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    624: Private Geography

    Sep 8, 2017
    Everyone walks around on their own private map of the world. The places we’re from and how they made us, whether we like it or not.

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    625: Essay B

    Sep 15, 2017
    In 1967, the first two black students were enrolled at an all-white private boarding school in Virginia. The main reason they were there? To benefit the white kids. This week: stories about being enlisted to benefit another person’s educational experience. A version of this story appears in The New York Times Magazine.

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    597: One Last Thing Before I Go

    Sep 22, 2017
    Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.

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  • 246: My Pen Pal

    Sep 12, 2003
    Stories of very unusual pen pals, including a ten-year-old girl from Michigan who befriends Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. A show from 2003 that we’re bringing back with news this week of Noriega’s death.