Radio Archive by Tag

Crime

  • Cop versus Cop

    530: Mind Your Own Business 07.18.2014

    There’s been a big, messy, fascinating story unfolding in Los Angeles for awhile… involving ...CrimePolice

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  • Sunrise, Sun-Get.

    516: Stuck In The Middle 01.17.2014

    Mark Oppenheimer reports on agunah in the Orthodox Jewish community. An agunah is a woman whose ...CrimeDivorceReligion

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  • Kim Possible.

    507: Confessions 10.11.2013

    Former DC police detective Jim Trainum tells reporter Saul Elbein about how his first murder ...CrimeCriminal JusticePolice

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  • You Don't Say.

    507: Confessions 10.11.2013

    A person is accused of a murder he didn't commit. But in this story there is no false ...ChildhoodCrimeCriminal Justice

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  • Prologue.

    502: This Call May Be Recorded... To Save Your Life 08.09.2013

    Ira tells the story of Meron Estefanos, a freelance journalist who in 2011 got a troubling tip: ...ActivismCrimeImmigration

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  • The Eyewitness.

    488: Harper High School, Part Two 02.22.2013

    Most murders in Chicago happen in public places — parks, alleyways, cars. Scores of Harper ...CrimeDeathTeenagers

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  • Your Name Written On Me.

    488: Harper High School, Part Two 02.22.2013

    Reporter Ben Calhoun tells the story of Terrance Green, a 16-year-old who was killed three years ...CrimeDeathTeenagers

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  • Get Your Gun.

    488: Harper High School, Part Two 02.22.2013

    Chicago has strict gun laws but, obviously, teenagers are somehow getting their hands on guns. ...CrimeGuns/Gun ControlTeenagers

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  • Rules to Live By.

    487: Harper High School, Part One 02.15.2013

    So many of the shootings in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, the neighborhood where ...CrimeTeenagers

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  • Game Day.

    487: Harper High School, Part One 02.15.2013

    By early October, it's been pretty quiet at Harper, as far as gun violence goes. But on the day ...CrimeEducationTeenagers

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  • The Year After.

    476: What Doesn't Kill You 10.05.2012

    Tim Kreider almost died after he was stabbed in the throat. But that wasn't nearly as ...Crime

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  • Prologue.

    463: Mortal Vs. Venial 04.27.2012

    Host Ira Glass plays tape from a political rally in support of a Chicago politician named ...CrimeGovernmentPolitics

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  • The Postcard Always Rings Twice.

    463: Mortal Vs. Venial 04.27.2012

    Producer Alex Blumberg tells the story of Jeff Smith, a former Missouri State Senator who spent ...CrimeGovernmentPolitics

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  • The Sound of Sirens.

    459: What Kind of Country 03.02.2012

    New Jersey governor Chris Christie has led some of the most sweeping budget cuts in the country. ...CrimeEconomicsGovernment

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  • Say It Ain't So, Joe.

    451: Back to Penn State 11.18.2011

    Sarah Koenig attended last weekend's Penn State game, the last home game of the season, with ...CollegeCrimeSports

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  • Chinese Checkmate.

    448: Adventure! 10.07.2011

    Some adventures you seek out on purpose, and others hunt you down. Producer Alex Blumberg tells ...CrimeCriminal JusticeJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    447: The Incredible Case of the P.I. Moms 09.23.2011

    Ira explains how a man named Chris Butler created a private detective agency where the ...CrimeMothers

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  • A Pretty Dame Walks In.

    447: The Incredible Case of the P.I. Moms 09.23.2011

    Joshuah Bearman tells the story of Pete's ridealong with the PI Moms, and how strange things ...CrimeDrugsJournalism

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  • His Partner Drops a Dime.

    447: The Incredible Case of the P.I. Moms 09.23.2011

    Joshuah Bearman's story continues. Chris Butler makes a transition into true criminal ...CrimeDrugsPolice

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  • Prologue.

