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siblings

  • Blood Brothers.

    431: See No Evil 04.01.2011

    When he was a kid, Josh Martin's mother Nancy told him that if anything ever happened to her, ...Criminal JusticeMothersMurder

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  • The Hitcher.

    319: And the Call Was Coming from the Basement 10.27.2006

    Writer Bill Eville and his brother are picked up late at night on the side of the road...and not ...Automobilessiblings

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  • Baby Cat.

    316: The Cat Came Back 08.18.2006

    Michael Beaumier tells a story about a family member who keeps vanishing and returning. This is ...DeathFamilysiblings

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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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  • Repeat After Me.

    277: Apology 11.05.2004

    A story by regular contributor David Sedaris involving his sister Lisa, a secret, and her very ...AnimalsLive Performancesiblings

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  • Prologue.

    264: Special Treatment 05.07.2004

    Host Ira Glass talks with two sisters, one high-school age, the other younger, about who gets ...ChildrensiblingsTeenagers

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  • Mommie's Psychic Helper.

    264: Special Treatment 05.07.2004

    When Aimee Phan and her brother were babies, her mother had horoscopes predicting their futures ...Motherssiblings

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  • Learning To Shut Up.

    220: Testosterone 08.30.2002

    Novelist Miriam Toews, author of The X Letters (which appeared in an earlier episode of the ...MotherssiblingsTeenagers

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  • Walkout.

    207: Special Ed 03.08.2002

    Veronica Chater tells the story of her developmentally disabled brother Vincent, who one day ...Mental Healthsiblings

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  • Act One.

    199: House on Loon Lake 11.16.2001

    Adam Beckman tells the first part of his story, about how, back in the 1970s, he and his friends ...ChildhoodFamilyHousing

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  • A Bad Day For Plates.

    197: Before It Had A Name 10.26.2001

    The story about what happens when you discover the medical reason your mother was such a bad ...ChildhoodFamilyMental Health

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  • Ashes.

    193: Stories of Loss 09.14.2001

    How writer (and frequent This American Life contributor) David Sedaris and his family reacted ...CancerFamilyHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Driving The Divorcemobile.

    187: Father's Day '01 06.15.2001

    A collection of small stories, all on the the theme introduced in the prologue—the first few ...ChildrenDivorceParents

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  • Once More, With Feeling.

    180: Return to Childhood 03.23.2001

    Jonathan Katz listens to old tapes of his family; then travels back to the neighborhood in ...ChildhoodFamilyHousing

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  • Ich... Bin... Ein... Mophead.

    180: Return to Childhood 03.23.2001

    Producer Alex Blumberg sets out to find a woman named Susan Jordan, who babysat him and his ...ChildhoodJobs/Employmentsiblings

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  • The Wonder Twins.

    178: Superpowers 02.23.2001

    Ira talks with journalist Jason Bleibtreu about Luther and Johnny Htoo, twelve-year-old twins, ...ChildrenMilitarysiblings

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  • What Big Teeth You Have.

    175: Babysitting 01.05.2001

    Lots of babysitting is done by family members. Hillary Frank reports on what can happen when a ...ChildrenFamilysiblings

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  • In The Event Of An Emergency, Put Your Sister In An Upright Position.

    175: Babysitting 01.05.2001

    The story of several huge companies that accidentally got put into the babysitting business in a ...ChildrenDivorceHolidays

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  • Yes There Is A Baby.

    175: Babysitting 01.05.2001

    Myron Jones and his sister Carol Bove explain what happened when they were teenagers, and they ...ChildrenMental HealthMothers

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  • So A Jew, A Christian, And A Recording Crew Walk Into This Bar.

    166: Nobody's Family Is Going to Change 08.11.2000

    Julia Pimsleur travels to Alaska to spend some time with her brother, hoping he might change a ...FamilyFilm/Film Makingsiblings

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  • Matching Outfits Not Included.

