Radio Archive by Tag

Teenagers

  • Unsafety Exit.

    527: 180 Degrees 06.13.2014

    Chana Joffe-Walt tells the story of a teenager named Michael. Like a lot of teenagers Michael ...EducationTeenagers

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  • Blunt Force.

    526: Is That What I Look Like? 05.23.2014

    Writer Domingo Martinez tells a story from his memoir The Boy Kings of Texas, about when he was ...DrugsFamilyTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    523: Death and Taxes 04.25.2014

    When you are a preteen you walk around every day with the knowledge that your body is about to ...ChildhoodTeenagers

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  • The Old College Try.

    504: How I Got Into College 09.06.2013

    Ira talks to Rick Clark, director of undergraduate admissions at the Georgia Institute of ...CollegeFamilyFunny

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  • The Gun Thing You’re Not Supposed to Do.

    498: The One Thing You're Not Supposed To Do 06.21.2013

    Christine Gentry grew up in a house in Texas where there was one important rule above all ...Guns/Gun ControlTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    489: No Coincidence, No Story! 03.01.2013

    Hannah Jacoby tells the story of when she and her best friend Lindsey bonded over those toy ...Teenagers

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  • Prologue.

    488: Harper High School, Part Two 02.22.2013

    Principal Leonetta Sanders is worried that in the wake of a recent shooting, some of her ...EducationTeenagers

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  • The Eyewitness.

    488: Harper High School, Part Two 02.22.2013

    Most murders in Chicago happen in public places — parks, alleyways, cars. Scores of Harper ...CrimeDeathTeenagers

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  • Your Name Written On Me.

    488: Harper High School, Part Two 02.22.2013

    Reporter Ben Calhoun tells the story of Terrance Green, a 16-year-old who was killed three years ...CrimeDeathTeenagers

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  • Get Your Gun.

    488: Harper High School, Part Two 02.22.2013

    Chicago has strict gun laws but, obviously, teenagers are somehow getting their hands on guns. ...CrimeGuns/Gun ControlTeenagers

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  • Devonte, Part Two.

    488: Harper High School, Part Two 02.22.2013

    In the first hour of our Harper High School shows, Alex Kotlowitz talked to a junior named ...DeathTeenagers

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  • Reverse Turnaround Backflip.

    488: Harper High School, Part Two 02.22.2013

    Late in the semester, Principal Sanders takes a look at her budget. It doesn't look good. She ...EducationTeenagers

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  • Rules to Live By.

    487: Harper High School, Part One 02.15.2013

    So many of the shootings in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, the neighborhood where ...CrimeTeenagers

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  • A Tiny Office on the Second Floor.

    487: Harper High School, Part One 02.15.2013

    Reporter Alex Kotlowitz spends time in the social work office, where the effects of gun violence ...DeathTeenagers

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  • Game Day.

    487: Harper High School, Part One 02.15.2013

    By early October, it's been pretty quiet at Harper, as far as gun violence goes. But on the day ...CrimeEducationTeenagers

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  • 21 Chump Street.

    486: Valentine's Day 02.08.2013

    A few years ago at three high schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, several young police ...Criminal JusticeDrugsRomance

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  • My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend.

    486: Valentine's Day 02.08.2013

    A live performance detailing a humiliating love affair. When comedian Mike Birbiglia was in high ...Live PerformanceRomanceTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    483: Self-Improvement Kick 01.04.2013

    Julia Lurie is an American teaching English at an all-girls high school in Gwangju, a city in ...Teenagers

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  • Prologue.

    481: This Week 12.07.2012

    A 17 year old Ethiopian girl who is just learning English goes with her teacher to face her ...Criminal JusticeEnvironmentFamily

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  • Just South of the Unicorns.

    470: Show Me The Way 07.27.2012

    A teenager runs away from home to move in with someone he's never met, his idol, the person he ...FamilyTeenagersWriting

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  • Prologue.

    449: Middle School 10.28.2011

    Host Ira Glass interviews a 14-year old named Annie, who emailed us asking if we would do a show ...EducationTeenagers

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  • Life in the Middle Ages.