    442: Thugs 07.29.2011

    Host Ira Glass tells the story of Florencia de Benito Juarez, a small town in Mexico where a new ...CrimeDrugs

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  • Thug Me? No. Thug You.

    442: Thugs 07.29.2011

    "Thug" is a very imprecise word. And as producer Nancy Updike explains, the subjectivity of its ...CrimePolitics

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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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  • Prologue.

    437: Old Boys Network 06.03.2011

    Host Ira Glass speaks with former FBI agent Bill Tobin about police collusion with organized ...CrimePolice

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  • When I Grow Up.

    425: Slow To React 01.21.2011

    Back in 2004, a reporter named David Holthouse published a remarkable story in the weekly paper ...ChildhoodCrimeCriminal Justice

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  • Prologue.

    420: Neighborhood Watch 11.19.2010

    Host Ira Glass Host talks to Paul Gereffi, a letter carrier in Ft. Lauderdale who helped save ...CrimeJobs/EmploymentPolice

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  • Act One.

    419: Petty Tyrant 11.12.2010

    Producer Sarah Koenig tells Raucci's story—the story of a virtuoso tyrant and bully, a man ...CrimeJobs/Employment

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  • Act Two.

    419: Petty Tyrant 11.12.2010

    Sarah Koenig's story continues. This is the 'fall' half of the rise and fall of Steve ...CrimeJobs/Employment

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  • Flipper. Not the Dolphin.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    David and Chana discover a dark criminal plot inside their toxic asset. They do this with the ...CrimeEconomics

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  • Prologue.

    409: Held Hostage 06.04.2010

    Ira Glass speaks with a man named Daniel Johnson, who is in the K&R business. That's the ...BusinessCrime

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  • Captive Audience.

    409: Held Hostage 06.04.2010

    So much kidnapping happens in Colombia that the biggest radio station in the country has a show ...Crime

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  • Throw the Book at Them.

    407: The Bridge 05.07.2010

    Isaiah Thompson tells the story of the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami, a bridge that became home ...CrimeHomelessnessJournalism

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  • Taking a Big Pink Eraser to the Thin Blue Line

    405: Inside Job 04.09.2010

    Michael May tells the story of Barry Cooper, a former crooked narcotics cop who has turned his ...CrimeDrugsPolice

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  • Confession.

    404: Enemy Camp 2010 04.02.2010

    Patrick Wall was a special kind of monk. He was a fixer. The Catholic church sent him to problem ...CrimeJobs/EmploymentReligion

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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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  • Neighborhood Watch.

    394: Bait and Switch 11.06.2009

    A couple in Texas find a seemingly abandoned car and think they've stumbled across a crime ...CrimePolice

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  • Friends With Economic Benefits.

    394: Bait and Switch 11.06.2009

    Anna Boiko Weyrauch talks with a woman in the West African country of Ghana about the internet ...Crime

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  • Prologue.

    384: Fall Guy 06.26.2009

    Host Ira Glass talks to Rich Farrell, writer and former addict, about the code of silence he ...AddictionCrimeFriendship

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  • Everything Must Go.

    366: A Better Mousetrap 2008 10.10.2008

    Nellie Thomas sold ammunition illegally on the South side of Chicago. He made a good living—in ...CrimePersonal Finance

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  • Hanging In Chad.

    363: Enforcers 09.12.2008

    Three guys who go by the names Professor So and So, Jojobean and YeaWhatever spend part of each ...CrimeCriminal JusticeTechnology

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  • Rosa In The Study With The Atm Card.

    357: The Truth Will Out 06.13.2008

    A woman's elderly father has several hired caretakers who help him throughout the day. When one ...CrimeHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Prologue.

    352: The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar 03.14.2008

    Host Ira Glass plays the song "Mystery of the Dunbar's Child" by Richard "Rabbit" Brown. It ...CrimeFamilyHistory

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  • Part One.

    352: The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar 03.14.2008

    Reporter Tal McThenia tells the first half of Margaret's story. Everyone in her family knew the ...CrimeFamilyHistory

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  • Part Two.

