Radio Archive by Tag

Film/Film Making

  • Wait Wait… Don't Film Me.

    535: Origin Story 2014 09.19.2014

    Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, tells Ira the origin story of one of the ...Film/Film MakingFunny

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  • Weeds of Discontent.

    501: The View From In Here 07.26.2013

    A recording of a very unusual conversation that came about in an unusual way. Filmmaker named ...Criminal JusticeFilm/Film Making

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  • The Audacity of Louis Ortiz.

    458: Play the Part 02.17.2012

    2008 was a hard year for Louis Ortiz. He had lost his job and was playing in pool tournaments ...Advertising/MarketingFathersFilm/Film Making

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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.

    429: Will They Know Me Back Home? 03.11.2011

    Show host Nancy Updike also hosts a radio movie night. Her pick? The 1946 classic The Best Years ...Film/Film MakingMilitary

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  • Contrails Of My Tears.

    426: Tough Room 2011 02.04.2011

    Brett Martin documents a previously unnoticed human phenomenon, one that involves ...Film/Film MakingFunnyTravel

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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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  • The First Rule of the Apple Store: Don't Talk About the Apple Store.

    414: Right to Remain Silent 09.10.2010

    One day, Joe Lipari had a frustrating encounter with a worker at the Apple Store. And then Joe ...Film/Film MakingPoliceTechnology

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  • Underling Gets An Underling.

    385: Pro Se 07.10.2009

    Stef Willen tells Ira about a time that she took matters into her own hands, even though she was ...Film/Film MakingJobs/EmploymentTelevision

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  • Wait Wait...don’t Film Me.

    383: Origin Story 06.19.2009

    Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, tells Ira the origin story of one of the ...Film/Film MakingWriting

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  • Return To The Scene Of The Scene.

    379: Return To The Scene Of The Crime 05.01.2009

    Ira invites Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon to perform a song from his Dr. ...Film/Film MakingFunnyLive Performance

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  • Hollywood-induced Nightmare.

    361: Fear of Sleep 08.08.2008

    This American Life production manager Seth Lind explains how he ended up watching Stanley ...ChildhoodEducationFilm/Film Making

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  • Dry Eyes And Videotape.

    342: How to Rest in Peace 11.02.2007

    Jason Minter lived through the worst trauma you could imagine: He was at a friend's house, a gun ...Film/Film MakingMurder

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  • Prologue.

    313: Parental Guidance Suggested 05.19.2006

    We play excerpts from the documentary film Troop 1500. In the film, girl scouts from an Austin, ...Criminal JusticeFilm/Film MakingMothers

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  • Prologue.

    298: Getting and Spending 09.23.2005

    Marti Noxon used to work for a company that did "product placement" for the movie industry. When ...EconomicsFilm/Film MakingJobs/Employment

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  • When Weekend Warriors Work On Weekdays.

    280: In Country 01.07.2005

    When an Arkansas National Guard Unit is sent off to Iraq, they assume they're going to help ...Film/Film MakingIraqMilitary

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  • Contrails Of My Tears.

    273: Put Your Heart In It 09.24.2004

    Brett Martin documents a previously unnoticed human phenomenon, one that involves ...Film/Film MakingTravel

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  • Prologue.

    259: Promised Land 02.20.2004

    Fans of movie musicals might know about something called the "I Wish" number. In many movies and ...Film/Film MakingMusic

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  • Across The Street From Heaven.

    259: Promised Land 02.20.2004

    Contributor Starlee Kine tells a story about getting as close to one promised land—Disneyland—as ...ChildhoodFilm/Film Making

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  • Prologue.

    248: Like It or Not 10.24.2003

    David Rakoff tells a story from when he was a kid, about the day he realized the he would ...Film/Film MakingTeenagers

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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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  • Jar Jar Head.

    232: The Real Story 02.14.2003

    John Hodgman tries to tell the real version of a war movie that's already been written, filmed ...Film/Film Making

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  • Action! Action! Action!

    226: Reruns 12.06.2002

    Starlee Kine tells the story of a man more obsessed with reruns than even she is. Director Trent ...Film/Film MakingTelevision

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  • Prologue.

    225: Home Movies 11.08.2002

    Host Ira Glass talks with filmmaker Alan Berliner, who for six years collected old home movies ...FamilyFilm/Film Making

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  • The Big Night.

    225: Home Movies 11.08.2002

    Jonathan Goldstein made every girl he ever dated watch the home movie of his family's Rosh ...FamilyFilm/Film Making

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  • The Kids Stay In The Picture.

    225: Home Movies 11.08.2002

    From the time he was a little kid until the time he graduated high school, Darren Stein made ...ChildhoodFilm/Film Making

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  • The Cinema Of Upward Mobility.

    225: Home Movies 11.08.2002

    Home movies usually don't have much of a plot—one of the many ways they differ from Hollywood ...ChildhoodFilm/Film Making

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  • Act Five.

    225: Home Movies 11.08.2002

    David Sedaris tells a story about his mother who hated home movies, and how his brothers and ...FamilyFilm/Film Making

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  • The Lie That Binds.

    221: Fake I.D. 09.20.2002

    A story from David Sedaris about how the movie The End of the Affair almost ended his ...Film/Film MakingLiteratureRomance

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  • Handing People Their Dreams.

    216: Give the People What They Want 07.12.2002

    Ali Davis literally hands people their fantasies, in her job at a Chicago video store with a ...Film/Film MakingRetail/CommerceSexuality

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  • Prologue.

