Radio Archive by Tag

Telephone

  • Do You Hear What I Hear?

    516: Stuck In The Middle 01.17.2014

    Sara Corbett's father-in-law Dick is 81. And he's become obsessed with a limbo most of us hate – ...MusicTelephone

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  • Prologue.

    464: Invisible Made Visible 05.18.2012

    Ira interviews Ryan Knighton, a blind guy who had a very peculiar experience with a hotel room ...Live PerformanceTelephone

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  • I Just Called To Say—Something That's Hard to Say, That I Really Should Say More Often...

    438: Father's Day 2011 06.17.2011

    Producer Jonathan Menjivar tells this story about Naomi Azar and her father Shaul. Shaul had ...ChildhoodFathersTelephone

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  • Prologue.

    428: Oh You Shouldn't Have 03.04.2011

    Ira Glass hands off the show to guest host Nancy Updike, via a quick cell phone call, as he ...FunnyTelephone

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  • Prologue.

    279: Auto Show 12.10.2004

    We hear the eerily calm answering machine message that Brita Bonechi leaves for her husband, ...AutomobilesTelephone

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  • Dial "S" For Sorry.

    277: Apology 11.05.2004

    Tapes from The Apology Line, a phone line connected to an answering machine where people leave ...Telephone

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  • On Hold, No One Can Hear You Scream.

    253: The Middle of Nowhere 12.05.2003

    This American Life senior producer Julie Snyder found herself in a ten-month battle with her ...Personal FinanceTelephone

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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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  • Stay In Touch.

    198: How to Win Friends and Influence People 11.02.2001

    After the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, U.S. diplomats had ...9/11FunnyGovernment

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  • I Met Him In The Yogurt Store, But Now He's Not My Leader Of The Pack.

    93: Valentine's Day '98 02.13.1998

    Linda Howard and Richard Bloom, in Boca Raton Florida, had been married years when she started ...FunnyMarriageRomance

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  • Prologue.

    90: Telephone 01.16.1998

    Host Ira Glass explains why some old answering machine messages from a decade ago have such ...HistoryPoliticsRomance

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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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  • When The Telephone Is Your Medium.

    90: Telephone 01.16.1998

    Sure you can try to get your pop songs onto records, or on the radio, or onto MTV. But what ...BusinessMusicTelephone

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  • Telephone As History.

    90: Telephone 01.16.1998

    We think of our phone calls and phone messages as so transient. We have another example of ...FamilyFathersTelephone

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  • Prologue.

    55: Three Women and the Sex Industry 02.28.1997

    Host Ira Glass with Sarah, who did phone sex and nude dancing. (5 minutes)Jobs/EmploymentSexualityTelephone

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  • Everyday Justice.

    48: Justice 01.03.1997

    Tapes from the Apology Line and interview with "Mrs. Apology," Marissa Bridge. (10 minutes)Telephone

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