Radio Archive by Tag

Parenting

  • Baby NOT On Board.

    521: Bad Baby 03.28.2014

    Ira plays tape from an interview that he did more than 20 years ago, with the author Doris ...Mental HealthParentingWriting

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  • Prologue.

    512: House Rules 11.22.2013

    Ira talks to 15 year old Jada who, when she was in third grade, moved from Akron Public Schools ...EducationParenting

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  • Runaway Groom.

    468: Switcheroo 06.29.2012

    Comedian Jackie Clarke tells this story, about parents pretending to be parents. Jackie is a ...Parenting

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  • Does a Bear Hit in the Woods?

    464: Invisible Made Visible 05.18.2012

    Ryan Knighton, who was interviewed in the prologue, tells this story about trying to get his ...FathersLive PerformanceParenting

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  • Wary Home Companions.

    420: Neighborhood Watch 11.19.2010

    Reporter Ruth Padawer tells the story of a woman goes to her neighbors with an incredible ...FathersNeighbors/NeighborhoodsParenting

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  • Baby Steps.

    420: Neighborhood Watch 11.19.2010

    The story of a father who relies on the help of his neighbors in order to take his baby daughter ...FriendshipNeighbors/NeighborhoodsParenting

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  • Bump In The Night.

    395: Middle of the Night 11.27.2009

    Producer Jane Feltes talks with her parents about staying up at night with a sick ...ChildhoodParenting

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  • Where’s King Solomon When You Need Him?

    380: No Map 05.15.2009

    Reporter Ted Gesing interviews Mike Nyberg about adopting a little girl from Samoa, only to ...AdoptionParentingTravel

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  • Tom Girls.

    374: Somewhere Out There 02.13.2009

    Lilly and Thomasina have a lot in common. They're both 8 years old. And they were both born ...FriendshipParentingSexuality

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  • Shots In The Dark.

    370: Ruining It for the Rest of Us 12.19.2008

    Measles cases are higher in the U.S. than they've been in a decade, mostly because more and more ...Health Care/MedicineParenting

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  • Educated Guess.

    358: Social Engineering 06.27.2008

    When Amy Silverman's daughter was born with Down syndrome, she followed the advice of all the ...EducationHealth Care/MedicineMental Health

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  • Babies Buying Babies.

    347: Matchmakers 01.18.2008

    Elna Baker reads her story about the time she worked at the giant toy store, FAO Schwartz. Her ...ChildrenParentingRace

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  • David And Andi.

    345: Ties That Bind 12.14.2007

    Dr. David Kalenberger is the head of a fertility clinic in Oklahoma City. Andi Knox is a ...Health Care/MedicineMilestonesParenting

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  • Age Of Consent.

    341: How to Talk to Kids 10.05.2007

    Ira talks to the teen editors of Sex, Etc., a national magazine for teenagers, about the ...ParentingSexualityTeenagers

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  • Use Your Words.

    341: How to Talk to Kids 10.05.2007

    TAL contributor Dan Savage makes the case for yelling at children. He also reflects on how his ...Parenting

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  • My Other Dog's A German Shepherd.

    328: What I Learned from Television 03.16.2007

    Regular This American Life contributor Dan Savage, a syndicated sex columnist with possibly the ...FathersParentingPolice

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  • Prologue.

    317: Unconditional Love 09.15.2006

    Hard as it is to believe, during the early Twentieth Century, a whole school of mental health ...ChildrenHealth Care/MedicineParenting

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  • Love Is A Battlefield.

    317: Unconditional Love 09.15.2006

    Alix Spiegel tells the story of a couple, Heidi and Rick Solomon, who adopt a son who was raised ...AdoptionParenting

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  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot.

    317: Unconditional Love 09.15.2006

    Dave Royko talks about the decision he and his wife faced recently about his autistic son's ...ChildrenMental HealthParenting

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  • Prologue.

    313: Parental Guidance Suggested 05.19.2006

    We play excerpts from the documentary film Troop 1500. In the film, girl scouts from an Austin, ...Criminal JusticeFilm/Film MakingMothers

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  • What Would Joseph Do?

    305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular 12.23.2005

    Jonathan Goldstein retells the classic Christmas story, trying to understand what exactly goes ...BirthFictionHolidays

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  • Prologue.

    303: David and Goliath 12.02.2005

    Lisa LaBorde has two daughters, and having grown up an only child, she can't understand why they ...Parentingsiblings

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  • Lab Rugrats.

    303: David and Goliath 12.02.2005

    Continuing from our prologue, host Ira Glass checks in with Lisa and her older daughter, ...Parentingsiblings

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  • The Disappearance.

    193: Stories of Loss 09.14.2001

    Genevieve Jurgensen and her husband Laurent lost their two daughters—Elise and Mathilde—at the ...ChildrenDeathMothers

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  • One Brain Shrinks, Another Brain Grows.

    188: Kid Logic 06.22.2001

    Julie Hill with a story about her six-year-old son, and how he tries to make sense of his ...ChildrenFamilyFathers

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  • Prologue.

    187: Father's Day '01 06.15.2001

    Leah remembers when her parents got divorced and her dad, a farmer in North Dakota, moved to an ...ChildhoodDivorceFathers

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  • And If That Diamond Ring Don't Shine.

