Radio Archive by Tag

Children

  • Time Out.

    538: Is This Working? 10.17.2014

    We start out exploration of discipline and schools at the very beginning … in preschool. Tunette ...ChildrenEducation

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  • The Blunder Years.

    526: Is That What I Look Like? 05.23.2014

    Nancy hears from Producer Ben Calhoun about the moment when the cool teacher in school told the ...ChildrenParenting

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  • Prologue.

    521: Bad Baby 03.28.2014

    Ira talks to "Cheryl," an anonymous blogger who's been documenting life with an 8-year-old son ...ChildrenFamily

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  • The Devil Went Down To Jersey.

    521: Bad Baby 03.28.2014

    Producer Jonathan Menjivar tells the story of a bad baby who stopped being bad. At two years ...ChildrenFamily

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  • Act Two.

    505: Use Only as Directed 09.20.2013

    Reporter Sean Cole explains the confusion over dosing for Infants Tylenol and Children’s ...ChildrenHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Car Pool.

    494: Hit the Road 05.03.2013

    Sierra Teller Ornelas tells a story about the time as a 10 year old she went on a very short, ...ChildrenFunnyLive Performance

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  • Photo Op.

    493: Picture Show 04.19.2013

    Producer Nancy Updike goes to the West Bank to investigate why Israeli soldiers routinely wake ...ChildrenMilitary

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  • A Picture is Worth A Thousand… Dollars.

    493: Picture Show 04.19.2013

    Painter Schandra Singh usually sells her paintings to wealthy art collectors. So when she gets a ...ArtChildren

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  • Crime and Tutus.

    477: Getting Away With It 10.19.2012

    Molly Shannon tells the story of when she and a friend evaded a whole lot of adults to travel ...ChildrenTravel

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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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  • Do You Hear What I Hear?

    446: Living Without (2011) 09.16.2011

    Nubar Alexanian was forced to give up one thing—and then gave up another thing by choice. This ...ChildrenFathersHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Bad Teacher.

    445: Ten Years In 09.09.2011

    Alix Spiegel revisits a story she reported in 2006 - which caused more listeners to email us ...9/11ChildrenEducation

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  • Great Adventures.

    443: Amusement Park 08.12.2011

    We asked for your stories about amusement parks. Three hundred of you called in, with stories ...ChildrenFunny

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  • Lifers.

    442: Thugs 07.29.2011

    Reporter Laura Beil tells the story of a kid named Kenneth Williams and an adult named Ton'Nea ...ChildrenCrimeCriminal Justice

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  • Mister Baby Monitor.

    438: Father's Day 2011 06.17.2011

    Ira Glass speaks with a woman named Angie, who never understood why her dad got so excited about ...ChildrenFathersFilm/Film Making

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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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  • Saturday and Sunday, Gainesville and Coral Springs FL.

    434: This Week 05.06.2011

    On Saturday, Laura Hucke graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville. The next day ...ChildrenParents

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  • Prologue.

    424: Kid Politics 01.14.2011

    Ira Glass plays clips from a documentary film called Please Vote for Me, by Weijun Chen. It ...ChildrenFilm/Film MakingPolitics

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  • Trickle Down History.

    424: Kid Politics 01.14.2011

    Reporter Starlee Kine observes what would have happened if the U.S.-led invasion of Grenada in ...ChildrenEducationHistory

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  • Climate Changes. People Don't.

    424: Kid Politics 01.14.2011

    As adults battle over how climate change should be taught in school, we try an experiment. We ...ChildrenEducationEnvironment

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  • Minor Authorities.

    424: Kid Politics 01.14.2011

    Jyllian Gunther visits The Brooklyn Free School, where there are no courses, no tests and no ...ChildrenEducationPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    422: Comedians of Christmas Comedy Special 12.17.2010

    Ira Glass plays Christmas jokes told by third graders, collected by producer Jonathan Menjivar. ...ChildrenFunnyHolidays

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  • Midlife Cowboy.

    402: Save the Day 03.12.2010

    James Spring had hit his late 30s, and found his life utterly unremarkable. He needed to do ...ChildrenCrimeHeroism

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  • Alissa's Mom And Sarah's Mom.

