Radio Archive by Tag

Automobiles

  • Prologue.

    513: 129 Cars 12.13.2013

    It’s mid-October, 2013. Freddie Hoyt tries to rally his sales staff to sell 129 cars and trucks ...Advertising/MarketingAutomobilesBusiness

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  • Act Three.

    513: 129 Cars 12.13.2013

    Salesman Bob Tantillo has the fewest sales of anyone at Town and Country this month. Robyn ...AutomobilesBusinessFamily

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  • Act Four.

    513: 129 Cars 12.13.2013

    Salesman Jason Mascia has the most sales of anyone this month, as usual. Sean Cole spent a week ...AutomobilesBusiness

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  • Act Five.

    513: 129 Cars 12.13.2013

    The next-to-last day of the month. Deals fall apart, but not all of them. (10 minutes)AutomobilesBusiness

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  • Act Six.

    513: 129 Cars 12.13.2013

    The last day of the month begins. They have to sell nine cars by the end of the day. "God help ...AutomobilesBusiness

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  • Act Seven.

    513: 129 Cars 12.13.2013

    Web Extra: Joe Monti’s real name is Joe Montalbano. But when he started in the car business, he ...AutomobilesBusiness

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  • Act Eight.

    513: 129 Cars 12.13.2013

    The last day of the month continues and the truism is accurate: some people get great deals ...AutomobilesBusinessEconomics

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  • Act Nine.

    513: 129 Cars 12.13.2013

    Salesman Manny Rosales keeps to himself in the showroom, with his own sales philosophy. He ...AutomobilesBusiness

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  • Act Ten.

    513: 129 Cars 12.13.2013

    The last day of the month ends. (8 minutes)AutomobilesBusiness

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  • Let's See How Fast This Baby Will Go.

    494: Hit the Road 05.03.2013

    Gloria Harrison was pregnant and in labor when she decided that the thing she needed to do ...AdoptionAutomobilesBirth

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  • Prologue.

    438: Father's Day 2011 06.17.2011

    Host Ira Glass plays clips of interviews with several people whose dads have tried reach out to ...AutomobilesChildhoodFathers

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  • Prologue.

    403: NUMMI 03.26.2010

    Host Ira Glass introduces the story of the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., aka NUMMI. In ...AutomobilesBusiness

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  • Act One.

    403: NUMMI 03.26.2010

    The rise of NUMMI, or how one of the worst auto plants in America started producing some of its ...AutomobilesBusinessJobs/Employment

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  • Act Two.

    403: NUMMI 03.26.2010

    Why did it take so many years for GM to begin implementing the lessons of NUMMI across the ...AutomobilesBusinessJobs/Employment

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  • Robyn's Dad's Story.

    400: Stories Pitched by Our Parents 02.12.2010

    One Switch. (7 minutes.)AutomobilesFamilyFathers

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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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  • Guilty As Not Charged.

    359: Life After Death 07.18.2008

    Everyone told Darin Strauss that there would have been no way to avoid hitting the bicyclist who ...AutomobilesCyclingDeath

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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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  • 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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  • Crunk In The Trunk.

    279: Auto Show 12.10.2004

    David Segal of the Washington Post investigates the competitive world of db drag racing ("db" ...AutomobilesMusic

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  • Baby You Can't Drive My Car.

    279: Auto Show 12.10.2004

    Jamie Kitman tells the story of the car that broke his heart. He's the New York Bureau Chief for ...Automobiles

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  • Objects In The Rear View Mirror My Be Alarmingly Familiar.

    279: Auto Show 12.10.2004

    When Darren's car was stolen in Washington, D.C., he did what everyone does: He called the ...AutomobilesCrime

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  • Not Your Father's Chevrolet Salesman.

    279: Auto Show 12.10.2004

    This American Life producer Sarah Koenig checks out competing sales techniques at a Chevy ...AutomobilesJobs/EmploymentRetail/Commerce

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  • End Of The Road.

    279: Auto Show 12.10.2004

    People don't want to stop driving, no matter how old they get. This American Life producer Lisa ...AutomobilesMental Health

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  • If It Drives, Go Live.

    248: Like It or Not 10.24.2003

    For four hours in August 2001, KCAL-9, an all-news channel in Los Angeles, broadcast a very ...AutomobilesCrimeTelevision

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  • Fools Rush In, Where Mommies Fear To Tread.

    231: Time to Save the World 02.07.2003

    An art history professor tries to talk with his fists. (9 minutes)Automobiles

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  • Prologue.

