Radio Archive by Tag

Drugs

  • Blunt Force.

    526: Is That What I Look Like? 05.23.2014

    Writer Domingo Martinez tells a story from his memoir The Boy Kings of Texas, about when he was ...DrugsFamilyTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    524: I Was So High 05.02.2014

    Producer Sean Cole heads to Toronto to see if it was true what he heard: that lots and lots of ...BusinessDrugs

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  • High on the Corporate Ladder.

    524: I Was So High 05.02.2014

    Producer Alex Blumberg introduces us to Richard, a former executive at a big time marketing firm ...DrugsFamilyMental Health

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  • You Were So High.

    524: I Was So High 05.02.2014

    Our listeners sent us 2,600 emails with their own getting high stories. Contributor Elna Baker ...DrugsFunny

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  • Bottom of the Eighth.

    524: I Was So High 05.02.2014

    Comedian Wyatt Cenac tells the story of the first time he ever tried marijuana. He didn't smoke ...DrugsFunny

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  • Straight Man.

    524: I Was So High 05.02.2014

    Comedian Marc Maron, who's been off drugs for more than 15 years, says he still thinks it's okay ...AddictionDrugsMental Health

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  • DEA Agent Takes a Hit.

    524: I Was So High 05.02.2014

    Producer Brian Reed recounts one of the more riveting arguments he's ever heard about whether ...DrugsLegal System

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  • Nipped in the Bud.

    503: I Was Just Trying To Help 08.16.2013

    Under California law, it's legal to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes if you have a doctor's ...DrugsLegal System

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  • Act Seven.

    497: This Week 06.14.2013

    MaryEllen Bowman tells Ira about celebrating her 22-year-old daughter Rachel Hala’s baby shower ...BirthDrugs

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  • 21 Chump Street.

    486: Valentine's Day 02.08.2013

    A few years ago at three high schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, several young police ...Criminal JusticeDrugsRomance

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  • In Country, In City.

    484: Doppelgängers 01.11.2013

    For decades, the writer Alex Kotlowitz has been writing about the inner cities and the toll of ...AfghanistanDrugsMental Health

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  • Seven Year Snitch.

    469: Hiding in Plain Sight 07.13.2012

    For years, Jorge Salcedo was chief of security for the Cali drug cartel in Colombia. He was in ...Criminal JusticeDrugsHeroism

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  • 21 Chump Street.

    457: What I Did For Love 02.10.2012

    Last year at three high schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, several young police officers ...DrugsHeartbreakPolice

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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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  • Part One.

    430: Very Tough Love 03.25.2011

    Ira reports from Glynn County Georgia on Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams and how she runs ...DrugsLegal SystemTeenagers

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  • Part Two.

    430: Very Tough Love 03.25.2011

    We hear about how Brandi Byrd and many other offenders end up in Judge Williams' drug court. ...DrugsLegal System

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  • Act Two.

    428: Oh You Shouldn't Have 03.04.2011

    Nancy Updike follows up on a Haaretz newspaper story about a sting operation against a medical ...DrugsHealth Care/MedicinePolice

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  • The Invention of Cheese.

    412: Million Dollar Idea 07.16.2010

    Comedian Kumail Nanjiani makes his pitch for a product you may have heard of. His story was ...DrugsFunnyLive Performance

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  • Get Rich or Die Trying.

    412: Million Dollar Idea 07.16.2010

    Planet Money's Chana Joffe-Walt has this story about a really ambitious million dollar idea: ...DeathDrugsEconomics

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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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  • One Pill Two Pill, Red Pill Blue Pill.

    392: Someone Else's Money 10.16.2009

    Planet Money's Chana Joffe-Walt explains why prescription drug coupons could actually be ...BusinessDrugsHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Disorder In The Court.

    385: Pro Se 07.10.2009

    Earlier this year, admitted drug user Jorge Cruz decided to act as his own lawyer in an Albany, ...Criminal JusticeDrugsLegal System

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  • New Guy on the Job.

    373: The New Boss 01.30.2009

    Dave Hill continues his story. When he talked to a co-worker the morning after his first shift ...DrugsHomelessnessJobs/Employment

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  • It's Not A Crack House, It's A Crack Home.

    325: Houses of Ill Repute 02.02.2007

    Joe had lived alone in his big house in Brooklyn for decades. Then one night he saw a few ...DrugsHousingProstitution

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  • The Crisco Kid.

    325: Houses of Ill Repute 02.02.2007

    When David Wilcox was eighteen, he set about looking for an apartment in Houston. He had no ...DrugsEducationHousing

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  • I'm Not A Doctor But I Play One At The Holiday Inn.

    321: Sink or Swim 12.01.2006

    A former heroin addict realizes that he wants to help other addicts kick their habits. The ...AddictionDrugsHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Who Am I? What Am I Doing Here?

    181: The Friendly Man 04.06.2001

    Scott goes on a quest to discover if the amnesia in the movies—where someone gets bonked on the ...DrugsHealth Care/MedicineJournalism

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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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  • 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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  • How We Got Here.

    143: Sentencing 10.22.1999

    We hear the history of why these drug laws were enacted from a firsthand witness. Eric Sterling ...DeathDrugsGovernment

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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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  • What's A Grecian Urn?

    140: Family Business 09.24.1999

    David Rakoff takes us inside the world of a Greek family-owned ice cream parlour, and what he ...BusinessDrugsFamily

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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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  • Dr. Jeckyl And Mr. Wacky.

    97: Death to Wacky 03.20.1998

    Sarah Vowell with Jim Nayder, host of Magnificent Obsession and The Annoying Music Show, who ...DrugsJobs/EmploymentMusic

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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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  • Stuck As A Teenager.

    79: Stuck in the Wrong Decade 10.10.1997

    A former addict and a former prisoner discuss the developmental retardation their experiences ...Criminal JusticeDrugsHealth Care/Medicine

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