    400: Stories Pitched by Our Parents 02.12.2010

    Two short ideas that didn't work out so well as full stories. (3 minutes.) Web bonus: all ...ChildrenFunnyMothers

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  • Lewis Time.

    397: 2010 01.01.2010

    Ira with teachers Shraddha Subramaniam and Samantha Cato, and their 2010 predictions for their ...ChildrenEducation

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  • Playground Politics

    372: The Inauguration Show 01.16.2009

    In this act, kids from the after-school literacy program "826" in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Chicago ...ChildrenGovernmentPolitics

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  • Mother Of Invention.

    366: A Better Mousetrap 2008 10.10.2008

    Karen Sosnoski's one-year-old son, Anton, was born with what's known as Mosaic Down Syndrome, a ...ChildrenEducationMental Health

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  • Prologue.

    364: Going Big 09.26.2008

    Host Ira Glass introduces a story on the most ambitious and hopeful solution to urban poverty in ...ActivismChildrenCity

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  • Harlem Renaissance.

    364: Going Big 09.26.2008

    Paul Tough reports on the Harlem Children's Zone, and its CEO and president, Geoffrey Canada. ...ActivismChildrenCity

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  • Babies Buying Babies.

    347: Matchmakers 01.18.2008

    Elna Baker reads her story about the time she worked at the giant toy store, FAO Schwartz. Her ...ChildrenParentingRace

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  • Lucas And Sarah.

    345: Ties That Bind 12.14.2007

    When Sarah was 10 years old, she got a heart transplant. Soon after, her mother decided to find ...ChildrenCrimeDeath

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  • Prologue.

    341: How to Talk to Kids 10.05.2007

    Host Ira Glass asks fifth-grade kids to explain what adults do wrong when talking to children. ...Children

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  • So, Kids: A Priest, A Rabbi, And A Hooker Walk Into A Bar...

    341: How to Talk to Kids 10.05.2007

    Sean O'Connor and Nick Maritato are professional comedians, and their job usually ...ChildrenFunny

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  • But Why?

    339: Break-Up 08.24.2007

    Eight-year-old Betsy Walter goes on a campaign to understand her parents' divorce. A campaign ...ChildrenDivorceJournalism

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  • I'm The Decider.

    327: By Proxy 03.09.2007

    This American Life regular contributor Davy Rothbart talks about the time a friend asked him to ...ChildrenFriendship

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  • Prologue.

    317: Unconditional Love 09.15.2006

    Hard as it is to believe, during the early Twentieth Century, a whole school of mental health ...ChildrenHealth Care/MedicineParenting

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  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot.

    317: Unconditional Love 09.15.2006

    Dave Royko talks about the decision he and his wife faced recently about his autistic son's ...ChildrenMental HealthParenting

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  • Mother Of Invention.

    311: A Better Mousetrap 04.14.2006

    Karen Sosnoski's one-year-old son, Anton, was born with what's known as Mosaic Down Syndrome, a ...ChildrenEducationHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    Producer Jane Feltes talks with the first people on line for the bus to Colorado: Two twin, ...ChildrenHomelessnessNatural Disasters

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  • Small Fish, Smaller Pond.

    295: Not What I Signed Up For 08.26.2005

    Nick Hornby's new story about a country so tiny, it's just a field, a few houses, a shop, and a ...ChildrenFictionMothers

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  • Heart Shaped Box.

    294: Image Makers 08.05.2005

    Julie Hill explains how she's going to remake all the ideas her son has about his father, using ...ChildrenFathers

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  • And Daddy Makes Three.

    293: A Little Bit of Knowledge 07.22.2005

    Six-year-old DJ has two dads, Dan Savage and Terry Miller. DJ is being raised by two gay men, ...ChildrenParentsSexuality

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  • Invisible Girl.

    286: Mind Games 04.08.2005

    Scott Carrier and his family live in the same Salt Lake City neighborhood as Elizabeth Smart, ...ChildrenCrime

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  • Oedipus Hex.

    281: My Big Break 01.21.2005

    Shalom Auslander reads his true story, "The Blessing Bee." It's about the time when, as a ...ChildrenReligionWriting

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  • Life With The Haters.

