Radio Archive by Tag

Alcohol

  • Maul in the Family.

    485: Surrogates 01.25.2013

    Amity Bitzel was a teenager when her parents decided to adopt a 27 year old man. And that wasn't ...AdoptionAlcoholFathers

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  • Prologue.

    446: Living Without (2011) 09.16.2011

    It's hard to give things up. Host Ira Glass tells the story of Walter, a three-year-old boy who ...AlcoholChildren

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  • Gin Rummy.

    432: Know When To Fold 'Em 04.08.2011

    One of the principles of treating alcoholism is that there's hope for everyone. You never fold ...AddictionAlcoholHousing

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  • Meriwether County.

    413: Georgia Rambler 07.30.2010

    David Kestenbaum finds that the most unforgettable person in this county is a dead guy. A guy ...AlcoholPoliticsPresidents

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  • Prologue.

    396: #1 Party School 12.18.2009

    Host Ira Glass visits This American Life producer Sarah Koenig at her house in State College PA, ...AlcoholEducation

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  • I'm Not As Think As You Drunk I Am.

    396: #1 Party School 12.18.2009

    Most of the This American Life production staff spent the weekend at Penn State, and found that ...AlcoholEducation

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  • If God Isn't A Penn State Fan, Then Why Is The Sky Blue And White?

    396: #1 Party School 12.18.2009

    Because of the University, State College is in the only county in Pennsylvania where GDP grew in ...AlcoholBusinessRetail/Commerce

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  • A Drinking School With A Football Problem.

    396: #1 Party School 12.18.2009

    Administrators have tried everything to curb drinking at Penn State, and nothing has worked. ...AlcoholEducation

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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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  • Act One.

    334: Duty Calls 06.01.2007

    Josh Bearman grew up in California with his dad, stepmom, and brother. But they're not his whole ...AddictionAlcoholCrime

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  • Act Two.

    334: Duty Calls 06.01.2007

    Josh Bearman continues his story by looking at how things got so bad for his mother and David in ...AddictionAlcoholCrime

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  • Parrot.

    315: The Parrot and the Potbellied Pig 07.21.2006

    This parrot story began as a journalism school assignment. Then, for reporters Alex Lane and ...AlcoholAnimalsCrime

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  • Hello Kitty.

    309: Cat and Mouse 02.24.2006

    A story by David Sedaris about what happens when natural enemies meet, in an Alcoholics ...AlcoholAnimalsFiction

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  • Brooklyn Archipelago.

    307: In the Shadow of the City 02.03.2006

    Out for a simple pleasure cruise with two friends, Alex Zharov was planning to see Jamaica Bay ...AlcoholBoats

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  • Taxation Without Inebriation.

    306: Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time 01.13.2006

    After years of neglecting their personal finances, Joel and his wife finally decide to sort ...AlcoholPersonal Finance

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  • Twas The Morning After.

    305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular 12.23.2005

    A Christmas poem from David Rakoff, about holidays in The Big City. Rakoff's the author of, most ...AlcoholFunnyHolidays

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  • We Don't Talk About That.

    270: Family Legend 08.06.2004

    Some family legends are most notable for their absence. They're too disturbing or scandalous to ...AlcoholFamilyMental Health

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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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  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.

    169: Pursuit of Happiness 09.29.2000

    Every year, the Emerald Society, an association of Irish Chicago police officers, flies in ...AlcoholCityFood/Drinks/Cooking

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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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  • How To Avoid The Everyday Irritations Of Everyday Life.

    123: High Cost of Living 02.26.1999

    Jack Hitt tells the story of Charlene Riling, who nearly died, and who explains how life near to ...AlcoholDeathDrugs

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  • Act Four.

    26: Father's Day '96 06.14.1996

    Chicago playwright Beau O'Reilly talks about how he reconciled with his estranged father years ...AlcoholChildhoodFathers

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