    449: Middle School 10.28.2011

    In an effort to understand the physical and emotional changes middle school kids experience, Ira ...EducationTeenagers

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  • Stutter Step.

    449: Middle School 10.28.2011

    We sent several correspondents straight to the epicenters of middle school awkwardness: School ...Teenagers

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  • Mimis in the Middle.

    449: Middle School 10.28.2011

    When Domingo Martinez was growing up in a Mexican-American family in Texas, Domingo's two middle ...EducationRaceTeenagers

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  • Anchor Babies.

    449: Middle School 10.28.2011

    We realized that there are already reporters on the ground, embedded inside middle schools: The ...EducationJournalismTeenagers

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  • Blue Kid on the Block.

    449: Middle School 10.28.2011

    Producer Sarah Koenig reports on a kid we'll call Leo, whose family recently moved away from ...EducationTeenagers

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  • Grande with Sugar.

    449: Middle School 10.28.2011

    Ira speaks with Shannon Grande, a teacher at Rise Academy in Newark, about a seventh grader who ...EducationTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    443: Amusement Park 08.12.2011

    Host Ira Glass walks through a Kansas City Missouri amusement park called Worlds of Fun with ...Jobs/EmploymentTeenagers

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  • What I Didn't Do on My Summer Vacation.

    443: Amusement Park 08.12.2011

    Jonathan Goldstein returns to Wildwood, New Jersey, where he spent one not-fateful summer when ...Jobs/EmploymentRomanceTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    434: This Week 05.06.2011

    Ira tells what happened this week to Dan Curry in Odessa Texas on Wednesday, to eight-year-old ...9/11ChildrenFunny

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  • Part One.

    430: Very Tough Love 03.25.2011

    Ira reports from Glynn County Georgia on Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams and how she runs ...DrugsLegal SystemTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    395: Middle of the Night 11.27.2009

    Host Ira Glass remembers one of his favorite jobs, as a temp typist working at night in New York ...AutomobilesJobs/EmploymentTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    379: Return To The Scene Of The Crime 05.01.2009

    There's a town in Florida where if you shoplift, and get caught, a judge will send you back to ...Criminal JusticeLegal SystemLive Performance

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  • Methinks Thou Dost Protest Too Much.

    378: This I Used to Believe 04.17.2009

    When Molly Antopol was in 7th grade she learned what abortion was—and it sounded to her like ...ActivismTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    371: Scenes From a Mall 12.26.2008

    Most media stories set in shopping malls don't really tell you much about what it feels like ...Retail/CommerceTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    357: The Truth Will Out 06.13.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks with a high school senior about the lies she tells her mom, and if she'll ...MothersTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    351: Return to Childhood 2008 03.07.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks with Kayla Hernandez, a seventh-grader who likes to reminisce about when ...ChildhoodEducationTeenagers

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  • Ich... bin... ein... mophead.

    351: Return to Childhood 2008 03.07.2008

    This American Life producer Alex Blumberg sets out to find a woman named Susan Jordan, who ...ChildhoodTeenagers

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  • Punk In A Grey Flannel Suit.

    351: Return to Childhood 2008 03.07.2008

    A mortgage broker named David Philp discovers that his old punk band from the 1970s is hot in ...MusicTeenagers

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  • Airel Sharon, Shimon Peres, David Ben Gurion, And Me!

    351: Return to Childhood 2008 03.07.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks with contributor Adam Davidson about how Adam's teenage diaries are filled ...FunnyGovernmentTeenagers

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  • Bar Car Prophesy.

    348: Tough Room 02.08.2008

    Writer Rosie Schaap tells the story of how she ingratiated herself into the adult society of the ...EducationTeenagers

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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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  • Prologue.

    338: The Spokesman 08.10.2007

    David Iserson tried to lay low in junior high, staying out of sight to keep from getting teased ...TeenagersTelevision

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  • Commandment Ten. You Shall Not Covet.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    Ira talks to seventh-graders about the things they covet most. (4 minutes) Teenagers

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  • Dewey Decibel System.

