• Last Week

    234: Say Anything

    Jun 16, 2017
    Does talking about it really help? Stories where it does, and stories where it doesn't, including a man who tried to battle his fears by listing them. He ended up with a list 138 items long.

    Embed

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

    pixels
  • This Week

    534: A Not-So-Simple Majority

    Jun 23, 2017
    We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one NY school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-out war. School board disputes are pretty common, but not like this one. This involves multimillion-dollar land deals, lawyers threatening to beat up parents, felony criminal charges, and the highest levels of state government. Meanwhile, the students are caught in the middle.

    Embed

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

    pixels
  • Next Week

    619: The Magic Show

    Jun 30, 2017
    Just a few years before he got the internship at NPR that started him in radio, our host Ira Glass had another career. He performed magic at children's birthday parties. A powerful sense of embarrassment has prevented him from ever doing an episode on the subject, but when he learned that producer David Kestenbaum was also a kid conjurer, they decided to dive in together. Photo: David P. Abbott demonstrates his floating ball.

Recently Aired

  • 234: Say Anything

    Jun 16, 2017
    Does talking about it really help? Stories where it does, and ...
  • 618: Mr. Lie Detector

    Jun 9, 2017
    A polygraph operator and his strange journey. And other stories.
  • 246: My Pen Pal

    Jun 2, 2017
    Stories of very unusual pen pals, including a ten-year-old girl ...

From the Vault

  • 20: From A Distance

    Apr 19, 1996
    Stories of hero worship, of people admiring someone from afar, and trying to get closer to them.