago Reader about what it is ...MilitaryWar

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  • Are You Ready?

    195: War Stories 09.28.2001

    Scott Carrier drove 2,000 miles across the country from his home in Salt Lake City to Chicago, ...AutomobilesPoliticsTravel

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  • God Of War.

    96: Pinned by History 03.13.1998

    In Vietnam, Jeffrey Harris, with one year of grad school, judged which soldiers stayed and which ...HistoryJobs/EmploymentMental Health

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  • Father's Day.

    92: Leave the Mask On 02.06.1998

    Margy Rochlin sees a new side of her father when, in his seventies, he becomes a monologist like ...FamilyFathersMilitary

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  • Prologue.

    71: Defying Sickness 08.01.1997

    Host Ira Glass with Walt Strommer, on Dreams of Disabled People. (6 minutes)Health Care/MedicineVeteransWar

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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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  • International Justice.

    48: Justice 01.03.1997

    They can't pronounce the names, can't read the maps, don't know the history, and are on an ...CrimeCriminal JusticeHistory

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  • The Port Chicago 50.

    37: The Job That Takes Over Your Life 09.27.1996

    The story of the worst stateside disaster during World War II, at Port Chicago, an ammunition ...BoatsHistoryJobs/Employment

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