    212: The Other Man 05.10.2002

    Host Ira Glass talks with Sarah Koenig, about the first and only time a movie star came over to ...ChildhoodFilm/Film Making

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  • Get On The Mic.

    207: Special Ed 03.08.2002

    Ira interviews three of the people involved in making the documentary How's Your News?, about a ...Film/Film MakingIraqJournalism

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  • Agent To The Stars.

    190: Living the Dream 08.03.2001

    Writer John Hodgman in New York tells the story of how he dreamt of getting to know the B-movie ...Film/Film MakingJobs/EmploymentWriting

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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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  • Kodak Moments Of The Dead.

    174: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones 12.29.2000

    The story of Tyler Cassity and how he's trying to remake one of our oldest rituals of ...DeathFamilyFilm/Film Making

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  • Self-deception.

    173: Three Kinds of Deception 12.15.2000

    Producer Alex Blumberg tells the story of an ex-con-turned-actor named Richie Castellano. After ...BusinessEconomicsFilm/Film Making

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  • So A Jew, A Christian, And A Recording Crew Walk Into This Bar.

    166: Nobody's Family Is Going to Change 08.11.2000

    Julia Pimsleur travels to Alaska to spend some time with her brother, hoping he might change a ...FamilyFilm/Film Makingsiblings

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  • Drawl.

    138: The Real Thing 08.27.1999

    What does it mean to talk like a real Southerner—and why a multimillion industry can't seem to ...Film/Film MakingMarriageTelevision

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  • How To Talk Your Way Into A Half Million Dollars ... In 45 Minutes.

    133: Sales 06.25.1999

    A story that takes place at the crossroads where art meets commerce—a place where we can ask the ...ArtBusinessFilm/Film Making

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  • Prologue.

    125: Apocalypse 04.02.1999

    When the end of time comes, what videos will we watch? Under fundamentalist Christian doctrine, ...Film/Film MakingReligion

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  • Are Movies Stronger Than Communism?

    124: Welcome to America 03.19.1999

    This is a story of a father and son—told by the son, Juan Zaldivar, who was born in Cuba. Juan ...ChildhoodFathersFilm/Film Making

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  • Rosebud.

    114: Last Words 10.23.1998

    An act about which the less said, the better. (12 seconds)Film/Film Making

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  • Prologue.

    99: I Enjoy Being A Girl, Sort Of 04.10.1998

    A high school student named Rebecca tells the story of a friend of hers who changed over the ...Film/Film MakingTeenagers

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  • Prologue.

    97: Death to Wacky 03.20.1998

    Ira and the movie Fast, Cheap & Out of Control. Advertised as wacky, it is anything but. (6 ...BusinessFilm/Film Making

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  • How Bad Is This Movie?

    78: How Bad Is Bad? 10.03.1997

    Howard Rabinowitz and The Truth About Cats and Dogs. (4 minutes)Film/Film Making

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  • Prologue.

    76: Mob 09.19.1997

    Danny Toro, a member of a Chicago street gang for ten years, explains what gangster movies he ...Film/Film MakingTeenagers

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  • The Freshman.

    76: Mob 09.19.1997

    Writer Sarah Vowell explains why she watched The Godfather every day while she was in college. ...Film/Film MakingTravel

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  • Iron Man.

    71: Defying Sickness 08.01.1997

    Mark O'Brien is a writer in California, who lives most of each day in an iron lung, thanks to a ...Film/Film MakingHealth Care/MedicineRomance

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  • Hands On A Hardbody.

    62: Something for Nothing 05.02.1997

    Excerpts from a documentary (Hands On A Hard Body) by filmmakers Rob Bindler, Chapin Wilson and ...AutomobilesFilm/Film MakingMental Health

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  • Another Case Study: How Someone Else Got Something For Nothing.

    62: Something for Nothing 05.02.1997

    Hollywood is all about the idea of getting something for nothing, and no show on the subject ...Film/Film MakingJobs/Employment

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  • Act One.

    55: Three Women and the Sex Industry 02.28.1997

    Sandy Tolan interviewed Susan's friends and family to make an unusual and powerful documentary ...Film/Film MakingJobs/EmploymentSexuality

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  • How Sinatra Affects Us.

    54: Sinatra 02.21.1997

    New York writer Camden Joy tells what happened when in a greasy spoon restaurant filled with ...Film/Film MakingFood/Drinks/CookingTelevision

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  • Prologue.

    53: Valentine's Day '97 02.07.1997

    Ira reads from In Dreams Begin Responsibilities. (7 minutes)FathersFilm/Film MakingRomance

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  • Maybe Six Months.

    50: Shoulda Been Dead 01.17.1997

    The day Lawrence Steger left the AIDS clinic for the big road trip. (10 minutes)AutomobilesFilm/Film MakingHealth Care/Medicine

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  • Dangerous Minds.

    43: Faustian Bargains 11.22.1996

    LuAnne Johnson is a teacher who sold her story to Hollywood and saw it made into the film and TV ...EducationFilm/Film MakingJobs/Employment

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  • 1000 Women Become Selena.

    20: From A Distance 04.19.1996

    Eighteen-year-old correspondent Claudia Perez goes to an audition where a thousand Mexican women ...Film/Film MakingMusic

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  • Yearning.

    13: Love 02.07.1996

    Artist Julie Laffin talks about the inspiration for her "kissing projects." Jessica Yu's film ...ArtFilm/Film MakingPoetry

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  • Act Two.

    4: Vacations 12.08.1995

    Contributor David Sedaris tells a story about discovering the possibilities—and pitfalls—of ...ChildhoodFamilyFilm/Film Making

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