Radio Archive by Tag

Iraq

  • Reluctant Sailor.

    499: Taking Names 06.28.2013

    Kirk sleepwalks through an open window and into a completely different life. He explains how he ...IraqPolitics

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  • Emails from a Dead Man.

    499: Taking Names 06.28.2013

    To get a sense of what may be broken about our process for bringing these Iraqis into the US, ...ImmigrationIraq

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  • Put on a Happy Face.

    445: Ten Years In 09.09.2011

    In 2008, reporter Chris Neary told the story of John, a soldier who returned from tours of Iraq ...9/11AfghanistanIraq

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  • What's Arabic for Fjord?

    445: Ten Years In 09.09.2011

    The podcast and stream versions of the show include a story here that is not included in ...IraqWar

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  • Act One.

    429: Will They Know Me Back Home? 03.11.2011

    Ever wondered what you might do with 18 days of rest after serving 15 months in combat? ...IraqMilitaryWar

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  • Act Two.

    429: Will They Know Me Back Home? 03.11.2011

    Last summer when Nancy Updike was reporting in Iraq, Sarah, an Iraqi woman in her 40s, was her ...IraqJobs/EmploymentMilitary

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  • Prologue.

    416: Iraq After Us 10.15.2010

    Host Ira Glass speaks with reporter Larry Kaplow and producer Nancy Updike, who spent a month in ...IraqPoliticsWar

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  • What Just Happened?

    416: Iraq After Us 10.15.2010

    To understand where we are today in Iraq, we tell the story of one Iraqi, Saad Oraibi Ghaffouri ...IraqWar

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  • Politics as Usual.

    416: Iraq After Us 10.15.2010

    Larry and Nancy head to Diyala Province north of Baghdad, and meet with a mayor and a member of ...IraqPolitics

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  • Today in Babylon.

    416: Iraq After Us 10.15.2010

    The worst violence ended two years ago. Iraq is stable. Larry and Nancy go to an amusement park ...Iraq

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  • Additional <em>This American Life</em> Stories On The War in Iraq

    416: Iraq After Us 10.15.2010

    Private Contractors True Number of Iraqi Deaths Lessons Learned in the War Soldiers' ...IraqMilestonesWar

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  • Pickens County.

    413: Georgia Rambler 07.30.2010

    Allen Wigington, former Chief Deputy at the Pickens County Sheriff's department, now magistrate ...DeathIraqWar

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  • Brothers from Another Planet.

    411: First Contact 06.25.2010

    Sara Blaisdell tells the story of a group of Iraqi brothers whom her husband Sam befriended over ...FriendshipIraqWar

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  • Midnight Run.

    395: Middle of the Night 11.27.2009

    Producer Nancy Updike speaks with Specialist Lindsay Freeland of the Oregon National Guard about ...IraqMilitaryWar

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  • Be Careful Who You Love.

    384: Fall Guy 06.26.2009

    The story of a famous but not well-understood political fall guy, someone who became a scapegoat ...Criminal JusticeIraqMilitary

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  • Soldier Of Misfortune.

    359: Life After Death 07.18.2008

    When John came back from fighting in Iraq, he refused to leave his house. He was paranoid. He ...IraqMental HealthMilitary

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  • And So We Meet Again.

    340: The Devil in Me 09.07.2007

    Sam Slaven is an Iraq War veteran who came home from the War plagued by feelings of hate and ...EducationIraqMilitary

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  • Prologue.

    337: Man vs. History 07.27.2007

    Dal LaMagna, millionaire and creator of the Tweezerman tweezer, prepares to go to Iraq on a ...DevelopmentIraq

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  • Man Of Lamagna.

    337: Man vs. History 07.27.2007

    Dal LaMagna made a fortune selling high-quality grooming products. And after retiring, he wanted ...DevelopmentIraq

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  • Rescue You, Rescue Me.

    336: Who Can You Save? 07.06.2007

    When the U.S. government sent out a call for volunteers—regular, non-military people—to go to ...DevelopmentEducationIraq

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  • Teen Wolf...blitzer.