    219: High Speed Chase 08.16.2002

    Host Ira Glass talks to Cory Simmons and Dominique Mapp, who were driving home one night and ...AutomobilesCrimeRace

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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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  • Prologue.

    215: Ask An Expert 06.14.2002

    Host Ira Glass talks with NPR's Car Talk hosts Tom and Ray Maggliozi and a former employee of ...Automobiles

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  • Are You Ready?

    195: War Stories 09.28.2001

    Scott Carrier drove 2,000 miles across the country from his home in Salt Lake City to Chicago, ...AutomobilesPoliticsTravel

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  • Just Three Thousand More Miles To The Beach.

    191: I Know What You Did This Summer 08.17.2001

    Like many summer stories, this one from Scott Carrier begins with a whim and ends with a ...AutomobilesTravel

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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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  • The Friendly Man.

    181: The Friendly Man 04.06.2001

    It's another not-so-great period in Scott's life. This time he takes a job inside his ...AutomobilesJobs/EmploymentJournalism

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  • Prologue.

    161: Million Bubbles 06.02.2000

    Host Ira Glass explains the premise of the show, and we hear what's actually going on inside ...Automobiles

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  • Bubble One. The Number 66 Bus.

    161: Million Bubbles 06.02.2000

    Linnel Peterson drives the Number 66 bus in Chicago, on Chicago Avenue. She grew up just blocks ...AutomobilesJobs/Employment

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  • Bubble Two. Emerald Green Peugeot.

    161: Million Bubbles 06.02.2000

    Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity and About a Boy, explains the travails of driving his ...AutomobilesChildrenFathers

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  • Three More Bubbles.

    161: Million Bubbles 06.02.2000

    An '88 Grand Marquis that Senator Conrad Burns inherited from his mother; a New York taxicab ...AutomobilesJobs/Employment

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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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  • Bubble Five.

    161: Million Bubbles 06.02.2000

    David Sedaris, author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, explains how the most important moments of your ...AutomobilesFathersParents

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  • Bubble Six. Yellow Aaa Pickup Truck.

    161: Million Bubbles 06.02.2000

    Kelly Keggers demonstrates how there are angels on the road in San Francisco. (8 minutes) AutomobilesHeroism

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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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  • Family Photo Opp.

    140: Family Business 09.24.1999

    Dave Eggers on what happens when politics suddenly becomes your family business. When his ...AutomobilesFamilyPolitics

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  • My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult.

    138: The Real Thing 08.27.1999

    The story of someone trying and trying to get close to The Real Thing, and why it was so ...AutomobilesCrimeJournalism

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  • Ishtar Days, Arabian Nights.

    136: You Are Here 08.06.1999

    John Bowe decided to visit a friend of his who was in the peace corp in Mali, in West Africa. ...AutomobilesTravel

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  • Prologue.

    102: Road Trip! 05.22.1998

    Host Ira Glass talks with a guy who hit the road after his mother's death, hoping for some ...AutomobilesDeathMothers

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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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  • Round One. I'd Probably Slug Jesus.

    98: Throwing the First Punch 03.27.1998

    Manny Howard talks with Paul Tough about why he loved fighting in bars and on the street, and ...AutomobilesCity

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  • Roadrunner.

    94: How To 02.27.1998

    Ira teaches Sarah Vowell how to drive with some advice from Tom and Ray Maggliozi, the hosts of ...AutomobilesFunny

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  • A Trip Down Memory Lane.

    71: Defying Sickness 08.01.1997

    Photographer Joel Meyerowitz decided to go on a last big trip with his father, Hy, who has ...AutomobilesFamilyFathers

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  • Dead Letters.

    70: Other People's Mail 07.25.1997

    Richard Lyons, from the band Negativland, tells the story of a Xeroxed book he put together for ...AutomobilesLiterature

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  • Prologue.

    64: Summer 05.23.1997

    Julie throws up. (6 minutes)AutomobilesChildhoodFamily

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  • Hands On A Hardbody.

    62: Something for Nothing 05.02.1997

    Excerpts from a documentary (Hands On A Hard Body) by filmmakers Rob Bindler, Chapin Wilson and ...AutomobilesFilm/Film MakingMental Health

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  • Car Wars.

    61: Fiasco! 04.25.1997

    Wisconsin Public Radio wanted to do something simple: start running Car Talk, the most popular ...ActivismAutomobilesJobs/Employment

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  • Maybe Six Months.

    50: Shoulda Been Dead 01.17.1997

    The day Lawrence Steger left the AIDS clinic for the big road trip. (10 minutes)AutomobilesFilm/Film MakingHealth Care/Medicine

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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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