Radio Archive by Tag

Cancer

  • Prologue.

    476: What Doesn't Kill You 10.05.2012

    Ira talks to comedian Tig Notaro, who recently had a bunch of horrible things happen to her all ...Cancer

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  • Too Soon?

    476: What Doesn't Kill You 10.05.2012

    In July, Tig was diagnosed with cancer. A week later she went on stage on Los Angeles and did ...CancerFunnyHeartbreak

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  • Stiff as a Board, Light as a Feather.

    464: Invisible Made Visible 05.18.2012

    David Rakoff tells this story, about the invisible processes that can happen inside our ...CancerLive Performance

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  • I'm Still Here.

    425: Slow To React 01.21.2011

    "Slow to react" is usually an insult. But in this case the things that are slow...are cancer ...CancerHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Sleeper Cell.

    406: True Urban Legends 04.23.2010

    Do cell phones give people brain tumors? Ira speaks with Christopher Ketcham, who wrote an ...CancerHealth Care/MedicineScience

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  • Letter Day Saint.

    401: Parent Trap 02.19.2010

    Rebecca was 16 years old when her mother Elizabeth died of cancer. But before she died, she ...CancerDeathFathers

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  • Promise Keeper Cat.

    316: The Cat Came Back 08.18.2006

    Dan Savage made a pledge over a decade ago that he hoped would just vanish. But it somehow ...CancerHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Prologue.

    262: Miracle Cures 04.02.2004

    Host Ira Glass talks with Dr. Stephen Rosenberg of the National Cancer Institute about a cancer ...CancerHealth Care/Medicine

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  • The Entities Known As The Food And Drug Administration.

    262: Miracle Cures 04.02.2004

    Julia Whitty's father's cancer medication cost $47,000 a year if she bought it in the United ...CancerCrimeHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Ashes.

    193: Stories of Loss 09.14.2001

    How writer (and frequent This American Life contributor) David Sedaris and his family reacted ...CancerFamilyHealth Care/Medicine

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  • I Used To Bank Here But That Was Long, Long Ago.

    156: What Remains 03.31.2000

    David Rakoff goes in search of the only existing mementos of a year-and-a-half of his life when ...CancerHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places.

    149: Bedside Diplomacy 01.14.2000

    Wendy Dorr, an assistant producer at Radio Diaries, has this story of what happens to you if you ...CancerDeathHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Touch.

    110: Mapping 09.04.1998

    Deb Monroe reports on how she has been mapping her own body through her sense of touch. (10 ...CancerHealth Care/MedicineMarriage

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  • Without.

    93: Valentine's Day '98 02.13.1998

    Poet Donald Hall reads about his wife Jane Kenyon, who contracted leukemia, went through ...CancerDeathHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Ashes.

    82: Haunted 10.31.1997

    David Sedaris, on his mother's lung cancer. (11 minutes)CancerFamilyHealth Care/Medicine

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  • On the Edge of the World.

    50: Shoulda Been Dead 01.17.1997

    The day Matthew Goulish saw Brigid. (2 minutes)CancerFood/Drinks/CookingHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Prologue.

    9: Julia Sweeney 01.10.1996

    Ira talks about the adage "Comedy equals tragedy plus time." Usually it's true, he says, though ...CancerHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Julia's Brother Gets Cancer.

    9: Julia Sweeney 01.10.1996

    Julia talks about her brother Michael's cancer. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, ...CancerFamilyFunny

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  • Julia Gets Cancer.

    9: Julia Sweeney 01.10.1996

    In the second half of the show, she talks about her own cancer — cervical cancer that was ...CancerFamilyFunny

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