    352: The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar 03.14.2008

    Tal McThenia's story continues. Margaret meets the living relatives of the kidnapper, William ...CrimeFamilyHistory

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  • The Man Who Came To Dinner.

    346: Home Alone 12.21.2007

    When she was in kindergarten, Jennifer, along with her brother and mother, was held hostage by ...CrimeMothers

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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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  • 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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  • Commandment Eight. You Shall Not Steal.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    Ira talks to a waiter named Hassan at Liebman's Deli in the Bronx about some audacious thefts ...Crime

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  • Prologue.

    325: Houses of Ill Repute 02.02.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks to Randall Bell, who specializes in assessing how tragedy affects real ...CrimeHousingMurder

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  • The Super Always Rings Twice.

    323: The Super 01.05.2007

    Reporter Jack Hitt tells the story of how he helped organize tenants and threaten a rent strike ...CrimeHousing

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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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  • Everything Must Go.

    311: A Better Mousetrap 04.14.2006

    Nellie Thomas sold ammunition illegally on the South side of Chicago. He made a good living—in ...CrimePersonal Finance

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  • Spray My Name, Spray My Name.

    309: Cat and Mouse 02.24.2006

    In a way, it's the most classic cat-and-mouse game of all: A nimble graffiti writer dashes out ...ArtCrimePolice

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  • Act One.

    292: The Arms Trader 07.08.2005

    Hemant Lakhani, an Indian-born British citizen, had been a salesman all his life. Clothing, ...BusinessCrimeGovernment

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  • Act Two.

    292: The Arms Trader 07.08.2005

    Our story about Hemant Lakhani's case continues, through the sting and the trial. (23 minutes) BusinessCrimeGovernment

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  • Froggy Goes A-courtin'.

    288: Not What I Meant 05.06.2005

    The story of a series of misunderstandings with very dire consequences. Shaheen was stopped by ...ArtCrimePolice

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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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  • Prologue.

    282: DIY 02.11.2005

    Carl King, a self-taught investigator, talks about the murder case he's working on now—one the ...CrimeCriminal JusticeMurder

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  • Act One.

    282: DIY 02.11.2005

    Reporter Anya Bourg tells the story of Carl King's first case, where he's able to accomplish ...CrimeCriminal JusticeMurder

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  • Act Two.

    282: DIY 02.11.2005

    The story of Collin Warner continues. His friend Carl manages to convince the real shooter and ...CrimeCriminal JusticeMurder

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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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  • Cold-cock The Vote.

    276: Swing Set 10.29.2004

    Jack Hitt tells tales of voter sabotage so outrageous that we swear will get you yelling at your ...CrimePolitics

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  • Confession.

    274: Enemy Camp '04 10.08.2004

    Patrick Wall was a special kind of monk. He was a fixer. The Catholic church sent him to problem ...CrimeReligion

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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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  • Neighbor's Keeper.

    251: Brother's Keeper 11.21.2003

    Could anyone in a small farming town have done anything to prevent a brutal crime, committed by ...CrimeMurder

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  • Prologue.

    250: The Annoying Gap Between Theory...and Practice 11.07.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks to two people about their real-life stories of theory and practice. Subject ...ChildhoodCrime

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  • "I'm A Legitimate Businessman...Waste Management."

    249: Garbage 10.31.2003

    We hear the secret recordings that ended mob control of New York garbage collection, and talk to ...CityCrimePolice

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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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  • So Crazy It Just Might Work.

    244: MacGyver 08.15.2003

    The story of an FBI sting that involves gangsters, G-men, and lots and lots of people who want ...CrimeFilm/Film Making

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  • Prologue.

    243: Later That Same Day 07.25.2003

    Host Ira Glass plays parts of a speech by George Ryan, former Governor of Illinois. When he was ...CrimeDeathPolitics

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  • Lost And Found Ads.

    223: Classifieds 10.11.2002

    "Stolen Dog, black, toy poodle named Isis." Producer Todd Bachmann interviews a man named Leo, ...AnimalsCrime

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  • The Stereo Type.

