606: Just What I Wanted

606: Just What I Wanted

Dec 23, 2016
Stories from people who want something desperately—for Christmas or otherwise—and then have their wishes fulfilled. Or do they?
  • Ira talks to Luke Huisenga, a Marine sniper who became a fan of Gilmore Girls while on deployment in Iraq. (11 minutes) 
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  • A fictional story written and read by Maile Meloy about a family that encounters two peculiar strangers in the snow on Christmas Day. Maile is the author of "Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It." (26 minutes)FictionHolidays
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    • "Make You Better", The Decemberists

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  • After this year’s election, Republicans in North Carolina went out looking for cases of voter fraud - all over the state. It was hard to find, hard to prove—until they stumbled across what could have been the best present ever: a seemingly clear-cut case of Democrats out to rig the election. Producer Zoe Chace went to Bladen County, N.C. to investigate. (18 minutes)ElectionsPolitics
    Song:
    • "Just What I Wanted For Christmas", Bing Crosby

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