    335: Big Wide World 06.15.2007

    When he was a teenager, Haider Hamza worked in the Iraqi Ministry of Information. He was ...EducationIraq

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  • Act One, Continued.

    335: Big Wide World 06.15.2007

    Haider's story continues. (17 minutes) EducationIraq

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  • Prologue.

    333: The Center for Lessons Learned 05.25.2007

    There's a 200-person operation based out of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas called the Center for Army ...EducationIraqMilitary

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  • Cassandra.

    333: The Center for Lessons Learned 05.25.2007

    This American Life producer Nancy Updike tells the story of Conrad Crane, the head of the U.S. ...EducationGovernmentIraq

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  • Second Half Prologue.

    333: The Center for Lessons Learned 05.25.2007

    Ira speaks with Milt Hileman of the Center for Army Lessons Learned about the single ...EducationIraqMilitary

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  • Am Not. Are Too. Am Not. Are Too.

    333: The Center for Lessons Learned 05.25.2007

    What lessons are civilians taking from the War? One journalist has said that Americans seem ...GovernmentIraq

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  • The Lessons Of Tomorrow, Today.

    333: The Center for Lessons Learned 05.25.2007

    For all the discussion in Congress about withdrawing troops, there seems to be very little ...EducationGovernmentIraq

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  • Commandment Six. You Shall Not Murder.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    TAL producer Alex Blumberg talks to Lt. Col. Lyn Brown, a U.S. Army Reserve chaplain who served ...IraqReligionWar

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  • Kill The Messengers.

    327: By Proxy 03.09.2007

    Basim, an Iraqi national, worked as an interpreter for the U.S. Army. He talks with host Ira ...IraqWar

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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.

    320: What's In A Number? — 2006 Edition 11.03.2006

    Host Ira Glass talks to ordinary Iraqis about life in their country since the U.S. invasion. ...DeathFamilyIraq

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  • Truth, Damn Truth And Statistics.

    320: What's In A Number? — 2006 Edition 11.03.2006

    Two years ago, a John Hopkins University study published in The Lancet estimated the number of ...DeathFamilyIraq

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  • Not Just A Number.

    320: What's In A Number? — 2006 Edition 11.03.2006

    Captain Ryan Gist was given a particularly tough assignment in Iraq: To build relationships with ...DeathFamilyIraq

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  • The War This Time.

    320: What's In A Number? — 2006 Edition 11.03.2006

    The Lancet's new study of deaths in Iraq, by the same research team that did the earlier study, ...DeathFamilyIraq

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  • Prisoner Of Love.

    308: Star-Crossed Love 02.10.2006

    Shant Kenderian reads from his memoir 1001 Nights In the Iraqi Army: The True Story of a Chicago ...IraqMilitaryRomance

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  • Johnny Get Your Mouse.

    302: Strangers in a Strange Land 11.18.2005

    Lots of soldiers in Iraq are writing about their experiences online. Producer Amy O'Leary has ...IraqWarWriting

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  • Prologue.

    300: What's In A Number? 10.28.2005

    We're a nation at war, but it hardly feels like it. That contrast is especially jarring for ...IraqVeteransWar

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  • Truth, Damn Truth, And Statistics.

    300: What's In A Number? 10.28.2005

    About a year ago, a John Hopkins University study in the British medical journal The Lancet ...IraqWar

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  • Not Just A Number.

    300: What's In A Number? 10.28.2005

    Captain Ryan Gist was given a particularly tough assignment in Iraq: To build relationships with ...IraqWar

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  • What Do We Do With These Numbers Anyway?

    300: What's In A Number? 10.28.2005

    So if, in fact, 100,000 Iraqis died because of the war—and that number is a year old—what do we ...IraqWar

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  • What Happens In Baghdad, Stays In Baghdad.

    281: My Big Break 01.21.2005

    Two young men, Jeff Neumann and Ray Lemoine, decide it'd be interesting to be part of the ...Iraq

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  • Prologue.

    280: In Country 01.07.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks to Tom Irwin, a stand-up comic who recently performed for American troops ...FunnyIraqMilitary

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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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  • Marine Life.