    294: Image Makers 08.05.2005

    Alex Blumberg tells the story of an audacious act of rebranding done by a group of people who ...Advertising/MarketingMusicTeenagers

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  • The Art Of Adult Conversation.

    293: A Little Bit of Knowledge 07.22.2005

    Writer Alexa Junge tells about the time when she was thirteen and she decided to have a ...TeenagersWriting

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  • Prologue.

    283: Remember Me 02.25.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks to Laura Mayer, editor of the New Trier Township High School yearbook, ...JournalismTeenagers

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  • Act One.

    282: DIY 02.11.2005

    Reporter Anya Bourg tells the story of Carl King's first case, where he's able to accomplish ...CrimeCriminal JusticeMurder

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  • Prologue.

    271: Best Interests 08.20.2004

    Colin Dunn had an A average as an eighth grader, and he was in a program for gifted kids. But he ...EducationTeenagers

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  • I'd Rather Not.

    271: Best Interests 08.20.2004

    The story of Colin's truancy continues. The whole thing was especially awkward for his dad, ...EducationTeenagers

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  • Miami Vices.

    268: My Experimental Phase 06.25.2004

    A nice Florida girl changes high schools and takes the opportunity to try on a new ...Live PerformanceSexualityTeenagers

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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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  • Prologue.

    261: The Sanctity of Marriage 03.26.2004

    Host Ira Glass visits Kassie Hannah's Adult Living class at Rock Island High School in Rock ...TeenagersWeddings

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  • Mystery Train.

    259: Promised Land 02.20.2004

    Hillary Frank with a story of a train ride, an overheard conversation, and two people seeking ...TeenagersTravel

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  • Prologue.

    248: Like It or Not 10.24.2003

    David Rakoff tells a story from when he was a kid, about the day he realized the he would ...Film/Film MakingTeenagers

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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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  • A Girl's Guide To Mending The Unmendable.

    244: MacGyver 08.15.2003

    Susan Burton tells the story of how she used a clever scheme to get over a broken heart. (17 ...RomanceTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    240: I'm In Charge Now 06.20.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks with Alex Meyer, high school sophomore in Seattle and host of the Alex ...RadioTeenagers

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  • It's Not Just The Aces That Are Wild.

    240: I'm In Charge Now 06.20.2003

    David Sedaris tells a story about how, as a teenager, he was scared of certain people...until he ...Live PerformanceSexualityTeenagers

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  • Losing It.

    239: Lost in America 06.06.2003

    If you're going to do a show about people who are lost, you pretty much have to include a story ...Live PerformanceSexualityTeenagers

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  • Heather Help Me.

    231: Time to Save the World 02.07.2003

    Jessica Riddle reports on how, as a teenager, she and her friends would pick up the phone and ...TeenagersTelephone

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  • Teenage Embed, Part One.

    230: Come Back to Afghanistan 01.31.2003

    It's possible that the very first teenager to heed his invitation was Hyder Akbar, 17, from ...9/11AfghanistanGovernment

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  • Who Cares?

    227: Why We Fight 12.20.2002

    While we all may have nagging fears about the war against terror or the war against Iraq, we all ...9/11GovernmentTeenagers

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  • Mother Sucker.

    222: Suckers 09.27.2002

    Writer Heather O'Neill tells the story of how she became a foster mother at 18—to a 16 year-old. ...MothersTeenagers

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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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  • Cowboys And Indians, Part 1.

    219: High Speed Chase 08.16.2002

    Reporter Susan Burton tells the story of a high-speed chase in South Dakota. An incident at a ...AutomobilesCriminal JusticeRace

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  • Cowboys And Indians, Part 2.

    219: High Speed Chase 08.16.2002

    Susan Burton's story continues. She investigates the effect the high-speed chase had in the town ...AutomobilesCrimeRace

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  • It's Fun To Make Hell On Earth.

    213: Devil on My Shoulder 05.24.2002

    Trinity Church in Texas puts on something called Hell House every Halloween. It's like a haunted ...HolidaysReligionTeenagers

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  • Sixteen Candles Can Lead To A Lot Of Fire.

