Radio Archive by Tag

Environment

  • Prologue.

    495: Hot In My Backyard 05.17.2013

    Host Ira Glass remembers Hurricane Sandy, and the feeling that we might be getting a preview of ...Environment

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  • The CO2 in CO

    495: Hot In My Backyard 05.17.2013

    Reporter Julia Kumari Drapkin tells the story of Colorado’s State Climatologist, Nolan Doesken. ...Environment

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  • The Right Man for the Job.

    495: Hot In My Backyard 05.17.2013

    Producer Ben Calhoun tells the story of a former Congressional Representative from South ...ActivismEnvironment

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  • Find an Enemy.

    495: Hot In My Backyard 05.17.2013

    Host Ira Glass tells the story of writer turned activist Bill McKibben. McKibben is trying to ...ActivismEnvironment

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  • Prologue.

    481: This Week 12.07.2012

    A 17 year old Ethiopian girl who is just learning English goes with her teacher to face her ...Criminal JusticeEnvironmentFamily

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  • Prologue.

    440: Game Changer 07.08.2011

    Host Ira Glass tells the stories of two professors, each making a calculation that no one had ...EducationEnvironmentJobs/Employment

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  • You've Got Shale.

    440: Game Changer 07.08.2011

    Producer Sarah Koenig continues the story Terry Engelder and Dan Volz, their rival calculations ...ActivismEducationEnvironment

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  • Ground War.

    440: Game Changer 07.08.2011

    Sarah takes us to Mt. Pleasant, PA, where a gas exploration company called Range Resources has ...ActivismEconomicsEnvironment

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  • Solitaire and Everything's Wild.

    432: Know When To Fold 'Em 04.08.2011

    There's a part of Brazil that was almost all rainforest until the 1970s, and over the next few ...Environment

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  • Denying the Invisible.

    431: See No Evil 04.01.2011

    In the wake of the tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima, some people suspected that ...EnvironmentHealth Care/MedicineMarriage

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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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  • Prologue.

    372: The Inauguration Show 01.16.2009

    Back in November, two weeks after he was elected president, Barack Obama delivered a pre-taped ...EnergyEnvironmentMilestones

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  • Prologue.

    319: And the Call Was Coming from the Basement 10.27.2006

    Host Ira Glass and Albert Donnay read a true ghost story that appeared in a medical journal in ...EnvironmentHealth Care/MedicineScience

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  • Yes, In My Backyard.

    307: In the Shadow of the City 02.03.2006

    The story of the government cracking down on smokestack emissions at a city factory...even ...EnvironmentGovernment

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  • Prologue.

    253: The Middle of Nowhere 12.05.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks with sailor and researcher Captain Charles Moore about a gigantic area in ...BoatsEnvironment

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  • The Hiker And The Cowman Should Be Friends.

    243: Later That Same Day 07.25.2003

    Scott Carrier tells the story of how the environmentalist that ranchers hated the most—whom they ...ActivismEnvironment

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  • You Can Have Your Cave And Eat It Too.

    191: I Know What You Did This Summer 08.17.2001

    Sarah Vowell brings us the story of a national dispute involving Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, ...EnvironmentTravel

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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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  • 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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  • Prologue.

    156: What Remains 03.31.2000

    Host Ira Glass talks with people who've been hit by lightning. They describe what happened at ...EnvironmentHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Waiting For The End Of The World.

    146: Urban Nature 12.10.1999

    We end our show with a story of city life and the natural world co-existing peacefully. Iggy ...CityEnvironmentJobs/Employment

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  • Prologue.

    111: Adventures in the Simple Life 09.11.1998

    When Eustace Conway was 17, he abandoned his normal life and decided to move to the woods. (6 ...ChildhoodEnvironmentHousing

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  • Act One.

    101: Niagara 05.01.1998

    The modern history of Niagara Falls can be divided roughly into three phases: Schemers who came ...ChildhoodEnvironmentHistory

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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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  • The Big Picture.

    59: Fire 04.11.1997

    Professor Stephen Pyne. (23 minutes)EnvironmentHistory

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