Radio Archive by Tag

Friendship

  • Prologue.

    444: Gossip 08.26.2011

    Senior producer Julie Snyder and her husband Jeff talk to guest host Sarah Koenig about gossip ...FriendshipFunnyMarriage

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  • Mister Baby Monitor.

    438: Father's Day 2011 06.17.2011

    Ira Glass speaks with a woman named Angie, who never understood why her dad got so excited about ...ChildrenFathersFilm/Film Making

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  • Bring Your Child to Work Detail.

    438: Father's Day 2011 06.17.2011

    Michael May tells this story about two prison inmates in Texas—Daniel Johnson and Jesse ...Criminal JusticeFathersFriendship

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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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  • Patriot Games.

    417: This Party Sucks 10.29.2010

    Rich Carlson and Tom Swenor, two best friends in Michigan, got so fed up with the political ...FriendshipPolitics

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  • Hall County.

    413: Georgia Rambler 07.30.2010

    Comedian Eugene Mirman meets three friends all named Matt who claim they are the most ...FriendshipFunny

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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.

    389: Frenemies 09.11.2009

    Host Ira Glass plays tape of two women who ended up as frenemies.They kept trying to be friends, ...FriendshipMental Health

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  • Chasing Amy.

    389: Frenemies 09.11.2009

    Family members can easily be frenemies. You're stuck with them. You love them. They sometimes do ...FamilyFriendship

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  • I Am Here To Make Frenemies.

    389: Frenemies 09.11.2009

    We head to deep inside the natural habitat of frenemies: Reality TV. Rich Juzwiak is a full-time ...FriendshipTelevision

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  • The Case Of The Long Lost Frenemy.

    389: Frenemies 09.11.2009

    Ira talks to a woman about a childhood friend of hers who mysteriously shows up after decades, ...ChildhoodFriendship

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  • Prologue.

    384: Fall Guy 06.26.2009

    Host Ira Glass talks to Rich Farrell, writer and former addict, about the code of silence he ...AddictionCrimeFriendship

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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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  • Choosers, Not Beggars.

    358: Social Engineering 06.27.2008

    Gregory Deloatch and Daniel Canada dreamed of being writers, but normal life—marriage, jobs, ...AlcoholFriendshipHomelessness

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  • Prologue.

    345: Ties That Bind 12.14.2007

    Katya and Alla are introduced to each other shortly after moving from Russia to a small town ...Friendship

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  • Lucy And The Bike Girl.

    345: Ties That Bind 12.14.2007

    Lucy, a 28-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis, meets the "Bike Girl," who has the same disease, ...FriendshipHealth Care/MedicineMilestones

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  • The Hole Truth.

    330: My Reputation 04.13.2007

    It's one thing to wonder what other people really think of you. It's quite another to go out and ...Friendship

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  • Prologue.

    327: By Proxy 03.09.2007

    This American Life producer Nancy Updike talks with a man, Eric Molinsky, about a weirdly heated ...Friendship

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  • I'm The Decider.

    327: By Proxy 03.09.2007

    This American Life regular contributor Davy Rothbart talks about the time a friend asked him to ...ChildrenFriendship

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  • Redemption By Proxy.

    327: By Proxy 03.09.2007

    Robert (pictured) had a bad reputation as a kid who didn't do his schoolwork and had little ...EducationFriendship

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  • Prologue.

    246: My Pen Pal 09.12.2003

    Ira talks to historian Ted Widmer about two of the first pen pals in the New World. John ...FriendshipHistoryWriting

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  • Who Put The "Pistol" In "Epistolary?"

    246: My Pen Pal 09.12.2003

    The story of a ten-year-old girl from small town Michigan named Sarah York, and how she became ...ChildrenFriendshipPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    245: Allure of the Mean Friend 09.05.2003

    We hear kids recorded at Chicago's Navy Pier and at a public swimming pool, talking about their ...ChildrenFriendship

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  • Return To The Scene Of The Crime.

    245: Allure of the Mean Friend 09.05.2003

    Jonathan Goldstein interrogates the girls, now grown up, who terrorized him and his classmates ...FriendshipTeenagers

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  • And What's Going On With You?

    245: Allure of the Mean Friend 09.05.2003

    A case study in every word from a friend meaning its opposite. An excerpt from the short story ...FictionFriendship

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  • How To Write A Note.

    234: Say Anything 03.14.2003

    This story wasn't originally made to broadcast on a radio show. It's a tape made by a guy named ...FriendshipMental Health

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  • Why Talk?

    205: Plan B 02.01.2002

    Starlee Kine was becoming friends with a woman named Robin, when they started to encounter a ...Friendship

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  • Buddy Picture.

    203: Recordings for Someone 01.11.2002

    Producer Jonathan Goldstein with a story about friendship, mothers and sons, and what some have ...FriendshipFunnyMothers

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  • Prologue.

    198: How to Win Friends and Influence People 11.02.2001

    Host Ira Glass talks with Paul Feig, who as a sixth-grader, at the urging of his father, ...ChildhoodFriendshipFunny

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  • To Make A Friend, Be A Friend.

    198: How to Win Friends and Influence People 11.02.2001

    David Sedaris has this instructive tale of how, as a boy, with the help of his dad, he tried to ...ChildhoodFriendshipFunny

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  • The Girl Next Door.

    184: Neighbors 05.11.2001

    What happens when the kid next door wants to be your new friend...and comes over, tries to talk ...ChildrenFriendshipHousing

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  • Prologue.

    174: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones 12.29.2000

    We hear the story of a disastrous birthday party and how it's hard not to see these kinds of ...ChildhoodChildrenFriendship

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  • Day.

    172: 24 Hours at the Golden Apple 11.17.2000

    In this act we hear several stories that happened during the daylight hours of the diner's ...FamilyFood/Drinks/CookingFriendship

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  • Night.