    213: Devil on My Shoulder 05.24.2002

    Faron Yoder lives in Amish country in Indiana. When he was a teenager, like every Amish ...ReligionTeenagers

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  • Devil In Angel's Clothing, Or Is It The Other Way Around?

    213: Devil on My Shoulder 05.24.2002

    The story of a man who committed a murder when he was a teenager. He got away with it, and ...Criminal JusticeMurderTeenagers

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  • Hawks And Rabbits.

    210: Perfect Evidence 04.19.2002

    This is the story of some teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of murder and served 15 years ...Criminal JusticePoliceTeenagers

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  • Snitch.

    210: Perfect Evidence 04.19.2002

    The story of how common and perfectly legal police interrogation procedures, procedures without ...Criminal JusticePoliceTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    209: Didn't Ask to Be Born 03.29.2002

    Host Ira Glass plays tape from the documentary TV series American High of a teenager fighting ...FamilyTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    201: Them 12.07.2001

    Ira talks with students from rival high schools, Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South. (3 minutes)Teenagers

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  • 1001 Arabian Nightly Newscasts.

    196: Rashomon 10.05.2001

    Producer Julie Snyder reports on a Palestinian teenager from Chicago who explains why everything ...9/11PoliticsTeenagers

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  • Crispy With The Rock.

    192: Meet the Pros 08.31.2001

    The story of two amateurs meeting the pros. One is a teenager in New Jersey; the other, our ...SportsTeenagersTelevision

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  • Prologue.

    190: Living the Dream 08.03.2001

    An 18-year-old named Tito talks about how he didn't have a choice about certain things in his ...Criminal JusticeMusicSexuality

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  • Girls Girls Girls.

    190: Living the Dream 08.03.2001

    Over the last ten years in Los Angeles, there's been a noticeable increase in the number of ...ChildrenCitySexuality

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  • Airel Sharon, Shimon Peres, David Ben Gurion, And Me!

    190: Living the Dream 08.03.2001

    Host Ira Glass talks with contributor Adam Davidson about how Adam's teenage diaries are filled ...ChildhoodFunnyTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    186: Prom 06.08.2001

    A high school boy explains how prom is the culmination of his effort to get in with a cool group ...EducationTeenagers

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  • Tornado Prom.

    186: Prom 06.08.2001

    Susan Burton reports on Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas, a town of about 3,000. While the ...Natural DisastersTeenagers

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  • Save The Last Dance For Me...again.

    186: Prom 06.08.2001

    Host Ira Glass talks with Francine Pascal, who's written or invented the plot lines for over 700 ...LiteratureTeenagers

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  • Only Two Things Are Certain In Life: Death And Tuxes.

    186: Prom 06.08.2001

    For a more typical view of prom night, we hear prom night at Chicago's Taft High School. This ...EducationTeenagers

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  • Only One Thing Missing.

    186: Prom 06.08.2001

    In this Act, we argue that epicenter of prom genius—the place where America's prom future is ...AutomobilesTeenagers

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Prologue.

    171: Election 11.03.2000

    Host Ira Glass talks with Bennett Miller and Matt Futterman about a campaign for student ...EducationGovernmentPolitics

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Prologue.

    152: Crush 02.11.2000

    A high school student explains the intricacies of a four-year crush, and declares that having a ...RomanceTeenagers

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  • Eliminate The Middleman.

    151: Primary 01.28.2000

    Here in America, here's how we interact with our political candidates: We dispatch middlemen to ...EducationPoliticsTeenagers

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  • Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Mosh Pit.

    151: Primary 01.28.2000

    Alex Blumberg tells the story of citizens who feel perfectly connected to their candidate of ...PoliticsTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    150: Kids As Adults 01.21.2000

    The story of a teenagers' party among teenagers who thought of themselves as very grownup. In ...AlcoholTeenagers

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  • I Was A Teenage Ambulance Driver.

    150: Kids As Adults 01.21.2000

    Mike Paterniti talks about working on a teen ambulance corps, growing up in Connecticut. (19 ...AutomobilesHealth Care/MedicineTeenagers

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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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  • Angry Young Man, Times Two.

