• Last Week

    571: The Heart Wants What It Wants

    Nov 25, 2016
    Emily Dickinson said “The heart wants what it wants.” This week stories from people who take that notion to extremes, and are unapologetic about it.

    Embed

    Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this episode into your web page or blog.

    pixels
  • This Week

    603: Once More, With Feeling

    Dec 2, 2016
    Stories of people who decide to rethink the way they’ve been doing things... or try to get others to do that. Including the story of a veteran who finds a new way to talk about war.
  • Next Week

    604: 20 Years Later

    Dec 9, 2016
    Samantha Broun talks to cops, politicians, inmates, and family closest to the crime that changed policy 20 years ago for inmates serving life sentences in Pennsylvania. It's a crime Samantha knows too well, because it happened to her mom.

Recently Aired

From the Vault

  • 259: Promised Land

    Feb 20, 2004
    For millennia, people have tried to reach a spiritual promised land by fasting. Jesus did it. Buddha did it. Monks and saints and new age gurus have done it. And, for for this episode, the late David Rakoff tried it. He did a 20-day fast, to find out if it would bring him any form of enlightenment.