    166: Nobody's Family Is Going to Change 08.11.2000

    What can happen if a sibling relationship doesn't ever change. Hillary Frank brings us the story ...FamilyFriendshipFunny

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  • Deal Of A Lifetime.

    162: Moving 06.23.2000

    Sarah Koenig tells the story of how her stepsister Rue bought a house and moved in—but the ...DeathHealth Care/MedicineHousing

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  • She Said, She Said.

    159: Mother's Day 05.12.2000

    Producer Alex Blumberg conducts an investigation, perhaps the first ever, into this American ...ChildrenFamilyMothers

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  • Resurrection.

    154: In Dog We Trust 03.10.2000

    Writer Brady Udall with another story about what animals can take the place of, in our lives and ...AnimalsChildhoodFamily

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  • The Miseducation Of Josh Frank.

    150: Kids As Adults 01.21.2000

    This is another story of a young person making a huge, life-changing decision about his own fate ...ChildhoodMusicsiblings

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  • Is That Your Final Answer?

    149: Bedside Diplomacy 01.14.2000

    When Terry Shine's father was in the hospital, Terry and his brothers spent weeks trying to do ...FamilyFathersHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Church Of Latter Day Snakes.

    146: Urban Nature 12.10.1999

    Scott Carrier tells the story of trying to bring a part of the outside world inside the house ...AnimalsChildhoodFamily

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  • God Bless The Hamster Who Has His Own.

    146: Urban Nature 12.10.1999

    True stories of what happens when children are allowed to bring nature's own creatures into the ...AnimalsChildrenDeath

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  • Duki.

    145: Poultry Slam 1999 11.26.1999

    The story of a typical American family—imaginary poultry—and a handpuppet. (17 minutes)AnimalsChildrenFamily

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  • Take My Wife, Please.

    144: Where Words Fail 11.05.1999

    Some of us have tragedy thrust upon us. Some of us allow ourselves a few moments to contemplate ...DeathFamilyParents

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  • The Family That Reads Together.

    137: The Book That Changed Your Life 08.20.1999

    The story of a book that changed a family's life, but only temporarily and not for the better. ...ChildhoodLiteratureSexuality

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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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  • Sleepless In Seattle.

    129: Advice 05.14.1999

    What if you asked people for advice and actually took all the advice that everyone gave you? As ...ChildhoodFood/Drinks/CookingFunny

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  • Act One.

    121: Twentieth Century Man 01.29.1999

    The first part of Gillian's story. (33 minutes) ChildrenDeathDivorce

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  • Act Two.

    121: Twentieth Century Man 01.29.1999

    Gillian's story continues. (25 minutes) ChildrenDivorceFamily

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  • American Goth.

    118: What You Lookin' At? 12.18.1998

    There are the people who take two hours to get dressed every day, who dress primarily to be ...ChildhoodFunnyLive Performance

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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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  • Act One.

    111: Adventures in the Simple Life 09.11.1998

    Two brothers set out with a friend to cross America on horseback. They take a tape recorder with ...AnimalssiblingsTravel

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  • Act One.

    107: Trail of Tears 07.03.1998

    Sarah Vowell and her twin sister Amy re-trace the Trail of Tears. They visit the town in Georgia ...ChildhoodFamilyHistory

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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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  • Fatty Suit.

    99: I Enjoy Being A Girl, Sort Of 04.10.1998

    David Sedaris with a parable of the pressures on modern women, and how one woman — his sister — ...FamilyFatherssiblings

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  • Mama, Can You Hear Me?

    92: Leave the Mask On 02.06.1998

    In which Dan Savage, who makes his living writing a nationally syndicated sex advice column, ...FamilyFunnySexuality

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  • Prologue And Act One. An American Girl Turns 18.

    91: Escape the Box 01.30.1998

    Sylvia's parents are immigrants who want her to be a traditional girl. (17 minutes)FamilyImmigrationsiblings

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  • Prologue.

    89: Sibling Rivalry 01.09.1998

    Two quick real life fables about the power of sibling rivalry. (2 minutes)ChildrenFamilysiblings

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  • He Is Heavy, He's My Brother.