    150: Kids As Adults 01.21.2000

    This is the story of two people—one in his late teens, one in his late fifties. Both have good ...CrimeCriminal JusticeFamily

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  • Fire And Ice Cream.

    149: Bedside Diplomacy 01.14.2000

    When a nurse asks a 14-year-old burn victim out for ice cream, is it a date? Brent Runyon tells ...Health Care/MedicineRomanceTeenagers

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  • Exodus.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    These teenagers are the children the Christian right has in mind when it holds conferences on ...MusicReligionTeenagers

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  • Unto The Uttermost Part Of The Earth.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    The teenagers arrive in West Virginia and take a look around. (4 minutes)ReligionTeenagersTravel

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  • Wise As Serpents And Harmless As Doves.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    Hardships begin. Their leader gets sick. One of their projects fails. (6 minutes)Health Care/MedicineReligionTeenagers

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  • Your Name Is Ointment Poured Forth.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    One great thing about staying in a camp of 130 other Christians is the ...ReligionRomanceTeenagers

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  • The Substance Of Things Hoped For.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    The teenagers try to get to know the locals, without a lot of success. (9 minutes)LaborReligionTeenagers

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  • The Evidence Of Things Not Seen.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    Some improvements in their missionary work. (6 minutes)ChildrenReligionTeenagers

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  • Made To Stumble Because Of Me.

    147: A Teenager's Guide to God 12.17.1999

    The limits of what one accomplishes on a mission trip like this. (10 minutes)ReligionTeenagers

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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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  • Prologue.

    144: Where Words Fail 11.05.1999

    Reporter Mark Arax spent three years investigating the murder of his father and yet he's still ...ChildrenDeathFathers

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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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  • Same Time Next Year.

    134: We Didn't 07.09.1999

    Writer/Comedian Amanda Marks shares the story of a couple that didn't fall in love, didn't get ...CityMusicRomance

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  • Prologue.

    131: The Kids Are Alright 06.04.1999

    On the tenth anniversary of the crackdown at Tiananmen Square, we hear from Wen Huang, who was ...ActivismGovernmentPolitics

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  • When Czechs Bounce.

    131: The Kids Are Alright 06.04.1999

    If part of the impulse behind the Tiananmen Square uprising was the pure desire to feel like ...ChildhoodHistoryMusic

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Prologue.

    111: Adventures in the Simple Life 09.11.1998

    When Eustace Conway was 17, he abandoned his normal life and decided to move to the woods. (6 ...ChildhoodEnvironmentHousing

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  • Prologue.

    106: Father's Day '98 06.19.1998

    We ask 18-year-old Chana Wiliford and her father in Texas if they'd be willing to have a ...FathersHolidaysMarriage

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  • Pandora's Box.

    106: Father's Day '98 06.19.1998

    More tape of Chana and her father Bob Wiliford discussing all the things they've never talked ...FathersTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    99: I Enjoy Being A Girl, Sort Of 04.10.1998

    A high school student named Rebecca tells the story of a friend of hers who changed over the ...Film/Film MakingTeenagers

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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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  • When The Wall Came Tumbling Down.

    90: Telephone 01.16.1998

    The story of a teenager, illegal drug use, lying, stealing, and a kid's life changed completely ...CrimeDrugsParents

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  • Prologue.

    83: One of Us 11.14.1997

    Host Ira Glass talks with "Jim Steel," who tells a story about the social rules at his high ...MusicTeenagers

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  • How Bad Is Stealing $800?

    78: How Bad Is Bad? 10.03.1997

    Host Ira Glass talks to three teenage boys who buy computer equipment using stolen credit card ...CrimeTechnologyTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    76: Mob 09.19.1997

    Danny Toro, a member of a Chicago street gang for ten years, explains what gangster movies he ...Film/Film MakingTeenagers

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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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  • My World Record.

    71: Defying Sickness 08.01.1997

    A hemophiliac teenager who tries to set world records and to motocross. (13 minutes)Health Care/MedicineTeenagers

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  • Prologue. Commune Dream House.

