Radio Archive by Tag

Housing

  • Saturday to Wednesday: CA, NY, WI, ME.

    434: This Week 05.06.2011

    Ira tells what happened this week to Shirley Everett-Dicko in Oakland on Sunday, to Gabe and ...HousingJobs/EmploymentParents

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  • Occupancy May Be Revoked Without Notice.

    433: Fine Print 2011 04.15.2011

    David Rakoff tells the story of a contract between a son and his visiting mother. David Rakoff ...BusinessHousingMothers

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  • Gin Rummy.

    432: Know When To Fold 'Em 04.08.2011

    One of the principles of treating alcoholism is that there's hope for everyone. You never fold ...AddictionAlcoholHousing

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  • There Go The Neighbor Hoods.

    420: Neighborhood Watch 11.19.2010

    In the midst of a real estate dispute, Jim O'Grady becomes the target of an unusual neighborhood ...FunnyHousingLive Performance

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  • An Old Man Chooses Between Logic and Morals. Logic Wins.

    418: Toxie 11.05.2010

    David and Chana try to track down the actual homeowners in their toxic asset. The toxic asset is ...EconomicsHousing

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  • Misdeeds.

    409: Held Hostage 06.04.2010

    An angry man in New Orleans seeks revenge against people who bought property that he formerly ...HousingLegal System

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  • Eat My Shorts.

    405: Inside Job 04.09.2010

    A hedge fund named Magnetar comes up with an elaborate plan to make money. It sponsors the ...EconomicsHousingMusic

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  • Needle In A Crapstack.

    399: Contents Unknown 01.22.2010

    If you don't pay the rent on a self storage unit, eventually all of your stuff can go up for ...Housing

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  • House Dutiful.

    398: Long Shot 01.08.2010

    When Wells Tower started to try to fix up and save his dad's house, he knew it'd be incredibly ...FathersHousing

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  • Spring 2008.

    390: Return To The Giant Pool of Money 09.25.2009

    We replay sections from the original "Giant Pool of Money," in which This American Life producer ...EconomicsHousingJobs/Employment

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  • Fall 2009.

    390: Return To The Giant Pool of Money 09.25.2009

    We catch back up with the people we met in 2008, to see how they've fared over the last 18 ...BusinessEconomicsHousing

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  • The Mod Squad.

    380: No Map 05.15.2009

    Reporter Chris Arnold visits a foreclosure prevention event to find out the painful truth about ...BusinessEconomicsHousing

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  • Is The Condo Half Empty, Or Is The Condo Half Full?

    377: Scenes From a Recession 03.27.2009

    Ira goes to Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood to talk to some condo owners who are in a ...EconomicsHousing

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  • Prologue.

    355: The Giant Pool of Money 05.09.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks with an NPR business and economics correspondent about two gatherings he ...BusinessEconomicsHousing

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  • Act One.

    355: The Giant Pool of Money 05.09.2008

    This American Life producer Alex Blumberg teams up with NPR's Adam Davidson for the entire hour ...BusinessEconomicsGovernment

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  • Act Two.

    355: The Giant Pool of Money 05.09.2008

    Alex and Adam's story continues. (23 minutes)BusinessEconomicsGovernment

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  • The Plan.

    350: Human Resources 02.29.2008

    American cities have gone through a massive wave of gentrification in the last few decades. To ...CityEconomicsHousing

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  • Almost Human Resources.

    350: Human Resources 02.29.2008

    Reporter Charles Siebert talks with Ira about retirement homes for Chimpanzees. Yes, retirement ...AnimalsHousing

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  • Prologue.

    346: Home Alone 12.21.2007

    Yvonne has lived by herself for 12 years, ever since her last child moved out. She eats dinner ...HolidaysHousing

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  • Plot Without A Story.

    346: Home Alone 12.21.2007

    Mary Ann was an elderly woman living by herself in Los Angeles County. She wasn't married, ...Housing

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  • Boy Interrupted.

    346: Home Alone 12.21.2007

    Growing up, Clevins Browne moved all over New York with his mother, in different apartments ...ChildhoodHomelessnessHousing

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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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  • 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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  • Mr. Adam's Neighborhood.

    324: My Brilliant Plan 01.26.2007

    Radio reporter Adam Davidson went to Iraq to report on the war. He decided that rather than ...HousingIraqJournalism

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  • Prologue.

    323: The Super 01.05.2007

    Host Ira Glass visits an Upper East Side building in Manhattan where Peter Roach has been the ...FunnyHousingJobs/Employment

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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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  • Super Duper.

    323: The Super 01.05.2007

    Josh Bearman's favorite story was told to him by his super. It involved these elements: A gas ...FunnyHousingWriting

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  • Please Re-lease Me.

    323: The Super 01.05.2007

    A man we're calling "Dennis" inherits his father's job as a landlord of a big apartment ...BusinessFathersHousing

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  • Refugee Cat.

    316: The Cat Came Back 08.18.2006

    We end this show about people and animals who return against all odds with a story about some ...HomelessnessHousingNatural Disasters

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  • Deal Of A Lifetime.

    314: It's Never Over 06.23.2006

    This American Life producer Sarah Koenig tells the story of how her stepsister Rue bought a ...FamilyHousing

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  • Looking For Loveseats In All The Wrong Places.