    89: Sibling Rivalry 01.09.1998

    True tales of sibling cruelty. (4 minutes)Familysiblings

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  • Drama Of The Gifted Child — And Her Sister.

    89: Sibling Rivalry 01.09.1998

    Tamar Brott, on growing up with two music prodigies, and Sandra Tsing Loh's sister Kaitlin, a ...FamilyMusicsiblings

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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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  • Fraternity Is Destiny.

    89: Sibling Rivalry 01.09.1998

    Writer Donald Antrim's The Hundred Brothers, and the question: What happens when we grow up? (24 ...Fictionsiblings

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  • Prologue.

    87: A Very Special Sedaris Christmas 12.19.1997

    How David Sedaris became a Christmas writer — and how he started writing stories about the ...FamilyFunnyHolidays

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  • My Crap Life.

    83: One of Us 11.14.1997

    Writer Tim Melley. (23 minutes)ChildhoodEducationFamily

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  • Ashes.

    82: Haunted 10.31.1997

    David Sedaris, on his mother's lung cancer. (11 minutes)CancerFamilyHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Fist And Gun.

    81: Guns 10.24.1997

    Geoffrey Canada, author of the book Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in ...ChildhoodCityFamily

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  • Running After Antelope.

    80: Running After Antelope 10.17.1997

    Scott Carrier in Salt Lake City with the latest installment in his 12-year quest to chase down ...AnimalsHistoryScience

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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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  • Meema's Adventure.

    69: Dream House 07.18.1997

    A family dreams of life in rural Maine, moves there, and then things get really complicated. (36 ...ChildhoodFamilyHousing

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  • Who's Canadian?

    65: Who's Canadian? 05.30.1997

    A tale of two siblings — separated, but not at birth. Reporter Paul Tough and his sister grew up ...FamilyImmigrationsiblings

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  • Country Mouse, City Mouse.

    58: Small Towns 04.04.1997

    Sarah Vowell and her family. (14 minutes)FamilyParentssiblings

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  • Act Three.

    50: Shoulda Been Dead 01.17.1997

    Claudia Perez talks about how her 21-year-old brother was shot and the family thought he'd die. ...CrimeDeathFamily

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  • The Moment Humans Stopped Being Animals.

    49: Animals 01.10.1997

    Anthropologists agree that humans stopped being animals when they started walking upright, on ...AnimalsHistoryScience

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  • Duki.

    44: Poultry Slam 1996 11.29.1996

    When Danielle's family serves poultry at their dinner table, no one utters the word "chicken." ...ChildhoodFamilyFood/Drinks/Cooking

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  • My Brother, Tom Jones.

    31: When You Talk About Music 08.09.1996

    Radio producer Dan Gediman's story about his older brother, "Alex Jones," who he idolized when ...ChildhoodJobs/EmploymentMusic

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  • Act One.

    28: Detectives 07.12.1996

    Writer David Sedaris remembers the days his mother and sister played armchair detective, and the ...ChildhoodCrimeFamily

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  • Me and My Mom

    22: Adult Children 05.03.1996

    Ira continues the story about his conversation with his mom. Then he calls her up on the air ...MothersParentssiblings

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  • Sandra Tsing Loh and Her Father

    22: Adult Children 05.03.1996

    A story about how the adult children in Sandra Tsing Loh's family deal with her father. This ...FamilyFatherssiblings

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  • Julia's Brother Gets Cancer.

    9: Julia Sweeney 01.10.1996

    Julia talks about her brother Michael's cancer. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, ...CancerFamilyFunny

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  • Act One.

    4: Vacations 12.08.1995

    Writer/singer/performer Sandra Tsing Loh reads a story about a family vacation arranged by her ...ChildhoodFamilyMothers

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  • Act One.

    3: Poultry Slam 1995 12.01.1995

    Duki's story. When Danielle's family serves poultry at their dinner table, no one utters the ...ChildhoodFamilyFood/Drinks/Cooking

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