    280: In Country 01.07.2005

    Rob Miller is a first lieutenant in the Marine Corps commanding a weapons platoon in "Charlie ...IraqMilitaryMusic

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  • Our Own Worst Enemy?

    274: Enemy Camp '04 10.08.2004

    In this election year, one question is rarely asked in a very direct way: Is the Bush ...IraqMilitaryPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    266: I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help 06.04.2004

    This American Life host Ira Glass talks about one thing you probably haven't heard about the ...BusinessIraqJobs/Employment

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  • Airport.

    266: I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help 06.04.2004

    The private security guys (from a company called Custer Battles) who guard Baghdad International ...BusinessIraqMilitary

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  • Hank.

    266: I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help 06.04.2004

    A former military man, Hank was hired by Custer Battles to clean up one of its other Iraq ...BusinessIraqJobs/Employment

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  • Green Zone.

    266: I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help 06.04.2004

    The Green Zone is where the Coalition Provisional Authority has set up its headquarters, and the ...BusinessIraq

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  • Electricity.

    266: I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help 06.04.2004

    On their way out to a power plant, Nancy and Lee, a supervisor for Fluor in Iraq, get shot at by ...BusinessIraq

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  • Karen.

    266: I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help 06.04.2004

    Karen Hahn, who works for Custer Battles at the airport, started out there screening women ...BusinessIraqJobs/Employment

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  • Cops.

    266: I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help 06.04.2004

    Hundred of Iraqi police officers have been killed since the United States invaded Iraq. One ...IraqJobs/EmploymentPolice

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  • Hank Redux.

    266: I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help 06.04.2004

    Nancy finally gets Hank, the Custer Battles employee, to answer the question of whether he ever ...BusinessIraqJobs/Employment

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  • Yet Another Ineffective Road Map For World Leadership.

    242: Enemy Camp 07.18.2003

    Two women in a small town find themselves on opposite sides of a protest. One is for the war in ...ActivismIraqWar

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  • You Talkin' To Me?

    240: I'm In Charge Now 06.20.2003

    Adam Davidson reports from Baghdad on the charismatic, ambitious young Americans who want to ...GovernmentIraq

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  • Prologue.

    235: The Balloon Goes Up 03.21.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks to Anthony Swofford, a former marine sniper and author of the Gulf War ...IraqTelevisionWar

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  • Bombs Over Baghdad.

    235: The Balloon Goes Up 03.21.2003

    Issam Shukri is an Iraqi man living in Canada. He lived in Baghdad when it was bombed during the ...IraqWar

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  • Act Two.

    235: The Balloon Goes Up 03.21.2003

    Tice Ridley is a first lieutenant in the Army. He's been sending regular emails from Kuwait ...IraqMilitary

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  • Prologue.

    232: The Real Story 02.14.2003

    Host Ira Glass talks with a Lance Corporal from the Marines' Eighth Communication Battalion at ...IraqMilitary

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  • Jarhead.

    232: The Real Story 02.14.2003

    Anthony Swofford reads an excerpt from his memoir, Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War ...IraqMilitaryWriting

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  • Prologue.

    227: Why We Fight 12.20.2002

    Host Ira Glass tells the story of a report by the U.S. intelligence community back in October ...9/11GovernmentIraq

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  • Senator's Proxy.

    227: Why We Fight 12.20.2002

    Ira speaks with Gordon Jondroe of the newly-created Department of Homeland Security, trying to ...9/11GovernmentIraq

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  • When Firas Comes Marching Home Again.

    227: Why We Fight 12.20.2002

    For an Iraqi perspective on the war, we hear from Iraqis who've just crossed over the border ...Iraq

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  • Realism 101.

    227: Why We Fight 12.20.2002

    It's possible that the most compelling arguments against the war with Iraq, and the most ...9/11IraqWar

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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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  • War Story.

    203: Recordings for Someone 01.11.2002

    During the Persian Gulf War, John Brasfield was an army scout. He went on dangerous missions, in ...IraqVeteransWar

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  • Bombs Over Baghdad.

    196: Rashomon 10.05.2001

    We hear the story of the Persian Gulf war, as told by Issam Shukri, a family man from Bagdad who ...ChildrenFathersHistory

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