    278: Spies Like Us 11.19.2004

    Writer Beth Lisick decides to try a new strategy to get her infant to sleep better, and buys a ...ChildrenMothers

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  • Exodus Of One.

    271: Best Interests 08.20.2004

    When she was three years old, Georgia was caught by immigration officials when a Milwaukee woman ...ChildrenImmigration

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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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  • The Way To A Boy's Heart Is Through His Stomach.

    264: Special Treatment 05.07.2004

    Lisa Carver's nine-year-old son, Wolfgang, was born with a rare illness that, among other ...ChildrenFood/Drinks/CookingHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Prologue.

    256: Living Without 01.09.2004

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

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  • Who Put The "Pistol" In "Epistolary?"

    246: My Pen Pal 09.12.2003

    The story of a ten-year-old girl from small town Michigan named Sarah York, and how she became ...ChildrenFriendshipPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    245: Allure of the Mean Friend 09.05.2003

    We hear kids recorded at Chicago's Navy Pier and at a public swimming pool, talking about their ...ChildrenFriendship

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  • Mr. Fun.

    212: The Other Man 05.10.2002

    Jonathan Goldstein and Heather O'Neill tell the true story of what happens when a person tries ...ChildrenRomance

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  • Bombs Over Baghdad.

    196: Rashomon 10.05.2001

    We hear the story of the Persian Gulf war, as told by Issam Shukri, a family man from Bagdad who ...ChildrenFathersHistory

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  • The Disappearance.

    193: Stories of Loss 09.14.2001

    Genevieve Jurgensen and her husband Laurent lost their two daughters—Elise and Mathilde—at the ...ChildrenDeathMothers

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  • Look For The Union Label.

    193: Stories of Loss 09.14.2001

    A father and daughter (Adrian LeBlanc and his daughter Adrian Le Blanc) decide to write his ...ChildrenDeathFathers

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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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  • Prologue.

    189: Hitler's Yacht 07.13.2001

    Host Ira Glass joins a group of tourists to walk through the captured German submarine that's on ...BoatsChildrenHistory

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  • Baby Scientists With Faulty Data.

    188: Kid Logic 06.22.2001

    More stories like the one in the prologue, where kids look at something going on around them, ...ChildrenScience

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  • Werewolves In Their Youth.

    188: Kid Logic 06.22.2001

    Michael Chabon reads an excerpt from his short story Werewolves in Their Youth, from his ...ChildrenFiction

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  • One Brain Shrinks, Another Brain Grows.

    188: Kid Logic 06.22.2001

    Julie Hill with a story about her six-year-old son, and how he tries to make sense of his ...ChildrenFamilyFathers

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  • Driving The Divorcemobile.

    187: Father's Day '01 06.15.2001

    A collection of small stories, all on the the theme introduced in the prologue—the first few ...ChildrenDivorceParents

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  • And If That Diamond Ring Don't Shine.

    187: Father's Day '01 06.15.2001

    Ian Brown explains the lengths a normal dad will go to give his daughter a memorable birthday ...ChildrenFathersFunny

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  • The Girl Next Door.

    184: Neighbors 05.11.2001

    What happens when the kid next door wants to be your new friend...and comes over, tries to talk ...ChildrenFriendshipHousing

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  • Prologue.

    183: The Missing Parents Bureau 04.20.2001

    Host Ira Glass talks with Cate, a white woman with a black, adopted, seven-year-old son, Glen. ...AdoptionChildrenMothers

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  • Case Two. Tell It To The Void.

    183: The Missing Parents Bureau 04.20.2001

    We hear a series of letters that originally appeared on the brief-lived, little-known, but ...ChildrenDivorceFathers

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  • Case Four. Runaway Mom.

    183: The Missing Parents Bureau 04.20.2001

    In Seattle, Dan Savage and his boyfriend adopted a son, DJ. It was an open adoption, so the ...AdoptionChildrenFamily

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  • Prologue.

    182: Cringe 04.13.2001

    Host Ira Glass talks to two different people who have stories they just can't get over...stories ...ChildrenFunnyJobs/Employment

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  • The Day Mom And Dad Fell In Love.