    309: Cat and Mouse 02.24.2006

    It's been well over a decade, so why can't Eric, who is in many other respects a measured and ...FunnyHousing

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  • Prologue.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    At the Astrodome complex in Houston, charities from Colorado and Florida and other states are ...HomelessnessHousingNatural Disasters

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  • No Place Like Dome.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks to evacuees about what it's like to live on a cot in the Astrodome and the ...HomelessnessHousingNatural Disasters

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  • Land Grab.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    As a half-dozen families—including a pregnant woman having contractions and another with a ...HomelessnessHousingNatural Disasters

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  • Water Bed.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    Louann Mims, a 78-year-old retiree, planned to leave her New Orleans house before the ...HousingNatural Disasters

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  • Displaced Persons Camp.

    296: After the Flood 09.09.2005

    In August 2004, Hurricane Charley devastated parts of Florida. Afterwards, FEMA built a trailer ...HomelessnessHousingNatural Disasters

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  • Where's Walter?

    283: Remember Me 02.25.2005

    Starlee Kine rents a room at a Ramada hotel in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where a ghost supposedly ...HistoryHousing

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  • Prologue.

    222: Suckers 09.27.2002

    Host Ira Glass talks with Adam and Wendy, a couple whose world view was changed when they bought ...HousingPersonal Finance

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  • This Blessed House.

    221: Fake I.D. 09.20.2002

    A short story by Jhumpa Lahiri, from her book of short stories The Interpreter of Maladies. The ...FictionHousingReligion

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  • Life Indoors.

    217: Give It to Them 08.02.2002

    Nancy Updike reports that life under curfew in Ramallah can be, among other things, intensely ...HousingPolitics

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  • Have Paint, Will Travel.

    216: Give the People What They Want 07.12.2002

    Milton Reid works as a freelance muralist in one of the largest housing projects in America, ...ArtHousing

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  • Prologue.

    199: House on Loon Lake 11.16.2001

    Host Ira Glass explains that our show's a little different this week. It consists of one long ...ChildhoodFamilyHistory

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  • Act One.

    199: House on Loon Lake 11.16.2001

    Adam Beckman tells the first part of his story, about how, back in the 1970s, he and his friends ...ChildhoodFamilyHousing

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  • Act Two.

    199: House on Loon Lake 11.16.2001

    Adam Beckman continues his story. He returns to the town in New Hampshire where he discovered ...ChildhoodFamilyHistory

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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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  • 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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  • The Ratman Cometh.

    184: Neighbors 05.11.2001

    What happens when a good neighbor goes bad. Katie Davis lives on a block where everyone wants to ...AnimalsHousing

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  • Once More, With Feeling.

    180: Return to Childhood 03.23.2001

    Jonathan Katz listens to old tapes of his family; then travels back to the neighborhood in ...ChildhoodFamilyHousing

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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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  • Money Versus Man.

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

    A small-town mayor tries to keep a developer from building in his town...and it results in the ...BusinessGovernmentHousing

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  • Prologue.

    162: Moving 06.23.2000

    Ben Schrank describes what it's like to work as a professional mover. He says that people often ...HousingJobs/Employment

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  • Sleeping In Mommy And Daddy's Room.

    162: Moving 06.23.2000

    This is a story of people wanting to change and not wanting to change at all. A Minnesota family ...FamilyHousing

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  • Deal Of A Lifetime.

    162: Moving 06.23.2000

    Sarah Koenig tells the story of how her stepsister Rue bought a house and moved in—but the ...DeathHealth Care/MedicineHousing

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  • To A De-luxe Apartment In The Sky.

    162: Moving 06.23.2000

    Producer Blue Chevigny used to have a job that was all about Moving Day—and people who didn't ...HomelessnessHousingJobs/Employment

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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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  • Pot Of Gold.

    113: Windfall 10.16.1998

    Writer Scott Carrier in Salt Lake City tells the story of someone's life that improved with a ...HousingLegal SystemMental Health

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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 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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  • Runaway.

    75: Kindness of Strangers 09.12.1997

    In 1940, Jack Geiger, at the age of fourteen, left his middle-class Jewish home and knocked on ...ChildhoodHousingTeenagers

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  • Unkindness Of Strangers.

    75: Kindness of Strangers 09.12.1997

    How two next-door neighbors start treating each other badly, and how, once they start, they ...CityHousingNeighbors/Neighborhoods

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  • Prologue. Commune Dream House.

    69: Dream House 07.18.1997

    Host Ira Glass talks to Amanda, who's 16 and lives with her mom in a Christian commune in ...FamilyHousingMothers

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  • Meema's Adventure.

    69: Dream House 07.18.1997

    A family dreams of life in rural Maine, moves there, and then things get really complicated. (36 ...ChildhoodFamilyHousing

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  • 4120.

    58: Small Towns 04.04.1997

    Paul Johnson, Carlos Appleby, and Sanantonio Brooks talk about how their housing project is like ...CityHousingNeighbors/Neighborhoods

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  • Food Chain In A New York Apartment.

    49: Animals 01.10.1997

    Paul Tough visits Catherine Chalmers. She raises small animals and insects in her apartment, ...AnimalsArtHousing

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  • Carmen Becomes Faust.

    43: Faustian Bargains 11.22.1996

    Carmen Delzell on a deal she made with the devil when she turned 30. (14 minutes)HousingJobs/EmploymentPersonal Finance

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  • Life in the White House.

    41: Politics 11.08.1996

    A visit to a replica of the White House outside San Francisco, the home of Norman and Rosemary ...HousingPresidents

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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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  • Food Chain In A New York Apartment.

    12: Animals 01.31.1996

    This American Life contributor Paul Tough visits Catherine Chalmers. She raises small animals ...AnimalsArtHousing

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  • Act Two.

    7: Quitting 12.29.1995

    Ira explores the question of when it's time to quit a relationship through rare recordings of ...Housing

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