    222: Suckers 09.27.2002

    Rarely when we're suckered do we get a chance at revenge, and that turns out to be a good thing. ...CrimeRetail/Commerce

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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 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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  • Act V, Scene 2.

    218: Act V 08.09.2002

    Jack Hitt's story about a prison production of Hamlet continues. He discovers that almost all ...CrimeCriminal JusticeTheater

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  • Beating The Erasers.

    211: Naming Names 05.03.2002

    Susan Drury tells the story of what happens when one of the most respected men in town gets ...CrimeMurder

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  • Kidnapping As Plan B.

    205: Plan B 02.01.2002

    Ira talks with Barry Keenan, who was living a lot of people's Plan A in the early 1960s. He was ...CrimeJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    193: Stories of Loss 09.14.2001

    Reporter Mark Arax spent three years investigating the murder of his father and yet he's still ...ChildhoodCrimeDeath

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  • Legend Of A Bankrobber's Son.

    187: Father's Day '01 06.15.2001

    Nick Flynn tells the story of his father, who was never on a pedestal. His father abandoned the ...CrimeFathersHomelessness

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  • Don't Have A Golden Cow.

    185: Golden Calf 05.25.2001

    You can't do a radio show about worshiping false gods without a story about money...or real ...CrimeDevelopmentHousing

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  • Untouchables.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    To understand how Cicero reacted when Hispanics started flooding into town, you have to ...CrimeGovernmentPolice

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  • The Inevitable.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    In the 1970s and 1980s, a wave of non-white migration into Cicero begins, this one primarily ...CrimeGovernmentLegal System

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  • They Say Our Love Is Here To Stay.

    179: Cicero 03.16.2001

    Two stories about daily life in Cicero. First the tale of Dave Boyle, who stumbled into Cicero ...CrimeGovernmentMurder

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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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  • Act One: Where Goes The Neighborhood.

    170: Immigration 10.13.2000

    Producer Blue Chevigny tells more of the story from Bristol County, where the immigration law of ...CrimeCriminal JusticeImmigration

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  • Act One.

    168: The Fix Is In 09.15.2000

    We hear the first part of our story about Archer Daniels Midland and FBI informant Mark ...BusinessCrimeGovernment

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  • Act Two.

    168: The Fix Is In 09.15.2000

    Our story about ADM and Mark Whitacre continues. The FBI finds out that their star cooperating ...BusinessCrimeGovernment

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  • Prologue.

    164: Crime Scene 07.07.2000

    Medical Examiner L.J. Dragovic, in Pontiac, Michigan, explains how every crime scene is like a ...CrimeHealth Care/MedicineMurder

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  • How Do We Know?

    164: Crime Scene 07.07.2000

    Forensic Criminologist Enrico Togneri in Nevada explains exactly what can be learned from ...CrimeJobs/Employment

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  • Grime Scene.

    164: Crime Scene 07.07.2000

    Reporter Nancy Updike spends two days with Neal Smither, who cleans up crime scenes for a ...CrimeJobs/Employment

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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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  • Take That, Copper.

    163: Can You Fight City Hall…If You Are City Hall? 06.30.2000

    Monica Childs's story continues. She tells the story of how she was asked by her boss to do ...CrimeJobs/EmploymentLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    160: Character Assassination 05.19.2000

    Host Ira Glass talks with Jack E. Robinson, Republican candidate for Senate in Massachusetts. ...CrimeGovernmentJournalism

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  • Are You My Mommy?

    159: Mother's Day 05.12.2000

    When Jessica Robinson was sent to adult prison at the age of 14, the state did such a terrible ...CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal System

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  • Among The Thugs.

    158: Mob Mentality 05.05.2000

    Writer Bill Buford reads from his book Among the Thugs. In it he sets out to try and understand ...CrimeSportsTravel

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  • Invisible Man.