    181: The Friendly Man 04.06.2001

    Scott interviews his 11-year-old daughter about his marriage. She sheds light on the previous ...ChildrenFamilyFathers

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  • Every Day I Forget Something Else.

    180: Return to Childhood 03.23.2001

    An excerpt from Nicholson Baker's novel The Everlasting Story of Nory, which is narrated, more ...ChildrenFiction

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  • The Wonder Twins.

    178: Superpowers 02.23.2001

    Ira talks with journalist Jason Bleibtreu about Luther and Johnny Htoo, twelve-year-old twins, ...ChildrenMilitarysiblings

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  • The Family That Flees Together, Trees Together.

    177: American Limbo 02.09.2001

    The Jarvis family, a group of eight, goes on the run from the law—for seven years. They live on ...ChildrenCrimeDrugs

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  • What's French For "Steeee-rike Three?"

    177: American Limbo 02.09.2001

    Adam Gopnik reads a story from his book Paris to the Moon, about living in Paris with his family ...ChildrenParentingSports

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  • Prologue.

    175: Babysitting 01.05.2001

    We listen in on a ritual that happens in millions of families every week: kids getting dropped ...ChildrenFilm/Film MakingFunny

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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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  • In The Event Of An Emergency, Put Your Sister In An Upright Position.

    175: Babysitting 01.05.2001

    The story of several huge companies that accidentally got put into the babysitting business in a ...ChildrenDivorceHolidays

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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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  • Prologue.

    174: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones 12.29.2000

    We hear the story of a disastrous birthday party and how it's hard not to see these kinds of ...ChildhoodChildrenFriendship

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  • Prologue.

    173: Three Kinds of Deception 12.15.2000

    Host Ira Glass reads an excerpt from Nick Hornby's novel About a Boy. The narrator, Will, ...ChildrenFiction

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  • How To Be Happy, One Man's Guide.

    169: Pursuit of Happiness 09.29.2000

    Finding happiness is serious business. At least, for most us, it requires an act of will. Nancy ...ChildrenJobs/EmploymentSports

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  • One And One Don't Make Two.

    167: Memo to the People of the Future 09.08.2000

    What if you're remembered in ways that you don't like? What if you're remembered for something ...ChildrenFamilyHistory

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  • Prologue.

    166: Nobody's Family Is Going to Change 08.11.2000

    Host Ira Glass describes a children's book from the 1970s called Nobody's Family Is Going to ...ChildrenFamilyFiction

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  • The Artist Formerly Known As Dr. Sarkin.

    166: Nobody's Family Is Going to Change 08.11.2000

    What happens when you want your dad to change—and he wants to change, too—but there's literally ...ArtChildrenFamily

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  • A Criminal Returns To The Scene Of The Crime.

    164: Crime Scene 07.07.2000

    Sometimes criminals return to the scene of their misdeeds—to try to make things right, to try to ...ChildrenCrimeSports

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  • What Police Cannot Do.

    164: Crime Scene 07.07.2000

    Actor Matt Malloy reads a short story by Aimee Bender, from her book The Girl in the Flammable ...ChildrenCrimeFiction

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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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  • Bubble Three. Leased Volvo Sedan.

    161: Million Bubbles 06.02.2000

    Jay Allison and his 12-year-old daughter discuss what radio station to listen to. She wants ...ChildrenFathersParenting

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  • She Said, She Said.

    159: Mother's Day 05.12.2000

    Producer Alex Blumberg conducts an investigation, perhaps the first ever, into this American ...ChildrenFamilyMothers

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  • Mom Music.

    159: Mother's Day 05.12.2000

    Beau O'Reilly and his mother Winifred, who had 14 children, discuss her secret feelings about ...ChildrenHolidaysMothers

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  • One Tin Soldier Rides Away.

    158: Mob Mentality 05.05.2000

    What happens when seventh graders become an angry mob? Karen Bernstein reports on her own ...ActivismChildrenEducation

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  • The Geography Of Childhood.

    157: Secret Life of Daytime 04.14.2000

    In the early 1970s, a geographer named Roger Hart did a study of exactly where it is that ...ChildrenEnvironment

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  • $82.50 A Day.

