Building everything that comprises modern life—constructing cities and suburbs both—means trampling nature. And that bothers some people.
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Ira and Albert Donnay read a true ghost story that appeared in a medical journal in 1921. A "Mrs.
When Eustace Conway was 17, he abandoned his normal life and decided to move to the woods.
The modern history of Niagara Falls can be divided roughly into three phases: Schemers who came in trying to exploit the Falls for tourism and failed; schemers who came in and tried to exploit the Falls for hydroelectric power, who've all gone; and the people who are left in Niagara today. Our show is about this last group: People who live in the aftermath.
Host Ira Glass talks with people who've been hit by lightning. They describe what happened at the moment the bolt struck ... and how they came to view it later.
Producer Ben Calhoun tells the story of a former Congressional Representative from South Carolina, Bob Inglis. Inglis is a conservative Republican who once doubted climate science.