Radio Archive by Date

  • 626: White Haze 09.22.2017

    Right-wing groups like the Proud Boys say they have no tolerance for racism or white supremacist groups. Their leader Gavin McInnes disavowed the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. But ...

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  • 625: Essay B 09.08.2017

    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 ...

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  • 624: Private Geography 09.01.2017

    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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  • 623: We Are in the Future 08.18.2017

    One of our producers, Neil Drumming, has recently become fascinated with Afrofuturism. It's more than sci-fi. It’s a way of looking at black culture that’s fantastic, creative, and oddly ...

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  • 622: Who You Gonna Call? 08.04.2017

    When everything goes wrong, one of the first things we think is, "Who do I call?" This week, stories of lucky people who have found the exact right person to ring up for help.

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  • 621: Fear and Loathing in Homer and Rockville 07.21.2017

    Two towns where people got really upset about undocumented immigrants, even though in both places, that did not seem to be the most important thing happening at all. One of the towns, a small town ...

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  • 620: To Be Real 07.14.2017

    Most of the time, we show the world a pretty superficial version of ourselves. "How about that weather?" But this week—people who try to go deeper, to get to something real, in some unexpected ...

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  • 619: The Magic Show 06.30.2017

    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 ...

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  • 618: Mr. Lie Detector 06.09.2017

    A polygraph operator and his strange journey. And other stories.

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  • 617: Fermi’s Paradox 05.19.2017

    Three people grapple with the question, “Are we alone?”

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  • 616: I Am Not A Pirate 05.05.2017

    To be, or not to be a pirate? This week, that is the question. Hold fast, mateys! We have stories about both historical and modern-day swashbucklers who loot, pillage, and question their choices.

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  • 615: The Beginning of Now 04.28.2017

    Before Donald Trump started his presidential campaign in 2015, there was a congressional race that redefined what was possible in American politics. Steve Bannon and Breitbart News got involved in ...

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  • 614: The Other Mr. President 04.14.2017

    Since Russia meddled in our election, there's been concern that the fake news and disinformation that's so prevalent there could be taking hold in this country. But is that hyperbole? This week we ...

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  • 613: OK, I’ll Do It 03.31.2017

    Stories of people who decide that they are the best person for the job, no matter how dangerous. Including a story about a stay-at-home mom with a history of gun running for a guerilla ...

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  • 612: Ask a Grown-Up 03.17.2017

    Stories from people who need a grown-up. Featuring teenage girls asking for advice about their love lives and Ira's tribute to his very grown-up friend Mary.

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  • 611: Vague and Confused 03.03.2017

    A show about rules and what happens when they’re vague and randomly enforced.

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  • 610: Grand Gesture 02.17.2017

    This week we have stories of people going to very extreme measures to demonstrate their feelings. Elna Baker makes a questionable trip to Africa, while a man in Florida commits a series of ...

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  • 609: It’s Working Out Very Nicely 02.03.2017

    This week we document what happened when the President’s executive order went into effect temporarily banning travel from seven countries, and we talk about the way it was implemented. A major ...

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  • 608: The Revolution Starts At Noon 01.20.2017

    Some people are super-stoked for the political changes that are coming. We hear from them. And others.

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  • 607: Didn’t We Solve This One? 01.06.2017

    We’ve fought two wars since 9/11. We got help from tens of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans—some were targeted or killed because they helped us. We owe these people. We’ve passed laws that say so. ...

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