    172: 24 Hours at the Golden Apple 11.17.2000

    In this act we hear from the rowdier, drunker late-night patrons of the Golden Apple. A guy ...AlcoholFood/Drinks/CookingFriendship

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  • Man Without A Country.

    170: Immigration 10.13.2000

    What happens if the immigration service wants to deport you, but the country you came from won't ...Criminal JusticeFriendshipImmigration

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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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  • Bubble Four. 1991 Silver Toyota Camry.

    161: Million Bubbles 06.02.2000

    Ernest Castle and his best friend Clarence tool around the neighborhood where they grew up—the ...AutomobilesFriendship

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  • When Attacks Really Count.

    160: Character Assassination 05.19.2000

    There's little in adult life that can hurt as much as a character assassination attack when it ...ChildhoodEducationFriendship

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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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  • Silent Partner.

    140: Family Business 09.24.1999

    Sean Cole visits Chad's Trading Post in Southampton, Massachussetts. One person who works there ...BusinessDeathFamily

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  • When We Were Animals.

    131: The Kids Are Alright 06.04.1999

    Since the high school shootings in Littleton, Colorado, parents and teachers are looking for ...ChildhoodCrimeEducation

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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.

    129: Advice 05.14.1999

    When Adam and Jamie were kids, Jamie would always ask for Adam's advice, but he didn't want to ...ChildhoodFriendshipJournalism

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  • Love.

    128: Four Corners 04.30.1999

    Scott Richer and Julie Riggs of Louisville, Kentucky, were supposed to have their first kiss at ...FriendshipRomance

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  • Neighbors.

    128: Four Corners 04.30.1999

    Writer Mike Paterniti tells a story of dogs and a community of dogwalkers that formed on the ...AnimalsFriendship

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  • The Conqueror Germ.

    112: Ladies and Germs 10.02.1998

    Sean Collins on the germs within us, the germs that can kill us, and the germs that do kill us. ...DeathFriendshipHealth Care/Medicine

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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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  • Note One. Mr. Popular.

    109: Notes on Camp 08.28.1998

    David Himmel is a college sophomore and a former camper who became a counselor. He says all the ...ChildrenFriendship

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  • Note Six. Color Days.

    109: Notes on Camp 08.28.1998

    This American Life producer Julie Snyder reports on a three-day competition called "Color Days." ...ChildrenFriendship

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  • Prologue.

    108: Truth and Lies at Age Ten 08.07.1998

    Host Ira Glass talk with Claire, who obsessed over a Chilean friend — and then started to tell ...ChildrenFriendship

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  • Truth or Consequences.

    108: Truth and Lies at Age Ten 08.07.1998

    Mary J. Pruka tells her story about the lies she told herself to deal with cystic fibrosis. (19 ...ChildhoodDeathFriendship

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  • Strength In Numbers.

    99: I Enjoy Being A Girl, Sort Of 04.10.1998

    Ira with "The Hens," a group of nine middle-aged women who've known each other since girlhood. ...AutomobilesChildhoodFriendship

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  • Baby Remember My Name.

    56: Name Change 03.07.1997

    A 17 year old tricks an entire resort town into believing he is someone he is not. By Jack Hitt ...FriendshipFunnyLiterature

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  • As Seen On Tv.

    56: Name Change 03.07.1997

    Dishwasher Pete on Letterman. (17 minutes)FriendshipLiteratureTelevision

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  • Voyager.

    43: Faustian Bargains 11.22.1996

    Alix Spiegel tells the story of her friend Jayna, who made a Faustian bargain at 11 years old. ...ChildhoodFamilyFriendship

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  • When You're In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish.

    42: Get Over It! 11.15.1996

    Host Ira Glass talks about the drama of trying to be "just friends" with an ex-girlfriend. The ...FriendshipRomance

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  • Dark Shadows

    39: Halloween 10.25.1996

    Ira continues his story. (10 minutes)FriendshipFunnyTelevision

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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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  • I Like Guys.

    27: The Cruelty of Children 06.21.1996

    David Sedaris reads one of his funniest and most affecting stories from his book Naked before a ...ChildhoodFriendshipFunny

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  • Suburban Girl.

    24: Teenaged Girls 05.24.1996

    Chicago writer/musician Rennie Sparks, a member of the independent band The Handsome Family, ...FamilyFriendshipMusic

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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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  • Political Faction.

    21: Factions 04.26.1996

    Chicago writer Beau O'Reilly writes about a group of close friends who formed an activist group ...ActivismFriendshipPolitics

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  • Racial Faction.

    21: Factions 04.26.1996

    Ira speaks with Professor Glenn Loury. Loury failed to stand up for a light-skinned friend at a ...ActivismFriendshipPolitics

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  • Befriending Your Hero.

    20: From A Distance 04.19.1996

    Writer Quincy Troupe talks about how, as a boy, he idolized Miles Davis, and how, as a man, he ...FriendshipMusic

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  • Dave's Love.

    11: Enemies 01.24.1996

    Bob and Dave were close childhood friends — until their relationship began to lead their peers ...ChildhoodFriendshipSexuality

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  • Dave's Hate.

    11: Enemies 01.24.1996

    The story of Dave and Bob continues. For reasons that Bob never fully understood, Dave ...ChildhoodFriendship

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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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  • Another Dave.

    11: Enemies 01.24.1996

    Sarah Thyre reads author David Sedaris' "The Last Time You'll Ever Hear from Me," a story of the ...DeathFictionFriendship

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  • Act Five.

    5: Anger and Forgiveness 12.15.1995

    A story by Cheryl Trykv, read by the author in front of a live audience at The Hothouse, ...Food/Drinks/CookingFriendshipFunny

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