    157: Secret Life of Daytime 04.14.2000

    A postman explains how it is that he can be so much a part of the scenery that people commit ...CrimeJobs/Employment

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  • Conning The Con Men.

    155: Hoaxing Yourself 03.17.2000

    The story of a con man, one of the most successful salesmen in a long-running ...BusinessCrimeLegal System

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  • Angry Young Man, Times Two.

    150: Kids As Adults 01.21.2000

    This is the story of two people—one in his late teens, one in his late fifties. Both have good ...CrimeCriminal JusticeFamily

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  • Prologue.

    143: Sentencing 10.22.1999

    Host Ira Glass with former Congressman Daniel Rostenkowski. When Rostenkowski began a term in ...CrimeCriminal JusticeDrugs

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  • What's Wrong With This Picture?

    143: Sentencing 10.22.1999

    The story of how a person could be sentenced to 19 years for drug possession—even if police ...CrimeCriminal JusticeDrugs

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  • Who Watches The Watchmen?

    143: Sentencing 10.22.1999

    Judges give their opinions of the drug sentencing laws. Terry Hatter is the Chief U.S. District ...CrimeCriminal JusticeDrugs

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  • A Night In Drug Court.

    143: Sentencing 10.22.1999

    Before this show ended we wanted to know—how typical are the horror stories? What happens in a ...CrimeCriminal JusticeDrugs

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  • Prologue.

    138: The Real Thing 08.27.1999

    The story of Jug Burkett, a businessman in Dallas and a Vietnam vet, who years ago routinely ...BusinessCrimeMental Health

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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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  • Prologue.

    135: Allure of Crime 07.23.1999

    A survey of local crime blotters from the Anacortes American (by John Bauer; thanks also to Gail ...Crime

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  • Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad.

    135: Allure of Crime 07.23.1999

    When she was 21, Julia Sweeney got a job as a bartender's assistant and stole between ten and ...CrimeJobs/EmploymentReligion

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  • You'll Pay.

    135: Allure of Crime 07.23.1999

    Some criminals do not see themselves as basically good people getting away with something bad. ...CrimeCriminal Justice

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  • Grandma Takes A Fall.

    135: Allure of Crime 07.23.1999

    No one knows how much theft is committed each year by senior citizens. One study found that ...Crime

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  • Saying No For 75 Years.

    134: We Didn't 07.09.1999

    Journalist Steve Bogira tells the story of Vincent Bogan, who said "no" to something once—a ...CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal System

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  • When We Were Animals.

    131: The Kids Are Alright 06.04.1999

    Since the high school shootings in Littleton, Colorado, parents and teachers are looking for ...ChildhoodCrimeEducation

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  • Exile.

    130: Away From Home 05.21.1999

    Twenty-six-year-old Jose William Huezo Soriano—a.k.a. Weasel—grew up in Los Angeles. Under new ...CrimeFamilyLegal System

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  • Prologue.

    127: Pimp Anthropology 04.16.1999

    Ira talks about the classic biography of an American pimp, Iceberg Slim's Pimp: The Story of My ...CrimeHistoryProstitution

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  • What Goes Through Your Head.

    114: Last Words 10.23.1998

    Writer Tobias Wolff reads his story "Bullet in the Brain" from his collection of stories The ...CrimeDeathFiction

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  • Brigadoon.

    100: Radio 04.24.1998

    Iggy Scam describes how he searched for an illegal radio station that keeps appearing and ...CrimeRadio

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  • 33 Million Dollar Box.

    91: Escape the Box 01.30.1998

    Barry Miller, a Cincinnati millionaire who robbed a bank — and was caught. Alex Blumberg ...CrimeCriminal Justice

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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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  • Saint Nick.

    86: How to Take Money from Strangers 12.12.1997

    A con man named Nick Ward who's so good he's thanked. (24 minutes)CityCrime

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  • Prologue.

    82: Haunted 10.31.1997

    Ira reads an excerpt from James Ellroy's memoir My Dark Places. (4 minutes)CrimeMothersMurder

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  • Potato Potahto.