    69: Dream House 07.18.1997

    Host Ira Glass talks to Amanda, who's 16 and lives with her mom in a Christian commune in ...FamilyHousingMothers

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  • Prologue. Your House, My Nightmare.

    67: Your Dream, My Nightmare 06.27.1997

    Ira with 19-year-old Claudia Perez at a furniture store in Claudia's Mexican neighborhood. (4 ...Retail/CommerceTeenagers

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  • Act One.

    64: Summer 05.23.1997

    Ron Carlson's short story.FictionJobs/EmploymentRomance

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  • On The Green River.

    64: Summer 05.23.1997

    We begin to hear a story by Scott Carrier. And Ron Carlson's story continues.FictionJobs/EmploymentTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    63: One Thing 05.09.1997

    Ira talks with a gang kid who turned to Jesus with the same ferocity and dedication with which ...CrimeReligionTeenagers

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  • Eddie The Nudist.

    63: One Thing 05.09.1997

    Beau O'Reilly tells the story of a man who tried to run for President as a utopian nudist. (24 ...Jobs/EmploymentLiteraturePolitics

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  • Firestarter.

    59: Fire 04.11.1997

    Why one teenager set fires and then stopped setting them. Paul Tough interview. (7 minutes)CrimeTeenagers

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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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  • Prologue.

    50: Shoulda Been Dead 01.17.1997

    Ira with a girl gang member about the day she nearly died. (4 minutes)CrimeDeathTeenagers

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  • Juvenile Justice.

    48: Justice 01.03.1997

    Scott Carrier visits a courtroom where teenagers are tried and convicted by their teenage peers ...CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    24: Teenaged Girls 05.24.1996

    Kara instructs some of her male friends on the proper ways to treat a girl (5 minutes).RomanceTeenagers

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  • Texas Girl.

    24: Teenaged Girls 05.24.1996

    Jo Carol Pierce released a CD, Bad Girls Upset by the Truth, which documents in part her teenage ...DeathMusicTeenagers

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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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  • Good Girl.

    24: Teenaged Girls 05.24.1996

    Producer/sound artist Gregory Whitehead presents his piece "This Mindless Thing." (7 minutes) RomanceTeenagers

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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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  • 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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  • Lies.

    18: Liars 03.28.1996

    The story of a woman whose husband lies to her compulsively. At some point, she starts to ask ...MarriageMental HealthPresidents

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  • More Lies.

    18: Liars 03.28.1996

    A girl who adored her father tries to figure out what to think after he takes some of her ...CrimeFamilyFathers

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  • Prologue.

    14: Accidental Documentaries 02.21.1996

    Host Ira Glass with some tape he recorded of a high school senior prom. Kids goof around in the ...AutomobilesTeenagers

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  • Sex.

    13: Love 02.07.1996

    Audio artist Gregory Whitehead weaves a story of sexual discovery. And This American Life ...FictionSexualityTeenagers

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  • Act One.

    8: New Year 01.03.1996

    Eighteen-year-old Claudia Perez takes Ira on a tour of her Chicago neighborhood and looks at ...Neighbors/NeighborhoodsTeenagers

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  • Act Three.

    8: New Year 01.03.1996

    Claudia Perez returns to talk about her year from a more personal perspective. (7 minutes) EducationFamilyTeenagers

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  • Act Three.

    5: Anger and Forgiveness 12.15.1995

    In the last few years, laws and sentencing guidelines have become much harsher. Sociologically ...CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal System

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  • Act Four.

    5: Anger and Forgiveness 12.15.1995

    Glen Fitzgerald, a Chicago missionary who works with gang members, talks about his concept of ...CrimeReligionTeenagers

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  • Act Two.

    4: Vacations 12.08.1995

    Contributor David Sedaris tells a story about discovering the possibilities—and pitfalls—of ...ChildhoodFamilyFilm/Film Making

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  • Prologue.

    2: Small Scale Sin 11.24.1995

    Three teenage boys—going under the pseudonyms "K-Rad", "Mr. Warez", and "Fred"—spill their guts ...CrimeTechnologyTeenagers

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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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