    157: Secret Life of Daytime 04.14.2000

    Writer Mona Simpson reads from her forthcoming novel My Hollywood. This excerpt is about the ...ChildrenFictionJobs/Employment

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  • Thank Heaven For Little Girls — Made Of Plastic.

    153: Dolls 03.03.2000

    The story of a company trying an experiment at marketing dolls to little girls:A new kind of ...ChildrenRetail/Commerce

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  • The Boy Who Would Be A Helicopter.

    153: Dolls 03.03.2000

    Kindergarten teacher and "Genius Grant" recipient Vivian Paley is the author of many books about ...ChildrenEducationJobs/Employment

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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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  • 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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  • Duki.

    145: Poultry Slam 1999 11.26.1999

    The story of a typical American family—imaginary poultry—and a handpuppet. (17 minutes)AnimalsChildrenFamily

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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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  • The Disappearance.

    144: Where Words Fail 11.05.1999

    Genevieve Jurgensen and her husband Laurent lost their two daughters, Elise and Mathilde, at the ...ChildrenDeathFamily

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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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  • More Powerful Than A Locomotive.

    141: Invisible Worlds 10.01.1999

    One of the most powerful forces in a room can be the thing that is unspoken between people. Five ...ChildrenFamilyFathers

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  • Throwing Money At The Problem.

    139: Ghosts of Elections Past 09.03.1999

    A few years back Alex Kotlowitz wrote a book called There Are No Children Here, about two boys ...ChildrenCityEconomics

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  • Prologue.

    132: Father's Day '99 06.18.1999

    The story of the lengths a father will go to to retrieve a lost teddy bear, and why—after he's ...ChildrenFathersParenting

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  • Age Of Enchantment.

    132: Father's Day '99 06.18.1999

    What happens when a dad tries too hard to protect his child from disappointment and instead ...ChildrenFathersLiterature

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  • Act One.

    121: Twentieth Century Man 01.29.1999

    The first part of Gillian's story. (33 minutes) ChildrenDeathDivorce

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  • Act Two.

    121: Twentieth Century Man 01.29.1999

    Gillian's story continues. (25 minutes) ChildrenDivorceFamily

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  • Prologue.

    116: Poultry Slam 1998 11.27.1998

    When is a chicken your friend? When is he your dinner? This American Life's former webmeister ...AnimalsChildrenFood/Drinks/Cooking

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  • Prologue.

    115: First Day 11.13.1998

    Writer Jack Hitt talks about his daughter Tarpeley's first day in her new school. It was her ...ChildrenEducationMilestones

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  • Prologue.

    109: Notes on Camp 08.28.1998

    Camp kids explain how their non-camp friends and their non-camp loved ones have no idea why camp ...Children

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  • Note One. Mr. Popular.

    109: Notes on Camp 08.28.1998

    David Himmel is a college sophomore and a former camper who became a counselor. He says all the ...ChildrenFriendship

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  • Note Two. Fear.

    109: Notes on Camp 08.28.1998

    Sure, kids today are sophisticated. But get them living in the woods for a few days, and they ...Children

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  • Note Six. Color Days.

    109: Notes on Camp 08.28.1998

    This American Life producer Julie Snyder reports on a three-day competition called "Color Days." ...ChildrenFriendship

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  • Prologue.

    108: Truth and Lies at Age Ten 08.07.1998

    Host Ira Glass talk with Claire, who obsessed over a Chilean friend — and then started to tell ...ChildrenFriendship

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  • Prologue.

    107: Trail of Tears 07.03.1998

    Host Ira Glass describes what thousands of people do all over America on our holiday weekends: ...ChildrenEducationHistory

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  • Mack Daddies.

    106: Father's Day '98 06.19.1998

    In this part of the show, stories about fathers who haven't gotten quite so close with their ...ChildrenFathers

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  • Bond, Dammit, Bond.

    106: Father's Day '98 06.19.1998

    Another case study of a dad who's waiting to feel closer to his kid. Writer Dan Savage writes ...ChildrenFathers

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  • Age Of Enchantment.

    106: Father's Day '98 06.19.1998

    This is a story about an odd breach of trust between father and child, done unintentionally, and ...ChildrenFathersLiterature

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  • Prologue.