    81: Guns 10.24.1997

    Two people who've nearly died in gun battles describe what it's like, getting shot at. ...CrimeGuns/Gun ControlHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Straw Man.

    81: Guns 10.24.1997

    Chicago writer Tori Marlan with a man who sold guns to criminals for two years, and what he ...CrimeGuns/Gun ControlRetail/Commerce

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  • How Bad Is Stealing $800?

    78: How Bad Is Bad? 10.03.1997

    Host Ira Glass talks to three teenage boys who buy computer equipment using stolen credit card ...CrimeTechnologyTeenagers

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  • Act Five.

    78: How Bad Is Bad? 10.03.1997

    First, an interview with Jim Nelson, then, an interview with Eli, a computer hacker who was ...CrimeCriminal JusticeReligion

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  • Mobster Daughter.

    76: Mob 09.19.1997

    Susan Berman, author of the memoir Easy Street, the True Story of a Gangster's Daugher, reads ...ChildhoodCityCrime

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  • Act Three.

    76: Mob 09.19.1997

    Jerry Capeci, dean of the New York reporters who cover organized crime, on the decline of the ...CityCrimeFamily

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  • Act One.

    72: Trek 08.08.1997

    The first part of Josh Seftel and Rich Robinson's documentary about South Africa. Josh meets ...CrimeFamilyPolitics

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  • Thief.

    70: Other People's Mail 07.25.1997

    There can be consequences for reading other people's mail. Fiction writer Mona Simpson reads an ...CrimeFictionJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    63: One Thing 05.09.1997

    Ira talks with a gang kid who turned to Jesus with the same ferocity and dedication with which ...CrimeReligionTeenagers

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  • Firestarter.

    59: Fire 04.11.1997

    Why one teenager set fires and then stopped setting them. Paul Tough interview. (7 minutes)CrimeTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    50: Shoulda Been Dead 01.17.1997

    Ira with a girl gang member about the day she nearly died. (4 minutes)CrimeDeathTeenagers

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  • Act Three.

    50: Shoulda Been Dead 01.17.1997

    Claudia Perez talks about how her 21-year-old brother was shot and the family thought he'd die. ...CrimeDeathFamily

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  • International Justice.

    48: Justice 01.03.1997

    They can't pronounce the names, can't read the maps, don't know the history, and are on an ...CrimeCriminal JusticeHistory

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  • Juvenile Justice.

    48: Justice 01.03.1997

    Scott Carrier visits a courtroom where teenagers are tried and convicted by their teenage peers ...CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal System

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  • Gang Girl.

    39: Halloween 10.25.1996

    Gang Girl, on a body they thought was fake that turned out to be real. (10 minutes)ChildhoodCrime

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  • Act One.

    28: Detectives 07.12.1996

    Writer David Sedaris remembers the days his mother and sister played armchair detective, and the ...ChildhoodCrimeFamily

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  • More Lies.

    18: Liars 03.28.1996

    A girl who adored her father tries to figure out what to think after he takes some of her ...CrimeFamilyFathers

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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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  • Act Two.

    5: Anger and Forgiveness 12.15.1995

    Performance artists Iris Moore and Larry Steeger provide monologues on forgiveness. Larry's was ...CrimeMurderTheater

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  • Act Three.

    5: Anger and Forgiveness 12.15.1995

    In the last few years, laws and sentencing guidelines have become much harsher. Sociologically ...CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal System

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  • Act Four.

    5: Anger and Forgiveness 12.15.1995

    Glen Fitzgerald, a Chicago missionary who works with gang members, talks about his concept of ...CrimeReligionTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    2: Small Scale Sin 11.24.1995

    Three teenage boys—going under the pseudonyms "K-Rad", "Mr. Warez", and "Fred"—spill their guts ...CrimeTechnologyTeenagers

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  • Act Three.

    2: Small Scale Sin 11.24.1995

    In the 1990s, Eli was a member of MOD, one of the most infamous and accomplished computer ...CrimeCriminal JusticeTechnology

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