    187: Father's Day '01 06.15.2001

    Ian Brown explains the lengths a normal dad will go to give his daughter a memorable birthday ...ChildrenFathersFunny

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  • Prologue.

    183: The Missing Parents Bureau 04.20.2001

    Host Ira Glass talks with Cate, a white woman with a black, adopted, seven-year-old son, Glen. ...AdoptionChildrenMothers

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  • Case One. Better Left To The Imagination.

    183: The Missing Parents Bureau 04.20.2001

    Most sperm banks provide all sorts of information about their donors: Education level, medical ...Health Care/MedicineParenting

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  • Case Two. Tell It To The Void.

    183: The Missing Parents Bureau 04.20.2001

    We hear a series of letters that originally appeared on the brief-lived, little-known, but ...ChildrenDivorceFathers

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  • Case Four. Runaway Mom.

    183: The Missing Parents Bureau 04.20.2001

    In Seattle, Dan Savage and his boyfriend adopted a son, DJ. It was an open adoption, so the ...AdoptionChildrenFamily

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  • The Family That Flees Together, Trees Together.

    177: American Limbo 02.09.2001

    The Jarvis family, a group of eight, goes on the run from the law—for seven years. They live on ...ChildrenCrimeDrugs

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  • What's French For "Steeee-rike Three?"

    177: American Limbo 02.09.2001

    Adam Gopnik reads a story from his book Paris to the Moon, about living in Paris with his family ...ChildrenParentingSports

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  • It's Julie Andrews' World, Sylvia Just Lives In It.

    177: American Limbo 02.09.2001

    Sylvia becomes the first person in her Mexican-American family to go away to college, at a ...EducationFamilyImmigration

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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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  • The Artist Formerly Known As Dr. Sarkin.

    166: Nobody's Family Is Going to Change 08.11.2000

    What happens when you want your dad to change—and he wants to change, too—but there's literally ...ArtChildrenFamily

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  • Bubble Two. Emerald Green Peugeot.

    161: Million Bubbles 06.02.2000

    Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity and About a Boy, explains the travails of driving his ...AutomobilesChildrenFathers

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  • Bubble Three. Leased Volvo Sedan.

    161: Million Bubbles 06.02.2000

    Jay Allison and his 12-year-old daughter discuss what radio station to listen to. She wants ...ChildrenFathersParenting

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  • Prologue.

    159: Mother's Day 05.12.2000

    Tillie Olsen reads from her short story "I Stand Here Ironing," from her collection Tell Me A ...FictionMothersParenting

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  • Are You My Mommy?

    159: Mother's Day 05.12.2000

    When Jessica Robinson was sent to adult prison at the age of 14, the state did such a terrible ...CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal System

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  • Mom Music.

    159: Mother's Day 05.12.2000

    Beau O'Reilly and his mother Winifred, who had 14 children, discuss her secret feelings about ...ChildrenHolidaysMothers

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  • The Disappearance.

    144: Where Words Fail 11.05.1999

    Genevieve Jurgensen and her husband Laurent lost their two daughters, Elise and Mathilde, at the ...ChildrenDeathFamily

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  • Act One.

    142: Barbara 10.15.1999

    Barbara Clinkscales grew up in Chicago's public housing projects, had her first child when she ...ChildrenEducationFamily

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  • Act Two.

    142: Barbara 10.15.1999

    Barbara's story continues, as she hears some terrible news about her son. (18 minutes)ChildrenMothersParenting

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  • Black Like Me.

    138: The Real Thing 08.27.1999

    Professor Glenn Loury from Boston University and John Simpkins on basketball, hockey, and what ...ParentingRaceSports

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  • Prologue.

    132: Father's Day '99 06.18.1999

    The story of the lengths a father will go to to retrieve a lost teddy bear, and why—after he's ...ChildrenFathersParenting

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  • Paddington's Day At The Dump.

    132: Father's Day '99 06.18.1999

    The story begun in the Prologue continues. As it continues, it takes on the exact narrative ...FathersHeroismParenting

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  • Age Of Enchantment.

    132: Father's Day '99 06.18.1999

    What happens when a dad tries too hard to protect his child from disappointment and instead ...ChildrenFathersLiterature

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  • Dinner.

    117: You Gonna Eat That? 12.11.1998

    To end this show about parents and children at mealtime, a story about what happens when ...FamilyFood/Drinks/CookingParenting

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  • Destiny.

    89: Sibling Rivalry 01.09.1998

    Deb Monroe's two daughters as they fight. (6 minutes)MothersParentingParents

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  • Parent And Child.

    53: Valentine's Day '97 02.07.1997

    Reporter Scott Carrier and his eleven-year-old daughter Jesse. Scott wrote Running After ...ChildrenFathersParenting

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  • Swimming Lesson.

    40: Lessons 11.01.1996

    Scott Carrier's wife and mother-in-law insist that Scott's three-and-a-half year old daughter ...ChildrenFamilyFathers

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  • Shooting Lessons.

    40: Lessons 11.01.1996

    Kitty Felde explores the mystic link between boys and guns when her cousin's husband, a liberal ...ChildrenFamilyParenting

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  • Act One.

    10: Double Lives 01.17.1996

    When Susan Bergman wrote a book about her family's experience, other gay men tried to explain ...FamilyFathersMarriage

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  • Act Two.

    10: Double Lives 01.17.1996

    A talk with a father who's deceiving his own children. (15 minutes)ChildrenFathersMarriage

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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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