    104: Music Lessons 06.05.1998

    Durrell was a professional musician. He toured Asia, Brazil, Canada, gigs in Paris. Now he ...ChildrenEducationFunny

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  • Prologue.

    98: Throwing the First Punch 03.27.1998

    Pierre, a ten year old who boxes in an amateur team on Chicago's south side, and what Muhammad ...ChildrenSports

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  • Prologue.

    94: How To 02.27.1998

    Host Ira Glass with Brooklyn schoolteacher Melissa Cantor, who reads from a how-to manual ...ChildrenEducationFunny

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  • Prologue.

    89: Sibling Rivalry 01.09.1998

    Two quick real life fables about the power of sibling rivalry. (2 minutes)ChildrenFamilysiblings

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  • Front Row Center With Thaddeus Bristol.

    87: A Very Special Sedaris Christmas 12.19.1997

    David Sedaris reads this story. A high-powered theater critic applies his critical skills to the ...ChildrenFunnyHolidays

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  • Prologue.

    80: Running After Antelope 10.17.1997

    Host Ira Glass, on the beach with Chris McKinney, a boy scout who is single-handedly trying to ...ChildrenEnvironment

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  • Natural Disaster.

    80: Running After Antelope 10.17.1997

    How an audience of children derailed Late Night with Conan O'Brien. (7 minutes)ChildrenFunnyTelevision

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  • Blood.

    67: Your Dream, My Nightmare 06.27.1997

    Writer David Sedaris on parents' dreams and children's nightmares. (13 minutes)ChildhoodChildrenFamily

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  • Opening Night.

    61: Fiasco! 04.25.1997

    Writer Jack Hitt tells the story of a small town production of Peter Pan, in which the flying ...ChildrenFunnyTheater

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  • Parent And Child.

    53: Valentine's Day '97 02.07.1997

    Reporter Scott Carrier and his eleven-year-old daughter Jesse. Scott wrote Running After ...ChildrenFathersParenting

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  • First Contact.

    43: Faustian Bargains 11.22.1996

    Daniel Pinkwater reads his children's picture book Devil in the Drain. (4 minutes)ChildrenLiterature

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  • Swimming Lesson.

    40: Lessons 11.01.1996

    Scott Carrier's wife and mother-in-law insist that Scott's three-and-a-half year old daughter ...ChildrenFamilyFathers

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  • Shooting Lessons.

    40: Lessons 11.01.1996

    Kitty Felde explores the mystic link between boys and guns when her cousin's husband, a liberal ...ChildrenFamilyParenting

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  • Scientists in a Haunted House.

    39: Halloween 10.25.1996

    An excerpt from Your Radio is Haunted. (6 minutes)ChildrenFamilyHousing

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  • Prologue.

    27: The Cruelty of Children 06.21.1996

    A first-grader explains to host Ira Glass how bullies become bullies. His explanation: They read ...ChildrenEducationLiterature

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  • The Man In The Well.

    27: The Cruelty of Children 06.21.1996

    Original fiction by Ira Sher about a group of children who find a man trapped in a well but ...ChildrenFiction

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  • Human Nature, The View From Kindergarten.

    27: The Cruelty of Children 06.21.1996

    Author and kindergarten teacher (and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient) Vivian Paley tells the ...ChildrenEducation

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  • Pier Pressure.

    17: Name Change / No Theme 03.21.1996

    Navy Pier's renovation was presented as a success in last week's show, but recent press reveals ...BusinessChildrenCity

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  • Prologue.

    15: Dawn 02.28.1996

    Who are the people we remember as significant figures from our childhood? What is their hold on ...ChildrenEducationJobs/Employment

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  • More Animals Eating Other Animals.

    12: Animals 01.31.1996

    An original radio drama called "Kathleen on the Carpet," in which animals talk and hold their ...AnimalsChildrenTheater

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  • Act Two.

    10: Double Lives 01.17.1996

    A talk with a father who's deceiving his own children. (15 minutes)ChildrenFathersMarriage

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  • Act One.

    5: Anger and Forgiveness 12.15.1995

    Former Harpers magazine editor and TAL contributor Jack Hitt wrote an editorial about Susan ...ChildrenCrimeJournalism

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